The dining room seating in HGTV Dream home 2015 was given a mix-and-match approach in order to keep the space from feeling too stiff. “When you’re playing with a dining table that has six or eight chairs, that’s a lot of legs and a lot of wood,” explains the home’s interior designer Linda Woodrum. “We were trying to find a way to soften all of that wood, so we have this upholstered piece that’s one part of the seating area, two wooden chairs across from it, and two upholstered chairs at the end.”
Any time you're arranging chairs around an outdoor dining table, try using a variety of seating styles to maximize capacity. This modest table can seat eight guests comfortably, thanks to a mix of outdoor chairs and a long, wooden bench.
A pair of black mesh chairs, a white lounge chair and a hammock hung between support beams create several places to enjoy the relaxing view available on this contemporary deck. Cedar siding adds beautiful color to the natural surroundings and a cable railing keeps the space feeling open.
A row of stools line one edge of the glass coffee table adding an Asian style influence to this contemporary living room. The glass tabletop and polished stone fireplace surround create a beautiful reflective quality throughout the room. Built in shelving adds a warm, wood hue to the cool color scheme.
A painted black wood floor and black window nook create a smooth and stylish look and allow the brick wall to pop in this contemporary living room. A black sofa is decorated with a mix of patterned black and white throw pillows and accented with a pair of velvet fuchsia pillows complimented by the table decoration in the window nook.
A mixture of pendant lights featuring matte black finishes and copper accents bring a modern, industrial twist to this sleek kitchen design. A row of bar chairs at the island creates cozy eat-in space in the natural light from the sliding glass doors. Neutral tones elevate the calm, timeless feel of the design.
Lattice-inspired wallpaper and a large floral painting animate this boho-tropical dining room. Pink throw pillows add the perfect pop of color, while all-white furniture and mixed seating feels fresh and lively.
Mixing and matching seating is a clever way to add creative flair to a workspace. Any time you're mixing seating styles, also be sure to consider the textural value of each piece. While the midcentury-modern molded plywood chairs add shape and color, the woven wicker chairs add rich texture.
A built in bench turns under two windows for a bright and attractive sitting space for this dining room. A glass top table with geometric wood base is a stylish twist on a traditional dining table. A brown frame encircled light hangs above and compliments the coloring of the mix of chocolate brown, neutral and green throw pillows.
A mix of seating creates areas for lounging and dining beside this pool in Chappaqua, New York. Ceiling beams, columns and lattice trim are traditional details that set the tone for a sophisticated space.