22 May Why choose a statement chair?
The chairs in our homes are quite possibly the oldest style of furniture that was designed for private homes. Having somewhere to sit and rest has been important since the days of our distant ancestors, whether that was a rock, a wooden stool or a upholstered armchair. Chairs have been a big part of our interior design for some time now, but it was only the last century that saw a chair revolution take place in terms of style and function.
The best chairs are those that provide function but also the ability to wow and captivate. Designing a statement chair has been the start point for some of the world’s most iconic pieces made by top architects and designers from across the globe. Take the Eames Chair, for example, or the Egg Chair – examples of a timeless style, enduring function and awe-inspiring creativity. Get your hands on your very own Eames Chair replica with Eames Chairs from Pash Classics.
Not all chairs are created equal, and if you’re in the market for a statement chair for your home’s interior, there are a few things to consider. You want it to be the centre of attention but also to blend seamlessly and to take your room from ordinary to extraordinary without overdoing it. Here are some tips:
- Consider first impressions
What is the first room that visitors see when they enter your property? Consider if you want the chair to be the first and the last thing they see when they arrive and leave. Adding an accent chair to this space will create the most dynamic first impression.
- Modern magic
The modern designs of the mid-20th century have the cool ability to grab attention with stylish subtlety. Contemporary pieces of furniture, like the Eames Chair can be pared back which cry out for some surrounding interest with prints or bold colours for example.
- Art Deco
This timeless décor style is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, so consider a chair with some serious retro appeal. Art Deco offers a bold, commanding and stylish option for any room of the house.
- Bedroom seating
A chair in the bedroom can provide great visual interest as well as function when combined with a vanity/dressing table or desk. Don’t overlook making your seating as beautiful as possible, even in the more private rooms of the home.
- Classic leather
There are many material options when it comes to statement or luxury chairs, with bold animal prints or tiger stripes adding an exciting twist. However, there will always be a place for the timeless appeal of classic leather for its durability, top quality and luxurious feel.
- Art with furniture
If you prefer a minimalist approach and don’t wish to cover your walls with art, you can incorporate a statement chair to act as an arty focal point. Choose a designer chair that almost feels like a sculpture in its own right.