It's easy to picture a bistro chair on the sidewalks of a place like Paris, perhaps outside a café; an invitation to sit and enjoy a pastry while you take in the City of Lights.
In this way, bistro chairs have become synonymous with casual dining sophistication, though they're still common enough for everyday use. They're found on decks and patios from Seattle to Sarasota, and are even trending as an addition to indoor dining style.
The bistro chair is chic, often affordable and comparably durable, owing to the fact that they're designed for outdoor use. And, depending on their height, they can make a great indoor addition at the dining table, bar or kitchen island.
Bistro chairs are typically light and easy to move, which make them an ideal choice for a family that entertains. Their casual look can lend informal flair to a dining area, though it's no trouble to find luxury designs that fall on the opposite end of the spectrum from your average outdoor furniture.
One of my favorite things about bistro chairs are how versatile they are. They can work with almost any room setting and add a touch of Euro style to any space. Modern, chic, traditional, glam – whatever your look, you can find it in a bistro chair.
I’ve rounded up five dining room styles with bistro chairs, dining tables and a chandelier to show you just how much versatility they can offer. Shop these looks or create your own:
Which style is your favorite?