Thursday, August 22, 2013

Use Patio Chairs Instead Of Traditional Kitchen Chairs

There's no reason why you can't bring such fetching chairs inside.

Decorating certain rooms of your house may seem like a no-brainer. When it comes to the kitchen, nearly every kitchen needs a table and chairs. However, using outdoor furniture such as patio chairs around your kitchen table will give the interior of your home a more outdoorsy feel with chairs that are very durable. The key to using patio chairs instead of traditional kitchen chairs is to blend them adequately with the decor of your room. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Examine your kitchen decor style, specifically the decor style of your kitchen table. Select patio style chairs that have a complementary design and material. For example, if the table looks country chic or shabby chic, wicker chairs are a wise move. Alternatively, if the table looks sleek and modern, wrought iron patio chairs or aluminum style chairs will work better.

2. Check the seat height of the chairs your select against the height of your table. The chairs should be at a comfortable height for sitting. Most table top heights are 28 to 30 inches high. The ideal chair seat height is 18 inches. Most armrests on chairs are 8 to 10 inches above the chair seat. You should be able to push in your chair against the table and have the arm rests slide neatly under. Make sure that the seat angle will give you comfortable posture at the table.

3. Practice sliding your chairs in and out from the kitchen table. You don't want to pick patio chairs that are just too heavy to move around in this fashion.

4. Add indoor style cushions to the patio chairs in a color that corresponds to one of the shades in your kitchen color scheme. Because you'll be using these chairs indoors, you don't have to worry about weatherproof fabrics and can truly choose, soft, comfortable cushions. Add a throw pillow here and there, if you desire.

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