How To Master Mismatched Dining Chairs Like A Pro

If there is one thing that screams eclectic and cool its mismatched dining chairs- but this look can quickly go from "je ne sais quoi" to "faux pas" (see what I did there) if not done correctly. Check out my tips on how to pull off this trend like a pro!

Same Chair Different Color 

If you're feeling timid about this trend, this is a great place to start - choosing one chair and varying up the color is an easy way to make your home feel eclectic and playful. 

Eames Plastic Mold Wire Base Chair via DWR (similar here)

Same Chair Different Upholstery 

Similar to the technique above - however I'd be sure that the fabrics are united by either being in a similar color family or made from a similar type of fabric (ie.,, as done below with South American textiles) 

Image via My Domaine

Image via My Domaine

Zolna Chair via Anthropologie

 

Different Chair Same Color 

Pairing different chairs in the same color allow you to mix up height and style while still feeling balanced and consistent. 

Francesca Chair via One Kings Lane // Cold High Back Chair via One Kings Lane // Eames Plastic Mold Dowel Base Side Chair via DWR

 

Mix Modern with Vintage 

 Don't be afraid of mixing styles! Mixing traditional and modern pieces helps make a room feel eclectic and collected rather than one dimensional. I say the more stark the contrast the better this technique works! 

Exeter Side Chair via One Kings Lane // Slatted Folded Chair via One Kings Lane

 

Play With Neutrals 

Working with neutrals helps create visual consistency when mixing and creates a sense of modernity thats feels oh-so Scandinavian. 

Image Via Frenchy Fancy

Image Via Frenchy Fancy

Era Chair in Natural Via DWR // Copper "Real Good" Chair via Blu Dot // Alfi Low Back Chair via DWR // Hoffman Side Chair in Natural Via DWR

 

 

Mix Up Material and Weight 

Love the dramatic contrast between the heavier wingback style chairs at the heads of the table and the polycarbonate chair (and its playful nod to the Louis XV chair!). 

Image via Design Sponge

Image via Design Sponge

Horatio Wingback chair via One Kings Lane // Ghost Chair via DWR (similar here)

 

Play With Height

Placing highback chairs on the ends of the table is always a good idea ! 

Ethan Wingback Chair via One Kings Lane (similar here)// Patchin Industrial Bench via One Kings Lane // Tolix Marais Chair via DWR (similar here)

Mismatch In Pairs 

Mixing up chairs in pairs can help create balance and also symmetry.

Image Via SFgirlbyBay

Image Via SFgirlbyBay

Image Via Everday Interior Design

Image Via Everday Interior Design

Leather Slope Chair via West Elm // Soren Chair via Room & Board

Let The Masters Do Their Thang 

You know what they say - if you've got it, flaunt it! If you have some amazing iconic chairs I say put them all together, throw in a rustic vintage table, and you've got yourself a Parisian masterpiece! 

Image Via Marie Olsson Nylander

Image Via Marie Olsson Nylander

Platner Arm Chair via DWR (repro here) // Panton Chair via DWR (repro here) // Vintage Richard Schultz for Knoll Chair via 1st Dibs