Your dining room is not just a space for enjoying delicious meals; it’s an opportunity to express your unique style and create an inviting atmosphere for memorable gatherings. One key element that sets the tone for your dining space is your dining room table. In this article, we will explore different and unexpected ways to spice up your dining room  – with emphasis on your dining table – to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience that is uniquely designed to your taste. From mixing dining chair styles to playing with contrasting textures and emphasizing your table’s standout features, we’ll dive into the world of dining through the eyes of an interior design to help you curate a dining space that reflects your personal flair.

Teal French Mid-Century Modern Vinyl Upholstery Paired with a Macassar Wood Dining Table. Dining Room Interior. Mixing Dining Chairs with Contrasting Dining Room Tables. Red Leather Dining Chair Paired with Marble Top and Chrome Round Dining Table. Styled with Murano Vases as a Table Centerpiece.


Here Are Four Creative Ways to Spice Up Your Dining Room Table:
1. Mix Chair Styles:

Break free from conventional norms by mixing and matching different chair styles around your dining table. Create an eclectic and visually captivating look by pairing chairs of varying designs, such as a combination of modern and vintage styles. For example, pair sleek, contemporary chairs with modernist wooden chairs for a striking contrast that adds depth and character to your dining area. Or adding contrast from different styles of dining chairs. For example, pairing a Louis XVI style chair with  mid-century modern seating. This unexpected fusion of vintage styles adds a touch of personality and whimsy to your space, making it truly one-of-a-kind.

Spice up your dining room table with mixing the styles of your chairs to create a contrast from the table and creates a great conversation piece

 Mies van der Rohe Armchairs in chromed aluminum and black leather.Set of eight armchairs in the original red leather upholstery with chrome bases. This very comfortable set is in excellent vintage condition. We have another set of 10 as well. Dining table, Italian, made of brass with chrome details. The top is the original smoked glass. This solid, striking dining table is impressive in size. We love the two tone metal and the impact of this piece.

2. Contrasted Textures:

Elevate your dining room’s visual appeal by incorporating chairs with contrasting textures to your table. Consider pairing smooth upholstered chairs with a wooden farm table, or pairing rattan chairs with a sleek glass tabletop. The juxtaposition of different textures adds tactile interest and creates a dynamic visual experience. Not only does this combination enhance the aesthetics of your dining space, but it also brings an element of tactile comfort and warmth.

3. Choose Chairs Based on Back Height:

When selecting dining chairs, pay attention to the height of the chair back and its relationship to your dining table. For a cohesive and visually pleasing look, ensure that the chairs’ back height complements the height of your table. Higher-back chairs create an elegant and formal ambiance, while lower-back chairs lend a more casual and relaxed feel. By harmonizing the proportions, you achieve a balanced and well-proportioned dining setting that is pleasing to the eye.

Set of five Danish Sibast No. 8 chairs. Each features a spindle back and original vinyl upholstery. They are very comfortable and stylish, each stamped ‘Sibast - Made in Denmark’ on the bottom. We love the Danish style and craftsmanship of these chairs. Designed by Helge Sibast. Set of five mid-century French dining chairs made of beech wood. They feature the original vinyl upholstery and tapered legs with brass feet.


4. Highlight Your Favorite Table Details:

Your dining table is the centerpiece of your dining room, and you can enhance its visual impact by highlighting its standout details. If your table boasts intricate woodwork or decorative inlays, consider choosing dining chairs with open backs or transparent materials like acrylic. This allows the table’s exquisite craftsmanship to take the spotlight while maintaining a cohesive and visually engaging composition. Alternatively, you can draw attention to your table by placing a statement centerpiece – like a Murano glass vase – or a decorative table runner that complements its design and adds a touch of personal style.

Italian table by Italian designer Romeo Rega. A thick oval shaped glass sits on a harp shaped base made of chrome and brass. DIning room table featured details that makes you want to show it off        Cerused wooden top inserted in a steel trim stylized with nail heads; and mounted on a custom steel base. Great bold and dynamic look for this very unique custom piece.

Mixing Different Styles to Create a One-of-a-kind Dining Room Experience for you family and your guests


Transforming your dining room into a captivating and curated space involves more than just choosing a dining table and chairs. By embracing unconventional ideas and infusing your personal taste, you can create a dining area that reflects your individuality and sparks lively conversations. Mixing chair styles, playing with contrasting textures, selecting chairs based on back height, and highlighting your dining table’s standout features are just a few innovative approaches to spice up your space. Remember, the key is to have fun, experiment, and let your creativity soar as you curate a dining space that truly embodies your unique taste and personality. Whether you’re choosing the perfect chandelier for your dining room, or in the market for new tables and chairs, visit our showroom in downtown Austin; there’s always unique vintage finds to discover! Cheers to creating more memorable dining experiences in a space that is uniquely yours!

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