In the past, a chair was just that – a place where you would rest your aching back. Designs were straightforward and simple and you would be foolish to expect anything more from chairs.
These days, however, chairs have become art in themselves. Some pieces are so cleverly made that they look like objects of art but double up as comfortable chairs too.
To satisfy the demand for chairs that really catch the eye, there are different kinds of chairs in the market – office chairs, dining room chairs, lounge chairs, recliners, rocking chairs, folding chairs and so on.
So, how do you choose the right chairs for your room? This simple guide to modern chairs should be of help.
Dining room chairs: Dining room chairs come in a group of 4, 6, 8, 12 or 20. Since there are so many of them, dining room chairs can easily make a design statement in any room.
The shape, style and design of dining room chairs can shape your guest’s impression of the room and can make them perceive the room as opulent, luxurious or cramped.
While choosing dining room chairs, it is important to consider the colors, designs, patterns, shape and fabrics. In the past, dining chairs were mostly made of wood, were straight-backed and sparse.
These days, the best of modern dining chairs are made of rattan, wicker and metal. Modern dining chairs are generally high backed yet slim and easy to handle. Some of them are luxurious too.
The egg chair is an example. The more sparse looking chairs are elegant, covered with delightful fabric and plumb cushions. Keep the fabric, color and pattern of dining chairs in line with the rest of the decor of the room.
Lounge chairs: Lounge chairs are for the outdoors. They are a must buy if you have an outdoor space that begs to be enjoyed. They can help you relax on a hot summer day or just enjoy a cool drink at the side of the pool.
Since they are available in all sorts of shapes and designs, these lounge chairs can even add a stunning visual element to the area that they grace.
Lounge chairs may be simple or sophisticated. Some designs are works of art in themselves and can instantly catch the eye. A fitting example is the Luxury ‘Felda’ Wicker Chaise Lounge.
The geometrical shape makes a style statement that can steal your breath away. The ‘Resort’ Outdoor Wicker Chaise Lounge is another example.
Recliners: If you want to give your back a rest and enjoy some peace and quiet while reading a book, how about a nice leather recliner? A recliner is the epitome of luxurious living.
When you select one, keep the space aspect in mind and see to it that the chair has clearance when someone sits on it.