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 Parsons Dining Arm Chair at the ends of the table for a balanced yet dramatic look.

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 Amish Tifton Bench with Live Edge with the Amish Kalispel Upholstered Dining Chairs makes mixing-and-matching easy.

Amish Tifton Bench with Live EdgeAmish Kalispel Upholstered Dining Chair

Amish Tifton Bench with Live Edge | 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.

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  • Denise Nickel
    January 14, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Thanks for the idea.

  • Beth Rice
    January 16, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for joining us Denise. You’re welcome.

  • Ms. Sparky O
    May 8, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Looking to furnish our inn & restaurant… Great ideas! Thank you so much! God Bless you!

  • Milca Rivera
    May 16, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Thanks for reading! Glad we could offer up some inspiration.

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