If you’ve decided to go for an industrial theme in your dining room that doesn’t meant you can’t introduce brighter hues to the mix. In fact, with any dining space the quickest way to change the vibe of the scheme is to swap out the dining chairs to put a new perspective on the space. Imagine this dining area with a series of mix and match industrial factory stools and school chairs. Yes, that would look great but it would also be a one-dimensional scheme. By introducing a series of multi-coloured dining chairs to the otherwise industrial scheme creates an element of surprise, something which is heightened by the fact all the chairs are of the same glossy, finish. This is a clever design choice because the smooth spray-painted coloured metal is a refreshing contrast to the weathered textures elsewhere in the space. Do you ever switch up the chairs around your dining table to give the space a new feel?

// Photography by Car Moebel


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. Hi Will, hope you are well:)
    I adore the table here, it is simply stunning, and mixed with fun chairs, it makes a very cool room. Happy day,

  2. I love this look. I think mixing up colours and styles is a great way of creating a really distinctive look. I love to do this with crockery…I take plates that have one colour in common but very different patterns and mix them up. It really adds a touch of fun to the dinner table.

  3. Hello Will, That works really nicely with the turquoise lamps and the dirty lilac chair. It makes it not too primary…if you know what I mean!!

  4. I’ve been playing around with the idea of adding a neon yellow board to the white shelves in my bathroom. This is a recent obsession and I have a feeling the bright color inspiration on your blog has something to do with it 🙂

  5. Love this! I recently shot a home that had some pretty crazy colour combos going on, but the homeowners really knew how to mix them together like the pic above.

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Hey, I'm Will

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.