In a modern family home, the dining room is perhaps one of the lesser-used rooms. Many of us now opt for open plan living spaces with a more informal kitchen-diner. However, if you still have a formal dining room, it is the perfect space to get creative with your decor, and also create a space which exudes glamour.
If you are looking for luxurious, there is simply no better option than velvet. With its tactile feel and silky smooth look, velvet upholstery on your dining chairs will create a boutique space you'll be dying to invite all your friends round to see.
Velvet works whether you are going for a more rustic feel with your decor, or you are looking for ultra-contemporary, industrial style.
For those with a penchant for rustic pieces, dining room chairs with gorgeous wooden legs are perfect. Not only this, wooden legs paired with velvet creates a more understated finish, the perfect look for day-to-day family life. The classic style of both the Miss Bronte Velvet Dining Chairs and the Telford Velvet Dining Chairs is the perfect option for rustic and reclaimed dining tables like our Beam Extendable Table or Rustic Inlay Dining Table.
Alternatively, for more industrial dining table styles, our stainless steel based velvet dining chairs are simply sublime. The Luxe Madison Grey Upholstered Dining Chairs offer the perfect seating option for any contemporary dining room. With the angular base and ultra padded button back seat, these grey velvet dining chairs would certainly make a statement in any dining room. The Arielle Navy Velvet Dining Chairs offer a wonderfully unique, romantic base which your dinner guests will love sitting on long into the evening.
To match or not to match?
Co-ordinated dining chairs have plenty going for them - especially if you are looking to create a serene, sophisticated space which won't date. However, if you are looking to make a statement with your dining room furniture (or if you are not sure about having 6 vividly coloured velvet dining chairs surrounding your rustic dining table) mismatched dining chairs may be the way to go.
The great thing about different coloured chairs upholstered all in the same fabrics, is they look co-ordinated without being matchy matchy. You could even go for a selection of colours, just like this trio of pastel pink yellow and blue around our gorgeous Maddox Industrial Reclaimed Elm Dining Table.
How much velvet is too much velvet?
And how about amping up the use of velvet? If you have the space, the addition of a velvet armchair may be the perfect option. In an open plan space, you could even use the armchair to create a reading nook, with a bookshelf loaded up with all your lovely cookbooks.
If you are really blessed for space, why not think about creating a perfect spot for your guests to sit with a glass of wine while you make the final touches to dinner, the addition of a velvet sofa is great in formal dining rooms and more open-plan spaces where you are likely to spend longer, chatting and drinking away.
Do you have velvet dining chairs around your table? We'd love to see photos.