How to Mix and Match Dining Furniture

Beth Rice 17/02/2017

An eclectic dining room design is both adventurous and creative. With so many different and appealing furniture styles, it can be hard to choose just one. Here we’ve laid out some suggestions and guidelines for how to mix and match dining room furniture. The possibilities are endless with an exciting mixture of colors, styles, and textures adding to your dining scene.

Accents at the Ends

Create a blended look. Use the same style chairs along the sides of the table, and accent chairs at either end of the table.

Line the sides of the contemporary Amish Christy Extension Dining Table with the Amish Christy Dining Chair. Add the Amish Livingston Dining Chair at the ends.

Christy Table and Chairs with Livingston Chair Accents

Christy Dining Chair | Christy Extension Dining Table | Livingston Dining Chair

Collected Color

Get creative by surrounding your dining table with different chairs that are the same color. The color will give them a uniform look while the variety of styles creates excitement.

The Amish Lexington Table takes on a whole new look surrounded by the Amish French Country Chair, the Ruff Sawn Sparrow Dining Chair, and the Ruff Sawn Meta Dining Chair.

Lexington Table with French Country, and Ruff Sawn Sparrow and Meta Dining Chairs

Lexington Leg Table
French Country Chair | Ruff Sawn Sparrow Dining Chair | Ruff Sawn Meta Dining Chair

New Look with Neutrals

You can still create an eclectic scene by sticking with neutrals. Neutral-colored woods and metals combine for an exciting design.

Start with the Reclaimed Wood Golden Gate Dining Table. Then surround it with the Ruff Sawn Turnbuckle Dining Chair, the Amish Shaker Ladder Back Dining Chair, and the Ruff Sawn Farmhouse Dining Chair.

Reclaimed Golden Gate Dining Table with Ruff Sawn Turnbuckle and Farmhouse Dining Chairs, and Shaker Ladderback Chair

Reclaimed Wood Golden Gate Dining Table
Ruff Sawn Farmhouse Dining Chair | Ruff Sawn Turnbuckle Dining Chair | Shaker Ladder Back Dining Chair

 Contemporary and Traditional

Pair contemporary dining chairs with traditional-style chairs for a match made in eclectic heaven.

Start with the Amish Heritage Dining Room Table and add Amish La Belle Queen Anne Dining Room Chairs on the sides. Complete the look with the ultra-modern Amish Handcrafted Modern Dining Chair at the ends of the table.

Heritage Dining Table with LaBelle Queen Anne and Modern Dining ChairsLa Belle Queen Anne Dining Room Chair | Heritage Dining Table | Modern Dining Chair

Chair Mixing Rules

  • Achieve a more relaxed look in your dining room by mixing chairs. The use of 2-3 chair types creates warmth and welcome.
  • Select one feature such as shape, style, or color that unifies the different chairs.
  • Take measurements first. Make sure all seat bottoms are the same height. Also measure the dining table and room to ensure different chair dimensions will fit.

Have fun and start small with these slight variations that won’t overwhelm.

Place wingback or parsons chairs like the Amish Bradshaw Dining Arm Chair or the Amish Trenton Parsons Dining Chair at the ends of the table for a balanced yet dramatic look.

 

Amish Bradshaw Dining Arm ChairAmish Trenton Parsons Dining Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bradshaw Dining Arm Chair | Trenton Parsons Dining Chair

Try the same seat with different fabric colors, patterns, and textures around your dining room table. The Montclair Dining Chair by Keystone makes a great candidate.

Montclair Dining Chair by Keystone

Bring in a bench to mix things up. With a bench on one side of the table and dining chairs that match on the other, the Kalispel Contemporary Amish Bench with the Amish Kalispel Upholstered Dining Chairs makes mixing-and-matching easy.

Kalispel Contemporary Amish BenchAmish Kalispel Upholstered Dining Chair

Kalispel Contemporary Amish Bench | Kalispel Upholstered Dining Chair

Our selection of customizable Amish-made furniture makes it simple to mix and match dining furniture to make a room that’s all your own.

Beth Riceby Beth Rice (103 Posts)

Beth Rice started a dream job when she began as a content writer for DutchCrafters in 2015. She has an A.A. Degree from Manatee Community College, and studied Journalism at the University of South Florida for one year. Her published work includes a short story in Chicken Soup for the Soul's "My Amazing Mom" edition and one children's book, "I"m Adopted, I'm Special." Conveying the qualities, functions and benefits of DutchCrafters furniture keeps her creative as she contributes to content throughout the website. An avid reader and devoted runner, Beth hopes to publish a novel in the future. DutchCrafters Timber to Table blog was started in 2012 to provide our customers and other readers with woodworkers stories, Amish culture information, and furniture selection or interior design tips.


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