Best Dining Chairs in the UK, different styles and materials

While seemingly straightforward, the dining chairs you don your eatery with are probably the most imperative feature of the whole room. No matter how well decorated the rest of the room might be, shoddy chairs equates to a shoddy design. Fortunately, getting the best dining chairs doesn’t have to be a headache, simply check out the models below and choose your favourite!

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White Milano Retro Designer Dining Chair

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Black Leather Scroll High Top Back Dining Chair

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Coavas Fabric Cushion Dining Chair

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Leather Roll Top High Back Ivory Dining Chair with Oak Legs

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Gizza Grey Modern Dining Chairs

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PROS

Possibly the most comfortable and stylish dining chair that won’t break the bank. If you want additional comfort or more versatility for matching colours you could always add a cushion. The colour won’t fade or chip away making it a long-lasting investment.

Very soft blanket, with high quality fabric, and a surprising number of control settings. It offers 9 levels of heat, and 10 timer options. Additionally, you get individual body and feet heating areas, perfect for people with circulation problems. Relatively affordable considering the number of features.

Premium quality design and ultra-soft fabric in elegant chocolate brown. This electric overblanket features 9 heat and 9 timer settings, controlled with a user friendly detachable remote. Comfortable size, light, and backed up by a CC certification and RoHS compliance.

A super affordable electric blanket, with decent size and quality. It features two controllers, 3 heat settings and a quality fitted matters cover. It is machine washable, has an auto-safety feature, and a 2 years guarantee.

Very low energy consumption for what is a high-end electric blanket. Featuring 6 temperature settings, auto-safety protection, elegantly designed controller, and very soft fabric, that is machine washable at 40 degrees, as well as tumble dry safe.

CONS

While the chair is rather sturdy and made for any body shape, the chair isn’t made for leaning back so if you have rambunctious children you may have to keep an eye on them

The controller, sophisticated as it is, won’t remember your last program, so there is space for an improvement there. Otherwise, no other cons we can think off. The material is not premium quality, but still definitely better than most of the models.

No elastic skirt to keep it in place. However, considering this is an overblanket, and supposing you’ll be using it as such, it’s not a con at all. It consumes slightly more energy, and is a bit pricey – though this is justified considering the premium quality design, and performance.

. Only 3 heat settings available, which doesn’t provide enough variety in temperature levels. Takes longer to heat up than some of the other models, but overall it is still reasonably fast.

No elasticated skirt, but considering this is an overblanket you won’t need one anyway. Other than that, none whatsoever.

OUR VERDICT

Definitely a solid choice, sturdy, elegant, easily maintained and cost effective, what else could you ask for?

The most sophisticated technology in what is a relatively affordable model. For couples, this might be the best underblanket on the market. So many features!

High end premium quality model. The best overblanket there is! Bit pricier than what you might expect while looking at the other models, but well worth it.

The most affordable reasonably sized double blanket. Not that many options, but it has everything you need, and everything you might be looking for when purchasing a double blanket within, and even above this price range.

The fastest heat up option, combined with premium design and a variety of features, makes this electric blanket a serious contender within the premium category. The best energy efficiency bar none!

Material

Polypropylene

Bonded PU leather, foam padded seats

Metal legs & fabric linen

Bonded PU leather & natural Oak legs

Premium quality faux leather, foam & metal base

Dimensions

48 cm width x 56cm depth x 83 m height

50 cm width x 52 cm depth x 105 cm height

41.9 cm width x 45 cm depth x 88.4 cm height

42 cm width x 54 cm depth x 101 cm height

42 cm width x 47.5 cm depth x 95.5 cm height

Weight

4 Kg per chair

9.5 Kg per chair

4.5 Kg per chair

8 Kg per chair

7.25 Kg per chair

Comfort

Reasonably comfortable

Very comfortable

Moderately comfortable

Quite comfortable

Super comfortable

Price

Relatively affordable

Quite affordable

Relatively affordable

Very affordable

Very affordable!

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White Milano Retro Designer Dining Chair

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Black Leather Scroll High Top Back Dining Chair

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Coavas Fabric Cushion Dining Chair

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Leather Roll Top High Back Ivory Dining Chair with Oak Legs

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Gizza Grey Modern Dining Chairs

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What to Look For in a Dining Chair?

Finding the right dining chairs can be an intricate process, sometimes there are many subtle factors that go into picking out the perfect ones. Below we’ll touch on some things that you may want to consider before picking out yours.
Width, as comical as it may be, width is actually a really important feature to consider. Or, more accurately, the width of your prospective choice compared to your table’s width. If you have an 80-cm table but just bought two 45-centimeter-wide chairs, you’re going to have extruding chairs, with no elbow room for your guests. How much space is taken up or left unused greatly affects the aesthetic appeal of your room and whether or not you end up looking silly. Try to leave space on either side of the chairs (even the ends) for the greatest level of comfort.

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Ding, ding. Height is the next prospective feature to discuss. Are the chairs going to barely slide under your table? Will you have room for all leg sizes? It’s highly recommended to have at least 30cm between the top of a chair and the lowest point of your table. Imagine, if your table is about 60 cm tall, but your chairs seats are 40 cm tall, you may find you have too little space to be comfortable, or the opposite is possible, oddly tall tables could leave too much space from the chair to the table. However, unless your table is unusual, it may be around 75-80cm by default.
Dinner parties or regular guests? Then, how often do you throw those dinner parties? Do you invite over extravagant guests? Are you just trying to serve your family and do you have younger children? As I’m sure you’ve inevitably thought about, the material of the chairs is going to greatly affect the audience. Getting fashionably upholstered chairs with smaller children may prove trying. Will the leather last?
On the subject of materials, upholstered dining chairs usually take up more space, but can be more comfortable. If you get a polypropylene, it will be more durable and long-lasting, but it will need to be cleaned to keep from staining and may be less comfortable. The material could scratch but you won’t have unsightly tears and flat cushions from rough usage. If you’re going to invest in upholstered chairs, are you willing to get them reupholstered? If so, how often? Material options are of the utmost importance.
Another more obvious point, are you trying to find clashing or blending colours? Do you want to pop or stay more neutral? If your table is a light wood colour, would it look nice matched with a chair that has darker legs and a light seat? If not, should you fish for another design?
Finally, the different kind of feet protectors create different results on hard wood and carpet flooring (or rugs). On hardwood, velvetlike stoppers will slide easily, rubber may produce more friction, plastic will be easy to slide. Velvet might produce the least about of noise, but could wear down easier. On a carpet floor, you may just have to settle for picking up the chair unless the feet are plastic tipped.

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White Milano Retro Designer Dining Chair

White Milano Retro Designer Dining Chair

The White Milano Retro Designer Dining Chair is a beautiful, pearl white dining chair inspired by the Eiffel tower. With a minimalist, classy design this chair will fit almost any room and thankfully, white can match almost any colour scheme too. Designed to be an elegant statement of art, this chair doesn’t shine too brilliantly (it won’t stand out as the whitest thing in the room) and instead is an aesthetically pleasing white. Despite being named a retro designer chair, the appeal is modern and refreshing.

The polypropylene shell of the chair is dyed all the way through, so these chairs are a solid investment if you don’t like having to buy new chairs too often. You don’t have to worry about this shade fading or chipping and revealing and unsightly colour underneath, which is all too common for similar polymer chairs. The polypropylene is moulded to be a comfortable fit for any body shape or size. With or without an added cushion this chair boasts comfort to last and has the versatility to be used for more than just your dining room – making it a practical and picturesque chair.

Unlike other moulded chairs, this one lacks the squeaks and creaks of moving about while sitting in it; which you might hear from other polymer chairs as the material bends. Despite being a sturdy, generalized fit, these modern dining chairs aren’t meant for leaning back. The white Milano retro designer dining chairs are raised to about 42-45cm off the ground by beech wood legs held together with black frame metal struts. The polypropylene of this chair is moulded out to be approximately 45cm wide.

Fortunately, the modern and chic aesthetics aren’t going to cost you a fortune. This chair was designed to look great while maintaining cost effective, sturdy materials. So, feel free to get a full set. The ergonomics of this chair are great, but it’s simply made from a polymer. If you’re going to have long dinner parties, the polypropylene is only going to get you so far, you may want to invest in getting an equally chic set of cushions to don the chairs. Otherwise several hours in this chair may make it slightly uncomfortable for those used to sitting in a cushioned seat.

These chairs are going to require a little bit of assembly on your part. Fortunately, it’s pretty straight forward and the packaging does come with some instructions. However, they may seem to be lacking, if you’re not savvy with assembly. When first pulled from the box, you’ll need to remove the black stoppers in the screw holes before you can put the screws in. And, you may want to keep this in mind regardless of which dining room chair you go with, always let all the screws bite before tightening them. Fastening one fully then the next could lead to a wobbly, unsteady chair, or even misaligned holes.

Overall the chair is a pleasing size and is rather lightweight so if they need to be picked up or moved around a lot it won’t become too burdensome. Speaking of moving these chairs, if you have a hardwood floor, you won’t have to worry about scratches, these chairs come with felt pad feet tips for easy sliding.
As for regular maintenance, you may have to put in some work to keep these chairs their pearly white, but you won’t have to worry about rips or tears in the fabrics. So, in all, these classy modern dining chairs are aesthetically pleasing, generally comfortable, cost effective, and sturdy.

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Black Leather Scroll High Top Back Dining Chair

Black Leather Scroll High Top Back Dining Chair

The black leather scroll high top dining chair is probably one of the most luxurious, contemporary dining chairs you could add to your dining room. The black leather is sleek, and comes in four different colours, red, ivy (which I honestly think might be a cream) and brown.

The appeal of these black leather dining chairs may even remind you of going to a classy restaurant, especially if you dim the lights of your dining room. Pair them with a dark wooden table and you’ll fall in love immediately; don’t worry if you don’t have a dark wooden table they practically match anything and if you don’t think so, there are plenty of other colours to find the right pair for your table. Cream leather dining chairs could easily match almost anything.

These chairs offer decent comfort thanks to the high scroll back coupled with a sprung, foam padded seat. Right off the bat, with the foam padding this chair inherently offers more cushion than the previously mentioned Milano seat. For the best possible quality, these black leather dining chairs are individually hand-crafted using traditional tried and true techniques. Giving you a truly crafted chair.

Not only are these chairs suitable for any dining room setting, with their stylish, modern appeal but they are also built with daily usage in mind. The bonded PU leather padded covering is resistant to spills and stains, so don’t worry about your clumsier guests. On the maintenance side of things, simply wiping them down is enough to keep them clean and fashionable; as usual try to clean up the spill as quickly as possible. Inevitably though, either through prolonged daily use or time, the cushions in chairs wear down, getting them reupholstered is always one way to fix them and may be needed after a couple years. The maintenance though, will surely pay off to impress your guests.

These black leather dining chairs are made with wooden legs and are finished in a clear lacquer, giving them that authentic appeal. Thankfully, with hard floors in mind these chairs come with protective studs. Standing at about 105cm they are taller than the typical set of dining chairs in total stature. Importantly though, the seat will remain at about the same height as the usual set of chairs at about 49cm. They are measured at 50cm wide.
Typically, these chairs require slight assembly, and it’s rather easy to do, they also come with useful instructions. Just don’t forget to bite each bolt before tightening them to keep everything taught and symmetrical. The legs may become wobbly if the screws need to be tightened. Typically, though, the customer service is fantastic if the chairs are defective.

Overall, these black, brown, red, or even cream leather dining chairs are a great purchase, flaunting a luxuriously chic air and cushioned comfort.

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Coavas Fabric Cushion Dining Chair

Coavas Fabric Cushion Dining Chair

The Coavas Fabric Cushion Dining Chair is one of the best dining chairs, boasting a comfortable, trendy design. You can get these stylish chairs in four stunningly elegant colours, pink turquoise, yellow and grey. If you’re going for a bright décor, these will surely bring life to any place! Especially if you choose pink, turquoise or the yellow. Grey is a great colour to mesh with any of your more neutral interior designs.

The Coavas Dining Chair Fabric linen is soil proof, made to keep dirt and spills out, if the spill is wiped up right away and not left to seep in! So, fortunately, this chair practically keeps itself clean, making the required maintenance minimal. These modern dining chairs would be ideal for staying chic and contemporary while having children in the home.

As for the cushion, this Coavas Dining chair offers a comfortable, thick padding and the back of the chair is moulded to support your back for optimal comfort. These chairs are designed with ergonomics in mind. Not only boasting a gracious design, these modern dining chairs are supported by four metal legs with an X shape, making them sturdy, and more specifically, capable of holding 113kg. These metal legs are crafted with a wooden appearance so they don’t clash with the rest of the design. The legs also offer rubber protection rings on the feet to protect from scratches. These rubber rings also make sliding the chair easy and quiet, an invaluable factor for families with younger children who like to scrape chairs against the flooring just to hear the scratching sound. If you don’t know what I mean, you’re a lucky one.

Being one of the more compact designs, these chairs are lightweight and inexpensive. Despite being cost effective, they are still sturdy and durable. The seat stands just 44cm off the ground and is 43cm wide at the seat.

When taking this particular set of dining chairs into consideration; it would be unfair not to mention that 76% of customers rated this chair at five stars or higher, and 20% of customers rated the chair at four stars. If those numbers don’t boast customer satisfaction, I’m not sure what would. Overall, these modern dining chairs are well received.

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Coavas Fabric Cushion Dining Chair
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Leather Roll Top High Back Ivory Dining Chair with Oak Legs

Leather Roll Top High Back Ivory Dining Chair with Oak Legs

These cream leather dining chairs are the chairs to buy. Frankly, they are probably the best dining chairs on this list, at least of the leather upholstered ones. Luxuriously chic and sleek, these dining chairs come in four different colours. Be warned, the ivory seems to be more a cream and will be referred to that way throughout.
Warning: you may fall in love with these chairs, I know I did.

The PU leather used is resistant to spillage, so just wipe up the mess before it seeps into the seams and you will be good to go! As for the maintenance required just wipe them down occasionally to keep them looking clean and sleek. Despite being a PU leather, these chairs don’t creek a lot and are quite comfortable thanks to the well-designed cushion beneath the leather upholstery.

It’s safe to say these stunning cream leather dining chairs are sure to complete your dining room’s interior. They feature solid oak wooden legs with a lacquer finish. These PU leather chairs are double-stitched for added durability and are easily a great, lasting investment. As for the more expensive side of their maintenance, these chairs can go years without needing to be reupholstered, making it even less expensive than yearly reupholstering. These cream roll back leather dining chairs will add a touch of luxury and class to your home providing you with comfort and style to impress any guests or even just your family. Why not eat in style?
The dimensions for this chair are pretty standard, the seat stands at about 47cm high and the chair is 42 cm wide. Overall the chair stands 101cm tall, so you can show off those elegant chair choices long before anyone sits in them. Trust me, they will notice.

As with the rest of the models, these leather dining chairs require some light assembly, but it’s actually a little more complicated with this set. The instructions are easy to read but don’t fully outline what should be done to achieve the best seat. Try biting each of the bolts, sit in the chair and then tighten them bit by bit all around. Making sure the bolts are tightened together keep everything taut and symmetrical. Just make sure the bolts won’t come out when you sit down, you don’t want to break the new chairs. Sitting on them will even out the legs and keep them from being too wobbly or seemingly uneven.

Overall, these black, cream, red, or even brown leather dining chairs are a wonderful purchase, flaunting a sleek contemporary design and comfort you won’t regret it. Durable and sturdy, these leather chairs make a great addition to any home’s décor.

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Gizza Grey Modern Dining Chairs

Gizza Grey Modern Dining Chairs

The Gizza Grey Modern Dining Chairs are a hit. They can bring an astonishingly modern design to almost any room. Doubling as more than just a dining chair, you can get more out of them by using them as office or desk chairs; a great solution to getting more out of your furniture while living in less space. The cushioned leather and ergonomic design couples perfectly to make a luxurious seat you can sit in comfortably while you work or eat.
These modern, grey, faux leather chairs have white sides to complement the grey. This design works perfectly to adding neutral colour to a bold space or blending into an already neutral space. The metal legs are chromed to give it a more shiny, sleek appeal. Fortunately, the high-quality faux leather gives the illusion of real leather but lacks the drawbacks. Thus, you can get quality, high-class seating for a fraction of the price.

Boasting sturdy, metal legs donned with anti-scratch plastic feet on the bottom, helps prevent damage to wooden or hard floors; and can even offer slightly easier maneuverability on carpet (than some of the other feet pads). These chairs sit 48 cm off the ground, and are 42 cm wide. If you need the full chair height, they stand a total distance of 95.5 cm off the ground. The chairs only weigh 7.5 kg so they are light weight, easy to move around, and are durable.

The ingeniously steady cantilever base prevents reclining, sliding or falling, so while you can have a little bounce in your seat you don’t have to worry about losing the feet under you. If you have fidgety members in your family or of your usual guests, they can easily bounce their chair without becoming annoying. It’ll make them much more appreciative and comfortable in your dining room. It will also help pacify the children if they’ve had a little too much sugar. Given that these leather chairs don’t have too much slack, they may hold up to children better than some of the other leather chairs.

Assembly for these dining chairs is pretty easy and straightforward. As for the maintenance side of things, the synthetic material is easier to clean and maintain than real leather, meaning you should only have to wipe it down on occasion and just clean up spills as they happen to keep this material looking new and fresh.

Despite being the least expensive chair on the list, these chairs are quality chairs. Without looking at the numbers presented next, these dining chairs are a solid choice: lightweight, comfortable, contemporary and inexpensive; what’s not to like?

Overall, these dining chairs are probably some of the best dining chairs – the numbers don’t lie. 71% of the customers found these chairs worthy of five stars, 24% gave them four stars, and amazingly enough, only the last 5% gave it 3 stars. There were no 2 or 1-star ratings at the time of this review. Let the ratings speak numbers of the chair’s elegance and quality!

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