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10 Traditional Dining Chairs That Won’t Break The Bank

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10 Traditional Dining Chairs That Won't Break The Bank

It was just a while back when I noticed that I didn’t quite like the look of the dining room chairs that came with the set I bought several years prior. The table itself fit the feel I had going on at the time, but the chairs seemed to match just a bit too much, and that made the overall appearance feel manufactured. When I decided to investigate individual dining chairs, I was a bit surprised at both the variety in style and in price. Some of them were fit for a king and had the price tag to prove it! For this post I thought I’d present 10 traditional dining chairs that won’t break the bank.

What Makes It Traditional Design?

The traditional style is one of the more popular ones found around the world, so it makes sense to start here. The style is reminiscent of 18th century Europe so it’s no surprise that it has become so pervasive. Some aspects that make this type of design so appealing include:

  • Symmetry, simplicity, and bringing order to the room’s décor.
  • Rich, usually dark colors paired with neutral tones.
  • Regal, heavy design elements.
  • Hardwood incorporated into the surroundings and furniture.

The above characteristics are, of course, neither exhaustive nor set in stone. Design styles evolve over time and in modern homes you will find lighter tones and simpler patters that still follow the basic tenets of the traditional style.

What Makes It Traditional Design?

The traditional style is one of the more popular ones found around the world, so it makes sense to start here. The style is reminiscent of 18th century Europe so it’s no surprise that it has become so pervasive. Some aspects that make this type of design so appealing include:

10 Traditional Dining Chairs That Won't Break The Bank​
  • Symmetry, simplicity, and bringing order to the room’s décor.
  • Rich, usually dark colors paired with neutral tones.
  • Regal, heavy design elements.
  • Hardwood incorporated into the surroundings and furniture.

The above characteristics are, of course, neither exhaustive nor set in stone. Design styles evolve over time and in modern homes you will find lighter tones and simpler patters that still follow the basic tenets of the traditional style.

Upholstered Dining Chairs

Typically, traditional furniture will incorporate both sturdy wooden and rich upholstered elements. Here are a few that fit that bill.

Marseille Cream Side Chair
Marseille Cream Side Chair
Marseille Cream Side Chair

The Marseille Side Chair with Cream Seat and Back provides a perfect solution to transitional dining with its clean, classic, and well-scaled lines. This side chair is offered in a multi-step rich dark cherry finish and cream upholstery.

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Bumgardner Upholstered Dining Chair
Bumgardner Upholstered Dining Chair
Bumgardner Upholstered Dining Chair

Between dinner parties, festive family feasts, and casual meals alike – your dining room is often entertaining! Spruce up your ensemble for all sorts of events with this stylish side chair. Crafted from solid wood, its frame is founded atop four legs all finished in espresso.

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Porter Upholstered Side Chair
Porter Upholstered Side Chair
Porter Upholstered Side Chair

Detailed with nail heads along the base and backrest, the Upholstered Porter Side Chair is simply elegant. It’s thickly padded for superb comfort that invites relaxed conversation at the table, and is an easy pair with other dining décor.

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Rubberwood Slatted Side Chair
Rubberwood Slatted Side Chair
Rubberwood Slatted Side Chair

The Side Chair is crafted with beauty and precision in mind. It belongs to the collection and depending, the chairs can be placed in a contemporary, glam and glitz, or cottage country home setting. This set of two chairs is manufactured by wood and is sure to be a part of your home for years to come.

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North Shore Traditional Side Chair
North Shore Traditional Side Chair
North Shore Traditional Side Chair

A deep rich stained finish and exquisite details come together to create the ultimate in grand traditional design with the elegance of the North Shore Dining Side Chair from Millennium by Ashley. The opulent brown stained finish flows beautifully over the decorative pilasters and ornate detailed appliques to create a rich elegant atmosphere to any dining experience.

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Hardwood Dining Chairs

Remember, design styles are continually evolving along with the tastes of society. While typical traditional style will include upholstering, not all pieces within this style will. Take a look at these non-upholstered pieces.

Bradding Natural Stonewash Dining Chair
Bradding Natural Stonewash Dining Chair
Bradding Natural Stonewash Dining Chair

Designed to coordinate with our Bradding Table and Buffet, our handsome chair features a brushed, whitewash finish. While it looks perfectly at home with the rest of the collection, you can also mix and match it with your existing furniture.

From the Bradding Collection.

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Shelburne Traditional Dining Chair
Shelburne Traditional Dining Chair
Shelburne Traditional Dining Chair

Perfect for homes with modern farmhouse and cottage appeal, this chair rounds out your dining ensemble with classic style. Crafted from a solid oak frame with a distressed and weathered finish, it features a Napoleon-style back and contrasting seat for a traditional look.

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Cline Clean And Simple Dining Chair
Cline Clean And Simple Dining Chair
Cline Clean And Simple Dining Chair

Small-space dining can still look good. The Cline Dining Chair is modeled after a vintage style, with simple curved details along the back. The rich color is easy to mix and match with other finishes.

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Ronan Simple Wooden Dining Chair
Ronan Simple Wooden Dining Chair
Ronan Simple Wooden Dining Chair

With a slat back, contoured seat and durable, solid wood construction, our versatile Ronan Dining Chair gets even more versatile with a java finish. All the better to blend with traditional or casual settings and keep everyone comfortable.

From the Ronan Collection.

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Madelyn Classic Wood And Metal Dining Chair
Madelyn Classic Wood And Metal Dining Chair
Madelyn Classic Wood And Metal Dining Chair

With the Madelyn Classic Wood And Metal Dining Chair dining chair, you’ll be enjoying home-cooked meals in style (no matter how that new recipe turns out). Crafted from a powder-coated steel frame, this one features four straight legs and an open, x-shaped back.

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Don’t Don’t Overpay For Traditional Dining Room Chairs!

The rich, regal elegance of the traditional style, whether you are a purist or go for a modern blend, can make your room feel polished. That doesn’t mean you have to have a regal bank account to match. There are several takes on the traditional style dining chair out there. When it comes to your dining room chairs you don’t have to settle for that entire set pushed on you by the salesperson at the furniture store. Shop around and pick out the individual pieces that speak to you. Traditional is, by its nature, an eclectic style. It’s OK to mix and match, and you can do so without spending a kingly fortune!

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