I have always rejected the rigidity of formal dining rooms (too many memories of Sunday roasts at my grandmother’s house cooped up in a hot dining room being told I couldn’t leave the table until I cleared my plate… gosh, I wish that was a problem for me now)! As a result of these Sundays, the dining room is my least favourite room in the house. Luckily, these rooms have evolved a lot since I was a child and I am seeing a lot more open-plan, relaxed dining rooms which really appeal to me. Using mismatched chairs instantly creates a charming relaxed atmosphere. I particularly like the idea of mixing and matching small chairs with long benches or adding large brightly upholstered chairs to the heads of the table.
What do you think of mismatched chairs in the dining room?
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