How to pick the best dining chairs for any dining room
- By: Ashley Saunders
- July 2020
Having to buy dining chair, may not seem like the most exciting purchase. However, they’re a fantastic way to further stamp your personality on your dining room. But what are the best dining chairs for your room?
Buying any kind of chair is harder than you might think. It has to have an appealing design, be comfortable yet well-built and fit with other pieces in the room.
Buying the best dining chairs requires further consideration as they need to be of a certain height to ensure guests can enjoy dining without feeling they’re sitting too low or high. Yes, even buying dining chairs involves the Goldilocks paradox!
Size also matters as diners should have enough space to relax without bumping elbows with the person next to them or needing to move the family dining table to get out. Plus, you ideally, want to be able to push the chairs under the table for a more compact look.
To aid you in your purchase of the best dining chairs, we’ve picked 15 different styles ensuring there’s at least one you’ll love. Some are available in pairs but most are single, allowing you to mix and match if you so wish.
Cox & Cox Weathered Oak Cross Back Dining Chairs – Set of 2
Expertly crafted from responsibly sourced oak, the Cox & Cox Two Weathered Oak Cross Back Dining Chairs come as a set of 2. Designed with a cross back and a feminine curved shape, they are elegant and comfortable. Their simple design blends seamlessly into any dining room.
Measuring 90 cm (h) by 46 cm (w) by 42 cm (d), with a seat height of 49 cm, they are ideal for all people and built to withstand daily use. Easily cleaned with a damp cloth. They can be treated with a light natural clear oil to prolong the life of the oak.
E-starain Vintage Cushioned Dining Chairs – Set of 2
With its retro tulip style inspired design, the E-starain Vintage Cushioned Dining Chair (comes as a set of 2) will look fantastic in your dining room or within your home.
Using high-quality materials and excellent craftsmanship, these tulip style dining chairs are designed to withstand regular use. Measuring 82 cm (h) by 41 cm (w) by 44 cm (d), and with a sitting height of 47 cm, these chairs are generous in size yet not bulky at all.
The soft cushioned PP seat pad is comfortable while the stylish rubber wooden legs are sturdy. You’ll enjoy using them as the distinctive colours add lots to personality to any dining room.
GDF Studio Dione Traditional Crown Top Dining Chairs – Set of 2
Drawing on historic dining chairs design, the GDF Studio Dione Traditional Crown Top Dining Chairs comes as a set of 2. Some assembly is required but once put together, they look superb.
Offering a seat height of 49 cm and overall dimension of 105 cm (h) by 55 cm (w) by 65 cm (d), they are ideal for most dining rooms and tables. The subtle mix of velvet polyester fabric and Birch wood create an appealing piece of furniture.
The tufted seat back and crown-shaped top creates an imposing dining chair that will enhance any room in your home. With fantastic attention to detail and superb design make this chair stand out from any other.
The thick cushioning improves comfortable yet it still exudes elegance without comprising on comfort. These are ideal if you prefer a more formal look for your dining room.
HOMCOM Fabric Sofa Dining Chair
Available in soft blue or grey, the HOMCOM Fabric Sofa Dining Chair is a fantastic piece for the home. This seat is ideal for occasional use around the home, or for a make-up table and of course, it would look superb in the dining room!
The stylish design is underpinned by a metal frame which ensures the chair keeps its shape whilst supporting you. This frame is complemented by wooden legs, which kept the chair steady and level at all times.
The subtle colour of the upholstery helps to create a chair which looks just as good as it feels. The thick padding allows you to relax into the seat whether you’re sitting for a short meal or for hours on end. The included matching pillow is machine washable.
It does arrive flat-packed but is easy to assemble. The overall dimensions are 77 cm (h) by 53 cm (w) by 69 cm (d) with a seat height of 43 cm.
Cox & Cox Flat Rattan Dining Chair
The Cox & Cox Flat Rattan Dining Chair draws inspiration from classic 1950’s design and material. Combining a strong black iron frame and woven rattan in tonal shades of blonde, it’s chic and ideal for the dining room!
A contemporary twist on a classic design, this chair has been designed for improved comfort with a wide shaped seat and tall back. It measures 82 cm (h) by 43 cm (w) by 59 cm (b) and has a seat height of 45cm.
As they’re made from natural rattan, the tonal blonde colour will vary slightly from chair to chair. Each is unique and adds a rustic vibe to your home.
BOJU Modern Velvet Blue Tufted Dining Chairs – Set of 2
The BOJU Modern Velvet Blue Tufted Dining Chair is an occasional armchair that features velvet fabric and padding with upholstered foam, wood frame with black oak legs. It’s elegant and gorgeous.
It is available in a range of colours and either as a single chair or sets of 2. Some assembly is required. Measuring 94 cm (h) by 66 cm (w) by 52 cm (d), this wingback chair has a solid frame which can hold a person up to 230 Kg.
The tufted velvet fabric is complemented by the French nails which adorn each side and the knocker/ring on the rear. All of these design elements work together to form a chair that’s beautiful and classic. While the armrests improve comfort when sitting for an extended period.
WOLTU Lorenzo Tulip Dining Chairs – Set of 2
Want your dining chairs to be as bold as you? Then you should consider the WOLTU Lorenzo Tulip Dining Chairs. Not only do they look excellent in the dining room, but these chairs would also look great around the home!
This set of 2 chairs, arrives flat package yet only takes a few minutes to assemble thanks to the easy to follow instructions. Measuring 84cm (h) by 45 cm (w) by 46cm (d), this multicoloured chair has a seat height of 47 cm.
The retro design uses a well-padded yet soft linen seat. Its ergonomic shape enables you to relax while seated. The sturdy wooden legs, which guarantees both stability and longevity. Under the feet are non-slip and anti-scratch protectors, that protect your floor.
Embrace your bold side and enjoy having these colourful chairs in your home!
OCHS Retro Eiffel Dining Chair
If you’re looking for something a little more practical that’s still stylish, then the OCHS Retro Eiffel Dining Chair could be ideal and it’s available in over 20 colours.
Measuring 82 cm (h) by 46 cm (w) by 54 (d) and with a seat height of 45 cm. Arriving part assembled, you’ll need to attach some screws to fully assemble.
The combination of wooden legs with a polypropylene seat and black metal wiring creates an aesthetically pleasing piece that provides stability for use in a variety of environments.
It’s ergonomically curved form perfectly adapts to the shape of your body. The seat element is easy to clean, ideal if you have kids!
Cox & Cox Bergen Oak Dining Chairs – Set of 2
The Scandinavian inspired Cox & Cox Bergen Oak Dining Chairs will elevate your dining to a new level of style. Each featuring an elegantly curved, slatted backrest and gently tapered legs.
The soft mellow oak finish and subtle wood grain is present throughout and is aesthetically pleasing. Further character is created by the circular join details, allowing these chairs to complement most styles of dining tables.
Easily wiped clean with a damp cloth. You can treat with a light natural clear oil to prolong the life of the oak. Arriving fully assembled, each chair measures 92 cm (h) x 49 cm (w) x 52 cm (d) with a seat height of 45 cm.
GIZZA Faux Leather Dining Chairs – Set of 2
The GIZZA Faux Leather Dining Chairs is available in 3 colours and as a set of 2, 4, 6, or 8. Sporting an understated design, these chairs are ideal for any dining room, bedroom or office.
The sleek metal frame is completed with a chrome finish. Designed to be sturdy and solid, the metal is rust-resistant. The stylish leatherette padded seat sports a chequered pattern. Plus they are easy to clean.
Some assembly is required. Once put together the chair measures 84 cm(h) by 47 cm (w) by 43 cm (d) and has a seat height of 47 cm. Overall, a simple yet highly stylish chair.
Tomile Wishbone Solid Wood Dining Chair
The Tomile Wishbone Solid Wood Dining Chair blends natural materials with a minimalist design to create a stunning piece of furniture, ideal for anywhere within the home. Arriving ready to use, there nothing to assemble.
Made from durable European high-end beech, Tomile has designed this last at least 30 years. Designed to promote a comfortable sitting position, the chair surface is made of Japanese Kraft handmade knitting making it very comfortable.
Shaped using multi-dimensional thermal bending techniques that ensure the chair is durable and solid. The wood is protected by environmentally friendly wax. This finish is free of any paint and formaldehyde, allowing the natural grain of the wood to shine.
Cox & Cox Brooklyn Dining Chair
With a sleek, simple silhouette and comfortable seat upholstered in faux leather, the Cox & Cox Brooklyn Dining Chair adds interest to any room. The carbon grey-black hue is a welcome addition to most dining tables and the high-quality materials ensure longevity.
This chic dining chair is designed for comfort as it measures 89 (h) by 65 cm (w) by 57 cm (d) and has a seat height of 49 cm. Bring a touch of New York glamour into your home.
DICTAC Velvet Dining Chair
Drawing inspiration from New York in the 20s and 30s, the DICTAC Velvet Dining Chair is unashamedly bold! Ideal, if you’re trying to make a statement with your dining room, bedroom or even the living room!
At the heart of these chairs is a sturdy metal frame, which perfectly contrasts with the soft velvet fabric. The seat features generous padding made of high-density foam, offering maximum comfort yet easy to clean.
The chair legs have been improved to increase the diameter of the chair legs to increase the bearing capacity of the chair. Four anti-skid pads found at the bottom of the metal legs and make the chair more stable while protecting the floor from scratches.
These seats measure 77 cm (h) by 60 (w) by 56 cm (d) and have a maximum load capacity of approx. 200 kg. The seat height is 46 cm. Easy to assembly thanks to the detailed instructions.
setsail Velvet Dining Chair
Featuring a soft rose hue, the setsail Velvet Dining Chair incorporates armrests to create a chair fit for your dining room or bedroom. Measuring 76 cm (h) by 52 (w) by 59 cm (d), it does require assembly but tools and instructions are included.
Designed around a metal frame with faux wooden grain print, it’s chic yet durable. The frame and legs blend well with the soft velvet fabric. Under the fabric is a thick high-density foam that highly comfortable.
At the bottom of each leg is a non-slip and anti-scratch protector, which prevent the chair from scratching your floor. This is also adjustable making the chair ideal for uneven floors. The ergonomic design backrest and armrests allow you to relax while sitting in the chair.
Cox & Cox Soho Dining Chairs – Set of 2
If your dining room is missing a touch of understated luxury, then you should consider the Cox & Cox Soho Dining Chairs. Featuring a sleek, simple silhouette and muted colour choices, its ideal for most dining rooms.
The faux leather fabric is finished in a quilted effect and sits on black iron legs. This creates a comfortable seat whether you’re dining, working or relaxing. The carbon grey finish of the iron frame is pleasing yet durable.
Measuring 90 cm (h) by 46 cm (w) by 60 cm (d) with a seat height of 48 cm. Some assembly required.
And the best dining chairs are?
Even this short list of the best dining chairs should inspire your choice and give you plenty of options to pick from. Our favourite best dining chairs are the Cox & Cox Brooklyn Dining Chair, the Tomile Wishbone Solid Wood Dining Chair and the OCHS Retro Eiffel Dining Chair.