I recently updated my floors in my home and as soon as they went down, I had to hold back the overwhelming urge to throw my dining room furniture out the window. It’s not that I don’t like my furniture, but the new dark floors caused my furniture to blend in a little too much. It was tough to see where my dining set started and the floor began. I’m sure a little rug would fix this problem, but naturally, I just want a new dining room set.
My current set is one of the first big girl purchases I made next to my couch. Truthfully the chairs were ones that I eyed at West Elm for months and felt pretty accomplished with my adult self that I was able to buy them all on my own. Yes that’s how long ago that was. I of course feel like furniture should be swapped out every few years and totally understand that is not normal. But it’s how I feel, and it’s what I like to do.
Once the floors went down I of course instantly took to my favorite home decor sites to find new dining inspiration and I quickly settled on the fact that I need wishbone chairs and a tulip table. The funny thing is my grandmother has these exact chairs in her dining room. I have fond memories of sitting in those uncomfortable chairs at so many holiday meals. It’s amazing how uncomfortable they were and how that’s the only thing I remember about those chairs. The only thing that got me through long holiday dinners of Passover and Rosh Hashanah, was knowing dessert was soon to come. Rainbow cookies were usually a holiday favorite.
I remember the weaved rope seats crackling as you sat in them for hours. It’s funny how this wishbone chair style is back with vengeance. Our grandparents knew best, both of mine have the most incredible mid century dining sets that rival the current trends happening today. The wishbone chair has been seen everywhere lately. It’s so easily mixed into modern or even boho decorating styles. A few wishbone chair ideas are to mix them with something more modern. Maybe keep one on each end of the table, and add in something different like a bench.
After pursuing, I’ve of course dreamed up that I should for sure get the white ones. I am loving them with natural seats and a white tulip table to complete the look. I also really like the light natural wood color ones, but think that may clash with the new floors. So who wants to buy my espresso dining set and matching bar stools? This gal wants to go shopping!