Chairs are an integral part of any home’s decor, completing your dining experience or setting up cosy spots to unwind. There are so many distinct chair designs available these days that it can be taxing to figure which style can best fit which space. So, here is a guide to some beautiful designs that you can sink into.
11 Types Of Chairs & Where You Can Buy Them
The armchair features armrests for the forearms and elbows. Some of these chairs may have enveloping backs, which are also referred to as the ‘wingback’. Though a common design, you can always amp up this classic chair by adding cushions, or going for contrasting upholstery. Take a cue from the displayed chairs with vibrant upholstery that makes a hit.
These chairs are also called armless chairs and you can slip right into them. They have a streamlined design, and can be upholstered to suit both modern and traditional interiors. Here’s a nature-inspired chair with an aqua-blue print to liven up this subtle living room.
Inspired by Victorian designs, antique chairs bring a regal touch to whichever spot they are placed in. This one features gorgeous carved and curvaceous legs. Can you guess if this rich brown upholstery is leather or faux?
Occasional chairs offer extra seating, and add a new silhouette, style reference, or colour to the room. They are lightweight and easy to move when the requirement for more seating arises. Even something like these pantone-green and turquoise ones with sleek, steel pedestals can work as occasional chairs, as they are easily portable.
These chairs are a space-saving boon, especially as alternative outdoor furniture. Available in a variety of materials, these chairs can be simply folded back when not in use. Here, chairs with seats and backs of interlinked pieces of wood and a complementing stool convert the terrace into a temporary lounge. Using chair pads is a clever way to optimise comfort when seated.
Truncated chaise longues
These chairs are basically a blend of the chaise longue and chair, with a wider stance. This Victorian chaise longue (a long, couch-like chair) is given a unique twist by playing with its shape. The white-and-blue design is perfect for a corner space or passageway. It’s roomier than a traditional chair, and its innovative and extraordinary design makes it a statement piece for corners like this.
Rocking chairs generally have two curved bands called rockers attached to the bottom of the legs and connected from side to side. The brown, wooden chair here has a bowed slat-back and curved armrests with a spindle design on legs and braces. A chair-pad and cushion is thrown in for added comfort. Suitable for the study, nursery or even by the bedroom window or in the verandah, these are just right for those lazy days and afternoon siestas.
If you want a chair to kick back in style, the modern recliner with footrest offers the complete package. Pick from simple, manually operated ones or those with technically-enhanced features like massage mode, vibrator, automatic recline, and so on. While they are usually leather upholstered, materials like cloth or even faux leather are popular. Recliners like this light-beige one are so apt for the TV room or the den.
Usually characterised by brightly coloured threads or bands on a metal framework, such chairs were inspired by Mayan hammock-weaving techniques. This bright-orange chair sings amid the earthy concrete. It has a steel frame with vinyl cord woven about it, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Characterised by a set of wheels for mobility and adjustable height, swivel chairs are often referred to as work chairs. They may come with or without arms and the back rest can go higher than one’s back to ensure complete back support. The modern swivel chair here features steel armrests with light padding for comfort.