Deciding to incorporate a statement chair into your decor is an opportunity for you to find a very special chair that you will absolutely love and cherish for many years.
Typically statement chairs are upholstered in stand-out fabrics and/or are interestingly shaped creating a piece that draws the eye. A statement chair needs to be something that says ‘wow’ this room is special. It will be a chair that isn’t just like one many other people are likely to have – it needs to be unique and reflect your own personal style.
When looking for that special chair think about the statement you want it to make. Do you want it to be fun, elegant, bold, modern, classical, sophisticated or romantic?
A statement chair should also enhance everything that is already in the room rather than clash with it. In order to do this, it needs to be a colour and style that compliments what is already there.
A good tip is to stick to the 60-30-10 rule when decorating a space - 60% of a dominant colour, 30% of a secondary colour and 10% of an accent colour. Choose to have your accent chair in a colour that only appears very sparingly elsewhere within the room already, so that you can stick to the 10% guideline. A nice idea is to have your statement chair in a bold contrasting colour and to then carry this same colour through to the scatter cushions on a more neutral sofa.
For some inspiration take a look at our selection of statement chairs above (and remember these are just a selection; there are many more styles available and of course thousands of different fabrics to choose from).
Chairs featured above
- Lansdowne Chair in Harlequin Amoura Emerald/Lime
- Manhattan Chair in Designers Guild Amlapura Moss
- Alpine High Back Chair in Harlequin Amoura Ink/Indigo
- Smarty Chair in MYK York Aubergine Velvet
- Hilton Chair in MYK Trinidad Orange
- Harlow Chair in MYK Ariane Gold
- Dunwich Chair in Vanessa Arbuthnott Plain Dotty Cranberry
- Aston Chair in Harlequin Concept Onyx