Once you're done with the basics of decorating a room—sofa, wall colors, tables, that kind of thing—you finally get to start having some fun. Why is it the case that adding the little touches, the unusual flourishes and personal pieces—is the best part?
One of our favorite ways to add character to a room is with a statement chair—something slightly unexpected and bold that stands out while also bringing the mood of the room together.
From wicker peacock chairs—that invoke 1970s French Riviera... vibes—to a timeless Eames chair that will never go out of style, we've found 10 unique and room-making chairs that will give any room some unexpected charm.
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A Wicker or Rattan Peacock Chair
If your home design style leans bohemian or you're working on a stylish "outdoor room" a wicker peacock chair is the perfect touch of whimsy and drama. We love how they look with printed, brightly-colored throw pillows. Try placing two on opposite ends of a dining table or one in a corner for a breezy reading spot.
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A Classic Eames Chair
Ah, the Eames chair. Introduced all the way back in 1956, this iconic piece of furniture hasn't lost any of its impact over the last five decades. Despite it's age, the Eames chair and ottoman haven't seemed to age a day—the design remains fresh and functional today. Splurge on this classic for your den or living room so you can have a comfortable view while you watch their faces contort in envy!
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A Portrait Chair with an Animal Applique
Is it just us or is this chair kind of sexy? We are just a little bit obsessed with how the beautiful Robin's Egg blue color of this chair contrasts with the dramatic, elegant tiger appliqué. We could see this chair as part of a glamorous vanity set up or as a quirky addition to a traditional living room.
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A Printed Office Chair
There's no reason your home office shouldn't be as thoughtfully designed and as pleasant a place to spend time as the rest of your home. We love the graphic print of this comfy-but-functional swivel chair from West Elm—which would look perfect in a modern home office with minimalist elements.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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A Mid-Century Modern Velvet Chair
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A Fiberglass Rocking Chair
A chair doesn't have to be flashy or colorful to make a statement in your home. Sometimes all you need is something unexpected or out-of-character as compared to the rest of the room. This fiberglass rocking chair would add a unique dash of Mid-Century Modern cool to a bohemian or industrial space.
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A Sherpa-Style Wool Arm Chair
What if every time you sat in a chair, it felt like cuddling your favorite childhood stuffed animal? Or being instantly enveloped in a hug? This incredibly unique chair from Anthropologie is covered in soft Sherpa pile and looks almost too cozy for words. We can see this chair as the ultimate finishing touch in a modern cabin atmosphere.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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A Leather Swivel Chair
Ah yes, a leather club chair—the classic den piece. If you're looking to change things up from the expected, why not opt for a comfortable, slightly indulgent swivel chair in a supple tan leather? We love the way the modern shape and timeless details come together in this one from Pottery Barn.
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