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Are you in the market for a new chair? Or considering your seating options for a new pad? There’s a multitude of chairs on the market, so how do you decide which ones are right for your home? We’ve whittled it down to a selection of seven of our favourites to help you decide.
An icon of the Bauhaus era, the Barcelona chair, by famous furniture brand Knoll is simple, elegant and sophisticated. The sleek curved metal frame is fitted with a chic padded leather top with button detailing. If you want to own an icon – this could very well be the chair for you. However, since the original is quite pricey, there are plenty of replicas on the market like this affordable dupe from Furnwise.
Wicker is going through a bit of a revival at the moment and isn’t quite as ‘seventies’ as your parents may have you believe. A smart wicker chair like this one can be a fantastic way to introduce texture to your space.
If rustic isn’t your thing, then you really can’t go wrong with a mid-century chair in a striking, bold colour. Mid-century furniture remains just as popular today as it did when it was launched and we can see why – the elegant silhouettes and simple details, like fluted backs and tapered wooden legs all contribute to its stylish appearance. Arlo & Jacob have a fantastic selection of mid-century chairs on offer, and our top pick is this cocktail chair below.
Of course, everyone needs somewhere to sit and enjoy a meal, and a smart, comfortable dining chair can certainly enhance the experience. We love the elegant curve of these moulded plastic chairs from Danetti. The simple design is elevated by their warm wooden legs and a bright pop of blue (plus they’re a bargain price for the pair).
If you’re lucky enough to have a bar (either for beverages or breakfast), then you may want to consider some bar stools. The combination of rustic wood and slim metal legs in this stool from Wayfair make for a contemporary and sophisticated option.
Do you often work from home, have a study, or a desk in your children’s bedroom? If you do, this will undoubtedly require a partnering office chair, and we think this cool grey version is a great choice.
Erring on the side of traditional a tall wingback armchair provides a comfortable and somewhat private spot to rest, read and snooze. Unlikely to date or go out of style, this traditional wingback chair from Swoon will provide a sense of drama to your living room.