Sitting pretty – all about using an upholstered chair to anchor your décor style


Once you have dressed your windows, have some fun with chairs! We can help you with this – we can source the fabric, and organise the upholstery for you. A statement armchair, chaise, or daybed can set the mood.

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.

If a room is classic but bordering on safe you can afford to add a little drama with pattern and colour or contrasting accents.

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.


Go big with colour and form. If you are going to experiment with a bold shape for a chair, you may as well throw in big colour too. Contrast bold colour with crisp white for a modern, fresh feeling aesthetic.Try something whimsical and unexpected. A hot pink chair in neutral room of white and grey is a great attention grabber!

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.

A little black chair in a room always works. Black is classic and anchors a room; it looks good with everything and gives the eye a focal point.

Don’t forget the scatter cushions! A cushion looks fabulous in either contrast or complimentary fabrics and colours.

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