To create a cohesive and visually appealing open-concept dining space, mixing styles of stools and chairs can be a great option.
This approach helps to define locations without walls, build contrast, and add excitement to a space.
Additionally, choosing seating based on its intended purpose can provide added benefits, such as stools with arms being better suited for a kitchen island.
Choose Seating Based on Intent
Consider the intended purpose of each type of seating when selecting stools and chairs. For example, stools with arms may be better suited for a kitchen island, while dining chairs without arms may be more appropriate at the dining table.
This consideration can provide added comfort and functionality to your space.
Coordinate Finishes and Fabrics
To ensure a cohesive look, consider selecting stools and chairs from the same brand. This will help ensure consistent finishes and fabrics throughout the space.
For example, if you choose a specific metal finish, such as the Amisco 24 Magnetite, keep it consistent across both stools and chairs.
Using Color to Tie Everything Together
Using color strategically can help tie everything together in an open-concept dining space. Consider using a single color and varying the shades, or choose contrasting colors for added visual interest.
Additionally, consider keeping seat cushion color consistent when mixing metal finishes.
Optimize Comfort and Visual Interest
Finally, consider optimizing both comfort and visual interest by using stools with a low back in the kitchen and a high back in the dining room.
This approach provides added support and comfort where needed, while also creating visual interest and contrast between the two spaces.
You can also choose to match the styles of the bar stools and chairs. Sometimes you don’t have that option, but we offer plenty of matching chairs along with our stools!