The Best Stylish Folding Chairs for When You Need to Add Extra Seating ASAP

updated Oct 31, 2023
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With November almost here, it’s time to start thinking about hosting holiday gatherings again. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time or throwing your annual Hanukkah party, if you’re looking at having more people in your house than usual, investing in some extra seating is definitely in order — and folding chairs are just what you need. 

The Best Stylish Folding Chairs

Now, these are not the folding chairs you’ve seen in classrooms and church basements: These picks are stylish, elevated, and most importantly, comfortable. Perfect for coexisting with your current seating options, you can tuck them away in storage after your event. Take a look through this list of some of the best folding chairs that the internet has to offer. Even the most design-conscious among us will approve.

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You can’t go wrong with this fabric folding chair set, which has a padded seat for ultimate comfort and a resin mesh back to keep your guests cool. These come with a five-year warranty and measure just under five inches deep in their folded position, so they’re optimal for storing and using year after year. What they lack in flashiness, they more than makeup for in quality and durability. Its powder-coated steel frame and cross braces can support up to 300 pounds.

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It's hard to believe these chic seats are foldable! Coming with two chairs, this set of padded folding chairs from HOMEFUN comes in a host of colors and designs so you can find the right set for your dining space. We're confident that with these mid-century beauties around your table, your guests will be ooh-ing and ah-ing in no time.

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No your eyes aren't deceiving you — this next pick is foldable. The Linon Home Gabe X Back Dining Chair may look like a normal dining chair, however it's anything but thanks to its unique foldable design. We love these chairs for anyone who's looking for something with a traditional look combined with the modern functionality of a folding chair. It's truly the best of both worlds.

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Rattan is the material of the moment, so if you're looking to add some to your space (whether it be permanently or temporarily) we think you'll love this rattan dining chair set. It comes with two chairs and is available in your choice of black or natural wood grains.

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Keep things simple and Scandi with a Connubia folding chair, which comes in three sleek colors. You can add your own cushion to make the aluminum frame a little cozier, or let its minimalist qualities really shine through on its own. This chair is one of the most small-space-friendly options on this list, so if you’re really strapped for square footage, be sure to add a few to your cart.

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You’re really getting the best bang for your buck on this set of open-back folding chairs. Depending on your existing furnishings, you can opt for a glossy black or white resin finish. The minimalist mid-century-inspired design comes fully assembled, so all you have to do is set the table around them before you’re ready to welcome guests to your home.

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For some extra chairs that complement your existing seating, this Ball & Cast set is your best option. The stylish solid wood frame has a 5-star rating and it's not hard to see why. The chairs come with plush off-white cushions that are comfortable to sit on, but still fold up compactly. Not a fan of the beige? It also comes in three other colors.

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The weather outside might be frightful, but these bamboo folding chairs from American Champion give me visions of a tropical paradise vacation. They’re sturdy and coated with a clear gloss that makes them safe to use indoors or out, but if you’re living in a winter wonderland, you might want to stick to the living room. The four-pack is built with supportive braces for extra support, so they’re sure to live beyond this holiday season, even when they’re tucked away in the closet.

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Sometimes you just need a good bulk set of folding chairs. For ones that are easy on the eye, opt for this set from Flash Furniture. Chic and stylish, these chairs feature a sleek design you won't mind decorating your space with (at a great price, we might add!) The best part? It comes with 10 (!) chairs!

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it here: The Best Stylish Folding Chairs for When You Need Extra Seating ASAP