Deciding which furniture to splurge or save on is an ongoing discussion at MyDomaine HQ; we're always on the hunt for super-affordable pieces that look as if they cost a fortune. (Who isn't, right?) Time and again, we debate about whether it's better to splash out on a high-end dining table and save on the dining chairs, or to spend big money on chairs that make even the most basic table look luxe?
Then we remembered the mad frenzy that popped off back when one bargain-shopping Facebooker posted that pair of velvet dining chairs from Amazon. (You know, the Eggree ones that originally cost just $100 for two back in 2017?) Obviously, the struggle to find an affordable velvet dining chair that only looks like it costs more than your monthly rent is very, very real.
Since the first chairs were such a hit, we returned to Amazon and have uncovered six of its swankiest, velvety dining-chair diamonds. How do we know that they're the real deals? Many who purchased these chairs even posted images IRL confirming they live up to their hype. So if the long chains of comments, likes, and photos are proof enough, these velvet dining chairs just might be Amazon's best-kept secrets.
The Original Green Goddess
Introducing...The original green velvet dining chair that sparked the first Eggree craze! People continue to love its mint-green goodness and wood-tone metal legs. Reviewer Brooke, who uploaded her own images, gives it a "10/10" rating and says its standard height allows it to slide right under a desk.
Marcel Breuer Lookalikes
While these dining chairs are just a tad pricey, there's a reason: They're shoe-ins for Marcel Breuer's iconic cantilevered chairs. Their seats are upholstered in loden-green velvet, their backrests are composed of solid elm and rattan, and their tubular, stainless-steel frames have some give so you can really kick back during meals. Five-star reviewer, Mini_boss says they, "transformed my small dining nook."
Take four midcentury-style Eames-replica molded plastic chairs, cover them in cactus-green velvet, and what do you get? A set of sublimely stylish and comfy, dining chairs that—somehow—cost less than $50 each. Arguably the set's staunchest advocate, reviewer (and picture-poster) Alyssa H. says, "I don't often review products. However, these chairs are very deserving. They are both beautiful and functional. In case you were wondering, they are comfortable despite their low profile seat. Now I want more."
Vaguely reminiscent of the French, Louis XV style, these tufted-velvet numbers just scream luxury. Their hand-carved wood legs don't hurt, either. (Note: They're actually upholstered with polyester that mimics sheared velvet.) Reviewer Cheryl D. gives the pair five out of five stars, raving, "These chairs are beautiful and super-easy to assemble. Bravo. I love these chairs."
If you haven't heard of the Beetle chair, well, it's about time—and this chair is a surprisingly spot-on replica. Like the iconic, GamFratesi-designed chair it's modeled after, its curved, velvety seat is evocative of a beetle's shell. This version also features high-gloss gold-plated legs that the company guarantees will keep their sheen for up to five years. And if your dining table ever pinch-hits as a desk, you're in luck: Julia's five-star review says it's comfortable enough to "work from home for hours at a time."
This chair just exudes glamour and those with more formal dining room setups will appreciate its rich, taupe velvet seat and its sculptural gold-tone moon-shaped frame. Some reviewers, such as Cortina, so admire its good looks that they show it off as an accent chair: "SO GORGEOUS. I loveeeee this chair and how easy it was to assemble. Fits perfectly in my salon."