The right chair for your dining room: how to disentangle colors, models and materials

The dining room is one of the most important rooms in a home. That's why when furnishing it you need to pay attention to a series of factors, taking care of everything down to the smallest detail. A fundamental element of this part of the house is represented by the chairs, which, in addition to providing maximum comfort, they must also be resistant and in line with the rest of the furniture.

In this article we will try to understand what are the main factors to consider when choosing a dining room chair.

Dimensions and height

The size of the chair is one of the first factors to consider during the purchase. In this regard, it is good first of all measure the size of the dining room and understand what distance there is between the various elements. Doing so will avoid buying models that are too small or too large for the size of the room.

The height must then be checked, which must also be measured taking into account the armrests. to understand what the right height is, you need to take the table as a reference point. Generally, the height of this element varies between 70 cm and 80 cm. In these cases it is advisable to choose models of chairs capable of ensure a distance between the lower edge and the seat of more than 30 cm.


Evaluating the quality of the materials used to make the chair is essential to ensure a good product. The models on the market are built with various materials, each of which has different characteristics. It may also happen that the different components of the chair have been made with several materials. The most used are wood and steel, which ensure a wide resistance and a long life. For the backrests, however, metal, plastic and padded materials are also often used to be covered in fabric or leather.

There are also models with less common materials, such as wicker, such as bamboo or rattan, and recyclable materials.

Clearly, the materials must also and above all be chosen depending on the style of furniture. The models in leather or with chromed structures, for example, are suitable for modern environments, where it is also possible to apply chairs made of transparent plastic. Conversely, for dining rooms with a more classic style it is better to focus on wood, a material capable of combining practicality and elegance.

While they may seem like an effective solution, fabric or upholstered chairs should be avoided. In fact, even though they are refined materials, capable of increasing the aesthetic value of your home, however, you must take into account the difficulty during cleaning. One of the factors to consider inherent in the material must be the ease of cleaning, especially for those who do not have enough time to devote themselves to the care of the house. From this point of view, models made of plastic or wood are therefore to be preferred.


As we have already mentioned at the beginning, one of the most important elements to pay attention to when choosing the chair is comfort. On the other hand, it is an object where you can spend a good portion of your time, so it is important to make sure that it is as functional as possible. For this purpose, it is advisable to focus on padded models with a high back, in order to safeguard the health of your back. Furthermore, it is necessary to check the presence of the armrests, which can be very useful in terms of convenience. However, models with armrests are also bulkier, so they are only advantageous if you have enough space.


A final aspect that should not be underestimated is the design and aesthetic aspect of the chair. Obviously, in this case personal tastes play a fundamental role. However, it is still necessary to combine the chair with the rest of thefurniture. Therefore, in a modern home it is better to focus on minimal models and, while in the more classic rooms it is necessary to opt for models with traditional shapes.

Francesco Riccio

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