Slipper chairs are any armless chair that sits lower to the ground than a typical chair. They have been around for centuries but were revived during the mid-twentieth century by the modern style. Originally designed for the dressing room, to help ladies easily bend and put on their footwear, today they are now found from the living room to the bathroom.
Slipper chairs work well in small spaces as they take up less visual space than an armchair or club chair. Clean lines mean they fit well with most design styles depending on upholstery and legs—pair with a side table and table lamp or by itself.
Here's a list of eight top selling slipper chair styles.
French Country slipper chairs inspired by French antiques continue to be a top choice. They can be more or less formal depending on finish and upholstery.
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Button tufted upholstery and a curved S-shape make this slipper chair more formal. Chairs inspired by English and American antiques are top traditional options.
This transitional slipper chair feels less formal than the one above with its straight legs and simple seat upholstery. Pair with a modern light fixture and round side table for a clean and sophisticated look.
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Slipcover slipper chairs with casters are popular because the slipcovers can be switched out, while the casters mean the chair is easily moved around the room.
Sleek leather and clean lines make this style slipper chair a good option for a modern or contemporary space.
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Mid century chairs, like this one by Robsjohn Gibbings, or vintage inspired chairs continue to be top sellers.
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We see a lot of slipper chairs with a curved back and splayed legs. These chairs also have a vintage feel to them.
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Because slipper chairs are considered accent pieces in the room, bold colors and patterns can be used on them. Ikat patterns are very popular upholstery and fabric choice now.
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