If you’re throwing a dinner party, you’re probably imagining your guests lingering at the table, as opposed to say, dining and dashing. One way to encourage this? Providing comfy chairs. The difficulty is that (particularly when it comes to dining chairs, for some reason) finding furniture that is both comfortable and stylish can be a real challenge. With this in mind, we went looking for upholstered dining chairs that will be friendly to your guests’ backsides and bottoms—and look great in your dining room, too.
An upholstered seat (with arms, even!) at a price that won’t break the bank, even if you need to buy quite a few.
A crisp, modern design that’s also quite budget-friendly.
A modern, streamlined chair that will work with all kinds of decor styles.
This chair provides a mid-century look at a friendly price, and it’s available in six different colors to match all kinds of schemes. The cutout back gives it a lightness that a lot of upholstered chairs don’t have.
Cute and comfy, a little bit mid-century modern and a little bit just plain modern.
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Light-footed but still supportive, this chair is a nice balance between modernity and comfort.
It’s not often you see a dining chair that looks like a seat where you’d like to linger, but this one fits the bill. I’m partial to the luxe look of the velvet, especially with the brass legs, but if velvet isn’t your cup of tea this chair is also available in fabric (with wood legs) for $249 and in leather (again with wood legs) for $349.
A luxe look at a not-so-luxe price.
Here’s an upholstered chair that strikes a perfect balance between comfort and style—it won’t have your guests squirming, but will also look great in your dining room when you’re not entertaining.
This little guy has a mid-century, almost Jetsons vibe that I could definitely get behind.
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A very modern and yet very cushy design in whispering pink, the color of the moment.
I like the combination of the glam velvet with this chair’s light, modern frame.
A beautiful, classic style by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin—pricey, yes, but guaranteed to become an heirloom. An armless version is available starting at $1,196.