February 11, 2016 / RJ Living

5 Occasional Chairs for a Cozy Living Room

Do you feel that your living room is lacking a bit of something? Not only do occasional chairs provide extra seating, they can add a whole new dimension to your living area.

To help you in your search, our interior stylist has put together an occasional chair 101 guide:

The Club Chair

This type of chair originated in France and was once called fauteuil confortable or “comfortable chair.” And confortable it is. A club chair is distinguished by its deep seats, low back, heavy arms, lush upholstery and lots of room for curling up with a book. This chair is the perfect purchase for the ultimate comfy nook!

Get the look: Hugo Designer Armchair with Oak Legs in Dark Grey and Light Blue

The Slipper Chair

Slipper chairs are best known as an armless, upholstered chair that’s close to the ground. The chair got its name from ladies in the Victorian era who requested for a chair so they can easily Their short profile is best paired with coffee tables of the same height. If you’re short on space, the slipper chair is perfect for apartments and smaller living rooms.

The Wing Chair

It’s big on grand elegance, wingback chairs are usually placed in formal living rooms, libraries and such. This classic is a great investment for any home because of its comfort and stylish design. It has “wings” fixed to the back of the chair, usually extending down to the arm rest. These wings serve as a protection to the body from the cold and can help enclose heat especially when near a fireplace.

Get the look: Vera Danish Design Upholstered Armchair with Oak Legs in Dark Grey and Light Blue

The Occasional Chair

Derived from its name, the occasional chair is a chair used when there is an “occasion” that demands it. These chairs can typically move from room to room at ease, especially when additional seating is required. Get them in bold colours for a fun addition to your area!

Get the look: Willow Designer Occasional Chair in Light Grey, Orange and Ruby Red, Replica Eames DSR Eiffel Chair in Black

The Bregère Chair

Originating in France, this graceful chair is characterized by an upholstered seat and back with an exposed wooden frame surrounding it. It can add sophistication even to the most modern rooms.

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