Best Bet: Sitting Pretty


When it comes to kitchen chairs, we've been reliant on the rickety, self-assembled Ikea variety for much too long. These sunny yellow seats add a fresh dose of color to any room. The floral print is eye-catching without being overpowering, and the sturdy chrome base means it won't develop an annoying wobble. And at just $99 apiece, they'll also make an affordable addition to your patio or roof deck this summer.

Scoop-back chair, $99 at West Elm or online.