Designed to stand out and make a statement, our occasional chairs are ideal for adding some personality to any room. Browse the collection to find your perfect match
Accent chairs for any room
Versatile? Absolutely. Discover occasional chairs that work in more places than one. Make a statement in living rooms, add a chill corners to bedrooms, or keep it functional in your home office or hallway.Armchairs
Dream up a practical space that doesn't compromise on design with occasional chairs. Create a corner that's a perfect place to read books, have a cup of tea, or simply relax. Pair your accent chair with a small side table and lamp for a feet-up worthy spot to wind down in after a long day.
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Occasional Chair FAQs
Here's all the info on occasional chairs
What is an occasional chair?
An occasional chair is a versatile piece of furniture that’s designed to be used for a specific purpose like reading, relaxing or working. Occasional chairs are typically smaller in size than armchairs, and can be easily moved around to different areas of the home.
How do you place an occasional chair?
To place an occasional chair, think carefully about the intended use and overall design of the space it’s going into. A popular layout is to place occasional chairs in the corners of a living room, turning them into an accent piece that still gets top marks for practicality.
Why is it called occasional furniture?
Occasional chairs are named as such because they’re usually for enhancing a room’s aesthetics, or for a specific purpose such as reading and relaxing. In short, an occasional chair is what it says on the tin - a place to use on occasion, for whatever activity you like.
What is a slipper chair?
A slipper chair is an armless upholstered chair with short legs. Slipper chairs were originally designed in the 18th century for sitting on when putting on shoes. Today, slipper chairs are versatile pieces of furniture that are used more for their statement looks than practical purposes, and work well in accent corners for this reason.
Why is it called a cocktail chair?
Cocktail chairs are named after their original purpose which was for guests to sit on, specifically when entertaining. Cocktail chairs were and still are designed to be small enough to fit into compact spaces. They can be tidied away when not in use, which is where they got their association with cocktail parties and dinner parties.