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Dining Chairs - what one is the best? Part 2.

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

Hello all! Last week we jumped into this topic giving our attention to price points of different chairs in our showroom; this week is focused on another aspect to consider when choosing your new dining chairs - style. Yep, you read it right! This post is all about dining chair styles and how to pair them with your new dining table or your current dining table to create a lovely set!

Not everyone gets a table with their new dining chairs. If you're one of those people, grab a cup of coffee and a cozy blanket and snuggle up to read and think about what would suit your dining table best. If you're looking for a new dining table as well, this post is still for you! Either way, get comfy and ready to be inspired.

While I have a lot more options to offer you then what's instore, I'm keeping this series of posts limited to our instore styles. These are the styles you can typically sit in and experience the comfort before purchasing a set. Interested in seeing more styles? Jump over to our lookbook here as soon you're finished with this post.

Firstly, think wood type. Rustic lover? Wormy maple is a great wood and kind to the wallet. Bit more of a modern go-to? Give wormy maple, brown maple, and clear maple your consideration. Trying to fit it into your old farmhouse kitchen? Oak might just be the thing!

What style is the most popular? Well, there's two chairs, but both feature a similar look. Meet our Mission and Contour Mission. Our Mission is definitely cheaper when it comes to your wallet, but the Contour Mission features a deep seat unlike any other sample chair we have.

The Mission is a classic. It's really not huge on any design. Not rustic, not elegant, it's just a classic go-to. It also features a wonderful price point, something we talked about in Part 1 of this blog series.

As I said, the Contour Mission offers a deep seat, which is a definite feature of this chair. It's also a bit more elegant then our classic Mission. Many people have enjoyed the comfort this chair lends and it's been a "wow" chair in the showroom! It is a little pricier, but make the decision after you sit in both. What chairs suits your own comfort level best?

Wanting to go a bit more modern? Our Modern Shaker, Short Farmhouse Shaker Chair, and Avenue Chair lend more to that feel. The Modern Shaker and Short Farmhouse Shaker Chair offer trend and class, while the Avenue Chair gives sleek lines with a slight bend toward rustic.

For the farmhouse feel, opt for our Tall Farmhouse Shaker Chair or Ladderback.

Timeless suits you best? Our Mission styles are the way to go!

Rustic-lovers, don't be afraid to go with the timeless Mission. Think about going with a rustic table, then add in your chairs to complement your statement table!

Take your table into consideration when choosing your chairs.

  1. Is your table bulky or delicate?

  2. Would rustic, modern, timeless or elegant suit the table best?

  3. What overall feel are you trying to achieve?

  4. What kind of wood is your table?

  5. Do you want the set to be a focal point, the table to be the definite statement piece of the set, or do you want a simple table with the chairs setting the vibe?

When it comes down to it, what do you want?

Questions? We're here to help.

Feel free to comment below! Please keep your comments kind and considerate and feel welcome to pop in a suggestion for a future post!

Thanks and until next week, be safe and healthy!


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