How to Choose The Right Occasional Chair

How to Choose The Right Occasional Chair

Posted by McPhails Furniture on 19th Feb 2024

Enhance your living space with the timeless charm of accent chairs. No longer just an extra seat, these chairs add depth and character to any room's décor, elevating its overall aesthetic.

Imagine the subtle vibrancy a well-chosen accent chair brings to your neutral-toned haven, like the rattan chairs gracing a corner of your home as our Spain swivel chair would do. But selecting the perfect accent chair isn't just about aesthetics; it's a thoughtful process that considers space, style, and functionality.

Let's delve into the art of choosing the right occasional chair:

  1. Functionality: Determine how your chair will be used. Is it primarily for seating or as a decorative piece? Understanding its purpose will guide your selection process.
  2. Colour Harmony: While your chair doesn't have to match everything, it should harmonize with your room's colour scheme. Aim for cohesion in both tone and style.
  3. Proportional Balance: Ensure your chair complements the scale of your existing furniture. A large couch pairs well with a substantial occasional chair like our Cologne Occasional chair pictured, maintaining visual balance within the space.

  4. Pattern and Texture: Embrace the opportunity to introduce patterns and textures that enhance your room's ambiance. Whether blending seamlessly or making a bold statement, let your chair's design speak volumes.
  5. Style Synergy: Strive for synergy between your chair and the room's overall style. Whether it's a classic Hamptons style chair like our Louis armchair or a modern wing-back, let it seamlessly integrate into your design narrative.

Now, let's explore some popular types of accent chairs:

  • Barrel Chair: With its distinctive rounded back, this versatile chair suits various design styles.
  • Armchair: A timeless favourite, offering comfort and style in a range of materials and colours.
  • Wing Back Chair: Evolving from its traditional roots, this classic design finds a place in contemporary settings.
  • Lounge Chair: Perfect for relaxation zones like sunrooms or pool areas, exuding comfort and elegance.
  • Slipper Chair: A sleek and armless option, ideal for compact spaces without compromising style.
  • Club Chair: Featuring a deep seat and high arms, this inviting piece adds a touch of sophistication to any room.

With these insights, finding your perfect occasional chair becomes an enjoyable journey, enhancing both the beauty and functionality of your living space. So, embrace the possibilities, and let your chair be the highlight of your home's décor.