Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Seated for the Occasion

Like its namesake, the occasional chair is used...well, on occasions. Perhaps as an additional chair when you have guests or in a parents retreat or bedroom.

Kirstin Fowle from Windemere Interiors, says an occasional chair can form part of a set or as a feature on its own. As part of a lounge suite, an occasional chair looks great in a contrasting or different fabric that is still within the theme or colour scheme of the suite. As a feature on its own, perhaps as a reading chair, the occasional chair can be highlighted with a lamp and book table to create an intimate reading space," she said.

Occasional chairs are fantastic for creating rooms that are multipurpose. A rumpus room can be converted to a sitting room while a bedroom can become a reading nook. They're not just for indoor use either, occasional chairs outdoors on a deck or in the garden create a functional and bold space.

Kirstin's ideas for occasional chairs in your home

  • Create a mini reading space in the corner of your child's room with a children's chair, mini table, lamp and bookshelf.
  • Upcycle or reupholster an old Danish arm chair or wing back chair and create a sophisticated nook in a study or home office.
  • Use brightly coloured chairs on a paved pad under a chair for a relaxing outdoor space.
  • In a large bathroom or ensuite, an occasional chair adds a touch of elegance and luxury as a spot to relax or drape your robe over while bathing.

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