The Best Stylish Folding Chairs for When You Need Extra Seating ASAP

published Oct 29, 2021
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After a year off, it’s finally time to start hosting holiday gatherings again (albeit, with safety in mind). And whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time or throwing your annual Hanukkah party, you’re looking at having more people in your house than have probably been there in awhile. Investing in some extra seating is definitely in order, and folding chairs are just what you need. 

These are not the folding chairs you’ve seen in classrooms and church basements, though: They’re stylish, elevated, and most importantly, comfortable. Perfect for coexisting with your current seating options, you can tuck them away in storage after your event. Take a look through this list of some of the best of the best folding chairs that the internet has to offer. Even the most design-conscious among us will approve.

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was $391.00

You can’t go wrong with this fabric folding chair set, which has a padded seat for ultimate comfort and a resin mesh back to keep your guests cool. These come with a five-year warranty and measure just under five inches deep in their folded position, so they’re optimal for storing and using year after year. What they lack in flashiness, they more than make up for in quality and durability. Its powder-coated steel frame and cross braces can support up to 300 pounds.

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Take the festivities outdoors with these teak wood folding chairs. The pair comes with navy waterproof cushions, which are great for the patio for those lucky enough to enjoy warm winters, or for an accidental wine spill for those who are not. The beachy design supports up to 350 pounds and is made with a compact, solid wood frame that barely takes up any storage space once the cushions are removed.

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was $169.00

For some extra chairs that complement your existing seating, the comfort folding chair set is your best option. The stylish fruitwood frame has a 5-star rating and it's not hard to see why. The chairs come with plush-off white cushions that are comfortable to sit on, but still fold up compactly.

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was $218.45

Keep things simple and Scandi with a Connubia folding chair, which comes in three sleek colors. You can add your own cushion to make the aluminum frame a little cozier, or let its minimalist qualities really shine through on its own. This chair is one of the most small-space-friendly options on this list, so if you’re really strapped for square footage, be sure to add a few to your cart.

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was $1560.00

The weather outside might be frightful, but these bamboo folding chairs from American Champion give me visions of a tropical paradise vacation. They’re sturdy and coated with a clear gloss that makes them safe to use indoors or out, but if you’re living in a winter wonderland, you might want to stick to the living room. The four-pack is built with supportive braces for extra support, so they’re sure to live beyond this holiday season, even when they’re tucked away in the closet.

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You’re really getting the best bang for your buck on this four-pack of Rosemont solid wood open-back folding chairs. Depending on your existing furnishings, you can opt for a glossy beige, black, or brown beechwood finish. The minimalist mid century-inspired design comes fully assembled, so all you have to do is set the table around them before you’re ready to welcome guests to your home.