The Best Dining Chairs for Modern Style and Comfort

A dining room needs durable, comfortable seating to be genuinely inviting. 

We researched dozens of dining chairs from top brands, evaluating them on comfort, sturdiness, and style.

Pottery Barn’s Aaron Dining Chairs stand out for their craftsmanship and sturdy construction, making them our favorite choice of dining room chairs. Made of kiln-dried rubberwood, an extremely tough wood that is durable and scratch-resistant, these handcrafted chairs include beautiful details such as the delicate “X” on the backrest and the contoured seat and back.

Available in five finish options, they are created using a layering technique and sealed with lacquer to lock in the wood’s stain color. In keeping with the Cottagecore aesthetic, the edges of these chairs are also slightly distressed.

You can order Aaron dining chairs with or without side arms to further personalize your dining room. The only hesitation is the high price, considering the chairs are sold individually rather than as a set.

Are traditional wooden chairs too plain for your taste? You can inject a little personality into your dining room with the Tomile Wishbone chairs, which feature the popular design of Danish designer Hans Wegner. These chairs are solid wood, and they feature a Y-shaped backrest and curved arms, all constructed with tongue-and-groove joinery to ensure durability. The seats are finished in a light natural finish, and the seats feature interwoven cords in similar tones.

For the more modern home, Tribesigns dining chairs are a cool and reasonably priced option. These chairs have a clear polycarbonate seat mounted on a chrome C-shaped base and are available in clear and blue. The chairs have a flexible seat for more comfortable sitting and you can’t beat the reasonable price, especially if you need to buy several or are on a budget.

The Kora Upholstered Dining Chairs will add a splash of color to your dining room – they are available in eight different upholstery colors. These chairs come in a set of two and are covered in soft polyester velvet. The chairs are mounted on four angled wooden legs, and you can even choose from a variety of finish colors to match your space.

Leather will add elegance to any dining room, and the best-selling Slope dining chairs are made of genuine top grain leather or animal-friendly vegan leather and are available in a variety of colors. These chairs have a wood seat with foam padding supported by powder-coated iron legs that form an interesting X-shaped design.

Choose from several leather colors and several metal-finish bases to customize these beautiful chairs to perfectly match your style.

Made of hand-woven rattan, the Riviera dining chair features a hand-shaped rattan frame for a beachy and airy atmosphere. The silhouette is inspired by Parisian bistro chairs, made using classic French techniques, and you can choose from four colors, including natural tan and three blues. In addition, the brand has matching benches if you want to offer different types of seating around the table.

All of your guests are sure to comment on this unique Ripple chair made of injection molded polypropylene plastic. Available in several pastel colors, these modern chairs feature comfortable arms and intricately curved frames.

The best part, however, is that the Ripple chairs are stackable, allowing you to easily store extra things until they are needed around your table. Because they are plastic, they can also be wiped down with soap and water, which makes them a great choice for families with young children.