I think this is one of those design techniques you see and think, “that’s easy,” and then when you try to do it yourself, it’s a total mess. I really like this look and I’m slightly obsessed with chairs, so if I didn’t already have a nice set of vintage chairs, I might be up for giving this a go myself!
There are a couple of ways that you can go about this if you want to give it a try and are afraid that you’ll end up with a patchwork of unpleasantness. The first way is to keep your chairs in the same colour, as with the third picture above. Keeping the chairs in the same colour will help create a more unified look, even when your chairs are all different styles. This can allow you to have a bit more fun with different materials.
The next way is similar to the first, which is to get chairs that are all the same material. In the second picture, the chairs are all wood. The tones are slightly different, but that’s okay! They all have a vintage design and sit well together. In the same way that using one colour helps to create a unified look, using one material will keep your choices from going too wayward.
The final way is to use the same design in multiple colours, as with the final image. In this example, the chairs are very important for bringing colour to the room and I recommend that if you go this route, you decorate similarly. You don’t want to have too much colour drawing the eye around the room and not give the eye a place to rest. Let your chairs shine in all of their mix-matched glory!
Of course, you can always throw caution to the wind and buy any chair that captures your fancy, but these are just a few tips to help you out if you feel like a bit of a beginner with the eclectic look.