While I want to squeeze in additional chairs at a room that is short on space, I turn to the classic slipper chair: an armless, upholstered chair with short legs so that it sits lower to the floor. It’s a space-saving chair because its complete dimensions are smaller than an upholstered arm chair.

Historically the slipper chair was used in bedrooms to help ladies get dressed. The armless design offered lots of room for all those petticoats, inflated skirts, and corsets, which means you could sit down to pull socks and socks on and off. While we typically no longer wear these extravagant pieces, we love the slipper chair, just with a more modernized style.

The slipper chair makes a fantastic accent chair. It can look bright and tailored, detailed and traditional, or eclectic and enjoyable. And they tend to be less expensive than armchairs. Let’s take a peek at how a slipper chair is a superb seating option for a number of scenarios in today’s home.

Dillard Pierce Design Associates

Thanks to its narrow silhouette, a velvet upholstered slipper chair can easily fit in a small area without seeming awkward, while adding beauty to a foyer. And harking back to its original purpose, it offers a spot to leave a jacket or wear your shoes.

Laura Bendik Interiors

If you want to rotate your furniture to accommodate varying sizes of parties, think about using slipper chairs around a coffee table. Many slipper chairs that are light enough to be transferred readily to change up a seating area.

Andrea Schumacher Interiors

Insert boldness to a chair and turn it into artwork. Armless chairs could be covered with faux fur and not look bulky. And with no arms, it is going to not be as expensive to upholster. Have fun trying out a daring print!

Jennifer Brouwer (Jennifer Brouwer Design Inc)

Use slipper chairs as an area separator. Their smaller size means they could separate two chambers without taking up the whole walkway. Keep them neutral to maintain the room calm and soda them with colour with a throw cushion.

Imaging Austin

Many master bedrooms in brand new homes have a little space near the side. Insert slipper chairs there to make a small reading nook.

Dunlap Design Group, LLC

Combine them with a floor lamp, little table and a shared ottoman in the middle.

David Churchill – Architectural Photographer

Slipper chairs continue to be typically utilized in a corner of bedroom to assist in getting dressed. They have lower backs than they did in the 1800s, and can match at any room style.

Michelle Salz-Smith, ASID, CID, NCIDQ

When you want seating before a window utilize a slipper chair. Their low profile will not disturb the opinion.

Mark English Architects, AIA

If you don’t need additional chairs out all of the time, your slipper chairs are able to take advantage of an awkward space too little for an armchair. Simply pull the chairs closer into the middle of the room when you want them.

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti

These slipper chairs could be moved around to start the dialogue to more individuals.

Nicole helene designs

They look fantastic from all angles. Use a deep cloth or publish to floor them. They are narrower than armchairs therefore the print won’t feel overly bold.

Conventional Chairs – $819

Slipper chairs are available in all styles and finishes. I love the elegant Louis XV style of this one from Ballard Designs. You choose the upholstery. I think this could be good in a bedroom — so intimate!

Urban Outfitters

Indigo Ikat Slipper Chair – $329

This Urban Outfitters slipper chair produces a beautiful bold statement in this indigo ikat cloth.


Tini Tufted Chair – $1,565

Give a unique feel with button tufting and shapely legs. I love the appearance of tufted upholstery and thighs . This one is gorgeous.

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