Tips for Mixing & Matching Dining Chairs

Jun 20, 2017

Here at Mackenzie & Company we have some advice for those who are trying to master the art of mixing and matching dining room chairs. There are a few routes you can take depending on the aesthetic you are aspiring for: 

1. Mix materials: such as our design above of a fabric & wood combination

2. Keep the colors consistent or have a neutral color palette, but change the shapes. 

3. Think about adding a bench 

4. Stick to an "age range" (same period style in other words, but different chairs in that style) 

5. Mix "age ranges" such as contemporary with some traditional (different period styles) 

6. Mix in some color contrasts 

7. Combine different heights 

Consistent Colors & Different Shapes

Screen Shot 2017 06 16 At 8 17 57 Pm

Photo: Luisa Brimble

Add a Bench


Photo: Design by Homepolish West Coast Creative Director Orlando Soria and photography by Tessa Neustadt for Homepolish 

Stick to an "Age Range"


Photo: Line Klein and Styled by Helen Wiggers 

Mix "Age Ranges"

Full Size Render

Design: Hygge House

Color Contrast


Photo: petra bindel & SF Girl by Bay

Different Heights


Photo: Jeremiah Brent

Favorite Dining Room Chairs From The Studio:


1. Shore Dining Chair

2. Caned Side Chair

3. Willa Wood Dining Chair

4. Curator Black Leather Chair

5. Wishbone Chair

6. Black Wood Dining Chair

7. Colin Loom Side Chair

8. Lisette Wire Tower Chair

9. Barrelback Slipcovered Skort Skirt Armchair

10. St. Martin Rattan Dining Chair

11. High Back Bench

12. Carson Backless Bench

13. Chatham Bench

14. Mid-Century Upholstered Bench 

Mackenzie & Company is a participant in several affiliate programs that are designed to provide means for sites to earn advertising fees by promoting and linking products we love and genuinely recommend to our readers.

© 2016 Mackenzie & Company | Website built on Cape Cod by Dative