August 4, 2015 5min read
Add some flair and vivacity to your lounge or master bedroom with the addition of a feature chair. These signature furniture pieces can make a huge difference in changing the look and feel of a living space. Though they’ve been an underused secret in the past, feature chairs are quickly rising in popularity in the interior design world. So whatever design aesthetic you’re going for, whether you prefer a classic look at home or have a more contemporary design, you’ll be sure to find the perfect feature chair for you.
What’s the right style for you?
Feature chairs come in many sizes, shapes and forms, so they need careful consideration much like any other major piece of furniture that you would purchase. In many cases, a feature furniture item will be designed to make an impression or to emphasise a certain design element or aesthetic, so it’s important to think about what kind of look you’re aiming for. Classic feature chairs and sofas are simple, stylish and elegant, and much more pared down in comparison to designer feature chairs, which are bold pieces constructed from more unusual or striking fabrics in distinctive shapes.
The quality and make of your feature chair is important, as people will be drawn to it and you’ll likely find someone always sitting it! Make sure you consider the material it’s made from and whether or not it will be suitable for your home and lifestyle. Leather furniture is timelessly stylish, so whether your feature chair is made from new structured leather or worn aged leather, both will wear well and suit many interior designs. Fabric furniture creates a cosier and more intimate atmosphere and comes in a variety of patterns, colours and styles, so may be a more versatile choice. But remember, this doesn’t mean it has to be boring! There are some amazing fabric style chairs, even ones made out of deconstructed flags. Just ensure you invest in the right protector to ensure your feature piece is around for a long time.
Things to remember
While feature chairs are intended to stand out, they also need to align with the look and feel of the rest of the room. It’s all about enhancing what’s already there in your home, and because everyone’s interior design style is different, this means there’s no hard and fast rule for choosing new pieces of furniture. However, considering the following tips may help you to make your decision.
If you’re feeling stuck for ideas, feel free to head to the World of Style to check out some of the amazing feature chairs featured in each of our design themes: Classic, Contemporary, Designer and Resort. You’ll be sure to come away feeling inspired!