Sit pretty with these to-dine-for designs
Add instant grown-up glamour to your dining area with stylish, upholstered dining chairs. Statement chairs give dinner parties a little extra wow-factor, their elegant shapes transform your dining area into something a little more formal – and provide extra comfort if you’re going to be sitting around the table, chewing the fat until the wee hours.
Quick, easy, and more cost effective than completely redecorating, a new set of smart upholstered chairs will freshen up your dining space – and many are available in a choice of fabrics to suit your scheme, including those that are easy to clean, if small sticky fingers are an issue in your home.
From Jonathan Adler’s modern keyhole form to retro shapes in mid century modern and Art Deco styles, and with a few high street heroes in the mix, here are Livingetc’s seven favourites on the market right now.
With modern dining chairs as stylish as these, you just might need to get some friends round to celebrate.
Find ideas for decadent dining spaces here.
Covered in teal wipe clean pleather with a contrasting linen back - super smart and great if you've small people with sticky fingers around your table.
Upholstered in beautiful Kvadrat canvas fabric with a black leather trim, this Gubi beauty is available in a wide range of colours to suit any number of schemes.
The Chula chair combines modern, gravity-defying design with a retro, half moon shape, warm brass legs and a gorgeous, super-soft, velvety seat. What's not to love?
Slim, slender and elegant, West Elm's Lenox dining chair is beautifully minimal, yet comfy too with distressed grey velvet upholstery. Gorgeous.
With its classic keyhole shape, lithe ebonized legs and bright orange colour, Jonathan Adler's Vera dining chairs will brighten the mood in a formal dining space, while adding unexpected shape and a cheeky pop of colour. Available in a more classic white, too.
At the other end of the spectrum, Poliform's smooth and sculptural chair is upholstered from top to toe – legs and all – with a rounded, covered back which hides legs from view. Tidy.
The Newport chair's contemporary, box-like shape can be customised, with either a high or low back, with or without arms. Plus with over 4,000 different upholstery fabrics to choose from, the chairs can be made completely bespoke to suit your style.