Decorating a home can be a daunting task since everyone wants to have a stylish, comfortable home, but it is not always clear what pieces work best where. There are so many options out there for home furnishings that the choices seem to be endless, making the process even harder. Selections have to be made about what style is wanted, the era of the furniture, where it should be placed and coupled with, the list goes on and on.
While it may be overwhelming at times, decorating a home can be a very enjoyable process as well, allowing people to unleash a bit of their creative side in tailoring the inside of their home to accurately reflect their personal style and taste. There are many aspects of home decor that must be considered, one of them that takes quite a bit of consideration are dining chairs.
There many styles of chairs that depend very much on the specific style goals of the individuals who are decorating the home. Among the broad array of designs there are a few that stand out as classic favorites. The most well known style of dining chair is the Queen Anne. This design is based on the eighteenth century style of chairs, sporting a shaped crest rail at the top of the chair’s back and featuring a center back support.
While this is the basic construction of the Queen Anne style, there are variations in wood, specific design and upholstery. The backs of these chairs can be anything from the classic, simple urn-shaped back support to a more ornate shield back support. The type of wood and upholstery used for the chair should be the right color and material to match the rest of the dining room set.
Another popular design for dining chairs is the Windsor. This type of chair is characterized by having thin legs, spokes along the back of the chair, and either a bow or hoop back. This design hails from an early English style yet its simplicity and classic look makes it the perfect addition to any home. Windsor chairs are best suited for less formal dining situations and serve better for the day to day dining needs of individuals. Regency style chairs came about in the nineteenth century and is characterized by having a squared top, scroll back, and saber legs. This stylish design works well in formal as well as informal dining settings and can be found in a variety of different kinds of wood and upholstery, depending on personal taste.
The mid-century style of chair originated in the 1950s, hence its name, and was designed for the new, modern style of homes at the time. Certain changes to the original model have brought this kind of chair into the twenty-first century, making it a great part of a stylish dining set. For individuals looking for a more retro look will be quite pleased with the original mid-century design. Chippendale dining chairs are another popular item.
They are recognizable for their ornate back supports and often include ball-and-claw feet. These are definitely for a more formal setting due to the intricate design of the chairs and the beautiful wood that they are typically made of. Choosing any one of these lovely designs ensures that anyone’s home will have beautiful, classic furniture for everyone to admire and enjoy.
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