Our Definitive Guide to Finding the Right Cushion to Fit Your Style of Dining Chair
You've purchased new dining chairs, and you love the look, but there's just one problem. They're uncomfortable. You're thinking of buying dining room chair cushions, but you're wondering, are dining chair cushions out of style? What kind of cushions would we need to fit our chairs? How thick should the chair cushions be? Are the chair pads supposed to cover the entire surface of the chair seat or is it ok for some of the chair to show around the cushion?
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Dining Room Chair Cushions
We've been making cushions for dining chairs for more than 60 years, so we'd be happy to help you find the perfect cushions. We may be biased, but in our opinion, comfortable, durable furnishings never go out of style, they just become classics. Thousands of our customers seem to agree.
How thick the cushions should be is a matter of personal preference, and depends on what kind of fill material the cushions will use. Our latex foam cushions are about 2.5" thick and we've found this is just about perfect for the standard table and chair heights. The size of the cushion should be within 1-2” of the width and depth of your chair. The mail order catalogs that carry our cushions typically photograph them with a bit of chair showing around the cushion, but this is also a matter of personal preference rather than a rule of interior design.
What kind of cushions should you buy to fit your type of dining chairs? Let's look at some of the most popular styles.