Mismatched Dining Chairs

In my opinion, buying a dining table without a set of matching chairs is an ideal opportunity to elevate your home decor game. I’ve already mentioned this in my post about my eclectic dinnerware collection, but my life philosophy is that there are just so many beautiful things, how can I not collect them all?

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Every single one of these chairs was a Craigslist or Kijiji find, collected throughout the years of living in Montreal. As you can see, a couple of them are definitely more modern and standard chair fair, and that’s because I haven’t been able to find the perfect vintage ones to round out my collection. As I always say, hunting for secondhand treasures is a mostly a waiting game.

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I will mix and match till the cows come home, but I do feel like there’s a certain way of going about it. It’s hard for me to explain my process other than putting things next to each other and seeing if they somehow “go together.” A good rule of thumb though is to make sure there are elements in common between the pieces. A similar style, colour, pattern, texture etc. can sort of anchor random pieces together in a way that makes sense and flows.

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Or you can always throw caution to the wind and go totally crazy! There’s good design and then there’s just doing what makes you happy without over-thinking it. It’s not like anyone else has to stare at my weird chairs all day!

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What do you think about the mismatched dining chair look? Yay or nay?




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