Have you ever visited a friend's house to visit for a cup of coffee at the kitchen table, only to notice there are no kitchen chair pads? Undoubtedly you noticed how uncomfortable chairs with no cushions can be after sitting in them for more than 10 or 20 minutes. Especially if the person has had any injuries or accidents in the past. For instance, many years ago, I was snowboarding and my brother in law worried me to go over a jump. Well I went over the jump alright, but I did not know how to land properly and wound up crashing down on my tail bone and back. As a result, I could not slouch at a chair without a pad or cushion for very long, otherwise my tail bone would begin to feel a bit sore. Sitting up straight greatly reduced the risk of the pain showing up, however, unless you are conscious of the issue all the time, it's really easy to slouch sitting in a chair or stool.
On top of the obvious lack of comfort issues chairs with no pads relegate you to, of importance even though, they probably leave the table set rather dull and boring looking. There is nothing more absent than a nice accent on the table, such as a centerpiece or chair pads to liven things up.
Any kitchen that's used on a regular basis needs to look nice, and chair cushions go a long way towards doing this. They finish the table set, similar to the way side pillows complete a family room couch. Unfortunately, many people do not even know how easy it is to find cushions that make a world of difference to their table set appearance, or how easy they are to find.
Some things to keep in mind when choosing cushions are: the shape of the seating area on your chairs (are your chairs square, round, oval shaped, etc), what colors you prefer (some colors pop a bit more and really liven up a colorless kitchen), how fluffy and comfortable you'd like the cushions, what pattern if any you prefer, etc.
Good cushions can be found at local retail furniture stores, but for a wider variety of choices, the best place to look is online. Most home decor retail stores carry a decent selection – but nothing like the internet. Further, the internet usually offers much better deals since your pool of suppliers is not limited to your local area. Additionally, the time savings of shopping online is very convenient. Of course the drawback is that you may have to wait for delivery, which could be a week or so if ordering from out of state.