Choosing your dining chair options

All our Berrydesign dining tables are designed to work beautifully with our contemporary dining chairs. An example of this can be seen in the gentle curvature of the backrest on our Willow chair range, which not only gives you an unparalleled level of comfort from a wooden ladder back chair, but also subtly reflects the curved edges of our round dining tables.

Our chairs are cleverly designed and made to complement your dining table in comfort, seat height and design. The timber is carefully matched to any other furniture on your order with the added bonus that all of your furniture’s timber is selected from the same batch. This is then kiln dried, machined and finished together. As your furniture is made together it matures at the same time keeping the same natural colouring. We can of course sell our contemporary dining chairs separately from our dining tables.

The colour and fabric that you choose for your upholstered chairs has a big impact on your home décor and the effect that you wish to achieve for your kitchen or dining room. For a more classic look, leather dining chairs can appear quite formal, especially when combined with large walnut dining tables. While for a more contemporary family dining room, rainbow coloured dining chairs, covered in washable faux suede work really well. Light fabric colours can lift a room, and darker colours lend an air of gravitas. Colour combinations to consider are 2 contrasting colours eg red and grey, or 3 or more shades of the same colour (eg light grey through to black), which looks really lovely with neutral coloured dining chairs. If light flow is an important part of your dining room our Willow dining chairs with their open wooden backrests allow light to flow through unhindered opening the room up.

This page is to guide you through the many options we have available to you, and will help you to choose which bespoke dining chairs will complement best your Berrydesign dining table.

Sprung or Unsprung

We are immensely proud of the level of comfort all our dining chairs provide and it could be argued that the measure of a chair is the comfort of its seat. We offer two forms of chair seat; ‘sprung’ and ‘un-sprung’ which are described below.


This is our lower cost seat pad and is made by layering foams of varied density to create a sumptuously soft seat pad.


Our sprung seat option consists of a combination of suspended sprung steel and a soft foam lining on top, which lightens the overall chair weight and adapts to all seating positions, moving with you as you sit. If the unsprung chair is already sumptuously comfortable, the sprung option is fit for a king and especially suitable for those who like to sit at dinner for a long time!

Dining chair upholstery

The type of material and colour in which you would like your chairs upholstered is not a decision to be rushed, and is not normally required until 4 weeks after an order is placed. As soon as an order is placed, we will send out a colour swatchbook for you to peruse and select samples from. Once you have narrowed down your choice to a handful of colours let us know and we will send out larger sized samples to aid your decision.

Dining chair fabrics

All the fabrics for our luxurious contemporary dining chairs are selected from the highest quality materials, rigorously tested to ensure they meet the exacting demands at Berrydesign. To see the swatch colours for our fabrics, click the thumbnail to download the PDF swatchbook.
Please bear in mind that colours on screen will differ to the actual fabric colour, so when choosing which samples to request, please also choose a shade either side of the ones you like.

Comfort +

This is our most popular fabric. This faux suede, also known as micro-suede, has a large range of colour choices, combined with high durability and is very easy to wash.

Download the PDF swatch book.


This is the market leader of faux suedes. This micro-suede embodies luxury, making it a popular fabric for our upholstered dining chairs.

Download the PDF swatch book.

Madison Linen

A lovely soft woven cotton/linen fabric with a large weave this fabric has a very textured appearance. Better as slip or loose covers, this fabric can then be removed and machine washed (Shortback and Bladebacks).

Download the PDF swatch book.

Tango Weave

Tango weave is our first linen based fabric with a woven tabby weave, which gives a strong and hard wearing weave for domestic use in kitchen and dining chairs. Works well as a machine washable slip cover (Shortback and Bladebacks).

Download the PDF swatch book.

Brushed Cotton

This is our basic seat covering, ideal as a slip cover as it is machine washable.

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Customer own fabric

If you can’t find what you are looking for amongst our upholstery fabric collection we are happy to work with a fabric of your choosing, dependent of fire resistance testing.

Just send us an A6 sample to test suitability.

Examples of upholstered dining chairs

Dining chair leathers

Leather upholstered dining chairs create a luxurious addition to every dining room. We offer a range of leathers to suit your needs from buttersoft leather, to natural waxed leather and brightly coloured contract grade leather.

All our leather chairs are upholstered with our twin stitch creating an extra saddle stitch detailing that is strong and durable. 


This is a luxurious soft touch natural waxed leather. It is available in a range of colours all chosen to complement the natural nature of this leather.

Download PDF swatch book.


An extra durable contract grade leather. Style is made to have the widest range of dazzling colours whilst maintaining its excellent durability.

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This competitively priced leather has a very even texture, available in a range of colours. This leather delivers great durability.

Download PDF swatch book.

Customer own leather

If you can’t find what your looking for amongst our collection we are happy to work with a leather of your choice, dependent of fire resistance testing.

Just send us an A6 sample to test suitability.


Examples of leather dining chairs


Blind stitching

Your dining chairs will have no visible stitching, giving them a smooth seamless look.

This option is not available with chairs upholstered in leather.

Twin stitching

Our Twin stitching adds that little bit of extra detailing to your dining chairs in the form of a saddle stitch. We have a range of threads for a contrasted look or matching thread detail.


Once you have finalised the material and colour in which you would like your chairs to be upholstered, we have a choice of thread colours (if twin stitched) for you to decide from. We will offer suggestions, and guide you if you wish.