The humble chair. We need them in every household but why not look at them as design pieces, as well as functional items? You’ve got to have them, so you might as well get creative and choose seating to suit your interior aesthetic.

Safari sling-back

This style is ideal for the porch or living room where laidback lounging is king. Think butter-soft, tobacco leather and suede in fold-up butterfly designs. You’ll feel like you’re in a scene from Out of Africa in no time.

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CB2 Expat II Leather Safari Chair | WSG Tan Leather Butterfly Chair

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Swoon Editions Karla Armchair | Urban Outfitters Aido Stool

Nautical knots

If coastal is more your thing, go for woven rattan and cane in marine hues of navy and white. Anything that looks like it doubles as outdoor pool furniture is spot on.

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Upscale utilitarian

Give your home an urban edge with worn leather and metal hardware. Update the classic chesterfield in a stool or pouffe design.

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Restoration Hardware Iron Scaffold Leather Stool & Industrial Coil Collection

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Perch & Parrow Nancy Vintage Chair & Charles Dining Chair

Haute hollywood

Plush velvet and warm metallics shout movie-star glamour. Hark back to the golden age with mid-century designs and vintage fringing for a look that is straight out of Beverley Hills.

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Soho Home Cinema Armchair & Flower Stool

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Whatever your style, whatever your needs, the perfect seating is out there for you. Just pull up a chair and start exploring.

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