When selecting dining furniture for a dining room there are two basic options – those which match the table exactly and those which explore a different yet complementary look. A well-designed dining room will appear harmonious, yet that doesn’t always have to mean that every furniture item has the same style or is made from the same materials. Dining chairs chosen separately which off-set the look of the table and sideboard can create a unique appearance which offers a talking point at dinner parties and displays an individual sense of style. For formal dining rooms a more upright, elegant style of chair is ideal. High-backed chairs are also perfect when the dining area is an annexed part of another room such as the kitchen or lounge, as they work to clearly define the dining space. Dining chairs with lower backs tend to appear less formal and therefore are suitable for family dining areas which see daily use. The perfect dining chair for any occasion will be soft enough to sit in for several hours without discomfort, yet solid and upright enough to promote a well-mannered eating posture.