Modern and Custom Dining Chairs
Chairs are such an iconic part of our lives that the term “chair” or “chairperson” symbolizes authority. They are all generally similar in build, consisting of two pieces of material attached at approximately a 90° angle, though occasionally slightly more, and legs to support the chair. These legs can come in a variety of configurations including a single post on a base, two large legs on either side, or a three-legged design, but most commonly, four legs are used.
When selecting dining chairs for your dining room, it is important to think about the style and feel you wish to portray. Simple wooden chairs can make the room feel more relaxed and comfortable, while elegantly upholstered chairs with intricate wood detailing, beautiful finishes and luxe fabrics can give off a feeling of formality and class.
At Carrocel, we have a wide, one of a kind selection of beautiful dining chairs to choose from, including pieces from and inspired by various styles throughout history. If the variety of available chairs isn’t what you’re looking for, we also provide the option to make custom dining chairs. These pieces can be ordered with a variety of finishes and fabrics, allowing you to truly personalize your dining chairs. Each chair we sell is designed to be a beautiful piece on its own and look stunning as a set in your dining room. They will add the impact you’re looking for while also elevating the space, being exceptionally comfortable and functioning beautifully.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. How Do I Choose a Dining Room Chair?
A key part of any dining room experience is the ability to seat everyone comfortably. This makes them feel welcome and allows them to enjoy each other’s company as much as the food. If this is your goal, you need to have the right furniture – particularly dining chairs. Here’s how to choose the right dining chairs:
Buy chairs that will fit your dining space
You want your dining chairs to fit around the table so start by measuring the room and the table.
Find chairs that are the right height for the table
For the standard 30-inch table, you'll need 18-inch tall seats. Depending on your table's size and how many people you wish to accommodate, select dining chairs that are 18 to 20 inches across. Make sure you leave at least 6 inches between each chair.
Choose materials that match your needs
Common materials include wood, upholstery, and metal. Wood dining chairs are perfect for a traditional space. Metal dining room chairs have a contemporary look and feel, are easy to clean and can modernize a space. Upholstered custom dining room chairs provide comfort and a lavish look.
Select the style you want
The design of your dining chairs should harmonize with the room. Choose the colours and patterns that best suit your home. You can decide to match other aspects in the room, create subtle contrast, or add pops of colour.
Q2. How Much Room Do I Need Per Dining Room Chair?
After finding the right height for your dining chairs, determine the number of chairs you can fit around the table. Ideally, you want to allow 24 inches of room for every chair. This includes the width plus the space needed between chairs. With this in mind, a 72-inch long table can comfortably seat 6, a 96” can seat 8, and a 120” can seat 10.
Q3. What Is A Dining Chair with Arms Called?
These chairs are known as armchairs. They are typically placed at the head of the table in casual dining rooms but can also be found all around a formal dining table. They are typically made of wood, metal, wicker, or fully upholstered.
Q4. What Styles of Dining Chair Are Available?
There are many styles of custom dining chairs, including:
- Parsons chairs
- Side chairs
- Wingback chairs
- Cross back chairs
- Slat back chairs
- Tub Chairs
- Modern Chairs
- Transitional Chairs
- Contemporary Chairs
To learn more about the dining chairs available at Carrocel, contact us. We’d be happy to discuss custom options as well. If you would like to view our current stock, please visit our showroom or browse our online catalogue.