Published at Thursday, September 27th, 2018 - 10:56:23 AM. Accent Chair. By Elaine Monette.
Wing-back chairs are an enduring favorite for living rooms. They are designed with high backs, arm rests and winged sides, providing a formal touch. The generous size of a wingback makes it an ideal counterpart to a large sofa, since it can give the room a sense of balance in scale. It’s most commonly placed next to a fireplace. Protecting the inhabitant from drafts and the heat from a roaring fire was the original purpose of the chair’s side wings, and some things, like Canadian winters, never change.
The colour, texture and pattern of your bedroom and living room furniture impact your décor in a big way. So choose the upholstery and finish of your accent chairs carefully. Here are some tips to help. Go bold with pattern and colour, but make sure the background is neutral to avoid a chaotic and messy look. For a classic look, stay neutral and accessorize with colourful art, a rug, throws or show pieces instead. Experiment with shape. Make it that piece of art that will stand out anywhere in the room.
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