Whatever the shape or size, there’s so much you can do with a good chair to make it a bold feature in a room. Perhaps you have a grand old dame and she just needs a new outfit. Or you’re ready to scour the second-hand shops for a project. Good bones make a big difference, however it doesn’t have to be a classic beauty designed by Eames or Corbusier for your chair to be a showstopper. Read on for upholstery ideas to ensure your statement chair really does make a statement.
1. VELVET SAYS SUBLIME
The intricate detail of a clam shell chair is perfectly complimented by sumptuous fabric such as Simba poly-velvet. The lustre of velvet pile highlights shapely curves and so works well with almost every style of chair. Simba is a very versatile fabric: use it for your lounge suite sofas, curtains and scatter cushions — perhaps not all in one go! Paired here with curtains and scatters from the Phoenix collection, velvet looks classy and timeless.
2. DYNAMITE IN SMALL PACKAGES
Your chair needn’t be large to make a statement. An eye-catching print in punchy colours such as this one from the Tahiti Collection can have just as much wow-factor. If Tahiti doesn’t suit your style, there are some jaw dropping prints in the Plantation Collection. Both fabrics are all-purpose, suitable for upholstery, curtains and home furnishing accessories.
3. A QUIET STATEMENT
A window seat is just the place for a little quiet time with a book — or your Kindle — but it can still make a statement. Keep the colours cool and neutral and add a little interest with textured scatters to create a calm space that unequivocally says “Me time!”
4. NOBODY PUTS BABY IN A CORNER
Unexpected colours catch the eye. Such as this moonlight grey with its purple undertones. Think about your chair’s legs and the colour and texture of the floor - choosing complimentary colours will make a dark corner pop! Then just add accessories in prints such as these from the Terrace Collection with soft tones for a stylish yet welcoming look.
5. SIZE MAKES EVERYONE LOOK TWICE
Super-sized florals are all the rage, but how about these giant butterflies to bring garden freshness indoors! The Mardi Gras Collection has a range of BOLD prints suitable for all home furnishings, from upholstery to curtaining. Pair them with plains in punchy jewel colours for added pop.
6. JUST ADD SHINE
Got a chair you want to catch the eye from every angle? Metallic highlights do just that. Sumptuous brushed velvets and embellished faux silks in the Asteria collection will ensure your statement chair says “Look twice!”
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