Best Bistro Chairs (2023)
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a roundup of the best bistro chairs.
It seems, at times, we all want to be a little bit more French.
After all, the French are credited with effortlessly impeccable style. Classic, cool, and never trying too hard. And that’s what I think of when I see one of these French Bistro Chairs. They have that certain je ne sais quoi …
Nothing feels quite as chic as sipping a latte or a glass of wine on your patio while sitting in one of these bistro chairs. Am I right?
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Best Bistro Chairs
I’ve rounded up some stylish, best selling bistro chairs for your home. A lot of these are ok for outdoor use. There are some amazing finds here!
1. Serena & Lily’s Riviera Chair
This is THE ONE. The one that I see all over Instagram. The one designers swear by. It’s stylish, it comes in a variety of colors, and there’s one for both indoor and outdoor use. It’s the Riveria Bistro Chair from Serena and Lily. Top notch quality — these are chairs you will passing down to your kids. They are absolutely gorgeous and have various color and seating options as well. Also available as bar stool and armchair.
2. Pottery Barn’s Sofie Chair
A strong contender to the Rivieria Chair. The Pottery Barn Sofie Chair comes in a variety of colors and is totally maintenance free. This chair also comes in a bar stool version.
3. Savafieh Hooper Bistro Chair
This is a best selling indoor/outdoor bistro chair and for good reason. The Hooper Chair is available at a number of places, including Amazon, Overstock and Walmart.
Buyers state this chair is sturdy, durable comfortable and comes already assembled.
4. Savafieh Rosen Chair
Speaking of Savafieh, we can’t dismiss their Rosen Chair, which is one of my personal favorites.
I love the bentwood chair look to this option, with the curved faux bamboo frame. It’s made of the same durable, all weather material as the Hooper, and also comes in several colors and is available at a number of places. Sold in a Set!
5. Wayfair Bayou Breeze
If you are looking for a great bistro chair with TONS of variety – then look no further than the Bayou Breeze.
You will not be disappointed with these bistro chairs!
6. Target Threshold Bistro Chair
The Target Threshold Bistro Chair is such a good value! This chair features a woven pattern in cream and blue. Despite the low price, this chair still packs a punch!
7. Williams Sonoma
A beautiful indoor/outdoor option from Williams Sonoma. This Parisian Bistro chair is handcrafted by skilled artisans, features golden colored bent rattan and a few wicker colors to choose from.
8. Frontgate French Aluminum Bistro Chairs
These bistro chairs from Frontgate check all the boxes:
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The Story behind the Parisian Bistro Chair
In 1920, in a small furniture shop right outside Paris, the humble beginnings of the iconic Parisian Bistro Chair were born. It was then that a man named Joseph Gatti, an Italian who immigrated to France in 1909, began his furniture company.
His shop is still around today, one of the last of its kind, crafting these beautiful bistro chairs in over 30 unique patterns that can be seen up and down Parisian streets and sidewalk cafes, as well as perched on stoops and terraces.
So, if you want to go straight to the source … just sayin’. France is where it’s at.
However, if you’re like me and don’t see visiting the Gatti chair factory in the foreseeable future, you can check out the list above. I mean – look at how many great options there are nowadays!
Many of these chairs are suitable for outdoors, can be stacked to save space, and range in colors from red to gray to brown to black to blue.
Find the color (and pattern!) that speaks to you and your home. You are sure to find one that works. There’s one that will fit in with almost any decor style.
To me, they are timeless home furnishings. They make such a statement without being too loud.
I can’t wait to add one to my home someday. Even if it’s just one, to place in an entryway or hallway.
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After, all these chairs are sentimental to me. They are a part of my life. When my husband and I first dated, our favorite restaurant was a stylish French Cafe.
They had outdoor seating and the sidewalk was lined with these French bistro chairs and tables. We have so many great memories from that restaurant.
In fact – we had one of our wedding photos taken at this restaurant.
Me in my white gown and him in his tux …
How to Decorate with Bistro Chairs in your Home
Whether you are looking to put them inside or outside, these chairs can be used anywhere. I’ve mainly seen them around a dining table, but you could also use one in an entryway or at the end of a hallway. Or even in the corner of a guest room.
Why not? Here are some photos that are inspiring me lately.
I hope this helps you guys find that perfect French Bistro Chair!
Featured image via Serena and Lily.