An Intro to Modern Dining Chairs

July 25, 2017

An Intro to Modern Dining Chairs

The modern genre of interior design has for decades been characterized by its clean lines, smooth angles, and minimalistic appearance. A common struggle that people run into when renovating their home is that the architecture doesn’t necessarily match the theme of their ideal contemporary theme: broad, open rooms with tall ceilings. That’s why it’s important to get the details right when you’re designing. When updating any parts of your home, even the chairs can make a huge difference in the overall aesthetic, making even the smallest rooms appear more spacious.

Modern-themed dining chairs are usually straight-backed with no arms, which contribute to the simplistic, straight-edged look that modern interior design embodies. Modern dining chairs are generally neutral in color, allowing them to blend seamlessly into your contemporary, clean home. Fortunately, they also are available in sets or packages, so you don’t have to worry about finding a separate modern dining table to go with your seats.

Dining chairs should have an inviting, comfortable look to them, which would only be accented by keeping your modern dining room clean and cohesive. While it’s true that most modern dining chairs, like other modern furniture, are sharp and clean, there are always even more contemporary options that draw inspiration from modern art. Some dining chairs come in more funky shapes, brighter colors, or rounded backs, which give a bit of a unique feel to your home while still complementing the rest of your modern dining set and décor.

A fun way to keep your dining space personalized is to mix and match your chair sets. Be creative! Consider buying two identical chairs of one set and then two from a different set. Playing with color combinations, or keeping all of the chairs the same color and material but just different shapes, is a great opportunity for you to truly express your own style (and you won’t have to decide between two favorite styles if you can just incorporate both!). On a similar note, you don’t necessarily have to purchase the chairs and the table all from one set; feel free to mix and match with the table, and other furniture like cabinets, buffets, or storage units.

Another thing to keep in mind is the material the chairs are made of, and how well they do – or don’t – complement the rest of your furniture. Modern chairs can be made of vinyl, chrome, stainless steel, aluminum, and even glass, partially or in completion. Wood chairs are also common since they go with traditional or transitional style in addition to modern. Modern chairs can be upholstered or not, patterned or plain; there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Non-upholstered chairs are often more popular for dining, since they’re typically more formal in appearance, whereas soft, cushioned chairs are more for relaxation and socializing. Cushions or not, as long as the chairs are the right size and height for your dining table, your guests will be comfortable either way.

So allow yourself to experiment with different styles, shapes, and colors – after all, interior design is all about letting yourself express your own style. As long as you keep it simple, not cluttered, and clean, your modern dining room will be looking top-notch in no time!





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