Most people love to decorate their homes, making sure that everything works together and complements each other and choosing furniture and décor that’s a good reflection of their personal taste and style. But there are various factors you have to consider when it comes to the furniture you choose aside from aesthetic appeal, and this includes practicality and functionality, comfort, durability, the available space, and so on. If you are on a special quest to find the ideal dining room chairs for your home, here’s your best guide on how to correctly choose the right ones.

The chair’s size

Before you even shop for dining chairs, you have to take accurate measurements of the space and the dining table. Here’s one fact which can already be of help: standard seats will have a height of about 18 inches, and a standard dining table’s height will be about 30 inches. You can start from that. But when you are taking measurements, make sure to account for the dining table’s apron (this is the wooden panel connecting the top to the legs) and be sure there is enough knee space. When you have chosen the height of your dining chairs, you will then have to determine how many can fit around your dining table. As a standard, you should leave around 24 inches of available space per chair. If you have an extendable table that’s 72 inches in length, it can probably seat about 6 people, whilst a table with a length of 96 inches can seat around 8.

The comfort

Comfort is a big thing when it comes to any furniture, especially one on which you will sit. You can go for either an upholstered dining chair or one which doesn’t have upholstery, but if you don’t want to have a lot of trouble wiping up spills or stains, one which is not upholstered may be a better choice (this is particularly handy if you have young children or toddlers). Also, un-upholstered chairs are often narrower than upholstered ones and are a better choice if you don’t have much space. If you have more space to spare and often do a bit of lounging around after eating, then you may want to have an upholstered chair. There are plenty of un-upholstered and upholstered chairs available from online shops such as, and you can take your pick from various sizes, styles, designs, fabrics, and more.

The finish and the fabric

Speaking of fabric, there are plenty from which you can choose. But when considering this, you may want to choose a fabric and a finish which matches your room’s theme – not precisely, but a close match, nevertheless. If you want to make your dining area look more appealing and creative, choose one element which is consistent throughout, and one element which is contrasting.

The head dining chairs

Your dining table chairs need not be all the same, either. In fact, you can go for different head dining chairs and side dining chairs, depending on how well they go with your dining table’s design and style and the theme of the available space. If you want something more striking for your head dining chair, you can opt for a chair with a bold and bright fabric like dusty blue color schemes for every season or a chair with a unique shape and a heavier style. Have fun, and good luck!


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