Dining Room Design:  Mix and Match Table and Chair Styles

Dining Room Design: Mix and Match Table and Chair Styles

A dining room is a place where we gather to share meals, make memories, and entertain guests. It is the heart of the home, and the way it looks and feels can set the tone for the entire house. 

One of the latest trends in dining room design is mixing and matching different table and chair styles to create a unique and personalised look. In this blog post, we'll explore how to create a stylish dining room with different table and chair styles. 


1. Start with a unifying element 
Mixing and matching different table and chair styles is a great way to create a unique and stylish dining room. But before you start, it's important to choose a unifying element that ties everything together, such as a consistent type and finish of wood. 

By sticking to a certain wood finish, you can narrow down your choices and still have plenty of options to mix and match. 

For example, you could pair a sustainably sourced wooden tablewith chairs, or choose chairs that have the same color as the table. With these tips, you can create a dining set that is cohesive and visually appealing, with different styles and shapes that work together seamlessly. 

 sustainable dining sets and brass dining sets

2. Embrace contrast 
Embracing contrast is an essential element of creating a stylish and unique dining room with different table and chair styles. Contrasting styles create a visual impact and add depth to the overall design. You can pair modern chairs with a rustic table or vintage chairs with a contemporary table to create a contrast that draws the eye and makes a bold statement.

The key is to find a balance between the different styles by using complementary colours, materials, or textures that create a cohesive look. For example, if you have a modern dining table, you can pair it with rustic chairs made of wood or metal to create an industrial vibe. 

Alternatively, you can choose vintage chairs with curved lines and ornate details to complement a sleek, modern table. By embracing contrast, you can create a dining room that is not only functional but also visually appealing and unique. 

sintered stone top with brass legs and deep coloured dining chair
3. Pay attention to scale 

When mixing and matching different table and chair styles, it's important to consider the scale of the pieces. The chairs should be the right size for the table and complement each other in terms of height and proportion.

A general rule of thumb is to choose chairs with a seat height that is roughly 12 inches below the table surface for proper leg clearance and ergonomic comfort. Additionally, paying attention to the overall height of the chairs and table is important to ensure the pieces work well together. By taking into account both scale and seating height, you can create a dining room that is both stylish and functional. 


4. Mix textures and materials 
Mixing textures and materials can transform your dining room from dull to dynamic. By combining different materials and textures, you can add depth, dimension, and visual interest to your space.

For instance, consider pairing a brass finish with luxurious velvet upholstery to create an elegant and sophisticated look. Or, pair a rustic wooden table with cosy boucle fabric chairs to add warmth and texture. 

Don't be afraid to experiment with contrasting textures like smooth and rough, shiny and matte, or soft and hard. With endless possibilities, you can create a truly unique and personalized dining space that reflects your style and personality. 


sintered stone top with brass curved legs and vegan leather dining chair


By following these tips, you can create a stylish dining room that is uniquely yours. Don't be afraid to mix and match different table and chair styles to create a look that reflects your personality and taste. 



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