Feature Arm Chair - 5 Favourites

Quite often we have a corner of our lounge room just sitting and waiting for the perfect arm chair to fill the space.  A chair for dad to watch telly, for mum to read or just a feature arm chair to look charming, sexy or cosy depending on your decorating style.  It can introduce colour and pattern to the room in a small dose (until you get a little braver) and add some personality to the room.  Usually choosing an arm chair in a contrasting style to the rest of the furniture in the room really makes it stand out.

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It kind of says 'look at me' so it can be a lovely focal point, if you have it placed near windows that have great views it will draw your eye towards the view or place it near your fireplace if you want to draw attention to that, especially if you have a stunning artwork above it and the chair and art work will compliment each other rather than compete if you have chosen the right chair of course!

image via fauxology.com

image via fauxology.com

If you are actually going to use the chair make sure it's comfortable otherwise choose an arm chair that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and compliments the decor of the room.  A feature arm chair can be the starting point for the colour palette of a room and set the theme in motion as can art work.  If using a patterned fabric on your chair pull out a couple of accent colours to use for your decorating say for cushions, throws and rugs.  

Here are 5 fabulous feature chairs to get your ideas flowing starting with the pretty chair below, what colours would you take from this chair to use as accents?

Andes Chair in 'Birds' fabric from Freedom

Andes Chair in 'Birds' fabric from Freedom

We love this original chair from 'The Chairy Godmother' - Kate Malfoy who owns Rapt Upholstery.  Try this one in a reading room or conservatory, the colours are radiant!

Cross-stitch Rocker from Rapt Upholstery

Cross-stitch Rocker from Rapt Upholstery

For the bohemians out there you couldn't go past this ethnic chair from Matt Blatt

Jason Arm Chair by Matt Blatt Furniture

Jason Arm Chair by Matt Blatt Furniture

and hipsters would look even cooler chilling out in a modern scandi inspired leather chair and footstool like the one below...

Napier Arm Chair from Furniture One

Napier Arm Chair from Furniture One

You can always trust IKEA to have a bold and colourful chair, love the nature inspired print on this one below...

Stockholm Chair from IKEA

Stockholm Chair from IKEA