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The best paris bistro chairs for your home today.


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 while sitting in one of these bistro chairs.

And I think your guests will agree.

Better Homes and Gardens : Paris Bistro Chairs  - where to find them and inspiration on how to use them!  These gorgeous Parisian bistro chairs give your rooms that perfect pop of texture and interest without the clutter.  
Better Homes and Gardens

Best Paris Bistro Chairs

I’ve rounded up the best bistro chairs for your home. 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 and Overstock seem to have the most affordable collection of bistro chairs.

But the one that I see all over Instagram is this one from Serena and Lily. This collection has both a chair and a counter stool version. They are absolutely gorgeous and have various color options as well.

Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of these. Click on any photo for more information.

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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 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 visiting the Gatti chair factory in your foreseeable future, you can check out the list above. I mean – look at how many great options there are nowadays!

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The Best Paris Bistro Chairs for Your Home - The best paris bistro chairs for your home today.
The Iconic Riveria Collection from Serena and Lily

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.

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Ballard designs

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 …

Our wedding photo, in a bistro chair
My husband and I on our wedding day at our Favorite French Cafe. See the bistro chair? 🙂

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.

Bistro Chairs One King's Lane
One King’s Lane

I hope this helps you guys find that perfect Bistro Chair!

Xo Karen