Dark wall, with dark wood furniture illuminated with warm lighting does not make the space seem narrow, as one would imagine, rather it makes the whole area appear quite warm and cozy. The black chairs complement the black wall, and the bench is definitely the center of attraction of this open dining space.
While upholstered seats might sound a little traditional or old fashioned, they are actually just exceptionally classic, elegant and beautiful. To modernise traditional dining chairs, grey fabric is a very on-trend choice that will never date or look anything other than sumptuous and stylish. For a really luxurious choice, deep velvets and stunning brocades should be at the top of the potential fabrics list.