Dining Chairs & Stools

Dining Chairs

Dining Stools

Dining Chairs & Stools

The kitchen and dining room are areas of the house that bring back happy memories. They’re places where you entertain friends, share a meal with loved ones and enjoy family game night. They’re also full of design possibilities. To create a dining room that fits your vision, pay special attention to the table and seating. These elements set the tone for the rest of the space. They can be formal, relaxed or anything in between. If you are looking for some inspiration or a couple of helpful tips, then Williams-Sonoma is full of great ideas. Here are some things to keep in mind when picking out dining room chairs and stools.


First, decide what kind of ambience you’re looking for. Once you know that, it’s much easier to identify pieces that fit your preferred style. Ask yourself what you imagine doing in the dining room. Is it a space the whole family eats breakfast in every morning? In that case, something relaxing makes it easier to converse about the day’s activities. Another option is if you use the space more for entertaining. An elegant layout has the ability to leave guests in awe.


Use the available area wisely. If you have a large dining room, take advantage of that space to add extra decor items like console tables, storage cabinets and plants. Dining chairs with wide arms look great pulled out a bit from the table. In addition, it’s possible to make small dining areas look amazing too. Contribute to a comfortable feeling by leaving enough room around the table for guests to be able to slide in and out of their chairs easily. Armless chairs are smart choices for intimate spaces. They make it easier to fit more seating around a small table. Decorate with your favorite artwork to give the room personality without taking up floor space.


Design a modern eat-in kitchen. Downtown apartments don’t always have room for a dedicated dining area. That’s when an island pulls double duty. With distinctive bar stools, turn the kitchen into a fashionable spot for sharing meals as a couple or with friends. Start by measuring the height of your countertop. You want about 8" between the top of the stool and your counter. If you’re pressed for space, choose stools without a back. They slide underneath the bar when not in use.


That’s not to say that only smaller apartments benefit from using bar stools. They’re a major accent in large kitchens too. Best of all, comfortable seating promotes pleasant conversation. They make it easy to talk with your kids or loved ones at the same time you wash the dishes or get things ready for dinner. If that sounds like your family, get stools with a large back. They’re conducive to spending lots of time at the counter, whether talking, eating or even doing homework on the Internet.


For a modern dining room, focus on sharp contours. Dining room tables with pronounced corners work well with similar chairs. High backs, vertical lines and armless chairs all complement an artistic vibe. Touches of metal are perfect for industrial and minimalist themes. Brilliant stainless-steel pairs perfectly with glass tables to add tons of brightness to white dining rooms. Combine dark metal or wood chairs with vintage lighting for instant chic.


Focus on elegance using upholstered chairs. Plush seating takes entertaining to the next level. Something with thick cushions and armrests makes guests feel especially comfortable. Even when you’re just enjoying breakfast, upholstered dining room chairs elevate your morning. Use a stunning chandelier overhead and a gorgeous rug underneath for extra sophistication.


When choosing the color of upholstered chairs, remember that light tones add brightness and a spacious feel to the room. Ivory, white, light gray and pastels are the way to go in smaller spaces. Darker fabrics make the dining room seem more intimate and inviting, filled with emotion. They include colors like espresso, dark gray, and navy. There are endless choices in custom materials and tones so you are able to put your personal touch on the dining room.

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