Small in stature but big on sophistication, the slipper chair, with its clean, classic lines, provides endless opportunities for extra seating. From its ladylike origins to today’s bold and bright renditions, this chair has sensational staying power. Read on for a few of the many ways these diminutive seats can infuse a space with charm and grace.
Fill a Nook
Thanks to their slender silhouettes, slipper styles are able to furnish areas much too small for larger pieces. Any corner or landing can instantly become an intimate seating area with the addition of a pair of chairs.
Seat More Guests
Their lack of arms makes slipper chairs an ideal option for petite dining areas. You can squeeze in a few extra seats for dinner guests, then quickly pull away and store them when they’re not in use, a task made easy due to their lightweight frames.
Finish a Bed
Bring a little drama to the bedroom with a couple of slipper chairs placed at the foot of the bed. Tufting makes the perches especially plush—perfect for taking off shoes or relaxing with a book before lights off.
Make It a Star
Just because it’s small doesn’t mean a slipper chair can’t have a big impact. Make a streamlined design the main attraction in a living area or an office where, mixed in with artwork or photography, the seat becomes a stylish installation itself.