5 Affordable Options for Extra Seating

It’s always good to have last-minute additional dining room seating. Here are five great folding chairs that are both tasteful and versatile.

Above: The Terje Folding Chair in beech is $14.99 at Ikea.


Above: These classic Hercules Black Metal Chairs are $12.99 at Folding Chairs 4 Less.

Above: The Alston Buiani Folding Chair, made in Italy, is $99 for a set of four from Chairs Fun Store.

Above: Sturdy and versatile, the White Metal Folding Chair is $16 at Crate & Barrel.


Above: West Elm’s Folding Chairs are available in glossy chocolate, red, and white lacquer; $39 each or $156 for a set of four.

In a pinch: What are some items you’ve used to help guests take the load off?

For more ideas on dining chairs, check out Remodelista’s posts 10 Easy Pieces: Red Dining Chairs, Steal This Look: Roy McMakin Chairs, and 10 Easy Pieces: Colorful Outdoor Dining Chairs.


Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.4 years ago


Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.4 years ago


Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago


Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe4 years ago

One time, we didn't have enough seats, so we brought in lawn chairs from outside and one guy even sat up on top of the bar.

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson4 years ago


Siets Dijk
Siets Dijk4 years ago

Not only are most folding chairs not very comfy, but it's quite a bit more envirementally friendly to pick things up at yard sale/thift store/2nd hand and y'know re-use things. They are good space savers though...

C.M Padget
Carolyn Padget4 years ago

You have seemed to have forgotten how uncomfortable folding chairs are.

Kristina C.
Kristina C.4 years ago

Thanks - but I think I pass on the folding chairs.

I am using a long re-vamped bench I found in a thrift store, and when it is not used for seating, I 'store' it under the windows with flowers, books and pillows on top.

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Lynn L.
Lynn L.4 years ago

Noted! Thanks, Remodelista!

Nicole Gorman
Nicole Gorman4 years ago

Not even one of them looks the least bit comfortable!