Dining Rooms

Choosing the Right Dining Room Chairs

Dining Room Chairs

If you’re ready to give your dining room a facelift, but don’t want to go to the hassle of replacing the whole set, replacing just your dining room chairs can give you a whole new look and feel for less. Before you head to the store, you’ll want to make sure you know what you’re looking for. Let’s go over some important things to look for that will ensure your new chairs will work with your dining table and the room.

Design Elements

Furniture in the dining room doesn’t have to match, but we recommend choosing chairs with a common design element. Whether it’s a similar curve in the table leg or a wood stain that matches, finding one element that goes will make the whole look fit together.

Chair Width

Take note of the size of your table and the number of guests you’d like to be able to seat. Twenty-two inches is a typical width for armless dining chairs, but if you have an oversized table or prefer a roomier space for more comfortable dining, you would want to consider smaller or larger dining chairs.

Chair Height

Measure from the floor to the bottom edge of your table, then subtract 12. Look for chair with a seat height no taller than that number. Most high end formal dining room sets are fairly standard in height, but it is a good idea to double check your measurements anyway.


There are so many styles to choose from whether your taste is ultra-modern, traditional, or somewhere in between. Our designers are loving the look of tufted dining room chairs right now. Button tufting adds sophistication and an interesting visual element to a chair. Both leather and fabric tufted dining chairs are very popular choices.

Check out our selection of dining room chairs, including our tufted dining chairs, at any of our 25 store locations in Indiana and Illinois. Our complete collection of dining chairs is also available online at

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