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Different Styles of Dining Chairs

By Clemency Hitchings, 6th April, 2015

No doubt you have various preconceived ideas about the style of dining chairs you wish to buy. These will be based on your current kitchen or dining room décor, to ensure your purchase suits the overall feel of your home, but will also stem from your own personal tastes. Or it could be that you’re after something radically different. It’s likely that if you’re undertaking a complete makeover, you could be looking to introduce that totally different style you’ve always admired. Either way, furniture can have a huge influence on its surroundings and can enhance the overall look of a room if chosen wisely.

"Are you looking for a funky statement piece to stand out? Or more classic models that will compliment your interior? Whatever you decide, you’re certain to find the right chairs for you in our extensive range of kitchen and dining furniture. Read on for a breakdown of the four main styles available..."
Clementine Chair At Black Table

Clementine Chair

Classic Designs

Turn your house into a home with a classic dining chair. Graceful and dignified, their timeless designs bring a sense of occasion to the sparsest of settings, infusing their surroundings with the warm glow of nostalgia. Structurally simple and conventional in shape, the four legs and supportive mid to high backrest make them robust yet attractive. Highly adaptable and characteristically versatile, their enduring familiarity make them a solid, welcoming choice and a firm favourite with all ages.

Crafted from traditional materials like wood, neutral leathers and natural shades of fabric, the Chicago is a classic example that's full of character. Many possess buttoned panelling or stitching in the backrest for a lavish quilted effect, whilst models such as the Carlo (pictured below) exhibit a stylish scroll top and elongated backrest, cutting a timeless silhouette.


Classic Leather and Oak Carlo Dining Chairs

Carlo Oak Chair Cream Leather

Elegant & Luxurious Chairs

Delivering traditional charm with a real wow factor, luxury designs are perfect for creating a sense of opulence in your home. Plush crushed velvet and lavish fabric upholstery gives them a sumptuous appeal, with velvet shimmering softly as it catches the light. Many have a quilted button design in the backrest as well as a sprung and belted seat edged with ornate chrome studs, providing both quality comfort and exquisite decorative touches. Some models, like the Ascot (below), feature a chic chrome ring on the rear of the backrest for a stylish accent.

Wooden dining chairs often display the grainy glamour of solid oak or a sleek oak finish, but many of our luxury designs boast a chic black satin finish, creating a truly sophisticated look. Perfect around the dining table for a grand aesthetic, or even alone as a stunning statement piece.

Take a look at three of our most popular luxurious chairs below:

Modern Styles

Inspired by the past but moving forward with the fashion, modern dining furniture recycles former trends by utilising the latest manufacturing processes and new materials available, to produce stunning fresh designs. Leaving behind the heavier, more ornamental designs of the 19th century, modern dining chairs embrace glittering simplicity with light and airy shades and tones. Favouring slick mirrored chrome or sophisticated brushed steel metalwork with chic fabrics and leathers, contemporary models feature clean lines and minimalist shapes. A prime example is the Vesta, its polished finish and innovative asymmetrical cantilever ‘Z’ frame exuding a funky, futuristic feel.

After a cool, modern chair? Take a look at three of our favourites:


To make a statement choose translucent acrylic or high gloss ABS plastic, certain to rejuvenate their surroundings through their bold, striking colours. Some models such as the Candy are stackable for compact storage, and increasing numbers operate gas lift mechanisms and 360 swivel, bringing the technical prowess of the bar stool to dining height.


Modern Candy Chairs in Neutral Colours

Candy Chair

Replica Designs

Weaving classic design traits into contemporary models, our replica dining chairs put a modern spin on iconic furniture from the 20th century. Great value for money, they deliver that exclusive look at minimal cost, so you can grab yourself a real bargain.

Modelled on the pioneering work of Charles and Ray Eames, our replica Eames range are highly desirable with our budget savvy customers due to their recognisable design yet inexpensive price tag. The Eames Style DSW Chair is a timeless model, infusing your home with that designer touch for a fraction of the price.

The Ski is another much sought after design, its nostalgic shape both fashionable and distinctive. Also popular is the Sherwood, the stylish intertwining branch pattern the height of furniture fashion.

Take a look at these bestsellers from our fabulous replica range...

  • Eames Style Wooden Chair Satin Black SeatEames
  • Sherwood Dining Chair BlackSherwood
  • Ski Oak Dining Chair Dark Grey FabricSki


From the rustic to the revolutionary, we have it all. So take your time to browse our site - with so much on offer, you’re bound to find the right style of dining chair for you. To get started, click the button below to browse the full collection.


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