It seems that one of the new trends when it comes to modern furniture are the Rustic log kitchen chairs, which are basically those wooden, solid chairs that remind us of old times.
Before I get into any particulars, let me show you the main contents of my article.
1. What Makes Rustic Chairs So Popular
2. Why Should You Choose Rustic Chairs Instead Of Regular Ones?
3. What I Recommend You
4. The Best Rustic Chairs For Each Type Of Budget
a) Under $150
b) Between $150-$200
c) Between $200-$250
d) Between $250-$300
9. To conclude
What Makes Rustic Chairs So Popular
Over the last few years, I’ve seen that Rustic style is more and more popular, especially when it comes to kitchen. What’s the explanation for this?
Well, a rustic kitchen doesn’t only look good, it is also stylish and extremely charming. It’s true that decorating a rustic kitchen isn’t the cheapest thing in the world, but fortunately there are many less expensive alternatives.
Talking about furniture, when choosing Rustic as a decorative style for your kitchen, you should keep in mind that the elements you go for should be quite appropriate for this style’s characteristics.
And what furniture items are more appropriate for such a room than Rustic log kitchen chairs?
That’s exactly the first thing that crosses my mind when I imagine a Rustic kitchen: I see a dark, wooden pavement with a big table in the middle and, the most important, log chairs around this table.
For me, log chairs are a “must have” in a Rustic kitchen. I don’t know if it’s available for everyone, but when it comes to me, a Rustic kitchen without any log chair (one should be there, at least for the decor) doesn’t seem such a successful design.
If you want to find out more about Rustic and other important styles in which you can decorate your rooms, you can check out The Main 8 Types of Interior Design Styles, as there you should find out everything you need to know.
Maybe it’s about that atmosphere they create, maybe it’s simply their antique character, I don’t know, what I do know is that they certainly give the entire room that Rustic feeling customers want so badly, so for me, log chairs remain a necessary element when creating a Rustic kitchen.
Why should you choose Rustic log kitchen chairs instead of regular ones?
This is a very common questions my customers ask, and if I’m thinking, it quite makes sense. Why should you pay more for log chairs when you can actually get normal dining chairs at a much lower price?
In case you’ve read the paragraphs from above, you’ve seen that for me, a Rustic kitchen must have log chairs instead of regular ones, it’s about the atmosphere they create.
But as I guess you want several good reasons why you should get log chairs instead of regular ones, I’ve written some below. Remember these are only the most important, I could give you many more, but I want to summarize things and I want to make you understand why log chairs are so important for a Rustic kitchen.
Blend better than anything else with a Rustic decorated kitchen
This isn’t very hard to see even for someone who doesn’t have anything to do with interior design: imagine you are in a kitchen decorated in a gorgeous Rustic manner and you see there are some plastic chairs with flower patterned cushions around the table. Does it seem to you that they blend with the decor? I bet the answer is not.
Seriously, I don’t know what kind of furniture is better for a Rustic room than log furniture. It manages to create a connection between all pieces and make them seem like they were all bought together, specially for that kitchen. And that is a really huge thing.
Create that specific Rustic atmosphere
One of wooden furniture’s most important advantages is its uniqueness, which means that every piece is slightly different than the other, even the ones made from the exact wood.
And if we’re thinking that the room is already decorated in a very original manner thanks to its Rustic style, then the elegance of log furniture will make it even more charming.
That’s why, the simple presence of log chairs in a Rustic kitchen will definitely give you a lot of help when it comes to creating the atmosphere you want. For a visitor, just seeing log furniture in a kitchen will give him that feeling of Rustic, making him think about countryside and nature.
Remember that log chairs won’t manage to create that great atmosphere alone, but with the help of the other elements, there won’t be anything to worry about.
Some of the highest quality types of chairs
In case you didn’t know, wooden furniture is one of the most durable types on the market, and if you take good care of it, you’ll never experience anything like breakages or crackings.
Now try to compare a regular plastic chair with a log one. The difference is visible immediately, even if the plastic chair has a much better price, the quality is according to it, so don’t expect anything very long lasting. They say you get what you pay for, and that is totally right in our case.
On the contrary, a log chair is much more expensive and buying a set may not be very affordable for some people, but if you regard it as a long time investment, then it’s totally worth paying all these money.
I’ve actually noticed that you can even get more than you pay for, and by this I mean that log furniture can last for a lifetime, as long as you take care of it.
P.S. : If you want recommendations for quality kitchen sets, there is my recent post My Favorite 4 Kitchen Sets. Feel free to take a look at it 🙂
If you get bored of them, you can place them anywhere else
What I mean by this is that, in case you want to change your kitchen’s appearance and wonder what to do with the log chairs, you won’t have to worry about this too much.
A great thing about wooden furniture is that it’s very flexible, you can place it in any place, in your kitchen or outdoors, in your living room or on your balcony, it’s the type of furniture that looks good anywhere.
That’s a great advantage that you can’t see in other furniture types. This is why log chairs are such a good investment: you’ll never have to worry about getting bored of them, in case this happens you only have to place them in other room and they’ll look like new. Now tell me that’s not amazing…
I’m really curious if you still want normal chairs after you read these 4 reasons why you should buy Rustic log kitchen chairs. If you do, there’s nothing to argue about, it’s your choice and your money, the only thing you should ask yourself is whether you want long lasting furniture or regular one, this will help you decide what you really need. 🙂
What I Recommend You
If you decided that log chairs are the best choice for your kitchen, it’s important to pay attention before you buy anything. I say this because there’s no point purchasing the first log chair you see without researching the market a bit and seeing what other options you have.
For this reason, I’ve written some small reviews of the best Rustic log kitchen chairs that I’ve tried during these years.
There are several categories of chairs, and each of them is focused on a certain amount of money, so if you need any practical suggestions, take a look below.
I really recommend you to see it because I think it will be very helpful, at least for giving you an idea about the average prices log chairs have.
Follow the next lines and you will see the best options you have for Rustic log chairs for your kitchen, according to the budget you have. There are 4 budget categories: under $150, between $150-$200, between $200-$250 and last but not least, between $250-$300.
So keep reading and you’ll see what kind of log chairs will suit your kitchen best. 🙂
The Best 7 Rustic Chairs For Each Type Of Budget
In case you decided on log chairs, you should know that there are a lot of different types, at different prices and different patterns, so it’s important to choose what suits best to your kitchen. That’s why, I want to show you several examples of Rustic log kitchen chairs, so that you can decide easier what exactly you want.
I will try to divide these examples in several categories, based on the money you’re willing to spend on log chairs, so price will be the main factor here.
You should also know that I haven’t written about extremely expensive log chairs, simply because most of us aren’t willing to pay a fortune for some kitchen chairs, even if they have a great quality, so the chairs from the following section have affordable prices for each type of budget. 🙂
Cedarlooks Log Dining Chair ($138.66)
This simple, light colored wooden chair is the perfect choice if you want a solid log chair at a smaller price. Made of cedar wood, it promises to last a long time without any breakages.
It’s also very comfortable and stable, so cracks shouldn’t be a problem. In case it gets stained, there’s nothing to worry about, you can clean it easily, as it’s made of high-quality wood.
Recommendations: I would recommend it for a smaller kitchen, or for one that is painted or decorated in a lighter color, so that it would blend better with the decor. If your kitchen has a darker color, it would probably be better to go for a similar shade, so if you like this chair, a good idea would be to paint it.
Cedarlooks Log Ladder Back Chair ($160.21)
Another great furniture piece from Cedarlooks, this wooden chair is perfect for a Rustic kitchen, especially if you don’t want to pay a huge amount of money for a very sophisticated log chair.
The difference between this and our previous example from the same brand is the back pattern, as you probably noticed from its name. This chair has a taller back, similar to a ladder, and it also has larger dimensions.
Even though it’s not very expensive, you shouldn’t have any kind of problems with it regarding its resistance or maintenance, as it’s a classic Rustic furniture item.
Recommendations: Just like the previous model, if you don’t want to change its color I advise you to use it in a lighter room, as it may look a bit strange if combined with strong, darker furniture pieces.
When it comes to Rustic, we can’t really afford to combine strong and light colors in central furniture pieces, like we did in Retro, for example. No, here every room has to have a dominant color, so mixing a dark brown with a beige doesn’t work very well.
However, I used this chair as an example not because of its color, but because of its style, so if you like the way it looks but you need another color, don’t be afraid to paint it, it’s written on the instruction list that it can be painted or stained without any damage.
Furniture of America Hockenberry Dining Side Chair- SET OF 2 ($152.58)
In case you’re not a huge fan of those classic Rustic wooden chairs, this elegant, atypical log chair is more than perfect for you.
Made of solid wood, it promises to give you a lot of comfort, thanks to the padded fabric seat, so uncommon in log chairs.
In case you didn’t notice in the title, there is a great offer for this chair, as you pay only $174 for 2 pieces! Honestly, that’s more than affordable for this type of elegant, still Rustic log chair.
Recommendations: Though many people would say it couldn’t match a Rustic kitchen, I say there is no reason why it wouldn’t, after all, it is a log chair, made of dark wood. The only different element it has is the fabric seat, which is a bit uncommon in Rustic chairs, that’s right.
However, it is true that it wouldn’t match the most traditional Rustic decor, so if your kitchen’s Rustic style looks rather traditional than modern, I would recommend you to choose a less elegant chair (like the previous examples). At least, one without a padded seat. But if your kitchen is decorated in a more modern Rustic style, then this log chair wouldn’t seem too much.
In case you don’t know how to distinguish a modern Rustic style of a traditional one, try asking yourself “Is it more similar to a countryside wooden decor or to an elegant wooden decor?” and you’ll solve the problem. 🙂
Montana Woodworks Dining Side Chair ($207.99)
Another classic, elegant furniture piece that fits easily the Rustic chairs category, thanks to its manual skip-peel and unfinished look, that make every single piece unique. Actually, even the producer claims that there aren’t any 2 identical chairs.
It has a great back pattern, that is really comfortable and solid. A great thing is that the producer gives a 20-year warranty for every product, so there are no chances of being dissatisfied with it.
Recommendations: Although it has a light color, that would normally make it a suitable candidate for a neutral painted room, there’s something different about this chair. The dark stripes that make it look unpeeled could easily match a darker decor.
Therefore, the unfinished look makes it perfect for any type of color your kitchen has. That’s why I love unpeeled log chairs, it’s so easy to make them match any shade you want, either its a light one or a darker one.
Barnwood Dining Chair – Honey Pine ($232.84)
This type of solid, hardwood chair is everything you need for a Rustic kitchen. Made of rough sawn timbers, it’s definitely on top when it comes to durability, so if you’re looking for a long lasting log chair, take a close look at this one.
Even though it seems a really thick seat, comfort isn’t one of the things you should worry about, as this is a typical characteristic of log chairs: they seem very solid, but they’re actually so comfortable that you wouldn’t want to change them with anything else.
What I also like about this chair is that it’s carefully polished with a clear catalyzed lacquer. This ensures durability and protection against external factors like bad weather (in case you want to place it outside at one point :P).
Recommendations: The great thing about this chair is that it doesn’t only match a Rustic decor, but also a Western or Country one. I know these styles don’t seem very different for most people, but there are some differences actually.
Anyway, my first recommendation would be to buy this type of chair if your kitchen’s elements are made of solid wood, and by this I mean that the dominant material is thick wood. This isn’t very hard to notice, thick wood tends to be darker and stronger, so if your kitchen has elements made of light, weaker wood, this type of chair is probably not the best choice.
The good thing is that this log chair could easily blend with a more elegant Rustic decor, so having a traditional Rustic kitchen isn’t a necessity for this kind of furniture.
Midwest Log Furniture Northern Rustic Pine Log Chair ($25o.00)
A high-quality, easily finished log chair, that will make you fall in love with it from the first minute.
If you’re willing to invest in a long lasting, excellent wooden furniture for your kitchen, then these Midwest chairs are a great option. The producer offers a lifetime warranty, so there is nothing to worry about when it comes to durability.
In case you get bored of keeping this type of chair in your kitchen, you should know that it’s both water and insect resistant, so placing it outdoors wouldn’t be a problem.
Recommendations: Fortunately, this is a great chair for any type of Rustic decor, which means that it will match both lighter rooms and darker ones. This means that you can place in it a room decorated with a lot of thick wooden elements, but also in one where the dominant color is lighter. That’s because the unique, unfinished aspect it has, as unpeeled items blend easily with any type of color.
So, if you like this chair’s appearance, keep in mind that it is a great option for any kind of Rustic decor, so you don’t have to worry about it not blending with your kitchen’s other furniture elements.
Glacier Country Side Chair ($260.99)
This gorgeous log chair is everything you need if you want an impressive, original Rustic decor in your own kitchen.
The unpeeled appearance makes it look extremely natural, and the polishing lacquer transforms it into a real piece of art. At least, that’s how I see it.
An advantage this wooden chair has is are the patterned back and the soft seat, that make it really comfortable. Also, you should know that for every chair of this type you get a 20 years warranty, at the very same price.
So, without saying anything else, this is one of my favorite log chair because, even if it’s a bit more expensive than regular ones, it doesn’t have an unaffordable price and the quality and appearance are more than great.
Recommendations: Just like our previous example, this chair is perfect for any kind of Rustic kitchen, thanks to unpeeled, polished look. It would look amazing in a modern Rustic decor, but it would also suit a traditional Rustic kitchen.
So, if you choose this chair, you can place it in any type of Rustic decorated room, no matter if it’s a traditional one, based of solid wood, or a more modern approach, with lighter log elements.
Rustic log kitchen chairs are the perfect solution for a beautiful, wooden kitchen, that brings the atmosphere from the past.
Their flexibility, great quality make them a great option for any kitchen, but if your is decorated in a Rustic style, then you should keep in mind that they blend with a Rustic decor better than anything else and they also contribute a lot to the general atmosphere. Not to mention that they’re absolutely gorgeous.
Despite their bigger price, log chairs remain a long-term investment, and I can be sure that you won’t get bored of them too soon. 🙂
If you’re a Rustic style lover and you’re thinking about decorating your kitchen in this manner, don’t forget to choose the right chairs. And the best ones in this case are some Rustic log kitchen chairs, made specially for this purpose.
These chairs are a bit more expensive than regular ones, that’s true, but they’re much more durable, flexible and unique, which makes them the best option for your Rustic kitchen.
So, in case you need some Rustic log kitchen chairs ideas for any type of budget, you might want to check these, I think I’ve selected the best products at the most affordable prices.
If you have any questions about log chairs, please don’t hesitate to ask me, I’m very happy to be of any help. Meanwhile, I have some questions for you, and I’d really appreciate if you answered them.
Would you choose this type of chairs for your kitchen? If the answer is yes, which one would you choose? 😀