15 Stylish Upholstered Dining Chairs for Every Budget

updated Feb 26, 2024
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Whether you’re throwing a dinner party or gearing up for the return of spring entertaining, you’re probably imagining your guests lingering at the table, as opposed to say, dining and dashing. One way to encourage this? Providing comfy chairs. The difficulty is that (particularly when it comes to dining chairs, for some reason) finding furniture that’s both comfortable and stylish can be a real challenge. With this in mind, we went looking for upholstered dining chairs that will be friendly to your guests’ backsides and bottoms while looking great in your dining room, too. From modern picks with clean lines and neutral hues to velvet wonders and, yes, even a rattan pick (it wouldn’t be us without one, would it?), below you’ll find 15 of our favorite upholstered dining chairs on the market today. Here’s to nights spent around the table with good people, great food, and even better conversation.

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was $276.00

For an upholstered seat at a price that won’t break the bank, even if you need to buy quite a few, we love the Kody Parsons Velvet Dining Chair. It comes in a host of fun neutral and jewel-toned colors to fit any aesthetic.

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The crisp, modern design of this chair is a sight to see. Coming in a range of fun color choices, it's also quite budget-friendly for such a stylish chair.

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was $172.50

In the market for the quintessential dining chair? This pick is a modern, streamlined chair that will work with all kinds of decor styles.

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This chair provides a mid-century look at a friendly price that'll look great will all kinds of design styles. The cutout back gives it a lightness that a lot of upholstered chairs don’t have.

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was $516.00

Cute and comfy, this chair is a little bit mid-century modern and a little bit just plain modern. And look at those hairpin legs! Need we say more?

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Urban Outfitters

Light-footed but still supportive, this chair is a nice balance between modernity and comfort.

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West Elm

It’s not often you see a dining chair that looks like a seat where you’d like to linger, but this one fits the bill. I’m partial to the luxe look of the velvet, especially with the brass legs, but if velvet isn’t your cup of tea this chair is also available in fabric (with wood legs) for $239 and in leather (again with wood legs) for $399

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Nathan James
was $189.99

For a luxe look at a not-so-luxe price, the Dahlia Chair is a stunner you should consider. Mixing the industrial loft style and a bit of MCM charm, this elegant piece adds just the right amount of drama without hurting your wallet.

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West Elm

This modern dining chair looks so comfy — almost loungey — your guests may never want to leave. It's also available with black legs, and in white and black leather/

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Here's an upholstered chair that strikes a perfect balance between comfort and style — it won't have your guests squirming, but will also look great in your dining room when you're not entertaining thanks to its bold, eye-catching color.

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This little guy has a mid-century, almost Jetsons vibe that I could definitely get behind. I'm also a fan of the darling color options.

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Pottery Barn

A very boho and yet very cushy design with the option of either a black or brown wood finish, cream cushioned seats, and rattan detailing, the material of the moment.

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An architecturally inspired dining chair worthy of a place in any dining room, its arms and legs flow together as one and give base to a super plush, deep seat guests will love.

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I like the look of the glam teal velvet that runs the entire length of this chair's frame for a head-to-toe velvet experience.

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A classic, contemporary style, this chair is all but guaranteed to become a treasured heirloom with its timeless MCM look.