Okay, now that you have a chair you love how are you going to style it? Style it? Yes, let’s style it! There’s more to putting a chair in a room than just plunking it down and calling it a day. You want to make sure that it works with the rest of the room and contributes to its beauty. Today let’s look at how to style a chair! A little thought goes into making a chair play nicely with the other furnishings around it!
I’m been doing some decorating in my living room and that got me thinking about chairs. Styling chairs in particular! I took a good look at my spindle chairs to see if I could make them work even better in my living room by giving them a little more character!
Here’s my chair (actually there are two)…
In my whole house of many chairs, these are my favorites. I love their frame and their ample seat. Really I love everything about them.
They look nice on the sisal rug but there is just too much white going on. To much to make them very interesting. They are very pretty chairs but they need to stand out more!
So let’s add a layer a rug to bring in a little more contrast and color…
Big difference. I love white and neutrals but they can look boring if not done right. A bit of contrast was certainly needed.
Let’s add a pillow. Pillows are always a go-to addition! I think of them as jewelry for a chair. What a difference a great pillow makes!
What a difference, right? But not too loud as my room has a very serene and textural feel. The burlap and linen striping on the pillow gives it just enough color and contrast! This pillow is a great size for a chair.
NOW for a bit of color. I added a big fiddle leaf fig between the door and the chair and put it in a dark nubby basket…
Yes, this corner was in need of a little color! Because my room is so neutral using a plant is the best way to go.
Lastly, I added a little footstool…
The harmonious juxtaposition of the refined and the rustic makes my chair much more welcoming, don’t you think?
Here’s the before and after…
And here’s the pair of chairs in the living room…
Just a little bit of styling make such a difference.
Here are some things to add to style a chair…
- floor lamp
- small table
- low basket of books
- layered rug
- nubby poof
- footstool/ ottoman
- art behind it
- sheepskin over it
- garden stool
I hope you give your chairs a second look and see if any of them could be styled to add extra beauty to your room.
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