Choosing chairs for kitchen and dining room
Buying dining chairs, many are guided by only one principle – “the color of the table.” But this method often turns out to be a waste of money: the furniture can be inconvenient or impractical, and in the end, the owners try to get a new kit of furniture as soon as possible.
Take into account the properties: soft or hard?
If you have previously decided on the type of chair you can assume that half of the work has already been done. Comfortable chairs for the kitchen should satisfy your needs and the rigidity of the seat has great importance in this:
- Upholstered chairs for the kitchen are considered less practical option, although more comfortable. Pleasant chair cover is important for those who spend a lot of time in the dining area. But you need to understand that not every type of upholstery is easy to clean from the inevitable pollution in the kitchen, so the material should be as resistant as possible. For example, it can be natural or artificial leather or fabrics with special impregnation.
- Hard chairs is a classic model for the kitchen. Virtually every type of these materials is easy to clean and has the durability required in conditions of frequent use. But hard chairs are less comfortable. But it is easy to compensate for the purchase of additional soft lining on the seat.
What is better for the kitchen: a stool or a chair with a back?
The answer to this question is in your personal preferences and in the features of the room and its size.
The stool takes up little space and, if necessary, can easily be hidden under the table. But such furniture is not adapted to long “gatherings” and after some times you can feel tired in the back. Therefore, the stools are considered the perfect complement to a small kitchen where the owners spend not so much time.
Chairs with backrest are suitable for rooms where the issue of free space is not as relevant as comfort. The most comfortable kitchen chairs can be not only with the support of the back, but also the correct anatomical shape, as well as with armrests.
If there is little space in the kitchen but at least sometimes you want to sit comfortably here, buying folding chairs can be a good solution. One of the common constructions is “Roman”, when the chair has a mechanism like a scissors, if necessary turning into a flat panel.
How to choose chairs for the kitchen in terms of design?
Interior styling and table material are essential. First determine the overall orientation of the room design. Modern styles often require smooth plastic or metal parts and the classics “loves” wooden or even rattan surfaces. Plastic chairs are suitable for tables made of plastic, glass. Sometimes buying transparent, translucent or carved chairs can be a good solution because they preserve the “airiness” of the space without cluttering the interior. Wooden chairs are a classic furniture addition for a wooden dining table. Chairs with a metal frame are suitable for glass or plastic tables.