Recently, I’ve spotting a lot of colourful dining chairs and it led me to think what an excellent way this is to add colour into a dining space. It’s also an ideal piece of furniture to get crafty with, too. You could paint the chair legs, recover a fabric base using a bright and bold patterned fabric or make a slipcover to use over the whole chair – all would add something new to your space. First up, we see how a white Scandinavian dining room is given a colourful update with primary coloured chairs and stools. The second space shows that you can add colour by doing nothing at all, simply invest in well-worn, vintage wooden chairs; the texture of the wood against the blackboard wall tells a thousand stories. Finally, if you want to inject a dose of fun into your dining room, why not paint some simple, wooden chairs in glossy, neon hues! Which dining chairs would you choose?

Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. we have some taupe and green colored chairs in our dining room! i was adamant about having colored chairs in our dining space when we first started decorating! 🙂

  2. Oooh, kinda dying over the country rustic one Will! I love that chalk board wall, very organic and appealing isn't it? LOVE!
    Nancy xo

  3. Ohhh, I love coulours –
    but in this case I think I would go for the vintage wooden chairs – it´s something about that
    setting that´s just RIGHT : ) So honest and clean..
    and the blackboard painted wall is great!
    I also like the first one, but neon…
    I guess that´s not for me!

    Lovely inspiration with beautiful pictures, as always!

    Have a nice wednesday : )


  4. i can't decide for one… i think i would mix the first and the second since i love the chalboard wall and the wooden table, but i think coloured chairs would be lovely around that table and great in front of the black wall.
    i {sometimes} like neon but wouldn't use it in my home.
    but thanks again for the lovely and inspirational pics, have a great day.

  5. @fox and fawn – Always love a good chalkboard wall!

    @Sandy – I like your style! Sounds fab!

    @Abbey – That's my fave, too! x

    @Nancy, Maria – If I had a country home, I'd be super happy if the dining room looked like this! x

    @homeboundtheheartoflife – The Scandi Brights takes my vote, too!

  6. They're all great! I think it would be the rustic ones – actually I had a couple of antique ones very similar that I sold off before moving to Dubai – can you say regret?

  7. Oh, number 3 is simply great, I already had the picture to be posted someday, but number one, is just so…. Nordic, that I love it.

  8. Either the first or second. I love the brightly coloured mix and match chairs in the first, plus the fabulous bright blue bench; but I also can't resist the gorgeous chalkboard wall in the second! xx

  9. I am looking for some rustic chic stools. All I find are industrial or very fussy. I am loving white chairs or black chairs now….
    and for the holidays gold and silver.

  10. @Igor, Helena, Jami, Rachael, White Tapestry, Susan, Crissy – Number one gets my vote but if I had a place in the country I'd go for number 2!

    @littletree, Deborah, Itzi, Rachel, Lenya, Rachie – Scandi Brights would be my first choice, too!

    @lisa – Ouch! That has gotta hurt an interior loving heart! 😉

    @pve – Love rustic chairs!

  11. White or rustic. But I have a feeling that the more I hang out here the more you can convince me to “live a little”! (:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and T.!

    oxox, Mon

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.