The Importance of Choosing the Best Dining Chair

The Importance of Choosing the Best Dining Chair

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Are you ready to discover the perfect chair to reflect your personality? Gone are the days of settling for bland, matching dining sets. Today’s chair buyers are bold and unapologetic, embracing their unique style with a vast selection of stunning and distinct designs. Furniture UK is your ultimate destination for expressing individuality through our extensive ideas of the best dining chairs. Whether you’re looking for the perfect match for your table or want to mix and match for a one-of-a-kind look, we’ve got you covered.


Variety of Dining Chairs

A wide range of dining chairs is available these days, including those that are upholstered, padded, leather, or made of wood such as pine, redwood, acacia, oak or fruitwood.

  • Design: If you are searching for consistent chairs in their design or colour, you can take one of several approaches. You could choose chairs with a matching wood to that of the table; match your tables and chairs based on standard design elements such as tapered legs, or choose square-shaped seats on your chairs if you have a square table; and ditto with circular or rectangular tables.
  • Dimensions: The chosen chair’s dimensions are always crucial as somebody will have to be able to sit on them comfortably. We recommend selecting a chair between 20 and 24 inches wide for the most comfort, and you should not have chairs that are narrower than 17 inches wide. It is, of course, also vital that your chairs can easily fit around, and slide underneath, their accompanying table.
  • Seat Height: Low-backed chairs create a more informal and relaxed mood, while tall-backed chairs have a more dramatic appearance. A dining chair is traditionally 18 or 19 inches tall. Remember to note your table’s height so there is enough space to slide your new chair beneath the table with somebody sitting on it! We recommend a 12-inch gap between the top of the table and the chair seat.

Dining Chairs


  • Portability: It is not as easy to grip and move a chair with a covered back as a slatted back. The latter type is, therefore, a better choice for children or those with mobility difficulties.
  • Upholstery: It is vital that the chairs you choose can be maintained affordably. It is easy to wipe clean wooden and leather chairs as well as those with woven seats, which may make them preferable to a fabric-covered seat for those who have children. A stain guard could protect luxurious fabric upholstery from likely spillages.
  • Leather chairs: Leather dining chairs develop a finished look over time and are a highly robust choice of chair. Leather dining chairs are more affordable than you might think durable. They are also easy to clean and even manoeuvre due to their lack of bulk. They come with upholstered and padded seats, are sturdy and provide excellent comfort. They come in many fabulous designs and shades, which help to add attraction to every dining room. Hard-wearing leather dining chairs can also resist many different types of stains in addition to food and drink spillages.
leather dining chair near table
Photo: Laura Davidson
  • Wooden Chairs: Wooden dining chairs are sturdy; if cared for, yours should be around for generations. They are a highly portable and flexible choice of chair. Their seat shape helps to make them very comfortable, and Furniture UK sells a variety of designs, from intricate backs to more modern styles. Wooden chairs add plenty of character to a room.