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Buying Guide: Modern Dining Chairs

Any dining room is incomplete without dining room chairs. While the looks are important, it is also equally important that they are also comfortable. Here are some considerations that you need to make to get the right dining room chairs for your dining table.

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Chair Sizes

Most dining room tables are 30" high while modern dining chairs have 18" of standard height. When it comes to the comfort factor, the distance between the seat height and the table’s surface is looked at. At times, some dining tables have aprons around the edges which can make sitting on a standard chair quite uncomfortable.

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As a thumb rule, the dining table chair’s back must always be higher than the dining table’s surface. In case, you are purchasing both the tables and chairs together you can see to check this thing. If you are buying a table separately, measure the height of your existing chairs to check if they can go together.

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Dining Room Chair Styles

There is a wide plethora of dining room chair styles, but a few of them are more commonly in use. Regency, Queen Anne, Windsor, Chippendale, Mid-Century, and Thonet are some commonly opted dining chair styles. Parsons chairs are also much in demand, as they are streamlined and are also easy-customizable. You can change the upholstery or the slipcover as and when needed.

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If you want to make a statement, you can even consider adding an upholstered armchair, wing chair, or even club chairs at either end of your dining table.

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Upholstered Dining Chairs

While the dining room chairs are commonly made of wood or metal, the upholstery on the wood dining chairs and metal dining chairs decides their comfort.

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When upholstered, dining room chairs add some soft feels, comfort, and also style to the room. When it comes to deciding the fabric or upholstery, you need to think of several things. If there are kids at home, chances of spills and spots are more, so opt for a patterned fabric that can hide stains. Leather dining chairs are the best options, as they are easy to wipe and resistant to wear-tear.

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Slipcovers are also an option. They are a practical solution and can be cleaned in a washing machine whenever dirty. Besides, they are easy and quick to change whenever required and can be changed instantly to give a whole new look to your dining space.

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