Combinations for Your Dining Room
11/22 Design Tips

Combinations for Your Dining Room

A few of our fool-proof chair and table combos

Finding the right dining chair and table combination can be harder than it looks…

but once you get it right, it can completely change your space. There are so many elements to finding the right pieces that work together but still feel dynamic and interesting. We’re all about mixing materials, shapes, and tones to create a balanced look.

There are so many ways to pair dining tables and chairs, and in this post, we’re going to break down a few of our favorite combinations from our recent projects and why they work.

Reeves Chair + Emory Extension Dining Table

In our Moody Bright Netflix Remodel from Dream Home Makeover, we knew our clients would use their dining space for more than just eating dinner. This is a multi-purpose room for their family — homework, dining, arts and crafts are all done at this table, so it needed to be durable, versatile, and of course, beautiful. We went with a light-oak extension dining table and timeless spindle-back black chairs that balance the dark wood tone of the floors perfectly. We consider black a neutral wood tone, so it’s always a simple go-to when it comes to mixing and matching materials!

Emory Extension Dining Table
Reeves Chair
Bryant Large Billiard

Elton Dining Chair + Adrian Dining Table

In this dining space we styled for McGee & Co.’s 2021 Winter Catalouge, we chose a more formal setting with a beautiful round wood table and upholstered curved-back dining chairs. Upholstered chairs are a great way to soften any space and bring in an element of ease and comfort, especially when you have a cool wood tone on the table.

Elton Dining Chair
Adrian Dining Table
Perfect Pleat Oval Hanging Shade

Eloise Woven Chair + Giselle Oval Dining Table + Laurie Chair

You really can’t go wrong with a monochromatic wood table-chair combo and an upholstered accent, and we love the way this look turned out in The McGee Home Dining Room.

Although we matched the wood tones on the table and dining chairs, the textural accents of the table and the addition of the upholstered end chairs keeps things interesting and give you the best of both worlds!

Eloise Woven Chair
Giselle Oval Dining Table
Laurie Chair

Madison Chair + Emory Extension Dining Table

In our Pine Brook HomeThe Madison Chair paired with The Emory Extension Table brings a timeless look to the room while still adding interest through the contrast of the rounded chair silhouette and angular table design.

Madison Chair
Emory Extension Dining Table
James Rug

Reeves Chair + Preston Oval Dining Table

A round wood table and black spindle-back chairs center the dining nook in our Mountainside Retreat and allow the design and architecture to do the talking. Round tables are great for spaces that lend more entertaining as they can be used for anything from game night to Sunday brunch. 

Reeves Chair
Preston Oval Dining Table
Precision Pendant

Masa Dining Table + Laurie Chair

In The McGee & Co. 2021 Winter Catalogue, we paired a round white wood dining table with creamy white upholstered chairs that feel similar in tone but still different enough to bring dimension. This light on light look is perfect for small open-concept areas where you want to create the illusion of more space. 


Laurie Chair
Masa Dining Table
Meadow Landscape

Hansen Dining Table + Danson Chair 

This wood and leather combination is a great way to warm up any room. Although the materials are different, the deep wood hue on the table complements the leather perfectly, allowing the details of each piece to shine.

Danson Chair
Hansen Dining Table
Evie Hand-Knotted Rug

Eldridge Dining Table + Reeves Chairs 

When it comes to mixing wood tones, we typically like to keep the contrast bold, and this look is a perfect example of why it works! We love the deep dark wood tone of the Eldrige Table paired with white wood Reeves Chairs. 

Reeves Chair
Eldridge Dining Table
Duo Handle Bread Board

Jaime Chair + Preston Table 

In the Lazano Family project for Dream Home Makeover, we made one of their wishes of having a breakfast nook come to life by incorporating a round table next to a window seat. Pairing these textural wood chairs brought the perfect amount of added dimension, completing the look seamlessly!

Jaime Chair
Preston Round Dining Table
Go Lightly Medium Chandelier

Giselle Oval Dining Table + Crawford Chair

We love pairing upholstered chairs with a wooden table, and in this look, we incorporated contrasting tones of light and dark oak while keeping it soft with a light striped, tied upholstery.

Crawford Chair
Giselle Oval Dining Table
Belleville Indoor/Outdoor Rug

What’s your favorite combination? Let us know in the comments!

This post has been updated from its original version.

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Studio McGee
  1. Some really interesting design concepts here, thanks for sharing. I’m personally a big fan of the rustic/industrial combination for a dining room, but there are so many different possibilities, as you’ve shown.

  2. I have a rustic table in distressed gray color. I don’t want it to put off a “country” vibe and I feel like if I go with a traditional chair it will end up like this….however, my home is very traditional so modern may be too much. Help!!

  3. Have you designed a bench seat with a back in a dinning room with chairs on the other side? I’d love to see this styled look.

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