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How to decorate around your dining chairs

Published 30th December 2022
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When it comes to decorating around your dining chairs, it can be daunting knowing where to start. After all, your dining table and chairs are the focal points in any dining room. This space needs to be inviting and comfortable for guests and family alike, stylish enough to tie together the overall look of the room and still leave enough room for you to eat!

But don’t worry – with these tips and tricks you can create a stunning dining room that is sure to impress. And if you need some advice on buying dining chairs to begin with, we have a whole buyer's guide just for that!

Lay down a rug

A floor rug is great for adding colour and texture to the space around your dining chairs. If you have hardwood or laminate floors, an area rug will help define the seating area while providing warmth underfoot.

When choosing a rug, make sure it’s large enough so that when guests sit down their feet are still on it. This will keep their feet comfy while they’re enjoying their meal. Make sure to position the rug so that it's not a tripping hazard, particularly if you're accessorising a kitchen.

Add some dining chair cushions

Dining chair cushions are designed to provide some extra padding for chairs that aren't upholstered. However, they're also a great way to add extra colour and pzazz to your kitchen or dining room.

Look for cushions with colours that match or complement the dominant colours of your room to avoid clashes. Picking cushions with simple embroidered patterns can add a lot of subtle texture to a space.

Hang up some wall art

Hanging wall art above or beside your dining chairs is a great way to draw attention upwards and give your seating area more visual impact without cluttering up the floor space. Make sure whatever piece you choose complements both the colour palette of your room and its overall style – whether that’s traditional, modern or something else entirely – so it doesn’t clash with other elements of the design scheme.

Place greenery nearby

House plants always bring life into any given space, so why not use them in decorating around your dining chairs? Placing small potted plants near or on top of sideboards or consoles helps break up flat surfaces; if you buy fresh herb plants like basil or chilli you can even use them for ingredients in your cooking. A flower pot in the centre of the dining table adds a wonderful sense of freshness and vibrancy.

Add a mirror to your room

Mirrors are fantastic for making any room appear larger than it actually is. Plus they reflect natural light which helps brighten smaller areas up! You can hang them in the corner where they won't get in the way.

A hanging mirror works really well in combination with light coloured walls and dark furniture like industrial dining chairs, as they'll pop in a dramatic way. You can grab one with an interesting shaped frame to increase the effect.

Let there be light (fittings)

Finally, don't forget about lighting! Pendant lights hung above each chair look stunning when lit up during evening meals. Choose copper ones for an Art Deco feel, or pastel shaded contemporary lamps - whatever fits better with your kitchen scheme.

You could also place a candle holder in the middle of your dining table to add a relaxed, intimate atmosphere instantly. The best option is something fairly tall with plenty of support, like an antique-style candle holder.

In conclusion, it can be daunting to know where to start when decorating around your dining chairs. However, by following the tips and tricks outlined in this article, you’ll be sure to create a stunning and inviting dining room that will impress your guests and family alike. Now that you've decorated around your dining chairs, you'll want to keep them looking their best - read our dining chair cleaning tips and tricks blog to find out how!

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