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A roundup of the most stylish and affordable Paris 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, not 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 while sitting in one of these bistro chairs. And your guests will agree.
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 boulevards, 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 you don’t see touring the Gatti chair factory or buying one that costs thousands of dollars in your foreseeable future, I’ve compiled a whole list of the best Paris Bistro Chairs. And a lot of these don’t cost an arm and a leg.
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 Incorporate 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.
Here are some photos that are inspiring me lately.
Now, let’s go shop for some chairs.
Where to Buy the Best Paris Bistro Chairs
There are some amazing finds here! I update this list every couple of months or so. (That’s your hint to check back here again!)
Walmart, Target, Wayfair, Overstock, and Amazon seem to have the most affordable collection of bistro chairs.
The one that I see all over Instagram is the Serena and Lily Riveria chair. They have both a chair and a counter stool version.
Bistro Chair Roundup
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I hope this helps you guys find that perfect Bistro Chair!