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How can you breathe life into a dull and drab décor scheme? 


How can you breathe life into a dull and drab décor scheme? By adding a statement chair to a room, you can add a pop of colour and a fresh dynamic to your home. And, when you want to quickly revitalise a pale, neutral space, a little colour can go a long way. We share some handy hints and tips below to help you pick a stylish feature chair.

Colourful focal point
An accent chair is a great way to create a colourful focal point in a room, especially a bedroom when it’s likely to be the only chair. So, choose a bright colour that offsets the furnishings and any objects or ornaments. Will the chair be placed alongside any other furniture in the room and how much of a statement do you want to make?

Why not go retro, with the Ingrid Accent Chair? This super-stylish chair has a post-modern look with vibrant mustard velvet upholstery. With its striking shape and designer-inspired aesthetics, this chair will add structure to a room, creating a strong focal point. And it even comes with a matching footstool, so you can put your feet up.

Shape and design
There is an infinite range of statement chairs to choose from, so where do you start? Think about the room style and purpose. The wingback Winslow is a compact armchair with gorgeous green linen upholstery. Its glorious design has curves in all the right places, including the armrests – perfect for a quiet reading session on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Depending on your interior design theme, a smooth velvet-covered chair could work equally well in a bedroom, dining room or living area. The Marc Accent Chair is a luxurious barrel-shaped chair with a tufted back design and will make a real statement. Available in a classy grey and a stunning bold blue, this chair will add a burst of colour to any room.

Pretty and purposeful
If you’re looking for something feminine and multipurpose, there are some chic models out there with some practical features, too. The pretty in pink Vera Accent Chair has a linen cover and comes with an optional footstool. Ideal for a home office, bedroom, or to convert a room corner into a work or study zone, this is a highly versatile contemporary accent chair.

If you’re a fan of pink and want some extra comfort, then why not go for a compact reclining armchair? Choose between the soft velvet Burleigh or the dusky pink linen Kenilworth. Both of these super-comfy occasional chairs are ideal for the bedroom and are a favourite with nursing mums tending to little ones in the early hours. A great choice for a small living area.

Play with patterns
Many occasional chairs are available in patterned fabrics, and this helps to add some depth to your room décor scheme. When you’re choosing a pattern, pick out a colour that works well with the room and then use this shade to mix and match with cushions, rugs and throws.

When it comes to patterns, you can’t beat a timeless tartan - one of our top-selling chairs is the Eden. With its beautiful upholstery, you can choose from a warm Red Tartan, cool Blue Tartan or subtler grey and beige options. This chair also has a hidden recline function for extra comfort, making it an ideal feature chair in a study or placed by the fireside in a snug.

An accent or occasional chair will inject life, colour and energy into any room in your home. But before you buy, decide on the mood and impact you want to make. Test out different designs, styles, colourways and patterns to achieve your perfect match. And then once you’ve chosen your statement chair, it should be a match made in heaven.

Choose a statement chair from our vast range. If you need any advice, just speak to our friendly, expert customer service team - use our online web chat tool.

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