Are your interiors feeling a bit stale? Looking for a way to give your living room or master bedroom a fresh feel, but don’t have the time or money to redo the whole space? A feature chair might just be the perfect solution.
Metricon Homes’ manager for regional west Simon Taylor says that people love personalising their homes: from the floorplan, to fixtures and fittings, right down to individual pieces that make up the décor.
“Changing up your interiors can often become a low priority when the bustle of day-to-day life takes over,” Mr Taylor said.
“But if you find yourself with a spare moment, reshuffling the furniture in a room and adding a feature piece is a great way to breathe new life into your home with minimal effort.”
A chair is an ideal feature piece to opt for because of its practicality, and ability to accommodate various budgets and existing interior aesthetics.
If you don’t want to spend a fortune, pair a softwood such as timber with an economical fabric.
But if you’re prepared to commit to a higher standard of design and materials, furniture never fails to be a great investment.
Keep in mind that a good quality piece can always be re-covered in the future.
“No matter what sort of look you already have in your home, there will be a chair out there that could fit right in as a feature and bring that personal touch and fresh look,” Mr Taylor concluded.
Metricon’s key considerations when choosing your feature chair:
Setting – Will it be a cosy chair nestled in the corner of a living room, or an elegant feature piece that adds pizazz to your bedroom? Determining its location is the first important decision.
Size – Work out the maximum length, depth and height measurements that you have to work with; it’s important that the proportions of the chair match the space and complement the size of the surrounding furniture.
Style – Consider how the shape and design of the chair will fit in with the room and your home’s aesthetic, and also whether you want it to match or contrast against the colour scheme.
Suitability – Consider whether the material and colour that you’ve chosen will suit your lifestyle, both in terms of comfort and ease of cleaning, particularly if you have pets or young children. Also think about how portable your chair is, and if you will want to be moving it around the room.
For more information on home designs to suit your family, head to metricon.com.au.