8 best coastal dining chairs for seaside-themed abodes

Sea views, guaranteed.
(Credit: Photographer: Mindi Cooke | Styling: Kylie Jackes)
(Credit: Photographer: Mindi Cooke / Styling: Kylie Jackes)

Besides spring cleaning being top of mind whenever there is a change of seasons, refreshing our dining rooms with new spring-appropriate picks will always pique our interest. And as we move away from the dark and cosy hues of the cooler seasons of autumn and winter and dive into the fun and airy palette of spring and summer, finding dining chairs to match is a task we don’t take lightly (pun intended).

And if you’re blessed with a gorgeous seaside abode (or your home exudes that beachside aesthetic sans the locale), you’ll want to lean into coastal interiors, especially in your dining room.

Photographer: Nic Gossage | Stylist: Lisa Burden

What is a coastal dining room?

Also known as a coastal-themed dining room, a coastal dining room draws design inspiration from sandy beaches and beach houses. So, as Aussies are obsessed with the beach and beachside living, it’s easy to see why coastal interior designs are so popular for Australian homes.

Coastal dining rooms often feature a soft colour palette that includes neutral hues like sandy beige and white and pastel hues like pale blue or seafoam green. Natural materials are also key to this interior style. Think rattan, wicker, wood, and bamboo being motifs in this style.

The best coastal dining chairs in Australia 2023

The dining room, also known as the hub of home (because food brings the family together, after all), is the perfect place to showcase your love for coastal-style interiors. And if you’re looking at your existing dining chairs and hoping to swap them for something more, well, coastal-themed, then you’re at the right place. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to find the best coastal dining chairs in Australia that deserve a seat at the dining table below.


Ark dining chair, Lounge Lovers

$199 (currently 25% off at checkout, use code ‘TAKE25’)

If you have expensive taste but not the expensive budget to match, we feel you. And so does Lounge Lovers. The Ark dining chair is an iconic replica of the famous Wishbone dining chair by Hans Wegner. Handcrafted to perfection with solid ash wood, this dining chair is perfect for coastal or Scandi-inspired abodes.


Arabelle dining chair, Lounge Lovers

$199 (currently 25% off at checkout, use code ‘Take25’)

This cross-back design that is featured in the Arabelle dining chair is a hallmark of coastal-inspired interiors. Arabelle is crafted from a solid elm timber with a comfy woven rattan seat that’ll bring in natural materials that coastal-abodes crave, effortlessly.


Austen chair in White Wash, Castlery


A subtle hint of coastal chic is found in the Austen dining chair from Castlery. Featuring a refined silhouette, making it a perfect contender for modern-coastal dining rooms, this dining chair is at the top of our wishlist this season.


Edith cane chair in White Wash, Castlery


Fitting in nicely in any light and airy palette is the Edith cane chair from Castlery. With a cosy bouclé seat and an open-weave backrest, it’s a simple yet charming number to add to any dining room.


Luca beech & rattan dining chair (set of 2), Temple & Webster


If it wasn’t obvious, we’re not straying away from our love for rattan-anything. These rattan dining chairs from Temple & Webster gives a nod to the timeless No. 8111 Hoffman chair design by Thonet and is a classic piece to add to your dining area. Available also in black or white colourways to suit your taste.


Korina rattan dining chairs (set of 2), Temple & Webster

$319 (usually $349)

Looking for an armless dining chair to add to your seaside abode? This one adds a sense of nostalgia and retro charm to your dining area and features a breathable rattan seat and backrest, making it a perfect seat of choice come summertime.


Sienna dining chair in Beige, Interior Secrets

$218 (usually $230)

Perfect for indoors or outdoors, this dining chair from Interior Secrets is treated for UV resistance, so you can leave it on your patio all summer long without a worry. The Sienna dining chair features a stylish vertical slatted backrest design with a faux leather seat cushion in a matching hue.


Havana outdoor dining chair, Lounge Lovers

$399 (currently 25% off with code ‘TAKE25’)

The perfect balance between laid-back and stylish, the Havana dining chair is made for the modern coastal dining room. Handwoven with care, this Lounge Lovers dining chair is perfect for indoor and outdoor use.

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