Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Mix it up with Dining Room Seating
Gone are the days of "matchy-matchy" furniture groupings in any room... living rooms, bedrooms, etc. You definitely don't want the furniture in your space to look like it came straight off the showroom floor as a complete set. It's much more interesting when pieces are mixed together in different finishes and styles. However, when it comes to the dining room, I think most of us tend to go with what's "safe" and end up purchasing the complete dining set, which usually consists of a table with 6 - 8 matching chairs (and maybe a matching buffet). I've been noticing more and more the use of chunky upholstered chairs or settees mixed with lighter-scale side chairs, a trend I absolutely adore! It's inspired me to really think outside the box when designing for clients. I've gathered together some great examples on how playing with different chair styles can make all the difference in a dining room. How do you feel about incorporating larger upholstered pieces in the dining room? Do you like the look of mixing different sizes and/or styles together? Please share!