Furnishing your dining room can seem like the easiest task in the world, until you’re actually faced with it. And the fact that there are more chair options than there are stars in the sky doesn’t make it any easier either. If you could only skip the ordeal of furnishing your dining room and just settled for eating at a local bistro, it would be all perfect, right? Sure, why not.
So while you’re there, take a look at their gorgeous chairs. Because when it comes to stylish chairs, the best inspiration could be hiding right in your favourite bistro, or the pavement cafe you pass on your way to work. Like for instance, these popular cafe style dining chairs.
Despite being a classic 1800s gem, bentwood chairs can fit in any style scheme with ease, regardless of the fact whether it is vintage or contemporary. The thing that sets the bentwood chair apart is its revolutionary design (even in today’s standards) that’s achieved by steaming a type of sturdy wood and shaping it into graceful, curved shapes. The process results in chairs that are elegant, lightweight, durable, and remain in style to this day. Whether an original or a replica, the bentwood chair is perfect if you’re looking for a simplistic look that evokes a charming European bistro ambiance.
A common sight in restaurants and cafes and a wedding favourite, crossback dining chairs are another great classic design. Their look is instantly recognizable, a wooden frame with a backrest in the form of an X. The seat can be made of wood or rattan, or you can choose to have it upholstered for greater comfort. This vintage style chair is a considered a staple in French provincial and cottage style dining rooms. It also looks good when matched with bentwood chairs for an in interesting mix and match look. Great news for everyone that can’t decide which of the two they like the most.
Don’t think that great chair designs are only a thing of the distant past. The mid 1900s can also boast with stylish chair innovations, like for instance the popular Eames chairs. Opting for this unique chair aesthetic is a sure way to bring a mid-century modern ambiance in your dining room. As a matter of fact, this type of chair looks especially beautiful in Scandi-inspired settings.
If you’re edgy and like to bring an industrial flair to your dining room, the best way to do so is with the help of the Tolix Chair. This classic piece, a favourite in industrial and retro style cafes all over the world, is made of metal that’s dipped in molten zinc or galvanized as a way to prevent corrosion.
Unlike most chairs made of metal, with the Tolix you can pick a variety of different colours to match your overall dining room design.
As you can see, it’s easy to transform your dining room into a chic European bistro once you choose the cafe style dining chairs that appeal to you the most. And the best part of it all is that the meal will always be on the house!