If you want to add some variety and pizazz to your dining room or want a more eclectic room style, try mixing your dining room chairs. There are numerous ways to do this so the end result is cohesive and stylish.
Vary the upholstery on seat cushions. As with mixing any fabrics, stay within the same color family when using different fabrics to keep the look unified. You can use contrasting fabrics on fully upholstered chairs at the ends of the table for more interest.
When your dining room feels crowded, replace a few standard dining chairs with ones made of acrylic. Using acrylic with wood or upholstered pieces reduces the visual weight in a room and it instantly appears more open and less crowded.
If you’re not yet ready for a big change, use different styles of chairs and paint them the same color. This will unify the look while still adding variety. If you prefer natural wood, use chairs in a variety of styles that are of the same wood tone.
Conversely, paint chairs of the same style in different colors. This is a look that adds rich character and, depending on the colors you choose, can really brighten up the dining room. Go bold with a rainbow assortment for stand-out styling.
Mix vintage chairs with modern designs. The combination of vintage and modern works well because of the contrast. The sleek lines of modern blend well with the more intricate detailed look of vintage. In addition, the variety of textures makes for a bold combination.
For a comfortable transformation, vary the height of seating by placing high-backed upholstered chairs opposite benches or banquettes. Replacing the end chairs with high-backed ones will also give just a touch of variety and looks very stylish. Both designs are timeless and create a conversation-inspiring dining environment.
Blend textures, such as rattan or wicker with upholstered or acrylic chairs. Texture adds visual interest and depth to a room. Bring in pieces from the patio for the winter and mix them in with your standard dining chairs.
Let variety be the spice for your dining space. Blend chair styles, sizes, colors and fabrics. Mix things up and create a personalized space that is inviting and stylish.