Matching is overrated — especially when it comes to chairs. Like, who decided that dining room chairs always have to be the same? I think that a pair of mismatched chairs can give a dining space a fresh, unique look. That’s why I decided to change things up and switch out my boring Ikea dining chairs for two of my favorite, albeit mismatched, chairs.
The chair on the left is from the Goodwill in Tucson. It’s probably my favorite chair of all time. It’s super comfortable and has such beautiful tufting. The replica Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair on the right is also a Goodwill find. I got it in the Ballard Goodwill, which if you are ever looking for furniture in Seattle, you have to check out the Ballard Goodwill. They have an incredible selection.
I think that stylistically, the chairs have a lot of similarities, and that is probably why it works. They both have a retro flair. Neither one overpowers the other.
Also, the colors work well together. Oddly enough, the yellow chair actually matches the yellow in my textile wall hanging. I didn’t intend for that to happen, but it’s a happy coincidence.
How do you feel about mismatched dining room chairs? Do you agree with me, or do you think I’m crazy?