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How to mix and match dining chairs

With so many beautiful dining chairs available, our styling team is frequently asked how to choose the right style. Our advice? Embrace the eclectic furniture trend! Mixing different seating options allows flexibility and adds personality. Avoid visual chaos and curate your collection with our helpful tips below. 

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Combine different dining chair colours

Loving a particular chair style but not sure which colour to go for? Be bold and select contrasting colours in the same style for an animated and playful statement. Combine rich jewel tones with velvet dining chairs for drama or mix harmonising hues with faux leather dining chairs. Sticking with the same chair design unifies the look without compromising on aesthetics.

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Use the same colour with different styles

Neutrals are the easiest colours to mingle around your dining table. For foolproof styling, choose black dining chairs, white dining chairs or similarly toned medium wood dining chairs in assorted designs. Varying chair height and shape adds authentic charm, but select uniform seating heights to ensure easy conversation. 

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Add a bench to your dining setting

Fostering an open and casual energy, dining benches instantly change the landscape of your dining room. Backless options are unobtrusive and visually declutter any space, working well with both round dining tables and rectangular dining tables alike. Benches also double as extra seating should you need to squeeze more people around for dinner. 

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Mismatch rattan finishes

Rattan dining chairs work beautifully because its woven pattern comfortably flexes upon sitting and encourages an airy feel. While too much rattan can feel repetitive, selecting an accent finish within the set delightfully punctuates the look. Black and timber options pair perfectly for an eclectic but unified scheme. 

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Select low stools to vary seating

Add a contemporary vibe by swapping dining chairs for low stools. Shapely timber stools and drum tables add interest and dynamism, while maintaining casual flair. Not quite convinced? Combining one style of stool with one style of dining chair will assure your styling success. 

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Bookend your dining table with an armchair

Comfort is key, especially when dining! Placing an armchair at each table end creates symmetry and looks deliberate, resulting in artful cohesion. Choose an armchair style with armrests low enough to sit under the dining table, allowing for optimum tucking in.  

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Add an accent ottoman

Eclecticism embraces any seating arrangement, including options traditionally used in other rooms such as ottomans. Oozing comfort with plush upholstery seating, ottomans inject rhythm and character around your dining table by remaining backless. Opt for an accent velvet ottoman to add luxury or a colonial-style bamboo option for a relaxed holiday feel.

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"Dining chairs don't need to match, but your collection should still feel cohesive and inviting. Think of your dining chairs as conversing rather than competing with each other by picking out a unifying element."

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