Statement chairs

Contributing decor editor Candice Botha rounds up some of the hottest seats around

A statement piece is a must in any room, and often, I favour a rug, artwork or light fitting to perform this function. Lately, however, I have been drawn to using chairs as a focal point. Whether you choose a boldly upholstered wingback or a retro design classic, ultra-modern moulded plastic or buttery leather, there is a chair to suit any decor desire.

Here is some inspiration from the pages of Garden and Home:

Chair decor

Design: Marc Shotland and Quique Sanchez

A sunshine yellow Malawi chair and a fabulous fabric-covered occasional are both standout pieces in this room.

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Design: Andrea Kleinloog – Anatomy Design

The retro lines of a charming chair add to the character of this living room.

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Design: Charmoon Interiors

This elegant blue pair proves that you don’t need loud patterns and colours to make a statement.

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The futuristic look of these chairs contrasts with the old-world kist and draws the eye to the gallery wall without competing with it.

Chair decor
Choosing a design classic like a couple of Eames Lounge chairs is a sure-fire way to elevate a space.