I always get excited when I work on a dining room project. It’s one of my favorite spaces that I like to design and add drama to as well as do some switching. One of the first things that I enjoy switching out is matchy-matchy dining chairs. I do understand that some prefer to buy a dining table with the matching chairs, and this can be a keeper for most. However, keeping the dining chairs because it is considered the norm is a definite no-no! Moreover, this is only my opinion, but given my experience as a designer, why not make a dramatic statement with chairs that give way to a more dominant color, unique pattern by utilizing fabric, or a finish such as metallic.

The overall point is to add a little bit of drama. I like to provide my professional opinion to help nudge someone that is in their comfort zone and scared of change. When switching out the original chairs, the dining room will not only become a relevant part of the home, but it will make a statement. Trust me; when a dining room is functional and aesthetically pleasing to the eye, it is used more for the intended purpose. Bold colors such a vibrant yellow and electric red can be an ultimate head turner.

Quick notation: For my dining room and breakfast nook area, I bought over-sized table bases. For each table base, I purchased chairs that complement more than the original chairs.

Also, I like to create a contrast. For instance, off-white or cream chairs against a dark wood dining table. Moreover, the most important note to remember about color is that it can turn any space into something extraordinary and exciting!

Check out some stylish dining rooms featuring chairs that are sitting pretty and representing their position while taking center-stage.

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Kimberly C. Lyons

Principal Interior Designer and founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Company), Kimberly has been slaying interiors since forever. She refuses to partake of what is known as ordinary when it comes to designing interior or exterior spaces. Kimberly already acknowledges that she is considered a rare breed when it comes to splashing her signature touch within a space. She loves designing fabulous interiors & exteriors. She is obsessed with super bold color, the phrase I dare you, and lives for going outside the box when creating a unique and powerful wow factor. Kimberly is definitely not afraid to break some major design rules!