What Dining Chairs Are Made Of
Dining room chairs are, of course, an integral part of dining room furniture and we want them to match the dining room itself as well as the dining table that we choose in order to ensure that our room looks as chic and matching as possible. Most dining tables will come with chairs that match them as part of a set, but in some cases you will either need to buy matching ones separately or will be completely on your own and need to source a set yourself. In these cases it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to choosing because there will be so many different kinds of material to choose from.
The main choice for dining room chairs is wood, and you’ll often find that this is the predominant choice of material for them. Oak is a very common one because it is a classic style of wood which is very easy to care for and is very durable and strong so that you can be confident your chair will last you as lifetime. This oak is often grown specifically for furniture making so is grown to be strong and top quality for an attractive finish. The same goes for other cuts of wood such as pine or mahogany. Pine is a very cheap kind of wood which can be great for dining rooms because the soft colour of pine is very attractive. Mahogany is at the other end of the scale and is very expensive and stylish, and if you have an old fashioned style dining room that is styled with a period look then the luscious dark wood of mahogany is definitely the thing you’re looking for as your chairs will look very good in it.
However, as times change and the various fashions move on, a lot of contemporary styles have taken to using different kinds of materials for their dining chairs. Plastic and metal are very popular in modern designs and it’s not uncommon to find dining room chairs made from brushed chrome steel to give them a very fashionable look. These chairs, of course, usually have a padded seat on to make them more comfortable whereas with wooden chairs you’ll often find you need to buy tie on cushions. Plastic chairs are a little different and the current revival of 1960’s fashions has meant that plastic furniture is very in at the moment. These plastic chairs don’t need a cushion or cover as they are shaped and smooth to be comfortable on their own. Often the plastic is glossy and shiny to make it look more attractive and chic colours like black and white are very popular, as well as bright quirky colours like pink and blue which stand out and make a room look really brightly coloured.
Whatever your chairs are made of, the main factor is to make sure that they are comfortable and fit in well with the rest of the room. After all, you don’t want a classy wooden table and plastic chairs, do you?