Small Scale Occasional Seating

Create a cozy seating area that complements your cozy living room. Our small chairs collection features eye-catching designs that work well in limited spaces. Whether you’re furnishing your living room in a small apartment, setting up a reading area in your bay window or expanding seating beyond your recliner chairs, you can find plenty of options to reflect your style.

In the Living Room

Smaller armchairs and occasional chairs work well in small living rooms, as they won’t overwhelm your space. You can pair them with a small sofa and coffee table to create a comfortable seating space that suits the room. You have a few options when choosing a piece that blends in with your existing decor. Your first option is to match your other furniture as closely as possible, which means that you should choose a brown leather chair to match a brown leather sofa or a wood frame that picks up on the color and finish of your coffee table. If matching fabrics and finishes isn’t an option, you can also match like styles. Choose a mid-century modern chair to pair with your mid-century console or use metal legs to reflect your sleek, industrial style. Finally, if matching isn’t your thing, you can opt for contrast. This is a bolder choice, but it also leaves a lot more room for experimentation.

In the Office

These types of chairs are excellent choices for your office. Many styles can work well as desk chairs. If you want to go this route, look for styles that either have low arms or no arms. Swivel chairs can also be comfortable for working at your desk. west elm armchairs are ideal for adding seating to your office. Place one in the corner to give yourself some space for creative thinking, or place one or two in front of your desk to create an inviting space for meeting with clients.

In a Nook or Alcove

Nooks and alcoves provide wonderful opportunities for using small chairs. Pair a simple armchair with a round side table to set up a comfortable space for reading over coffee. Set up two slipper chairs next to an end table or in front of a small end table to create a cozy area for serving tea and coffee when friends come over.

In a Bedroom

Small chairs work well in bedrooms as well. A small chair in a nursery or child's bedroom provides space for nursing or reading bedtime stories. Add a slipper chair to your vanity area for comfy seating while doing your daily grooming routine. Place a chair in the corner of the room to add some variety to your decor.

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