Chunky chairs: 15 robust designs for dining and relaxing

Hosting a big get-together anytime soon? Then add a dash of grandeur to your dining area with the help of these robust seating solutions.

There has been a shift in the interiors world towards big and bulky seating and I have to admit – I’m into it. Chunky chairs, be it for dining or relaxing, are ideal for making a statement and ultimately elevating your setup.

The best bit? The latest designs come in many shapes, sizes, styles, and materials. Just picture colourful and curved upholstered chairs next to a sturdy oak table. Sounds lush, right? Or perhaps you love Scandi-inspired designs wrapped in tactile bouclé? If not, there are some amazing geometric, super-modern solutions available these days.

So, no matter your style – or budget – you are sure to find a new design to suit your space. But do bear in mind you’ll also need an ample table and plenty of room to accommodate the dimensions of these chunky chairs.

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Chunky dining chairs

Whether you’re looking to make the switch to more statement solutions or simply want to upgrade your dining room in time for the next big party, these robust chairs could be perfect for your space…

Chunky chair with boucle fabric and wood frame
Anouk chair, £199, Barker and Stonehouse.
pink, modern and curved seating solution

Modern curved dining chair, price on application, Juliettes Interiors.
blue upholstered chunky chair
520 upholstered chair, from £1465, Thonet.
checkered dining chair
Byron upholstered carver dining chair, from £861, Dining Chair Co.
sophisticated pink seating
Fonda dining chair in Dusty Rose pure cotton matt velvet, £380,
velvet, orange dining chair
Abbey velvet dining chair in Dirty Orange, £395, Oka.
geometric seating soltuion
Bonaldo Agea dining chair, from £800, Go Modern.
leather seating solution
Laurent dining chair, £2331, Arteriors.

Robust accent chairs

Level up your kitchen-living-diner or a plain corner with the help of these contemporary accent chairs – perfect for gaining an extra seating spot for unexpected guests, creating a focal point, or relaxing in style while enjoying a glass of fizz in the evening…

modern and glamorous dining chair
Valmy chair designed by Ramy Fischler, from £1304, Ligne Roset.
boucle dining room seating
Anyday Dime accent chair in Cream bouclé with walnut frame, £349, John Lewis & Partners.
blue accent chair
Cassina Back wing chair, £1291, Chaplins.
modern seating for contemporary dining room
Cristina Celestino Corolla 272 Bergère chair, from £1857, House of Dome.
linen seating solution for dining room
Jensen dining chair in washed linen Bisque, £795, Soho Home.
green chunky chair
Cheam occasional chair in green and black, £265, Where Saints Go.
Blue chunky chair
Zyla velvet accent chair in Light Blue, £700, Sazy.

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