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Where to Shop: Dining Chairs

Let’s banish the boring when it comes to dining chairs, shall we?! Here’s some bold inspiration:

When purchasing a dining set, don’t be afraid to purchase the chairs and table separately! In the last picture: check out the chunky, clean lines of the dining table – paired with curved, dainty chairs! It creates such a fresh, yet traditional look – so don’t fear, start pairing chairs and tables in interesting ways!

Here are a few of my favorite sources for purchasing dining chairs…

Bertoia - PolyBark

These Bertoia Chairs are sure to make a statement!  Have other bold, colorful, or busy elements in the room? These chairs are perfect! They are sleek, unique, and chic: and the wire mesh creates a view through the chair that keeps them feeling light and airy!

Eames Style - PolyBark

Can you say showstopper! These Eames Chairs are available in several different colors. Love those legs.


Ready to take it to the next level with a pattern? Target has a grand selection of patterned chairs. I am a sucker for these Floral Patterned ones!


Copper: all the rage. Love these Metal Chairs!


I’ve shared the Paige Dining Chairs from World Market before. I guess you could say I’m obsessed. This fuschia beauty will definitely steal the show!

Zinfandel - World Market

Ah, the Zinfandel Lydia Chairs. So rich. So luscious. Red wine in a red wine chair please!

And… you guys know my affinity towards auctions & thrifting. Just for kicks I thought I would check out Craigslist. And… here’s what I found!

Modern Dining Table

[source] Look at these modern beauties! At $400 for the table and all 4 chairs, I would say worth every penny! I would just make sure there aren’t any nasty scratches, then load it up to bring it home! Paint the walls a dark, rich color & these white chairs will really pop.

MidCentury Dining Set

[source]  Okay, when a beauty like this comes along – buy the chairs & table together, please! Oh boy – I’m already eating my words. But really, this set is gorgeous! At $1400 for the set – if you have the room, totally worth it! Reupholstering those seats will be a breeze.

Shield Backs

[source]  Hello beautiful shield back chairs! You shall protect my dining room from looking drab!


[source] These chairs are screaming for some color or a bold pattern. Oops, it says they were just recovered. Eh, once they’re yours, free reign!

4 dining chairs

[source] I’ll admit, I’m extremely on the fence about these four. Could they be fabulous? Are they just too far gone? Welp, for $50 – it might be worth a try? What would you do with these chairs? I’m thinking a glossy white paint job & a solid, bold color upholstery.

Thanks for coming along on this dining chair adventure. That was fun, let’s do it again sometime. So, do tell – do you like to go bold with dining chairs?



I'm Rachel.

I am a small town girl passionate about creativity, color, and most of all: helping people bring their homes to life in ways they never thought possible. On the Rardon Design blog, I enjoy sharing thoughts, inspirations, and our projects. Thanks for reading.

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