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Five Factors to Consider When Choosing Dining Chairs

Aug. 20, 2021

From lazy breakfasts to gala dinners to game nights, there's more than one way to live in a restaurant. You need to pick the right dining chairs to create the perfect gathering place. There are many options, but the rules are simple.

1.Comfortable size

Practice makes perfect. So many people think that color comes first and comfort comes last. But looks can be deceiving, so ask yourself - can you sit comfortably in this chair for the next two hours without getting up?

Armless dining chairs offer the best comfort at 22 inches wide and 24 inches deep; chairs with arms require an extra six inches, so opt out with limited space.

Make a note of upholstered seats that compress when you sit. Reclining backrests, preferably those that follow the natural curve of the back, and chairs with padding or upholstery are also good choices.

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2.Consider maintenance

The material of your dining chair can help evoke the mood you want. Metal can add shine and brightness. Rattan can render a tropical vibe. Wood exudes a warm, organic feel. But each has its own set of maintenance requirements.

If you have pets or children, your dining chairs are sure to get a lot of wear and tear. In these cases, non-upholstered chairs or chairs with minimal fabric are ideal because they are easy to clean.

Since wood is the most coveted material for dining chairs, it is important to remember that while it is easy to clean, wood will change color over time. If you are going to use metal, make sure it is rust-proof and can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth.

3.Easy to move

It is best to have dining chairs that can be easily moved around the house. This is especially important if they do double duty. When entertaining guests, it can be used as additional seating in the living room. It may come in handy when used in your home office.

A chair with an open backrest can help eliminate visual clutter while providing support. Solid backs or heavy chairs are relatively difficult to maneuver.

However, it is important to remember not to choose chairs that cut into people's backs. You can choose a chair with an upholstered upper part so that the elbow can easily pick it up.

4.Reflective of life style

When choosing a dining chair, consider whether it fits your lifestyle. Do you often host grand parties at home? Or do you prefer a casual, laid-back mealtime? Your lifestyle can easily be reflected in the dining chairs you choose.

High-backed chairs set the tone for a formal setting, while low-backed chairs easily create a casual atmosphere. In addition, well-designed or open-backed chairs can provide longer sight lines and make small dining rooms look spacious. Likewise, contoured, wide chairs perform well in large spaces. Whether traditional, modern, minimalist or any other theme, this thumb rule applies.

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5.Sturdy construction

No matter what material they are made of, the chair should stand firmly on its feet and not sway under tension. This is especially important if you are selecting an antique.

Wooden dining chairs are a common favorite and are as durable as metal dining chairs. Chairs made by skilled craftsmen using traditional joinery may last longer. Glued pieces, splinters and obstructions are a definite no-no. Apply the same principles even if you choose a wooden bench as a seat rather than a separate chair.

Now you should be done thinking. Get in touch with us to get the dining chairs you want most!