Traditional Dining RoomTraditional Dining Room, DC Metro
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A similar chair takes on a whole different look in black. I love the way black anchors a room. The color scheme here of black and white gives the room a transitional feel.
If yellow and red feel too bright for you, try high-gloss black. the graphic stripes of this rug add contrast, as do the beige and white chair cushions.Tip: Since the backs of these chairs make such a stunning statement, you can save a lot by using inexpensive fabric to upholster the cushions. Search for $1-a-yard fabric in the clearance bin at your local fabric store or use fabric remnants from past projects to update the seats inexpensively. Each cushion will take about 1/2 yard of fabric, so you can update six chairs for $3 bucks. Translation: a steal.
4. Classic dining chairs. Choose one style chair you love and commit to collecting a full set over time. Perhaps you need only two or four in your first apartment, but you can add more of the same style as needed when you move into a larger space. What to look for: Look for a recognizable style so you can add to your set over time. Chippendale (shown here), Windsor and modern shell chairs are all collectible options that come in a wide range of price points. If you shop vintage, be sure to inspect the chair for cracks and other damage, and measure it to be sure it will work with your table and other chairs.