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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Three Ways: To Add Colour With Dining Chairs

Recently, I've spotting a lot of colourful dining chairs and it led me to think what an excellent way this is to add colour into a dining space. It's also an ideal piece of furniture to get crafty with, too. You could paint the chair legs, recover a fabric base using a bright and bold patterned fabric or make a slipcover to use over the whole chair - all would add something new to your space. First up, we see how a white Scandinavian dining room is given a colourful update with primary coloured chairs and stools. The second space shows that you can add colour by doing nothing at all, simply invest in well-worn, vintage wooden chairs; the texture of the wood against the blackboard wall tells a thousand stories. Finally, if you want to inject a dose of fun into your dining room, why not paint some simple, wooden chairs in glossy, neon hues! Which dining chairs would you choose?

27 comments:

  1. I love the chalk bored walls. i think they look excellent in kitchens,

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  2. we have some taupe and green colored chairs in our dining room! i was adamant about having colored chairs in our dining space when we first started decorating! :)

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  3. Oh such difficult decisions you present us with Will! All fabulous but I think scandi brights wins it for me :)

    Abbey x

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  4. Oooh, kinda dying over the country rustic one Will! I love that chalk board wall, very organic and appealing isn't it? LOVE!
    Nancy xo

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  5. Ohhh, I love coulours -
    but in this case I think I would go for the vintage wooden chairs - it´s something about that
    setting that´s just RIGHT : ) So honest and clean..
    and the blackboard painted wall is great!
    I also like the first one, but neon...
    I guess that´s not for me!

    Lovely inspiration with beautiful pictures, as always!

    Have a nice wednesday : )

    Maria.

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  6. i can't decide for one... i think i would mix the first and the second since i love the chalboard wall and the wooden table, but i think coloured chairs would be lovely around that table and great in front of the black wall.
    i {sometimes} like neon but wouldn't use it in my home.
    but thanks again for the lovely and inspirational pics, have a great day.

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  7. @fox and fawn - Always love a good chalkboard wall!

    @Sandy - I like your style! Sounds fab!

    @Abbey - That's my fave, too! x

    @Nancy, Maria - If I had a country home, I'd be super happy if the dining room looked like this! x

    @homeboundtheheartoflife - The Scandi Brights takes my vote, too!

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  8. love the vibrant colours in pic 1 but am hooked with the setting in pic 2 - I guess due to the chalkboard wall:-) Great!

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  9. Definitly the scandi brights for me, gotta love a classic white colour scheme with pops of colour!x

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  10. They're all great! I think it would be the rustic ones - actually I had a couple of antique ones very similar that I sold off before moving to Dubai - can you say regret?

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  11. Oh, number 3 is simply great, I already had the picture to be posted someday, but number one, is just so.... Nordic, that I love it.

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  12. Either the first or second. I love the brightly coloured mix and match chairs in the first, plus the fabulous bright blue bench; but I also can't resist the gorgeous chalkboard wall in the second! xx

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  13. I am looking for some rustic chic stools. All I find are industrial or very fussy. I am loving white chairs or black chairs now....
    and for the holidays gold and silver.
    pve

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  14. I'm voting for the scandi!!!! It feels so cozy and homely!

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  15. I love the colored one, but I think my fave remains the middle one!!

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  16. Like the top one and the middle one best! Love a chalkboard wall too!

    Out friends covered their chairs with old maps and then varnished on top! They looked great!
    Rachie xo

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  17. I love the natural wood chairs. I grew up with those types of chairs! I like the pops of color with the others, but it's just too much for me!

    XO - Jami
    Imagine Design Blog

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  18. i'm a color lover for sure, but in this case, the combination of the chalkboard walls and the weathered wood steals my heart!

    www.fortheloveofdesignblog.com

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  19. Wooden chairs are so great because 1. they're old (!) and 2.they're so easy to update. Love this post, Will!

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  20. I think I'd have to go with the well worn ones in my home but if I lived by the coast somewhere I'd definitely go with the more playful hues.

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  21. @Igor, Helena, Jami, Rachael, White Tapestry, Susan, Crissy - Number one gets my vote but if I had a place in the country I'd go for number 2!

    @littletree, Deborah, Itzi, Rachel, Lenya, Rachie - Scandi Brights would be my first choice, too!

    @lisa - Ouch! That has gotta hurt an interior loving heart! ;)

    @pve - Love rustic chairs!

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  22. Love the country rustic! But then I love country style! :)

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  23. White or rustic. But I have a feeling that the more I hang out here the more you can convince me to "live a little"! (:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and T.!

    oxox, Mon

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  24. The colorful chairs are fun but I am mostly drawn to the country rustic dining area! It feels warm and looks stylish.

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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