Dining Room / January 31, 2018 / Kristina Blakely.
We suspect that almost everybody has seen these dining chairs before, as the design has become nothing short of iconic. Structural wooden legs, connected with black metal struts and topped off with an ergonomic moulded plastic seat create a beautifully retro meets modern aesthetic and thanks to the popularity of the style, there's a version to suit all budgets. Even IKEA has a range of these, making them a cost-effective and practical investment.
For dining chairs that are built to last, there's no better material than oak. One of the strongest, prettiest and most accessible woods currently available, oak can be whittled by any master craftsman, into a fabulous set of dining chairs that will last a lifetime. Because oak is such a beautiful material, it can be turned to represent any design genre to an incredible standard. Contemporary, retro or traditional chairs will always look great in oak, not to mention bench seats.
A simple wooden table, surrounded by dining chairs in lively colors add a lot of texture and style to the dining area, making the room look contemporary and informal.Dark table and light kitchen form a division, and create a nice contrast in the open dining space highlighted by the hanging subtle lamps.
When there's barely enough room for even a very small dining table, a breakfast bar can be a more practical dining furniture option, which is why we are including bar stools in this guide. Chic, fun and a little less formal than regular 'sit down' chairs, stools put the glamour back into mealtimes and simply tuck away, under the counter, when not in use. They really are ideal for modest homes where every spare inch of space counts.