While having a nice meal in the dining room, few people stop and think about the dining chairs they are sitting on. Few people even notice them, unless they are extremely uncomfortable or have something to make them stand out. So while there are those who do not even acknowledge the chairs, and could even sit on just a piece of wood, there are also those who consider a dining chair to be a part of the dining experience, and who say that dining while sitting on an excellent chair is the only way they can enjoy the food properly. Even though opinions are mixed, it is easy to see that there is much more to a dining chair than is apparent, and if you are looking to furnish your dining rooms this makes things ever more difficult. It is not as easy as purchasing bookcases for a reading room, but it is also not as difficult as choosing glass dining tables for a huge dining room, for example.
In order to pick the right chairs you need to keep several things in mind. First of all, you need to pick chairs that go with the rest of the furniture in the room, especially with the table, if you are not purchasing them as a set. You do not want to pick rustic chairs when your dining room has modern furniture and a plasma TV in a corner. Nor do you want to pick modern chairs when your dining room looks antique and has a fireplace on one side. Match the chairs with the table, if possible, or change the table to match the chairs if you find some chairs that you love, but that do not fit with the table you already have.
Second, when choosing the chairs keep an eye out on their size. Compare their size to the size of the table and the dimension of the living room to make sure that you are not purchasing chairs that are simply too big for the living room. You should have plenty of space around the dining table and the chairs so people can move around freely and not get stuck between a chair and another piece of furniture. However, you should also have chairs large enough to provide proper support. This usually translates to a width of 17 inches or more, with the height depending on the height of the table. The average height of a dining chair is somewhere around 18 or 19 inches, and the average height of a dining table is around 29 or 30 inches, so there should be at least 12 inches between the top of your dining chair and the top of the dining table.
Lastly, the design and finish of the chairs plays a huge part in the selection process as well. The first thing you must decide on is, whether you want dining chairs with or without armrests. Armchairs create a more formal look, and go well with a …