5 Reasons Why Your Dining Room Chairs Don't Need to Match

5 rooms with mismatched seating.

circa lighting hicks pendants
Annie Schlechter
dining room with mixed seating and silver wallpaper
Victoria Pearson

1. Mismatched seating can still be glamourous, it's just a little more low-key.
Tour the romantic home by designer Windsor Smith

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Victoria Pearson

2. It makes the dining area one of the most inviting spots in the house.

See the beach cottage by designer Peter Dunham.

bamboo shades
Karyn R. Millet

3. You can mix-and-match different periods.
Tour the cottage by designer Tobi Tobin.

dining area with yellow walls and yellow table
Ngoc Minh Ngo

4. Or turn side tables into stools by adding a cushion.
Tour the 1940s suburban house by designer Lindsey Coral Harper.

dining area
Lisa Cregan

5. And when you layer a space with an array of styles, your decor choices have a much longer life.

Interior design by Vicente Wolf.

Photos: 1,2 VICTORIA PEARSON; 3, KARYN R. MILLET; 4, NGOC MINH NGO; 5. LISA CREGAN

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