Having a bedroom sitting area doesn't require tons of extra space. A pair of chairs at the end of the bed in lieu of a footboard lends that finished look and provides the perfect spot for reading or having a cup of coffee. If you're trying to avoid the matchy look that too many pairs can achieve, try a set of mismatched night tables or lamps to mix things up.
Some people choose to put all of their furniture against the wall, thinking that it will make the room look bigger. A room often looks more inviting, though, when pieces like these spool chairs are placed at an angle with plenty of space around them.
These Barcelona chairs by Knoll help define the living room and dining room spaces without creating the visual block that a solid sofa can. The chairs' armlessness lends a lighter look.
When choosing where to put a pair of chairs, consider the focal point of the room. In this space the beautiful mantel is what draws the eye. All of the other furniture in this room, including both pairs of chairs, is positioned in a way to accommodate and accentuate that focal point.
Traditional design thinking would have us believe that upholstering chairs in big, bold patterns is a risky move and that sticking to smaller patterns is safer. But a bold pattern, especially in a room like this where there's little visual competition, is vibrant and adds lots of personality.
For furniture longevity and mobility, choosing a neutral fabric is key — that way you can add large pillows in multiple colors and patterns. It's especially fun to have a different pillow for every season.
In a room proportioned for multiple sitting areas, using a C-shape configuration for a sofa and a pair of chairs can work perfectly. Try putting the chairs at perfect right angles for a cleaner, more streamlined look; to achieve a less tailored feel, angle them.
While couches take up a fixed amount of space, a pair of chairs adds almost as much seating and endless combinations. A pair of chairs can be used to complement a sofa (or pair of sofas) in a U shape, like what is seen here. To shake up the look, use one couch and a pair of chairs on the opposite side or, for a larger room, position the chairs in an L shape in relation to the couch. Whichever configuration you choose, a pair of chairs is a versatile addition to the decor.