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  • Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Varied Seating | EyeSwoon

    When it comes to furnishing the home, there’s often a huge focus on living room seating. But while it’s true sofas and lounge chairs are important purchases, we’d argue seating around the dining table can be almost as crucial! After all, where there there is food, there is a natural hangout spot — and likely multiple times per day, at that. So, here we’re sharing the dining chair trends making us swoon. Not only are they a little different from the norm, most of them are also particularly accessible. See what we mean below. And if you’re hungry, so to speak, for more decor, hop over to our recent roundup of pared-down kitchen trends.

    1. Varied Seating
    Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Varied Seating | EyeSwoon

    It doesn’t get any more convenient than mixing and matching seating, even more so if you’re upsizing your dining table and need a few more chairs. This trend lends a playful element to the space and would be so fun to put together. Think about planning it like an outfit — the seating doesn’t need to match, it just needs to “go”.
    Images via Alvhem, Coco Lapine Design, and Stylejuicer

    2. Black, White and Pale Wood
    Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Black, White and Wood | EyeSwoon
    Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Black, White and Wood | EyeSwoon
    Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Black, White and Wood | EyeSwoon

    We’re hugely into Scandinavian and European minimalism these days. Whether it’s it’s black and white dining chairs, pale palettes, or both combined as you see here, this chic, restrained trend has completely won us over at EyeSwoon.
    Images via Coco Lapine Design, Decordots and Yatzer

    3. Natural Fiber Chairs
    Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Natural Fiber Chairs | EyeSwoon
    Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Natural Fiber Chairs | EyeSwoon
    Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Natural Fiber Chairs | EyeSwoon

    The natural fiber chair trend is a great way to add texture to the kitchen or dining room. We’re seeing all manner of fibers being embraced, from raffia to bamboo to cane. The look is especially dramatic when you use chairs that could easily pass for woven lounge chairs in the living room.
    Images via Coco Lapine Design, My Scandinavian Home, and Est.

    4. Built-In Seating
    Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Benches | EyeSwoon
    Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Benches | EyeSwoon
    Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Built-In Seating | EyeSwoon

    Booths are the best seats in the house at restaurants, and we’d say the same is true around the dining table at home. The luxurious look has been popping up more and more in our Pinterest feed, and we’ll admit it’s inducing some serious envy here at EyeSwoon.
    Images via Yellowtrace, T Magazine, and Design*Sponge

    5. Benches
    Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Benches | EyeSwoon
    Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Benches | EyeSwoon
    Sitting Pretty: 5 Dining Chair Trends | Benches | EyeSwoon

    Quite possibly the trendiest of them all! Beautiful dining benches are everywhere we turn these days. They’re efficient, and when placed flush against the wall, they’re space-saving, too. We’ve most commonly, (and arguably, swooningly), seen the look feature a bench just on one side, with an artfully-draped sheepskin in the mix.
    Images via Est, The Design Chaser, and KBH

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