The dining room has met its ultimate match: mix and match, that is. Mix and match seating is a fun, quirky design that can help you optimize your accommodations and even add extra spots around your table.
Start by bringing together different styles of chairs, and then add space-saving benches or settees into the mix once you’ve got the hang of it. The secret to achieving harmony is this: pair off-balance pieces of similar material, finish, style, or design, and you will master the art of the mismatch. If you’d like to maintain symmetry, try a large upholstered armchair at either end of your table for the host and hostess, and either armless chairs or a pair of benches on opposite sides.