A true workhorse, the dining area usually forms part of the hub of the home. Whatever your style and budget, a great dining chair is key to your dining space.
Comfort is key when it comes to dining chairs, so keep that in mind when picking something that fits your aesthetic. Outside of your bed and sofa, dining chairs are some of the most used pieces of furniture, so you want something that looks and feels good. Consider comfort, durability, style – and budget!
It always comes as a shock to our clients that a single dining chair can run into the thousands of rands per chair, and deciding whether to save or splurge on your dining chairs is a key part of your budget planning.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite dining chairs we use again and again, including many affordable options to suit your style and your budget, along with some stylish splurge finds.
Dining chair shopping can be so overwhelming, with what feels like hundreds of options available. And we get it—investing in this key piece of furniture for your home can be nerve wracking, and buying an affordable but good quality chair is even more difficult – especially since we all have our own metric for what we consider a splurge and a save. For some clients, buying online and not being able to take the chair for a test drive has them running for the hills.
So before you grab something out of desperation, our designers have rounded a few staple options under R1,000 and R3,000 each.
1. Emma Wooden Leg from DecoFurn | 2. Cruz Upholstered Chair from MRP Home | 3. Cuba Dining Chair from MRP Home | 4. Fina Fabric Dining Chair from DecoFurn | 5. Cath Fabric Dining Chair from DecoFurn | 6. Slate Dining Chair from Superbalist | 7. Bowl Chair from Superbalist | 8. Replica Nerd from Chair Crazy | 9. Bea Chair from Superbalist
1. Halo Dining Chair from Cielo | 2. Hampton Dining Chair from Cielo | 3. Samuel Dining Chair from Coricraft | 4. Century Dining Chair from @home | 5. Good Fella No Arm from Sofaworx | 6. Macy Dining Chair from Cielo | 7. Wishbone Dining Chair from @home | 8 Aisha Dining Chair from Block & Chisel | 9. Lauren Dining Chair from Sofaworx
If your budget has the flexibility, why not spend a little extra on stylish handcrafted pieces that you’ll have for years to come. Dining chairs are typically the focal point in a dining space and are great pieces to invest in. Classic wood pieces with simple but striking silhouettes infuse any dining space with style, and you can bet you won’t tire of them even if your overall style changes down the road.
1. Iona Dining Chair from Haus by Hertex | 2. Lexi Dining Chair from The Sofa Company | 3. Spindle Back Diner from Houtlander | 4. Selah Diner from Kipekee Studio | 5. Camilla Chair from Haus by Hertex | 6. Rimba Dining Chair from Weylandts | 7. Eve Dining Chair | 8. Eva Natural from Aura Interiors | 9. Bentley Dining Chair from Sofaworx
1. Vuti Dining Chair from Woodbender | 2. Matumba Tub Chair from Vogel Design | 3. Makuti Dining Chair from Woodbender | 4. Low Back Diner Upholstered from Houtlander | 5. Bliss Dining Chair from Weylandts | 6. Ori Chair from Low Roets | 7. Jardine Chair from Louw Roets | 8. Chameleon Diner from Kipekee Studio | 9. Nguni Chair from Vogel Design