While wooden and metal chairs are the easiest to clean, they’re not the most comfortable. An excellent alternative to wood and metal is an upholstered Louis XVI chair. Known for its fluted legs, square back and timeless style, this French piece works in modern and traditional settings. Linen and cotton upholstery options are great for spaces with active kids; however, leather and vinyl styles are the most kid-proof and easy to clean.
This stylish room was designed on a budget with a few high-end upgrades. A pair of leather wingback chairs and layered window treatments give the air of a formal living room, while a contemporary sofa has a more relaxed feel.
A series of patterned green pillows pop against the gray sofa and wall color. Glass lamps on slim gold end tables and a glass-topped coffee table allow the furniture to take center stage in this space. A patterned green and white chair complements the green accent pillows.
As midcentury modern style grows more popular, many retailers are stocking new pieces that evoke the feel of midcentury greats. These chairs are inspired by classic Bertoia Knoll wire chairs, but offer a slightly more streamlined silhouette and an on-trend, emerald-green hue.