While wooden and metal chairs are the easiest to clean, they’re not the most comfortable. An excellent alternative to wood and metal is an upholstered Louis XVI chair. Known for its fluted legs, square back and timeless style, this French piece works in modern and traditional settings. Linen and cotton upholstery options are great for spaces with active kids; however, leather and vinyl styles are the most kid-proof and easy to clean.
This sitting nook features a wall mural that depicts a pastoral scene, creating a soothing ambiance in the space. A floral-patterned Louis XVI-style chair anchors the space next to a streamlined console table.
Modern takes on two iconic furniture pieces, the Louis XVI chair and the trestle table feel appropriate for this contemporary dining space without coming off as cold or dated. The custom light fixture evokes a classic midcentury Sputnik chandelier.
The dining room is brimming with drama thanks to lacquered walls and exposed beams. Powder blue Louis XVI chairs soften the strong personality of the jet black walls, while an art deco pendant and sideboard mirror help bounce light around the room.
A little color goes a long way in this girl's bedroom, where pale blue walls and white accents create a formal, dignified air. A small white desk and Louis XVI chair sits next to the window with sheer white curtains and a billowing blue valance.
A pair of Louis XVI club chairs flank a striped daybed adorned with textured throw pillows. The woven area rug, bamboo Roman shades and palm fronds lend a tropical feel to the more traditional furniture.
It's not minimalist style, but this contemporary dining room makes a big impact with minimal fuss. White plastic Louis XVI-esque chairs surround a round wood table that rests atop a sleek dark hardwood floor. Muted paintings and an eye-catching light fixture complete the space.
This living room's sitting area features patterned wing chairs and a fireplace framed by a Louis XVI carved-limestone surround. Traditional bookcases flank the fireplace, adding color and height to the living space.
This Louis XVI game table saddles up to elegantly draped windows in a French country living room. An upholstered chair creates the perfect conversation area in the corner, while distressed paneling adds to timeworn charm of the space.
This dining area makes the most of its limited space by using a small round table and four Louis XVI-style oval-backed chairs, maximizing space without minimizing style. A chandelier and round area rug add the finishing touches.