Often all it takes to pull a room together is one perfect piece, and a chair, Ottoman or bench seat is ideal for that purpose.
There should be a surprise element in every space and having a statement chair is a brilliant, useful and beautiful thing to include in any room.
A classic Louis chair looks fantastic used this way.
Chairs that are going to get high use need to be upholstered in heavy duty fabric. If a chair in a bedroom is more for show than practical use you can afford to indulge in less resilient fabrics such as velvet or other drapery fabrics.
As with fashion, chairs are a great way to make a statement in a room. Try putting one or two interesting chairs in a room and see how they not only liven up the room, but define the mood. Here are a few ideas to show you how.
Use Animal print – but in moderation. Just a splash, you don’t want the whole zoo!
Wing chairs painted in a sassy colour with complementary fabric. It’s OK to paint furniture – makes traditional pieces look less stuffy.
Don’t forget the scatter cushions! A cushion looks fabulous in either contrast or complimentary fabrics and colours.
By Coleen Radford