These armless, streamlined chairs are the chameleons of the décor world—they can be country or industrial, modern or traditional, simple or bold. While the general shape stays the same, ornate details, such as tufting or turned legs, and fabric can change to give the chair personality.
In this slideshow, we share how slipper chairs can work in five rooms of your home, from the bathroom to the dining room.
A sleek slipper chair, such as this one with tufting, can lend a touch of sophistication to any room.
The petite scale and lack of arms makes slipper chairs a perfect match for dining rooms (especially small ones). They're also handy to set aside, either in a corner or beside a buffet, for use as extra seating when company arrives.
For an eclectic look, place one at each end of the table and use your existing chairs on either side.
Slipcovered slipper chairs are ideal for the dining room. They lend a casual vibe AND they're easy to clean. Just throw the cover in the wash and stop fretting over stains!
An upholstered chair can infuse much-needed warmth into a bathroom, which can feel cold with tile, stone, mirrored, and metal surfaces dominating the space. Bring a touch of spa-like luxury to the room with an upholstered or slipcovered slipper chair.
Opt for a slimmer chair if using it in place of a vanity stool, so it's easy to pull in and out. If you have more room, choose a plush option to set next to the tub.
Since bathrooms are often small spaces, be sure to measure carefully before purchasing a chair. If you're worried about space, look for one with a slender profile.
If you've got a long hall-like entryway (see left), often a console table can seem too small for the space. Make the space feel cozy by matching an end table with a slipper chair. It creates a comfy spot to slip on and off shoes, while also taking up more room.
This layout also works for nooks, hallways, and awkwardly shaped stair landings.
The streamlined silhouette of a slipper chair tones down a busy, eye-catching pattern.