Searching for chairs for your home is no easy task. There’s not only a large variety of different chairs to consider, from accent chairs to dining chairs to even ghost chairs, but there’s also an almost limitless number of styles and colors to consider. In fact, there are so many different options to consider a homeowner could easily get mired down in the quagmire of options available.
Fortunately, there’s a solution to that particular problem. We’ve selected what we feel are the top ten best chairs currently available. The following models have been selected because they’re the perfect combination of style, features, and comfort. Although not all of these chairs will be suitable for everyone, there’s sure to be one or two that will be perfect for your home.
Best Chairs Of 2019
10Poly and Bark Trattoria Side Chairs
This 4-set of Trattoria side chairs are made from an electric-plated metal and come in one of a variety of different dazzling colors. Some of these colors available include dark green, yellow, aqua, black, elm wood, orange, red or gunmetal. These chairs are stackable and have feet caps that don’t mark up the surface they’re used on. These chairs are designed to be used indoors and are the ideal seating solution for not only homes but also for bistros or cafes. They are 33-inches high, from the top of their back to the bottom of their feet, and have a seat that’s 14-inches deep.
9GreenForest Accent Living Room Chairs
Regardless of whether these accent chairs are used in the living room or around the dining room table, they are sure to not only be visually attractive to the homeowner but are also sure to be comfortable to anyone who sits in them. They are made with a velvet fabric that is extremely soft and comfortable, and each one comes in a variety of single color styles including rose, aqua or grey. They have strong metal legs, and the bottom of this chair’s feet have rubber on them to protect the surface they’re placed upon. This product is 17.9-inches long, 19.5-inches wide and 30.5-inches high.
8Armen Living Summer Chair
With a design that calls back to the mid-century chairs that were popular in the 1950s, this retro summer chair is sure to be a welcome addition in just about any living room or home office. It has a beautiful classic walnut wood finish and is covered with fabric upholstery that is available in either charcoal grey, blue or a retro green color. This chair is about 25-inches wide, 22-inches deep and is about 31-inches high. It can be mixed in with other mid-20th century designs or used as an accent piece for rooms decorated with more modern 21st-century interior designs.
7Roundhill Furniture Parsons Dining Chair
This 2-piece set of Parson’s dining room chairs has an elegant design that would’ve once been reserved only for royalty but is now available to anyone who wants to add a little bit of style to their home. These chairs have very comfy seats that are easy to sit on and have button-tufted backs that are comfortable to lean back in. These chairs also have extremely durable wooden legs and don’t have any side arms. These chairs come in one of several different colors including blue, charcoal, grey, tan, or yellow. These chairs are 39.2-inches height, 18-inches wide and have a depth of 26-inches.
6Modway Casper Modern Acrylic Dining Armchairs
These chairs offer a clean, modern design that’s extremely unique among most other chairs. They are made of a durable polycarbonate that gives them a transparent look that’s very reminiscent of ghost chairs. They are approximately 21-inches long, 22-inches wide and 36-inches high. They have an armrest height of 26.5-inches and have a weight capacity of up to 331-pounds. These chairs come in a wide selection of different colors including not only a translucent clear but also black, blue, red, pink or white. Which means that there’s a color for just about any home decor and just about anyone’s personal style.
5Nelms Upholstered Side Chairs
These side chairs have such a versatile design they can be used as an office chair for surfing the Internet, a dining room chair at a kitchen island or can be used as additional seating in the living room. They are of Asian hardwood and have a deep brown finish that will fit in with both classic and modern decors. Each chair has a weight limit of 300-pounds and has black padded seat and back that’s made from a combination of 70% PU, 20% cotton and 10% polyester fiber. Both the back and the seat look very much like leather. All of which makes them very attractive side chairs.
42xhome Eiffel Style Side Chairs
This set of 2 fabric Eiffel-style armchairs can be used for dining rooms, living rooms or even home offices. They are covered with fabric and have wood dowel legs that have floor protectors on their feet to protect floor surfaces. These chairs can be bought with a busy patchwork design style or can be bought in a variety of single colors. Some of the colors available in this chair style include black, green, red, pink, teal, white or clear. Although the patchwork chairs are made with a soft fabric covering, not all of the other colors and styles have a covering and are instead made with just a molded plastic seat and back.
3Furmax Mid-Century Modern Dining Chair
These dining chairs have a modern, almost simplistic design, but that’s what really makes them appealing. They have nice Beech wood legs, matte-finished polypropylene seats and have soft cushions that make these chairs extremely comfortable to sit in for just about anyone. They have an ergonomic design that helps to balance the user’s thighs and give them some lower back support. Each of these chairs has a weight limit of approximately 275-pounds, and they have a foam padding thickness of around an inch. They are 19.3-inches by 16.1-inches by 31.9-inches. They can be bought in different colors including white, black, grey or orange.
2Flash Furniture Ghost Chair Set
This 4-piece set of ghost chairs are made with a Louis XVI style that many people will recognize but with a translucent finish that will add a whole new perspective to that design. These chairs are made from a molded polycarbonate that allows them to have a crystal-like finish but still maintain the strength needed to hold a person’s weight. They have contoured seats and curved arms and are surprisingly comfortable to sit in despite their lack of cushioning. They are the perfect design element for anyone looking to add a unique style to their home and are sure to be a conversation starter for guests.
1Coavas Fabric-Covered Dining Chairs
This 4-piece set of dining room chairs feature chairs which weigh under 10-pounds but are still sturdy enough to hold up a person who is up to 250-pounds. Each of the chairs is 17.7 by 16.5 by 34.8-inches and are covered in fabric linen that’s comfortable to sit on. Although these chairs have to be assembled before they’re used, the assembly is nice and quick. Each of the chairs has metal legs and have resistant rubber rings on their feet to protect floor surfaces from scratching when the chairs are being used. Taking everything into consideration, these chairs are some of the best chairs available and will fit in with just about any decor.
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A Buying Guide For Chairs
As we stated in our intro, there’s a lot of different chairs available for people to consider, and unfortunately, there’s not a lot of information available on what to look for in these chairs. That’s why we’ve decided to write this buying guide, so you can get the help you need when looking for a new chair. Okay, let’s get started with some of the things that you’ll have to consider first, which is what style chair you actually need. And to figure out which style you need, you are going to have to figure out which room of your home the chair is going to reside.
Choosing Chairs by Room
Every room has a type of chair that’s particularly suited to it. This makes it easier for anyone to choose the right chair for their home from the 3-dozen or so different types available. However, that doesn’t mean that a chair suited for a particular room can’t be used in a completely different room. For example, there’s no reason why a dining room chair can’t be used in the living room. It’s not done very often, but it can be done. However, categorizing chairs into rooms does make it easier to narrow down the selection of chairs that a person has to choose from and makes the whole process more manageable.
- Living Room-Chairs that are often found in this category includes accent, wingback, contemporary round chairs, captain chairs, recliners, bergère chairs, Lawson, captain, barrel, lounge, chesterfields, and slipper chairs.
- Dining Room-Chairs in this category includes wishbone, modern ghost, and side chairs.
- Office Chairs-These chairs include reading chairs and desk chairs.
- Outdoor Chairs-These chairs include folding, beach, chaise lounge chairs, camping, hammock, and wicker chairs.
Chair Leg Style
One thing that most people don’t spend enough time thinking about is the leg pattern of chairs. Most people would be surprised to find out that there are at least 16 different types of leg styles. Some of the more common styles include the following:
- Double Scroll
- Single Scroll
- Turned Fluted
- Reverse Scroll
- Adam Style
Chairs are also constructed with a particular material type. There are metal chairs, plastic chairs, wood chairs, cotton covered chairs, polyester upholstered chairs, and leather chairs. Taking into consideration the potential strengths and weaknesses of each material should be considered before purchasing any chair. For example, plastic chairs may be inexpensive, but they can also look cheap and be flimsy.
The Chair’s Seat
The seat is one of the most important aspects of the chair to feel. This part supports the person’s weight, so a well-designed seat can mean all the difference to the comfort of the chair. Below are a few things to consider when looking at a chair’s seat.
- Angle: The chair’s seat should be straight and hold the sitter’s thighs parallel to the floor.
- Height: Most chairs are approximately 16 to 18-inches high. However, if you are taller or shorter than average, then you may want to find a seat that’s higher or lower so that it fits your needs.
- Softness: Chair seats can be either hard or soft. Just keep in mind that hard seats can be uncomfortable for long periods of time and seats that are too soft may not offer the support your back needs.
- Width: Your particular body size will determine the width of the chair that you need to make it comfortable for you.
- Depth: Depth is another personal choice. However, if you suffer from bad knees or have other problems standing, then you may want to opt for a shallow depth seat.
Another thing to keep in mind is the chair back. Most chairs have one of two different types of backs—either hard or cushioned. Either type is useful, but ones with cushioned backs tend to offer more comfort over support and those with hardbacks tend to offer more support over comfort.
Dining room chairs are a whole different animal than most other types of chairs. That’s because they can come in a variety of different designs—more than you may know. Below are some of the more common chair back styles to choose from for dining room chairs.
- Renaissance Revival
- Ladder Back
- Stick Backs
One Last Thing About Chairs
It’s almost impossible to offer a comprehensive guide on chairs in the amount of space we have available for this guide, but we did try to give a basic overview of some of the chair types currently available. Hopefully, this guide will encourage you to investigate a little bit further for yourself and discover all of the amazing types of chairs available nowadays.