What Are Occasional Chairs and Where Should They Go?

2nd October 2017

Occasional chairs are the ultimate statement

Also known as accent chairs, these pieces of furniture add an interesting silhouette and touch of style to the home. Keep reading to find out how you should be using yours.

What are occasional chairs?

Our current range of occasional chairs come in a classic Baroque design with button-detailed fabric and opulent wooden legs. The front legs of our occasional chairs feature wheels, for easy movement. That's exactly what these chairs are perfect for - adding an easy splash of colour or extra seating whenever it is required.

Occasional chairs in living room

These chairs are usually upholstered and come in an array of fabulous colours and textures. They're perhaps not as comfortable as your typical living room armchair, but they're more a visual feature than a practical place to curl up.

Where in the home should they be placed?

Accent chairs, generally speaking, look their very best in the bedroom. However, there are no rules to say where you should put them! There's plenty of places around the home that could benefit from an accent chair. Here are our top ideas for where these chairs could be placed for maximum effect:

  • By a window in the bedroom
  • In the corner of a large bathroom
  • In the hallway, perhaps next to a telephone table
  • Next to a bookshelf in the living room
  • In the corner of an office, by a bookshelf
  • At each end of a dining table, mixing and matching with normal dining chairs
  • Adjacent to a sofa in the living room

All of these ideas, if executed correctly, can really make a room blossom. Try positioning your occasional chair next to a tall lamp or plant for extra effect. Decorate with a cushion or throw for that homely feel.

Our pick

It'd be wrong for us to not recommend to you one of our very own products. Currently, we're loving the Ashley Occasional Chair. If you're into your bright, feminine colours then you'll love the pink and purple options...

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