When purchasing dining room furniture separately, there are a few factors to keep in mind to ensure you make the best decision possible. It’s best to choose a dining room table first and find matching chairs after rather than vice versa. Start by determining size. How many chairs can comfortably fit around the table? If the table extends, do you have a place to store your extra chairs when the table is not extended?
Would you like chairs with arms or ones that are armless? This is a matter of personal choice. However, traditionally the armchairs at the head of the table have them and the rest do not. Do not let that trend sway you. There are no rules to style! The space around the table might be the determining factor. Armless chairs take up less space, but you may find armchairs are more comfortable.
Next, look to the style and material of the chair. How well does the color and style match the table? You don’t want a chair that doesn’t match well. Wood chairs are versatile and a popular choice. Upholstered dining chairs offer not only more comfort, but provide more color to the furniture. Keep in mind comfort is probably at the top of the checklist. You and your family, as well as guests, will be sitting in these chairs. Choose a set of chairs that meet your needs.