Stackable, foldable, wood-framed or doubling as storage – despite their name, dining chairs and dining benches aren’t just for dining rooms. An every-room necessity, they’re needed in bedroom corners for clothes, in bathrooms for robes and towels, and in the living room to make entertaining easy.
Meanwhile, dining benches can incorporate storage, so are useful as hallway furniture, where they can hide away shoes and umbrellas. When buying as dining seats, remember casual dining rooms or kitchens work with well with folding director’s chairs or metal café chairs, while formal set-ups prefer a leather or upholstered chair. For spaces that can be one or the other, oak chairs are a nod to the classic, but given a Habitat update, manage to be both contemporary and timeless.