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Dining chairs

Easy to sit on (and to look at)

Getting them to the table is the easy part. Our dining chairs and kitchen chairs are designed to help with the hard part – keeping them there. Whether you are looking for home dining chairs or restaurant chairs for your business, we have something for every need. When dining chairs are comfy, everyone will be happy to stay for a while (even if there's no dessert).

Dining chairs for every body and style

Make dinner time more relaxing and enjoyable with comfortable dining room seating. IKEA offers a broad selection of dining chairs for every style and activity. What does your dream dining chair look and feel like? Get inspired by our selection today.

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A white INGOLF dining chair at an INGATORP table
Two NILSOVE rattan armchairs at a VOXLÖV table set with white tableware, beside a window and on top of a white patterned rug.
Three anthracite YNGVAR dining chairs hooked on to a SKOGSTA table by their arms. The table has several filled wine glasses on it.
A NISSE folding chair hanging folded on wall.
A white INGATORP chair with arm rests and a seat in Nordvalla beige upholstery by a table in a white dining room by a window.
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Soft seating to match any room

The IKEA range of upholstered dining seating delivers extra comfort, however long you’re sat at the table. Choose from different finishes to suit your room look and feel.

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Dining chairs

Whether it’s school, work or getting the kids to soccer practice that keeps you busy, it’s easier to carve out some time for dinner when you have an elegant setting for sharing family meals. Comfortable and stylish dining chairs help create a designated place in the dining room and kitchen for breaking bread with the ones you hold dear. Whether it’s that cup of coffee with your spouse before leaving for the day or you spent all day preparing Sunday dinner, take a seat at the table with chairs that help you appreciate the big and small moments.

Types of dining chairs

Choose a style and feel that matches the look and level of comfort you want. From elegant upholstered dining chairs with comfy padding that's good for formal dining, to rustic, cushioned farmhouse chairs made from solid wood and the modern look of clear plastic shells over steel and chrome-plated legs, there's a type of dining chair for any setting. To free up room in tighter areas, select space saving stackable powder-coated metal chairs or foldable wooden chairs. Find a comfortable seat at breakfast with a swivel chair with adjustable height, a bowl-shaped seat and rounded backrest. Or get cozy in handwoven rattan and bamboo seats over steel legs while enjoying a pot of tea in the afternoon.

From there ask yourself a deeply personal question: do I want a dining chair with armrests or a side chair without that slides in easier under any table. Go with the traditional or modern look of cross back, ladder back, slat back chairs or Queen Anne chairs with or without armrests and featuring a variety of woods. These dining room or kitchen chairs are as comfy as they are customizable: choose the color of your chair and select one or more chair pads in a variety of fabrics and looks. Select armless parsons chairs with built-in lumbar support and a style that you choose—the interchangeable liners or chair covers are available in a variety of colors and fabrics.

Meanwhile, choose from white, black or oak effect chair legs. Mix and match metal or wooden legs with a color palette of durable polypropylene or wood veneer seat shells. And the elegance doesn't have to end when it comes to the little ones. Find junior dining chairs that wow, such as a step-up from a high chair featuring the rustic look of dark, solid pine or the farmhouse look of white rubberwood—another highly sustainable material.

How to choose the perfect dining chair

Your standard kitchen or dining room table without extra leaves installed generally fits four chairs. Measure out any size table and the chairs you're considering and be sure to leave enough elbow room for everyone—6 inches or more between chairs. Also important to consider: whether or not armchairs will fit under your existing table or the one you're considering. To maximize space, choose stackable or foldable dining chairs that get out of the way when not in use.

Frequently asked questions about dining chairs

What is the average height of a dining chair?

With table heights averaging about 30 inches, dining chairs typically have a seat height of between 17-21 inches, leaving enough space between your legs and the underside of the table to sit and move comfortably.

How do you clean dining chair cushions?

As with the souffle you recently served, be gentle when cleaning dining chair cushions. Machine wash cold on normal cycle. Do not bleach and do not tumble dry. Iron on high. Do not dry clean.