8 chair designs to invite into your home

8 chair designs to invite into your home

Tess, painting & decorating consultant, Brighton

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Tess, painting & decorating consultant, Brighton

From stand-out industrial-style chairs to timeless Scandi seats and vintage reproductions, we all need the perfect chair for everyday use. With this in mind, we've put together a selection of eight iconic chair designs to use as inspiration. Read on to find the perfect chair to keep you sitting comfortably at home.

Scandinavian chairs

At this point, Scandinavian style shouldn't need any introduction. But if the style has somehow managed to escape your notice, just know that it's all about neutral colours, functional yet minimalist designs, and cosy materials.

Dining chairs must be comfortable and fit in seamlessly with the rest of your décor. That's why Scandi-style chairs are one of our favourite options for the dining room.

Scandi-style chairs

With pale wood legs and comfy seats, these chairs are ideal for long dinners over the winter months.

Scandi-style chairs

A velvet Scandinavian dining chair adds a touch of luxury to the dining table.

Scandi-style chairs

For more of a contrast, we love the look of a black dining chair set paired with a pale-toned wood table.

Scandi-style chairs

Slender black legs, a comfortable seat and a wooden backrest serves understated elegance and comfort which is what Scandinavian design is all about.

Scandi-style chairs

If you're after a full Nordic theme, go for a Scandinavian armchair, too.

To complete the look, take a look at our dining tables or check out our top tips on choosing the perfect dining table for your home.

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Industrial-style chairs

A design staple for decades, industrial style is timeless. Whether you're looking to create a vibe worthy of any loft or artist's studio or just to add a robust design element to your space, industrial furniture is always a great option.

Industrial-style chairs

Tolix chairs

The most recognisable of all industrial-style chairs, Tolix chairs are a regular feature in cafes and offices. But now they've also made their way into our homes.

Tolix chairs

Adding a Tolix chair to a set of mismatched chairs is a great way to create a really unique look.

Tolix chairs

Alternatively, you can go all out with a matching chairs and a metal table for 100% industrial style.

Industrial bar stools

Industrial bar stools have become something of a standard in design circles. Made popular by chic bars everywhere, bar stools can be used in the home around a countertop, kitchen bar or high table.

Industrial bar stools

These stools can be used to add a touch of colour to a wood-heavy kitchen.

Industrial bar stools

An industrial bar stool is the perfect match against a crisp blue kitchen.

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Rattan and cane chairs

When it comes to natural materials, whether you're in the market for an office chair, dining chair or kitchen chair, rattan and cane are never far off!

Rattan and cane chairs

Rattan chairs

Rattan is a warm, natural material that's been back on the style radar for a few seasons now. In fact, it's well on its way to becoming an interior décor staple! Here's a quick look at some of our favourite rattan chair styles.

Rattan chairs

There's nothing more inviting than a large rattan chair in a reading nook.

Rattan chairs

Rattan armchairs in the living room? We say go for it!

Rattan chairs

For anyone unwilling to compromise on comfort or style, a rattan office chair is the ideal solution.

Rattan chairs

Drawing inspiration from the original rattan chair, the Emmanuelle, this chair helps to create a really cosy bedroom feel.

Rattan chairs

Rattan dining chairs on a black background – what could be more chic?

Cane chairs

Cane is a special type of rattan weave that fell out of favour for many years. But cane chairs have recently made a serious comeback and we couldn't be happier about it!

Cane chairs

A cane rocking chair is just perfect for winter afternoons spent by the fire.

Cane chairs

Cane dining room chairs help to create an inviting feel.

Cane chairs

The traditional cane chair offers a comfy seat, a modern feel and a light and airy design.

Cane chairs

The contrast between dark or even black wood and honey-toned cane works perfectly every time.

Big fan of cane? You don't have to stop at chairs! Check out all our cane furniture.

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Vintage chairs

Vintage chairs offer a special kind of charm that only comes with age. From traditional wooden to Scandinavian, or even industrial chairs, a great vintage chair has to be worked for and tracking down the ultimate vintage find can take a lot of patience. In the meantime, we've selected a few chairs that imitate old styles to perfection.

vintage furniture set

School chairs

School chairs have long since left the classroom and have become a common sight in living rooms and offices.

School chairs

A set of school chairs can work really well around a dining table. (Source: Pinterest)

They also do wonders around an old farmhouse style kitchen table. (Source: Pinterest)

Formica chairs

Long associated with old-fashioned kitchens, the formica chair has once again found a place in our dining rooms.

Formica chairs

Formica chairs are great for adding a lively twist to any interior.

Designer chairs

Take a streamlined but bold design and add a few pops of colour to create the perfect contemporary chair for a unique décor.

Zig zag chairs

Zig zag chairs

Zig zag chairs were all the rage in the '70s and have provided inspiration to a whole host of designers ever since.

The abstract lines of these chairs provide a seriously modern touch to any interior.

Transparent chairs

Available in all shapes and sizes, a transparent chair fades into the background of any interior design.

Transparent chairs

These chairs are ideal if you want to avoid overwhelming a small space.

Transparent chairs

Transparent chairs are great for focusing the eye on surrounding colours.

Bistro chairs

If you're still undecided, you can never go wrong with a classic bistro chair. Usually made of wood, these timeless chairs feature simple designs that will work with any future décor changes.

Bistro chairs

An aged bistro chair is ideal for spending hours at the dining table righting the world's wrongs!

Bistro chairs

Mismatched bistro chairs help to create the perfect cosy dining room.

Medallion chairs

Medallion chairs, also known as Louis XVI chairs, are ideal for anyone looking for a really chic option. Over the years, these chairs have been made using various materials, including wood, velvet or even leather, to look at home in any interior.

Medallion chairs

Pale grey fabric and wood provide the perfect compromise between tradition and contemporary design.

Medallion chairs

All-white medallion chairs are ideal for an elegant and serene kitchen design.

Medallion chairs

Office chairs

We'd like to say otherwise, but unfortunately most of us spend a fair amount of time sitting on an office chair. These chairs therefore have to be extremely comfortable. But if you don't want to disrupt the look of your space, your office chair should also be attractive.

Office chairs

An ergonomically designed office chair that also looks great? Yes, such a thing does exist!

Office chairs

Scandinavian chairs will almost make you look forward to starting work.

Office chairs

A comfortable leather chair will provide optimum comfort all day long.

To go even further, and create the perfect home office space, check out our guide on choosing the right office furniture.

Finally, for a bit of extra edge, don't hesitate to mix styles, mismatch chairs around a dining table or even give a fresh lick of paint to ageing chairs.

Office chairs

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Guide written by:

Tess, painting & decorating consultant, Brighton

Tess, painting & decorating consultant, Brighton

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