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How To Pair Dining Tables and Chairs

How To Pair Dining Tables and Chairs

Designing Your Amish Dining Table and Chairs

Not everyone likes to buy the complete dining room sets as pictured from Countryside. Our Amish Made Furniture is intended to be customized to precisely fit both your purpose and personality. Here are some tips for knowing how to think outside the set for pairing dining tables and chairs.

Dining Room Sets

Sometimes, elements within a set are so distinctive that you may actually want to buy a number of pieces from the set. At Countryside, we also try to provide several Companion Pieces that complement the item. Below is a screen shot of where you can find these pieces. When you are on a product page, you can scroll through thumbnails of our suggestions and go to that product page by simply clicking what you like. If the product you are viewing is part of the set, set pieces will appear here first followed by our suggestions.

This is just a starting point for determining if your personal taste is best suited for the set pieces or Countryside's suggestions. If you don't like what you see, then follow the steps below.

Begin with the Dining Table

It is far easier to begin with a table than a chair. So, pick your dining table first. Remember that you decide the wood species and all the details relative to your table. Use the picture as a guide, but get creative. Once you know the table then ask yourself, "why is this my table?" For the Huxley, pictured above, you likely are drawn to the French Country leg with routing. So, look for chairs, like those below, with a routed French Country leg or just a routed leg or just a French Country leg. The element that matters most to you will help tie the pieces together so that they "go" even if they do not precisely match.

Above is the Huxley chair, the one that exactly matches with the routed French Country leg. You may then proceed to the "view all" link for our dining chairs and start looking for the leg and/or routing, aka groove, detail that caught your eye.

The Sedgwick (above) features the routing detail and would certainly completement the Huxley Dining Table as would the Landaus (below).

If you prefer to match the leg shape, and not the routing, then either of the two chairs below, the St. Croix or the Jacobsen,  "go" very nicely with our Huxley table.

Jacobsen:

Almost any of our dozens of French Country chairs would "go" well with the Huxley table. At Countryside, we offer a number of style and structure categories within our larger dining chair category to help you refine the search for the perfect dining room or kitchen chair.

Pedestal or Trestle Tables

If the table you are attempting to match is not a leg table, then something else may have caught your eye.

On our Nuestra Table, for instance, you may be drawn to the flared feet or arching pedestal detail. In this case, you may want to locate Arts and Crafts Chairs or Mission Chairs.

Here are some chair options you may consider:

Kaskaskia:

Cross Timbers:

Watkins Glen:

One thing to remember is that not all your chairs have to be exactly the same. If you locate more than one dining chair you like, it is totally fine to order a couple that are side chairs in one style and a couple that are arm chairs in another. Mixing and matching chairs that "go" is trending right now and can even be seen in Countryside's design center. Your stains don't need to exactly match either.

Of course, there are dozens of design elements to which you may be drawn. The idea is to identify why you like what you like and locate that detail throughout your room to create the perfect ensemble for your space. Customize your pieces in matching or contrasting stains and upholstery to bring it all together.

If you need assistance in your design process, feel free to contact us. Our friendly, creative team is always here to assist.