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Stunning Dining Chairs to Match Your Table

By Philippa Baker, 12th September, 2014

It may be you already have a table and are after some chairs to match. Or perhaps you’re looking for both, but want more flexibility than a set offers. If putting together your own combination, we hope this handy article will help guide you in what to look for when pairing the two. Why is it important that they match? When done correctly, complementary furniture exudes a harmonious look that can enhance its surroundings and bring a room to life. Conversely, clashing styles or conflicting finishes can be distracting and off-putting.

Matching Dining Chairs and Table

Complementary Style

First and foremost, you should match your furniture to the overall look of the room as whole. Once you’ve established the style, you should then choose a table and chairs with corresponding appearance. For example pair modern with modern, and traditional with traditional.

The Quest 100cm Dining Table Concrete and the Mustang Chair Grey, featured below, are a great example of a successful match. Both exhibit trendy transitional style, their pairing of stylish grey tones with sleek black legs, stylishly marries together with undeniable success.


Conversely, the Genoa paired with the Carlo is an unsuccessful combination due to the dramatic difference in style. Whilst the dark wood and ornate shape of the Carlo displays a classical aesthetic, the Genoa is a modern model with a light and airy vibe. Whilst both are stylish designs, they’re incompatible when placed together.


Matching Frame Finish

For a visually pleasing and unified look, we would also recommend you select the same material or finish across your furniture, as well as in your interior as a whole. For example, choose similar shades of wood; oak kitchen cabinets with oak chairs, and likewise walnut cupboards with a walnut table. The same is true with metallic surfaces; pair brushed steel appliances with brushed steel chair frames, and chrome kitchen fittings with chrome framed furniture.

This is modelled by the Helsinki and Lancaster, pictured below, a delightful duo that work well together due to their elegant brushed steel frames. With similar tubular legs, they enhance one another for a compatible and contemporary look.


On the other hand, the different finishes of the Lucas and Chatsworth mean when combined they will clash. The Chatsworth’s charcoal fabric seat and walnut finished legs combine into a traditional style, conflicting with the more modernised appearance of the oak top and black satin frame finish of the Lucas, and hence they can look somewhat imbalanced when placed together.


Similar Shape

Corresponding shape is another factor to bear in mind when looking for a uniform and consistent looking interior. Round pedestal or central column tables will enhance tubular central column chairs, and vice versa conventional square or rectangular four-legged tables are ideal with four-legged chairs. A prime example is the Glacier and Macy. Both are supported by smooth cylindrical single stems which, when paired together, produces a magnificently modern aesthetic. (December 2018 - Please note, the Glacier Dining Table has now been discontinued.)


In contrast, whilst the Palermo and the Fleur, seen below, both have four-legged frames, they will clash slightly due to their dissimilar forms. Not only does the Palermo possess a glass rectangular table-top, but the cross shaped chrome legs are stylishly slimline which lend a lighter and more modern look. Conversely, the conventional four legs of the Fleur are more generous in width and give a visually heavier and more classic presence. Used together, they could create a rather asymmetrical appearance.



Understand the basic principles? Why not browse our vast array of dining tables and dining chairs, then mix and match at your leisure. Or, for the perfect match, take a look at our stylish dining sets below.


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