LEATHER GALLERY’S GUIDE TO OCCASIONAL CHAIRS
WHAT IS THE PERFECT OCCASIONAL CHAIR?
There are lots of pieces of furniture to consider when decorating a living room, but the accent chair is one of the most fun and flexible design decisions you will make! Accent chairs can be purchased alone or in matching pairs. A common living room furniture combination is a two-seater couch and two accent chairs.
Occasional chairs can be placed in different settings in your home. You could use an accent chair as additional seating in your living room or you could also use one in an empty corner of your home and create a little reading nook. If you have space in your bedroom, you could put one in there to sit down when putting on shoes or relaxing. The possibilities are endless!
You can add an occasional chair to your bedroom, entryway, or living room, so its versatile nature makes it exciting to add this piece to your house. An occasional chair is more than just a function piece of home furniture; it can be used to make a decorative statement and can easily update your space. An occasional chair can be in a completely different style to the rest of the furniture in the room.
MAKE A STATEMENT WITH A STATEMENT CHAIR
A statement chair is an accent chair that isn’t purely focused on comfort. Its outstanding design or pop of colour is actually what is making an impression right away. If your entryway is missing its focal point, you can add this type of chair there or to a living room that is simple in style so far.
THE CLASSIC WINGBACK OCCASIONAL CHAIR
A wing back style chair has the purpose of changing your living room or bedroom by adding an instantly classic style. This style of occasional chair is typically found in formal seating areas such as a home office or formal sitting area. While this traditional styled occasional chair looks classic, some home owners might be feeling concerned about adding a very traditional chair to their home.
You don’t need to worry, as there are plenty of chairs in this style that brings modern elements too so your space won’t feel dated and is instead a new take on traditional wingback occasional chair design.
THE BARREL STYLE OCCASIONAL CHAIR
The barrel back style chair adds a visually pleasing look to your home with a curved back that literally looks like a barrel with a low to the ground design for simplicity. This type of chair can be the ideal addition to your bedroom or living room, a personal place for you to relax and sit.
WHAT ABOUT THE FEET OF YOUR ACCENT CHAIR?
In addition to the style of the chair, you’ll also need to consider the chair legs. The majority of accent chairs you come across will have its legs exposed.
Modern and contemporary chairs will often feature a sleek and straight leg. French, Farmhouse and other types of Traditional chairs will most often offer a curved leg, sometimes made of carved or turned wood. These can be more interesting, but it all depends on your personal taste and decorative style!
At Leather Gallery, we offer a wide selection of accent chairs that can fit any kind of style. From modern to bohemian and everything in between, you will be able to find exactly what you’re looking for with our wide selection of home décor items.
Come visit us at one of our furniture shops in Kwa-Zulu Natal or Gauteng, or visit our online furniture shop