For many of us recently, our purchases have seemingly swayed from the fashion world into interiors. It’s rather unsurprising too, considering our homes have become our sanctuaries more so than ever, with office spaces having blended into living and dining, and bedrooms quickly shifted to the go-to place to unwind from the day (that doesn’t remind you of the long workday).
Everywhere you look, it’s easy to see that one particular item has provided the comfort we seek, adding a cosy addition to practically any room it’s placed: the occasional chair. Where functionality meets style, the design is not limited to a shape or style, but rather comes in many forms, whether structural or relaxed, textured or smooth, and is the perfect means of adding a statement-making addition to any space.
See our edit of the best occasional chairs to shop.For comfort lovers, big, plush cushions and sleek lines define the cosy occasional chair. With a relaxed silhouette and plenty of room to snuggle in with a good book (and your pets) the piece is pure comfort personified.
Our Top PicksInstantly recognisable thanks to its rounded shape matched with boucle and faux-shearling finishes, an occasional huggy chair is like a big warm hug—only, in furniture form. Australian designer Sarah Ellison made the design famous, with coastal and bright spaces the perfect backdrop to the stunning piece.
As bold as it is sleek, the rattan chair has become an Instagram favourite (just look to your favourite style stars). With deep wood tones or eye-catching black variations, it’s the modern addition that your home has surely been craving.
From bright statement blues and deep greens, to dusty pinks and adaptable neutrals, an accent chair in woven velvets is an engaging way to add depth to any space.