Dining chairs - 10 of the best

Looking for stylish dining chairs? We've picked a selection of our favourite seating from traditional Windsor styles to contemporary designs

Want to swap TV dinners for dining at your table? Update your kitchen or dining area with our pick of the best dining chairs out there. Statement contemporary seating gives dinner parties a little extra wow-factor, while Windsor styles are good for daily dining. Vintage homes can take most looks, from woven rattan to eco-friendly recycled metal bistro chairs. Settle down around the table with your favourites from our selection.

Navy Leather School Chair

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1. Navy Leather School Chair


Dimensions: H75 W59 D45cm

This industrial-inspired school chair has been completely covered in leather for a softer, tactile finish. Perfect for a dining room or as a desk chair. Iron and leather.

Navy Leather School Chair, £230, French Connection

solid oak and beech Chiltern dining chair by Ercol

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2. Chiltern Dining Chair

Made from solid oak and beech this dining chair, with its criss-cross design, is made by famed British furniture makers, Ercol.

Chiltern Dining Chair, £199, Ercol at John Lewis

Laura Ashley Provencale Upholstered Pair of Dining Chairs

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3. Provencale Upholstered Pair of Dining Chairs

Hand-assembled by skilled craftsmen and finished with a hand-brushed patina, this chair is all about beautiful intricate detail.

Provencale Upholstered Pair of Dining Chairs, £403, Laura Ashley

Brown Leather Dining Chair with Brass Effect Legs

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4. Brown Leather Dining Chair with Brass Effect Legs

This leather dining chair with brass-effect legs provides simple sturdy seating with an industrial vintage appeal - ideal for a minimalist yet luxe living space.

Brown Leather Dining Chair with Brass Effect Legs, £130, Rockett St George

Ikea Reidar Chair in yellow

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5. Reidar Chair

Made entirely of aluminium, this energetic yellow chair can be used to dine in- or outdoors all year round.

Reidar Chair, £45, Ikea

Marks and Spencer Bradshaw dining Chairs

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6. Bradshaw Chairs

Designed for smaller homes (but equally at home in larger spaces), these self-assembly chairs have an understated retro style. 

Bradshaw Chairs, £129, Marks & Spencer

Sienna Pair of Dining Chairs in gray with wooden legs

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7. Sienna Pair of Dining Chairs

The elegantly shaped Sienna Chairs have a traditional look, without being dated in Boucle Blend. Available in 14 fabrics and 6 leg shades, they can be co-ordinated with your existing furniture. 

Sienna Pair of Dining Chairs, £360, Next

Hyatt Cafe Chair made from reclaimed materials

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8. Hyatt Cafe Chair

Made from reclaimed materials - such as oil drums that have been melted down and re-moulded - each of these dining chairs has an authentic industrial/ vintage feel. 

Hyatt Cafe Chair, £95, Little Tree Furniture at Barker and Stonehouse

stylish dining chair with a strong black iron frame and woven rattan in tonal shades of blonde.

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9. Rattan Dining Chair


Dimensions: H82 W43.5 D59cm

Inspired by classic 1950’s design and material, this stylish dining chair has a strong black iron frame and woven rattan in tonal shades of blonde. The contemporary twist on this classic design has been especially designed for your comfort with a wide shaped seat and tall back.

Rattan Dining Chair, £185, Cox and Cox

Edelweiss Pair of Dining Chairs in brown

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10. Edelweiss Pair of Dining Chairs


Dimensions: H81 W48 D49cm

Add a touch of mid-century style to your dining room with these walnut finished chairs. These ash wood chairs are as comfy as they are stylish, thanks to the curved wood seat.

Edelweiss Pair of Dining Chairs, £149, Made