With endless options to choose from when it comes to style, sizing, placement and upholstery of said occasional chair, it can be a daunting task to even begin selecting a new piece.

Here are our top tips for choosing a new occasional chair:

Proportions and placement
key to good interior aesthetics is harmony amongst the pieces in a room. An accent chair is a welcome addition to a space when there is sufficient space in a room for its placement, if not, the addition of another piece of furniture can leave your space feeling cluttered.

Ideal areas for incorporating an accent chair include entry halls, alongside a dining room server, in a bedroom or for a touch of manor-house luxury: the main en suite bathroom.

be sure to take the lead from your existing furniture pieces in terms of sizing – you’ll want your new accent chair to subtly finish off your space, not overwhelm it.

Function guides form

the second consideration after deciding where to place your occasional chair is how you intend for it to be used. This will assist you in determining the style that will best suit your needs. Looking for a snug reading nook? Go for comfort over appearances. Looking for something with clean lines and major design appeal? An occasional chair that features similar aesthetics to the iconic CH-25 by Hans Wegner adds instant class to a space. With a low slung, sloping seat, crafted from a range of natural materials (leather, wood, or rope) – these chairs look gorgeous in modern spaces and are beautifully accessorised with warm touches: think lamb skins, boucle scatters and soft cashmere throws.