Choosing the perfect dining chair might feel like a quest, but it's one worth taking. The right choice can make all the difference in how your dining space feels. Here, we delve into popular styles, essential features, and offer our top picks to help you make an informed decision.

Comfort is Key

Choosing a chair that provides strong back and seat support, allows you to ensures that your dining experience is enjoyable. Chairs with a focus on cushioning and a well-designed backrest can make all the difference.

Match Your Style

The look of your dining chairs contributes significantly to the overall vibe of your dining room. Whether you're going for rustic, modern or something else, the style you choose should compliment the rest of the space. When you walk into the dining area, a well-coordinated style can make the space feel more welcoming and put-together. For this, we’ve helped narrow down your search with Our extensive range of dining chair collections; 

- Scandinavian Dining Chairs: (Also known as Scandi) Think utility and comfort with natural materials.  

- Industrial Dining Chairs: Raw, rugged, and utterly modern.

- Traditional Dining Chairs: Perfect for those who appreciate the finer things. 

- Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs: For a retro touch.

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Size Matters

Dining chair size should be appropriate for both the dining table and the room itself. Too large, and the space may feel cramped; too small, and the proportions just won't look right. Always check the dimensions before buying, and consider how many chairs you can comfortably fit around your dining table.


- High-Back Dining Chairs: Provide better support for the spine and create a more formal dining setting. These are good choices for traditional dining rooms. For more in this style, check out High-Back Dining Chairs

- Low-Back Dining Chairs: Ideal for casual dining and can make a small space appear larger. These are excellent in modern settings.


Upholstered dining chairs can add a dash of elegance to your dining space. They often offer additional comfort, turning every meal into a luxurious experience. Explore our Upholstered Dining Chair Collection for options.


Dining Chairs With Armrests: Enhance your dining experience with chairs that feature armrests. These ergonomic designs offer enhanced comfort and support for extended sittings, making them ideal for leisurely meals and long conversations. The armrests also make it easier to stand or sit, adding a touch of convenience to your dining space. Particularly well-suited for larger dining areas, these chairs add a sense of grandeur and fullness that completes the room

Dining Chairs Without Armrests: Maximise your dining space with armless chairs, perfect for smaller rooms or tight corners. Their streamlined design not only looks sleek but also saves on space, allowing for easier movement and a less cramped environment. Ideal for minimalist settings or for fitting into snug nooks, armless chairs offer practicality without compromising on style.

Materials and Finishes

- Wood: Wooden chairs are classics; they are durable and fit into a variety of styles, from traditional to modern. Browse through our Wooden Dining Chairs.

- Metal Dining Chairs: Metal chairs lend a sleek, modern look to your dining space. They're also pretty easy to clean and maintain. Check out our Metal Dining Chairs Collection.

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Our Top Picks

With this guide and our top picks, you should be well on your way to finding the perfect dining chair for your needs. For further clarity, don't forget to check out our section on "Key Dining Chairs FAQs Answered" to ensure you're making the most informed decision.


What elements should I consider when selecting a dining chair?

Consider decor, comfort level, material longevity, chair features, and compatibility with your dining table.

What is the ideal seat depth for a dining chair?

The standard seat depth is generally between 16 and 18 inches. However, personal preference for comfort varies, so it's advisable to test a few options if possible.

Should I opt for armrests or go armless?

That's largely dependent on the available space and your own comfort preference. Armrests can add to the chair's overall width, so measure your dining area carefully if you're considering this feature.

How do I know if a chair is easy to clean?

Chairs made of materials like metal or certain kinds of treated wood are generally easier to clean. Upholstered chairs may require more maintenance, especially if the fabric is light-coloured or delicate.

Do dining chairs come assembled or will I have to assemble them myself?

This varies from brand to brand. Some chairs come pre-assembled, while others require some assembly. Check the product details for this information.

Is it necessary for the dining chairs to match the dining table?

Not necessarily. Mixing and matching can add character to your dining space. However, do make sure that the chairs fit under the table and that the styles don't clash in a way that's visually distracting.

Can I use an outdoor dining chair indoors?

You can. Though it's key to remember that outdoor furniture is designed to withstand different conditions, and may not suit the interior aesthetics or comfort requirements of indoor use.

How many chairs should I purchase?

The number of chairs should correspond with how many people you plan to seat regularly, plus one or two extra if space allows for guests.