The Best Modern Dining Chairs

vintage dining chair

Pull up a chair, because it’s time to start talking about home decor details for the dining room. I’ve been doing all sorts of projects in this room from updating windows to wall treatments, and now it’s time to start thinking about the furniture in the room. Dining rooms are pretty straightforward when it comes to furniture. You definitely need a dining room table and chairs. There are so many different chairs that will bring a modern feel to your dining room, so I’m sharing the best modern dining chairs. 

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Modern Natural Sophistication

classic comfy chair

The Summer Dining Chair by Lulu and Georgia is one of my all-time favorites when it comes to dining chairs. These chairs have very traditional elements, while also retaining a modern look with a caned back and clean, sloping lines. They will give any dining room a relaxed, but sophisticated modern feel. I can picture these chairs bringing a cool natural element into a space, especially in a dining room like mine.

Vintage Schoolhouse Turned Modern

vintage dining chair

This Evin Dining Chair by Lulu and Georgia has had my eye for a while. Modern design is known for mixing textures and mediums and this chair does just that. There’s wood, metal, and upholstery wrapped up in the most perfect piece of furniture. The mixing of mediums is so modern, but this chair also makes me think of vintage schoolhouse chairs that would be found in every classroom. 

Spindles for Days

modern traditional chair

The Lanae Dining Chair from Lulu and Georgia is a classic spindle chair with a modern update. It’s a timeless chair that will fit perfectly into your home. I love incorporating black details in every space and the dining room is no exception! The spindles on this chair lengthen the space and give such a linear vibe. 

Contrasting Elements

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The Jaz Dining Chair from Lulu and Georgia is another piece that has so many contrasting modern elements.The black wood frame and caned backrest bring a transitional element to these kitchen chairs. And I love that the seat is topped with a simple cushion for added comfort. Add a bunch of these chairs to any dining room and your space will be completely transformed. 



Sleek and Simple 

sleek modern chair

Magnolia designed the Sculpted Wood Dining Chair in collaboration with Hearth and Hand and I’m in love! It has a hint of farmhouse, with strong modern details that are one of a kind. This non-upholstered dining chair features an open-back design that’s beautifully complemented by the curved backrest and arms. The molded seat also adds even more comfort and style to its otherwise sleek and simple design. Can’t you see a dining room table surrounded by these beautiful chairs?

Woven Dreams

wooden chair with woven seat

We have all fallen in love with the approachable designs that Studio McGee has created in collaboration with Threshold. The Logan Wood Dining Chair is a stand out for me. It adds subtle flair with its beautifully woven seats. The armless design of this wood woven seat dining chair makes it easy to get in and out of, which is important when looking for functional furniture for your family. Plus, it allows you to push chairs close to the table to keep floor space more open.

Stylish Comfort

stylish comfy dining chair

If you are looking for a comfortable chair to compliment your dining table then you need the Emery Wood Dining Chair by Threshold. It is another collaboration piece from Studio McGee that is bringing us all sorts of stylish comfort. You may be thinking, “Ang, I’ve got kids and the cushions are a light color.” No problem! The seat cushions are easy to remove if juice or cereal is spilled. Can you tell we’ve got plenty of spills at our house? Having functional yet beautiful furniture for my family is always important. 

Modern Elements on Traditional Design

upholstered modern chair

Straight-back chairs give any dining room elegance and style. This Oak Park Cane Dining Chair by Threshold is a modern take on a classic straight-back design. The straightforward frame gets a bit of texture from the cane insert on the back, and the whole piece is finished off with a generously cushioned seat. It is also an armless design which is perfect to tuck under the table when you are making space for fun family gatherings. 

Modern Farmhouse

modern farmhouse chair

The Eagle Ridge Farmhouse Style Solid Wood Dining Chair is another one of my favorites. While the name says farmhouse, I get all sorts of modern vibes with its contemporary trendy feel. This chair is made from solid wood with 7 spindles joining the curved top rail to form a truly comfortable chair. This style is what I used in the original Angela Rose Home after remodeling my kitchen/dining area

The Best Modern Dining Chairs

My dining room is almost done and I can’t wait to share which chairs I picked from this list of the best modern dining chairs. Having somewhere stylish and comfy to sit makes all the difference. Remember, stop pinning. Start doing. Find what style and DIY projects make you happy and go for it! If you aren’t sure which DIY project to start with, hang out with me on Instagram and TikTok. I’m always working on something. 

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