Modern Seating That Will Update Your Dining Room

Don’t go to the expense of a complete overhaul of your dining room this season to give it an updated look. A great way of making your dining room feel like it is entirely new is to replace your seating with more contemporary styling. You don’t necessarily need to replace your table at the same time as a new set of chairs, because modern looks often work well if the table and chairs are not coordinated at all.

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Indeed an older looking table, set against new, modern chairs is an on-trend look. And a simple table cloth will hide away a table that does not work with your new choice of seating, so you really don’t have to buy a new one. If your dining room furniture needs reupholstering, consider replacing the seats for something altogether more dynamic and contemporary.

Contrasting Colors.

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Just as a new set of modern chairs will create a contrast with your existing table and other dining room furniture, so their color scheme should add something new. If your dining room is relatively plainly decorated use the new chairs to add a new tone to the room. The whole chair does not need to be in a new color, maybe just the seat or seat back. Even in a minimalist inspired dining room a splash of vibrant primary color can rejuvenate the room’s look.

Curved Style.

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Conventional dining rooms are laid out with the table in the center and chairs arranged around the outside. Why not rip up the rule book and go for seating that surrounds a curved table instead? Bar style seating works particularly well in dining kitchens or dining rooms that have an unusual shape. Bendy seating can feel modern and less formal than straightforward dining chairs.

High Backed Seating.

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If you are looking for a smart and modern look for your updated dining room seating, then go for a high backed chair. This look will give you the sense of restaurant dining. They are often, incidentally, the most comfortable sort of seat for extended periods, making them ideal choice if you like to entertain friends with dinner parties. Mono-color high backed seats, with wooden legs, have been a popular look for some time, but they still look entirely up to date. However, ultra slim seats, with a silver finish, set a truly contemporary tone. High backed seat are the ones to go for if you like a natural leather finish.

Bench Seating.

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Bench seats are great when you mix-match them up with conventional dining chairs. A good makeover idea is to simply replace two or three chairs with a bench seat and keep the rest of your existing ones. Remember that bench seats can have backs to them, so you needn’t compromise on comfort. Bench seats are especially effective if your dining table is set in the corner of an open plan living area.

Invisible Seats.

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Another great look, which will make your dining room appear to be much more contemporary, is the invisible seat. In particular, clear seating works well if you have something attractive to see through. So, if you have an accent wall or an architecturally inspired dining table, then go for transparent chairs. Glass topped tables set against invisible seating is another contemporary combination that looks good in open plan rooms. If you like chrome seating, try an invisible chair with a metal base in your dining room. It certainly makes for a more interesting combination than a chrome and black leather dining chair.

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