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How to Decorate with Occasional Chairs

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  • January 31, 2019
How to Decorate with Occasional Chairs

We all hear the term “occasional chair,” but what is an occasional chair? We’ve got the scoop, plus some tips for decorating your interiors with them.

So what is an occasional chair, you ask? To put it simply, it’s a chair that is occasionally used but still makes a bold statement in any room. You may have heard someone refer to them as accent chairs. But honestly? Call them whatever you want – they still have the power to either tie a room together or add a little contrast. It all depends upon your preferred style.

Traditional Occasional Chairs with a Modern Twist

Crocket Occasional ChairCrockett Occasional Chair

With a more traditionally-styled occasional chair, you have multiple decor options. If you’re looking to add some modern touches, try a sleek side table with tones that compliment the chair, such as hints of wood, gold, or even copper. If your occasional chair has a hue on the lighter side, a side table with a darker top will add just the right amount of contrast to stand out while not being too overpowering. When choosing a side table, take into account what’s on the floor. Is there a rug? Or a hardwood floor? Whatever it is, make sure your color selection doesn’t clash and throw the room visually out-of-whack. It all comes down to finding the right balance for your space.

Cozy Occasional Chairs

Murphy Occasional ChairMurphy Occasional Chair

Although occasional chairs tend to be used occasionally, you can still create a warm and inviting nook that will make your chair the hot spot of the room. If your chair has rich, warm tones, adding a textured fur throw blanket will add some liveliness and comfort. Not only are throw blankets amazing to cover-up with, they’re also a perfect way to let your style shine through. To add to the coziness, throw some decorative books on a side table to tie the nook together. Don’t be afraid to get a little wild with it — bold statements are in!

Mixing Occasional Chairs with Textures

Greek Key Occasional ChairGreek Key Occasional Chair

Everyone loves an occasional chair with unique patterns. Since the incorporation of pattern in an interior is already a statement, pairing it with solid colors is an excellent way to balance out the room.

So, how do you add solid colors? Rugs. A textured rug is a perfect accessory to pair with a patterned occasional chair since it offers a base to build from. Depending on the chair’s color, find a rug that adds some contrast without overpowering the piece. This will create a beautiful space filled with visual appeal. No matter what you decide to do with rugs or occasional chairs, be aware of your textures and patterns. While they do look amazing together in the right ambiance, it is easy for them to take over a room and create a disproportionate look.

Bold Occasional Chairs

Teal Tibetan ChairTeal Tibetan Occasional Chair

With every great occasional chair comes a great lamp. While side table lamps are commonly used, a different approach can be a unique floor lamp. Floor lamps can take on a life of their own (which isn’t a bad thing) and are a perfect way to add some additional style to an occasional chair. Since occasional chairs are meant to be a statement piece, find a floor lamp that pairs well with the chair but doesn’t upstage it.

If you’re interested in solid-colored lamps, don’t worry; it won’t make the room any less beautiful. What it will do is allow for more flexibility with any additional accessories you add. In addition to adding ambiance, floor lamps offer a great way to incorporate hints of color to any decor. Whichever floor lamp you choose, be confident in your selection and let your chair rock it!

Colored Occasional Chairs with a Hint of the Outdoors

Fire-ball Occasional ChairFire-ball Occasional Chair

A great thing about occasional chairs is that the decor around them can be just as unique as the chairs themselves. No matter the color, you’re able to be a little more risky with your selection of decor. If you’re looking to add some natural, rustic touches, raised plant stands are a great way to go. With the right pot and stand, you can complement the chair with a variety of tones.

If the chair is already a bold color, pick a wooden plant stand with neutral tones and allow the green from the plants serve as a pop of color. Indoor plants are beautiful and have the ability to bring a room together. If you don’t have a green thumb don’t worry – just add some artificial plants and call it a day!

Looking for a one-of-a-kind occasional chair?

Look no further. Brumbaugh’s has a unique selection of occasional chairs to consider. From different patterns, textures, and styles, you’re bound to find the perfect fit for you! If you’re not quite sure which fit is right for you, start by identifying your preferred style and color scheme. No matter which style of occasional chair you select, have fun with it and allow your individuality to shine through. To check out our selection of occasional chairs, visit us here.

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