Our Tips for Selecting Dining Chairs and Stools

Navigating open-concept mixing and matching.

28 May –

Our Tips for Selecting Dining Chairs and Stools
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Choosing kitchen stools and dining chairs are already two of the most important decisions when furnishing a home, but what if your kitchen and dining space are connected? Get the answers you need below.

Before mainstream architecture and design started leaning toward open-concept homes, the stool and the dining chair were often separated by rooms. Today, more and more people are opening up their homes, knocking down their walls, and designing to create a welcoming and social space, and we’re all about it. But what does it mean for stools and dining chairs? 

While we avoid using the same set of stools and dining chairs in an open-concept space for a more layered, curated look, we still want to make sure everything flows.  Finding the balance between mixing and matching is harder than it sounds, but when you get it right, it’s like magic. In our opinion, it works best when you mix some elements and match others. Here are some of our favorite ways to mix dining chairs and kitchen stools in an open-concept space.


Mix Tone & Match Material

When mixing two different wood tones on barstools and counter stools, we like to stick with drastically different tones so they contrast without clashing.


Mix Color & Match Shape

Another great way to get a mixed but cohesive look is to match textures and shapes for both the stool and chair while mixing up the tones or colors.


Mix Style & Match Color

We love mixing styles, and one of the easiest ways to do this is to keep one or two elements consistent to make sure everything still flows well together.


Mix Texture & Match Style

When doing a bold texture on one set of seating, mix it up and go with something more muted in a similar style.

Date Posted
28 May