Dining at home is all about being comfortable. Not just that, your choice in furniture will also reflect your taste in interior design. At Comfort Furniture, Singapore, you can find a gorgeous selection of dining chairs, including easy-to-clean wooden and plastic dining chairs, stackable chairs and more. With our online store easily accessible, buying dining chairs has never been easier.
1. How do you choose the best dining chairs for your home?
When it comes to furnishing your dining area, functionality, aesthetics as well as the needs of your household members play a crucial role in making the best choice — whether that means going for a modern look or a throwback vibe. If that sounds like a challenge, allow us to guide you through some of the most commonly asked questions.
2. Dinner parties or intimate family dinners: What do you plan to use your dining area for?
For families with children, elderly individuals, or pets, safety and comfort are paramount. Opt for chairs with no sharp corners, cushioned seats, and armrests for added comfort and support. Dining chairs with gaps between backrest and seat pan will also make cleaning easier. If you frequently host large gatherings, consider stackable chairs.
3. What kind of material is best for dining chairs?
Plastic chairs are the easiest to clean in the event of spills, but they are not the most comfortable. Fortunately, there are plenty of dining chairs upholstered in faux leather or vinyl, which are easy to clean and can better withstand spills and stains. For comfort, fabric upholstered chairs are an excellent option, and they can be further protected with products like the 3M Scotchgard™ Fabric Water Shield Protector. For a timeless and durable look, consider modern wood or metal dining chairs.
4. Can my dining chair fit into my space?
With most of Singapore’s population living in HDB housing or small high-rise apartments, space has become one of the main concerns when purchasing furniture. For Singaporean homes with smaller dining areas, opt for dining chairs without armrests as they can be pushed closer to the dining table when not in use. However, if you prefer chairs with armrests, don’t forget to measure the available space under your dining table to ensure the arms can be comfortably tucked in. Dining benches or low stools can also be added for flexible seating when needed. If you’re unsure about whether you should use dining chairs only or a mix of styles, or simply wondering how to mix and match chairs and benches, check out our blog article Dining Chairs vs. Dining Bench: Which is Better? for more inspiration.
5. What are the maintenance tips for different dining chair materials?
If you’ve been wondering how to keep your dining chairs looking pristine, here are some maintenance tips for different chair materials:
1. Plastic Chairs:
Wipe down regularly with a damp cloth or sponge and mild soapy water. Avoid using harsh chemicals. Remember to dry the chairs thoroughly to prevent water spots.
2. Upholstered Chairs:
Vacuum your upholstered chairs regularly using a brush attachment. For spot cleaning, use a fabric upholstery cleaner or a mixture of mild detergent and water. Blot spills immediately with a clean cloth. Consider using fabric protectors or sprays like 3M Scotchgard™ Fabric Water Shield Protector to add a layer of protection.
3. Faux Leather or Vinyl Chairs:
Wipe them down regularly with a damp cloth to remove surface dirt and spills. For deeper cleaning, use a mild soap or detergent mixed with water and wipe with a soft cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials. Always dry the chairs thoroughly after cleaning.
4. Wooden Chairs:
Dust your wooden chairs regularly using a soft, lint-free cloth. For light cleaning with a damp cloth, use a mixture of mild dish soap and warm water. Wipe dry immediately. Avoid using excessive water as it may cause damage or warping.
5. Metal Chairs:
Metal chairs are generally easy to clean. Wipe them down regularly with a damp cloth and mild soap.
6. What kind of style would fit my dining room best?
Choosing dining chairs involves harmonising them with your existing furniture and the overall ambiance. For more ideas on how to pair dining chairs with your table, check out the 5 Tips to Harmoniously Mix and Match Dining Room Chairs. Additionally, if you’re going green and finding it hard to furnish your dining room with sustainable furniture options, our dining chairs made from FSC-certified wood, Ocean Bound Plastics (OBP), and coffee waste can help you achieve your eco-friendly goals stylishly. We also have plenty of natural wood and rattan dining chairs that will bring a touch of nature into your dining room.
7. Where can I buy a set of customised dining chairs in my preferred colour palette?
Many of our dining chairs can be customised in various colours to suit your preferences, so if you’re wondering where you can buy your favourite model in a colour of your liking — simply contact us to get them customised into your ideal set!
Ultimately, choosing the best dining chairs for your home involves considering functionality, aesthetics, and the needs of your household members. Whether you’re planning intimate family dinners or hosting frequent gatherings, prioritise safety, comfort, and easy maintenance. Get started on creating your dream dining room today with our wide range of dining chairs and other dining room furniture here at Comfort Furniture where style and quality go hand in hand.