Chairs for the kitchen are easy to use, but not suitable for all rooms. These are large-sized pieces of furniture, so it is sometimes difficult to place them in a small room. However, in terms of comfort, they are superior to a simple stool. There are many options for kitchen chairs. They differ in height, softness, reliability, strength, moisture resistance.
The main criterion is comfort during meals. Some users, on the contrary, prefer style to convenience. If desired, you can choose a universal option that will meet the needs of different users.
Features and Benefits
Kitchen chairs are found in several varieties:
- medium hardness;
The last of the options is offered without upholstery. Such products are attractive and stylish, but they are not comfortable enough to sit on. Upholstered chairs and furniture of medium firmness are made with upholstery in woven fabric, leather / leatherette. In any of the cases, the products contain a filler. It can be horse hair, algae, coconut coir or polypropylene. The use of natural materials contributes to the rise in the cost of furniture.
To choose the right chairs, it is recommended to take into account the parameters of the room in which they will be installed. So, pieces of furniture should match the style of the interior.
Take into account the dimensions of the room. Chairs for a small kitchen is better to choose the minimum size. In addition, it is not always possible to arrange a sufficient number of seats in the room. In this case, the chairs are combined with a soft corner.
The advantages of such interior items:
- comfortable operation, due to the presence of a back, armrests, and sometimes a soft filler;
- if necessary, the seat is pushed under the table;
- it becomes possible to emphasize the style of the interior.
Existing options that are different in design:
- products in a classic style — with a high back, they often have armrests, but this is not a prerequisite;
- bar stools — on a stand, they are designed for rooms in which a bar counter is installed, sometimes it is possible to adjust the structure in height;
- chair-chair for the kitchen — is comfortable to use, stylish, but at the same time quite a large product, it is suitable for rooms that are characterized by a large area.
There are folding chairs, for example, a step-chair. This is a versatile option that does not take up much space due to the design. In addition, such products perform several functions at the same time: you can sit on them, and such chairs are also used as a stand. If a ladder is stored in the house, it can be replaced with a full-fledged piece of furniture that is equipped with a hidden ladder. At the same time, space saving and its proper use are noted.
Hard and soft chairs for the kitchen are found in different designs, different in the number of additional elements:
- with a back, without it;
- with and without armrests.
The second option is often offered in the form of a bar stool. Products in this group do not have armrests. In addition, it is possible to purchase chairs with adjustable height. This is necessary if family members of different ages live in the house. Chairs are revolving, rotating products are easy to use. To sit on such a piece of furniture, you do not have to turn the entire structure or approach it from one side. It is enough to turn the rotating seat of the product.
If you have health problems (spine), it is recommended to consider purchasing an orthopedic chair. It follows the natural curves of the human body. In addition, products of this type may have massage applicators on the back.
Most pieces of furniture are made of opaque materials. To maintain the lightness of the chosen style of interior, you can consider plastic chairs for the kitchen. In all respects, they meet the requirements for pieces of furniture that are intended for use in the kitchen.
The advantage of plastic products is lightness, resistance to moisture, originality of design. Often they are characterized by compact dimensions. Transparent chairs for the kitchen are made from this material. Such products add light to the room, because. let the sun’s rays through.
Commercially available options:
- Rattan structures.
Wood products are the most preferred option for residential use. Structures can be made of oak, pine, spruce.
This is due to the following factors:
- light woody aroma in the kitchen;
If desired, unpainted products are purchased. They are treated with varnish, but there are also uncoated chairs, but treated with an antiseptic and carefully polished. Such products will exude a light aroma of wood, and the natural texture is preserved. It is important that the piece of furniture can be restored in the future. Then it will last much longer. If you need to choose pieces of furniture to match the color scheme of the interior, you should consider models that are close in shade to the design of the room, a universal option is white chairs for the kitchen.
Wooden chairs are infrequently exposed to direct exposure to water, so consider an option that is easy to use. Main criteria: ease of processing, care.
Metal analogues can be made in two versions:
- stainless steel;
- from lighter material — chrome-plated.
The advantages include a long service life, easy maintenance. However, metal structures are often heavy. It is recommended to consider products that are made of hollow elements. Furniture of this type is hard, so it is better to choose options with soft upholstery. Moreover, the filler in most cases is provided not only in the seat itself, but also in the back. Such pieces of furniture should be comfortable to sit on. Chairs with a soft back can be more expensive than a more rigid counterpart.
Rattan products represent a high price category of goods, but they look attractive. However, they can not be installed in all rooms. Wicker furniture is more suitable for a rustic style, country house.
How to choose
Before buying, you need to consider the following parameters:
- color of products, their compliance with the style of the object;
- dimensions of furniture, premises, especially in the case when the area is small;
- product configuration: the location of the legs, the shape of the seat (square, round), you need to take into account the parameters of the table;
- seat height;
- product design: take into account the type of fittings, accessories.
If the question is being decided which chairs to choose for the kitchen, you should consider options that combine all the necessary parameters, but are offered at an affordable price. And not always metal and wood are more expensive. Designer plastic chairs can also represent a high price category.
For a classic-style kitchen, it is recommended to choose wooden pieces of furniture decorated in a neutral color palette. There are two options:
- the purchase of chairs in discreet colors (white, beige, milky, etc.), in this case, the emphasis is on other elements of the interior, you can do without contrasting colors;
- the use of products in bright colors: green, red, blue, lilac, purple, etc., while there should be no other accents.
It is not necessary to choose all pieces of furniture in one shade. Chairs may differ by one or more tones from the table. In this case, the chosen color should be in harmony with the interior items in the room.
If you plan to purchase a set, table and chairs, then this option is recommended to be considered for a kitchen decorated in a similar shade. Then there will be no disharmony in the interior.
The choice of shade for chairs depends on the material from which the pieces of furniture are made. For example, plastic models or analogues from another material, but with fabric / leatherette upholstery, are represented by a wide range of options that are different in color. Wooden chairs are often offered in soothing colors. If necessary, they are painted in the desired color. Metal products are represented by a chrome-plated version of the design. To make them more interesting, use upholstery.
The main parameters are: the length of the side of the seat (seat) and its height relative to the floor. Thanks to these characteristics, it becomes possible to make the right choice — taking into account the properties of the kitchen table. Different design solutions for bar stools can be considered, while the height is standard — 60 cm. Classic models with armrests and a back are always lower. The height of the seat at the same time varies between 47–50 cm.
Fittings and accessories
In order for pieces of furniture to decorate the room, it is recommended to purchase models equipped with high-quality fasteners. This is a guarantee of a long period of operation. Inexpensive fittings are of poor quality and quickly lose their appeal.
Beautiful decor elements of furniture should be used sparingly. Abuse of them will lead to a deterioration in the external qualities of the structure, as well as the interior.
Before buying, you should pay attention to the installation method of fittings. In these areas there should be no chips, leaks. This is especially true of fasteners, which are located in plain sight. In order not to draw attention to it, use stubs. However, if possible, products with hidden fasteners are selected for the kitchen.
Interesting solutions in interior design
To save space, you should consider pieces of furniture that do not take up much space. Among them are transformers for the kitchen. If a pantry is provided in the room, most of the furniture can be stored here.
Designer chairs for the kitchen should be considered for large spaces. Such products often differ in non-standard configuration. This changes the location of the legs, the shape of the seat and backrest. Together they get original furniture that can become a decoration of the room. However, this is only possible if the model has been chosen correctly.
The choice of chairs for the kitchen is made taking into account the shade of the flooring, walls, interior and household items. An interesting option is the design of the kitchen, which involves the possibility of acquiring bright-colored furniture. The tone should resonate with small details in the interior. Most of the surfaces and objects of the room are decorated in neutral colors.