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Thursday 15 September 2016

#SpeakDecor - Wing chair

When I think of personalized luxury, the Wing chair is one piece of furniture I would like to own. So today, #SpeakDecor delves into unraveling more about the Wing chair or the Wing-back chair. It is also referred to as a lounger chair

The Wing chair is a comfortable high-back arm chair/easy-chair with "wings" - that may be in different styles/sizes mounted to the back of the chair, typically, but not always, stretching down to the arm rest. The purpose of the "wings" was to enclose the head or torso areas of the body in order to provide comfortable protection from drafts, and to trap the heat from a fireplace in the area where the person would be sitting. Hence, in historic times these were often used near a fireplace. 
The wing chair may be fully upholstered and padded or have exposed wooden legs. The height of the backrest and the shape of the wings can give different looks to the wing chair.
Reference: Wikipedia
You could read up on the evolution and history of the wing-back chair HERE

The upholstery of the wing chair is something you could have a whole lot of fun with! From prints to colors to different fabrics, have a ball experimenting with any/all of them!

Go on, jazz up your living room's style quotient with bold stripes or geometric patterns. 

 Go bold with geometric patterns - Image source: Mallery Hall

Add a feminine touch to your bedroom with pretty chintz or delicate motifs.

Feminine charm - Image source: Pepperfry

Add bold macho charisma with a rich all-leather wing chair in your study.

You could keep the upholstery neutral and change the look of wing chair with different cushions and throws.

A single wing chair makes a statement in the living-room, one you could call a Master-chair, the master of the home could regally perch on it and address company.
Or you could level it out and go for a pair of these beauties, one for the Monsieur and one for the Madame!

The wingchair could make a star out of any room it features in!
Living room, bedroom, guestroom, study and even as accent dining chairs.

What I like personally about the Wing chair is that it accentuates your space, offers you cozy comfort, yet it is not something you can't pull yourself out of....unlike a plush recliner chair, where getting out of it can be pretty cumbersome, because of the design and also because it is probably over-comfortable!

The protective wings and the enclosed feel of the wing chair give it the feel of a cozy comfortable nest to tuck into or simply a refuge from the madding world.

 Cool comfort of the Wing chair and ottoman - Image source: Urban Ladder

Add a foot-stool or an ottoman alongwith this and I bet you could escape into an altogether different world. 

This ad from Urban Ladder says it all :)

Now what are you waiting for? #SpeakDecor with nonchalance and go get your personal cocoon - The Wing Chair!

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1) #SpeakDecor - Chaise longue
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3) #SpeakDecor - Ottoman
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