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Dining Chair Dilemma

SarahToll's picture

Okay, so I've been going back and forth with this problem for the past few weeks now, but it's time to make a decision.  Here is what the current dining room looks like.  Mind you, it's far from done.  I'm just working on the major pieces first. (Don't mind the green painters tape on the floor, I was just visualizing where I wanted the buffet table)DiningRoom1DiningRoom1DiningRoom2DiningRoom2DiningRoom3DiningRoom3The space is approximately 8'10" x 11' (if you don't include the hallway to the great room).  Where the back wall (with wallpaper is 11').  The stairs are on the left and the opening in the wall (on the right) is the kitchen. Oh yes, and the table is about 54' in diameter.ImageImageAnyway, I'm stuck on deciding between the following chairs: Black Ghost ChairBlack Ghost ChairClear Ghost ChairClear Ghost ChairWe're looking at 6 chairs.  Not necessarily using them all around the table.  But because of the size of the it, I think we will need at least 4, or maybe even 5.  The other one(s) can be put beside the buffet table.  And btw, the guitars aren't staying there. In my opinion, the black is just sexy.  And will make a bold statement in the room.  However, it may make the room look smaller.  So because of the small space, the clear may be better and make the room feel more open.  Is it possible to do a combination of the two?  Where one colour is at the table, and the other is beside the buffet table and only used when needed? What are your opinions?  By the way, we're purchasing the chairs on Saturday, so I'll need to make up my mind before then.  

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gmcauley's picture

Hello SarahToll,

I would go for the clear ones as they'll make the space seem less cramped.

So far the space looks great! Good luck!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

steveshapiro's picture

I prefer the black chairs for purely aesthetic reasons, they go better with the wall and broder space you're dealing with there. The white chairs aren't a dealbreaker and will also fit in reasonably well, I just think the black chairs are better.

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