Transform Your Living Room with a Statement Chair

Adding a new statement chair can make a real difference to your living room’s decor.

From the beloved armchair to an accent chair or tub chair, this essential piece of furniture helps you to refresh your existing or intended decor.

Also helping you to rest awhile, the humble chair is no longer humble – with a wide range of collections available from our impressive (now not so little) emporium. My new chair guide is designed to introduce you to some rather stylish statement pieces that are bound to wow your family.

Guests will gravitate to sitting in your new chair(s), available in different shapes, styles and materials. The question is will you let them try them out – or will you grab the best seat in the house and hog them all to yourself?

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1. Bouclé, Velvet or Linen?

Alto Armchair

This premium quality armchair is more than a chair, it’s a chair that ‘hugs back’ thanks to the angled arm bolster cushions. Rest here at your peril, it’s so comfy you may never want to get up from the foam-filled seat and fibre back cushions.

Joking aside, we’re loving the squishiness of this Cuckooland armchair complete with a five-year frame guarantee. Adding an instant ‘update’ to your living room, the statement Alto armchair is available in a wide selection of fabrics including velvet, linen and bouclé.

With colours galore to choose from, this UK made chair can be teamed up with matching two and three-seater sofas, footstools and ‘L-shaped’ chaise sofas, so you can lounge in perfectly coordinated style. As the largest items of furniture in most living rooms, this upholstered range is an easy way to transform your space.

2. Be Bold, Be Boxy!

Swyft Armchair in a Box Model 03 Linen Armchair

With its clean lines and angular design, you can certainly ‘make-over’ your living room with this contemporary armchair from Swyft. Those looking for even more comfort can pop their feet on the ottoman, rest their favourite drink on a Swyft table and pair this chair with other pieces from the Model 03 range (all sold separately).

Yet, you won’t have to leave comfort behind due to the dense foam cushions and tactile linen cover that’s been treated with stain-free technology. Now your kids and four-pawed members of the family can experience your new statement furniture without you worrying they’ll leave marks.

Imagine reclining here after a long day at the office, the soft colour palette of this range will create a soothing environment. Pick from pumice, shadow or seaglass for relaxed glamour that won’t fail to make an impact, whilst you know you’re resting on a high-quality FSC solid wood frame.

3. A Novel Approach

Dutchbone Duran Lounge Chair

You’ll feel like a literary genius, or at least want to read the classics of literature, whilst sitting in this stunning lounge chair.

Everything from the seductive dark wooden frame – comprised of an oak frame and Eucalyptus wood veneer – to the stormy grey upholstered seat, invites you to spend time here.

With a sophisticated grain, this chair will take centre stage and play its part in revamping your living room. However, we’d recommend buying a pair, mirroring them for extra ‘style points’, if you’re worried your partner will spend all of their free time relaxing on this gorgeous accent chair.

Although, who could blame them when Dutchbone has used foam filling in this statement deep seat?

4. Fall in Love … with a Love Seat

Cumulo Love Seat

We may be slightly biased having designed this sumptuous chair, but who wouldn’t want this opulent love seat in their living room … or bedroom?

Whilst we‘ve shown it here in the velvet dusky pink option, you’ll be amazed at the different colourways we offer, in three types of fabric. This allows you to match or contrast this Cumulo accent chair with your existing pieces of furniture.

Smaller than a sofa, it encourages ‘snuggling up’ whatever the weather outside. Larger than a chair, it’s bound to transform dated decor beyond the ordinary. This timeless statement chair, with 100% duck feather-filled scatter cushions, will draw admiring ‘oohs’ from everyone who visits your home.

Those undecided on their choice of upholstery will benefit from our free fabric samples service. Now, you can experience the deluxe finish of our fabric in familiar surroundings before buying.

5. No Wallflowers Here

Bold Monkey Sassy Granny Lounge Chair

Bold Monkey lives up to its name with this sassy tub chair – available in warm ochre or jewel-like dark green. It’s a statement chair from the Netherlands that’ll transform any ‘shy and retiring’ living room into a beautifully bold space.

A plywood shell wrapped in a soft velvet upholstery, you may have noted the stylish contrast piping around the chair and the round cushion. After all, the sum of the little details can really refresh your living room – did we mention this cushion comes included?

Filled with foam, it’s the perfect mix of cosy comfort and elegantly structured design. You’ll be spinning around on the solid rubberwood swivel base, encased with a brass powder-coated trim.

6. Banish Boring Chairs

Sapri Velvet Lounge Chair

Sure to transform your living room for the better, this exquisite shell tub chair has everything going for it.

It’s conical (ball-footed) metallic legs provide the perfect base for your preferred choice of the striking blue, orange or rose velvet covering (whilst stocks last). The interior side is upholstered into channels that are filled with foam and these accents will take any living room from drab to fabulous!

We love the peacock-like confidence on show, sure to impress the most avid of decor fans. But the core eucalyptus and plywood interior proves that this superstar chair is more than just Hollywood good looks.

Suiting a wide range of decorative styles, we can’t wait to order ours.

7. Bean Bags Reinvented

Extreme Lounging Mighty B Teddy Indoor Bean Bag

Bean bags are no longer just for your kids – instead, they can help you create a relaxing place to recline and unwind from busy modern life. Extreme Lounging knows how to make an outstanding bean bag that’s grown-up, contemporary and portable.

Available in pastel tones including mink, soft grey, ivory and heather, each colourway is accented with a branded handle. Making light work of moving it around your calming new living room, we know you’ll enjoy resting on the plush teddy material.

Use after yoga, binge watch tv shows or bring them out when guests are expected – you can rely on the double-stitched seams of this Mighty B indoor bean bag to keep the EPS polystyrene beads inside.

Any of These Statement Chairs Will Transform Your Living Room

Adding one of these design-savvy chairs can revamp any space including the living room. It’s all about choosing one that helps create the intended ‘look’. Learn more about these beautiful products by calling +44 (0) 1305 231231, or send us an email. We’d be delighted to help advise you.


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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