There are 25 different types of chairs and chair styles. They can fit into any room and add a bit of beauty to any setting. These are the different chair types:
A sofa is a piece of furniture for seating two or three people. It has the shape f a bench, with armrests. But, sofas are upholstered, and often fitted with springs and tailored cushions.
Armchairs are very comfortable and beautiful accent chairs. They provide comfort while at the same time being stylish and multi-use. They are large chairs with side support for a person’s arms.
A recliner is an armchair or sofa with a reclining back. There is usually a footrest that raises to the front as it reclines. But, the footrest can also be separate or extended using a lever.
Contemporary Round Chair
Accent chairs are seating pieces that have a role beyond function. They are usually the pieces placed in dining rooms and events for extra guests. There are many different types of accent chairs.
A wingback chair is a chair with “wings”. The wings extend out from the sides of the back of the chair. Some stretch down to the armrest but not always. Read, The evolution of the wingback chair.
A Bergère chair is a type of upholstered armchair that originates from the 18th century. It has closed sides, as compared to open armrests seen in other types of chairs from that time.
A club chair is a type of armchair, usually covered in leather. The original name for these chairs was “fauteuil confortable”, the “comfortable armchair”.
English Rolled Arm Chair
Chaise Lounge Chairs
A chaise lounge is an extended chair with a built-in footrest. It may have an adjustable back. Some lounge chairs have one arm, two arms, or no arms at all. Chaises with a contoured back offer a more ergonomic feel. A chaise lounge can be part of a regular sofa or a sectional.
Chesterfield chairs are large couches with rolled arms. The arms are the same height as the back. These types of chairs have deep button tufting and nail-head trim.
Bar stools are a type of tall chair, often with a footrest. These chairs are popular in bars and pubs due to their height and narrowness.
Ghost chairs are comfortable seating options for their indoor/outdoor use at events. The main construction material is transparent poly-carbonate hence the name.
A side chair is usually an upright wooden chair without arms. But, they can also be upholstered. Side chairs are most common around dining room tables.
A reading chair isn’t any one type of chair. Instead, it is any chair that is comfortable enough to allow you to read for an extended time.
An office chair or desk chair is a type of chair designed for use at a desk in an office. Most desk chairs are swivel chairs, with a set of wheels for mobility and adjustable height.
Wicker is a technique for making products woven from any one of a variety of pliable plant materials. Wicker chairs are chairs made from any of these materials. They are usually seen outdoors.
A cantilever chair does not have the typical 4 legs. Instead, they usually have one leg or more than one leg attached to one end of the seat. The legs bend into an L shape and also serve as the main support for the chair.
A ladderback chair is a simple wooden chair that has horizontal spindles that act as back support.
A Windsor chair is a chair built with a solid wooden seat. The chair-back and legs are round-tenoned or pushed into holes attached to the seat.
A wheelchair is a chair with wheels. These chairs allow persons who are unable to walk to have some mobility.