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How to Mix and Match Dining Room Furniture

Skip the matching furniture sets and create a custom space that has a designer touch. Learn how to mix dining room furniture like a pro today!

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Source: H2 Design + Build

Why mix dining room furniture?

Many stores sell matching dining room sets which include a table and chairs and many people buy these sets because it is easy and convenient. However, the downside of buying a matching set is that your dining room could look straight out of a catalog. Not that a catalog is necessarily a bad thing, but mixing up the chairs and table in a dining room will create a custom look for your home that has a designer touch. Take a look at these inspiration photos to see mixing dining furniture in action!

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Source: The Design Files

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Source: Blackband Design

Where to start:

Maybe you have a matching dining room set right now and want to achieve this custom look in your home. The good news is that you do not have to start from scratch! Start by switching out your chairs or table. If you love your table, keep it and add some fun chairs to coordinate. If you love how practical or comfortable your chairs are, then switch out your table for something a little different. Or if you are feeling ambitious you can start from scratch and buy everything new!

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Source: Queensland Homes

How to mix furniture:

Not every chair goes with every table and vice versa, so how do you choose your mixed furniture? Here are some helpful tips:

1. Texture. Create interest by mixing the materials of the table and chairs. If you have a wood table, try an acrylic, plastic or an upholstered chair. If you have a lacquered table, try a wood, wicker, or upholstered chair.

2. Color. Dot not think about “matching” chairs to your table. Instead, think about coordinating your chairs to the rest of the room. Your chairs can coordinate with the lighting, window treatments, artwork, or rug in the room. For example, if you have black in your chandelier, try using a black dining chair to coordinate with the entire room.

3. Style. To create a high contrast custom look, choose a chair that has a completely different style from the table. For example, if you have a farmhouse table, try a modern chair or if you have a modern table, try an antique chair. For a less contrasting look, use the same style chair and table but in different texture or color. For example, if you have an antique dining set, have the chairs painted or reupholstered in a different color.

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Table: Pottery Barn / Acrylic Chair: Amazon (this deal is a steal!)/ Right Chair: Wayfair

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Table: Joss & Main / Left Chair: Serena & Lily / Right Chair: World Market

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Table: West Elm / Left Chair: Joss & Main / Right Chair: Joss & Main

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 Source: Caitlan Moran Interiors

 

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Ready to revamp your dining room? We’d love to help! Here are a few recent projects where we’ve helped SwatchPoppers like you up their design game.

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Dining table (client’s own antique piece)

Chairs

Macrame Runner

Small black planters (3)

Ceiling pendant 

Bar cart

Sideboard

Lamps

Artwork

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Chandelier

Artwork

Floral print host chairs

Tufted linen chairs

Dining Table

Similar teal rug 

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Dining table (client’s own)

Tufted wingback chairs

Wood chairs

Window panels

Artwork

Rug

Centerpiece tray

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Extendable dining table

Chairs

Chandelier

 Whether you need a small refresh or a total overhaul, our expert interior designers will create a look you’ll love in 3-5 business days. Get started now!

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