Posted 29.06.17

Make a Statement

We all want our lounge to be stylish yet relaxing, elegant yet family friendly. Striking the right balance can be a bit tricky, but sometimes it takes just one well chosen piece of furniture to give your room the wow factor. Here’s our not-so-secret design tip to making a statement in your living room; get a chair!

Joshua Chair

Joshua Chair in Family Friendly Soft Chenille - French Macaron

Does my chair have to match my sofa?

Definitely not! In fact, at The Lounge Co. we’re advocates of mixing it up. Choosing a chair in a different shape, tone or fabric to your sofa will lift lounge and could add a much needed pop of colour or pattern. Ok, so not every chair will go with every sofa, but if you keep the style of your room in mind you’ll be able to find one that suits.

Which chair would suit my room?

What’s your style? Are you tirelessly traditional, a fan of retro or maybe you’re a minimal modernist? Whatever your taste, you’ll find an accent chair at The Lounge Co. that will suit your home and complement your sofa:

Joseph Chair


Style: Traditional Twist

Low slung and loungy; a club chair for the modern era. Joseph is traditional with a contemporary twist.

Perfect Partner: Poppy

Floyd Chair


Style: Vintage Cool

Inspired by traditional wing chairs, high-backed Floyd is an impressive armchair in his own right.

Perfect Partner: Florence

Noah Chair


Style: Easy Elegance

Quirky yet undeniably eleganct, Noah definitely has a character all of its own making.

Perfect Partner: Violet

George Chair


Style: Modern Classic

A beautiful chair that works well as a standalone piece; classic style with modern overtones.

Perfect Partner: Georgia

Jacob Chair


Style: Iconic Retro

With a nod to the Sixties, Jacob is a truly iconic chair; a real statement piece that will never age.

Perfect Partner: Holly

Joshua Chair


Style: Comfy Chic

Classically inspired, flavoured with contemporary freshness, Joshua offers both comfort and charm.

Perfect Partner: Rose

If you’d rather exactly match your chair to your sofa, you’ll find coordinating chairs in our Chloe, Rose and Poppy ranges. Discover all of our stylish, British-made chairs here, and choose your favourite.

How do I make a statement?

You’ve got a great excuse to leave the neutrals at the door, so what colour do you choose? Depending on the colour of your sofa and the decor in your lounge, you’ve got a few options:

I’ve got a neutral sofa...

How to accessorise a neutral sofa

A neutral sofa (we’ve chosen Rose) is a great foundation; you can pretty much put anything you want with it. Here’s some ideas on fabrics to choose for a complementary Joshua Chair... 1. Add pattern with Paradise Bird - Mulberry 2. Add a darker neutral tone with Family Friendly Basket Weave - Mountain Hare 3. Add colour with Family Friendly Soft Chenille - Dolphin Nose

I’ve got a grey sofa…

How to accessorise a grey sofa

Got a grey sofa? Good choice. Like Violet, a grey sofa is basically a neutral and will look great with even the brightest colours. We’ve chosen the Noah Chair to complement Violet. Here’s some ideas for fabrics... 1. Add pattern with Stargazer - Pink 2. Add a darker grey tone with Family Friendly Basket Weave - Skunk Ear 3. Add colour with House Cotton Linen - Peruvian Tulip

I’ve got a colourful sofa…

How to accessorise a colourful sofa

If you’re a fan of colour, then let your imagination run wild! The Jacob Chair makes a real statement and looks great in bold tones. Here’s a few ideas... 1. A neutral pattern works great with a colourful sofa, Scion Metsa - Steel is a stylish choice 2. Add a deeper shade of blue with Velvet Touch - Midnight Indigo 3. Add a pop of colour with Cotton Linen Weave - California Poppy

It’s Time to Choose a Chair!

We think a chair should reflect your personality; you can afford to make a bold choice. Why not start by exploring our stunning range of over 120 fabrics and leathers. You can order up to 8 free swatches here, so you can look at them in your own lounge and choose the going to make the right statement for you.

If you’d like some more ideas on how to incorporate a statement chair into your lounge, head to pinterest and explore our ‘Accent Chairs’ pinboard.

Accent Chairs