Even the most casual of living styles can benefit from the addition of a cool chair or two. New designs, shapes and upholstery choices provide a really wide range of options. Replacing a chair or two can be a major update for a room, which requires a smaller investment than a complete make-over.
Bella Rustica pairs a knobby armed, golden frame with interesting black and white upholstered cushions. The legs have a basic shape that keep the piece casual, even though it has a touch of metallic.
The substantial square frame on this chair looks like stacked molding. Upholstered in leather, the cushions are a muted, dusky velvet. Despite the formality of the velvet, the shape, the wood and the leather make the piece eminently casual.
This version of the square chair is still casual but has a much more modern feel, thanks to the light wood and smooth design. The shelving on the sides is a nice added bonus.
The exterior sides of the chair are particularly interesting thanks to the wood ridges and hefty legs.
A rusted patina with a leather seat pad are the main features that make this cool chair casual. Bobo Intriguing Objects has this “reinterpreted plastic French bistro chair” called the Stella. It’s a versatile dining chair for a casual setting.
Jamie Young’s take on this style of chair is the Ming Round Back Chair, which has a little more detailing around the base of the seat. It evokes a bit of the Ming Dynasty style of China without seeming formal. thanks to the rustic material choices,.
Sometimes all it takes to make a standard armchair cool is a a newer shape. This one from Bobo has a peaked back which gives the rugged leather upholstery a more interesting look. Adding a cushion in a different textile adds to the eclectic look.
Even an outdoor chair can add a cool vibe to your patio or deck. A swirl-armed chair with wood slats has a completely different look from the standard angular style of chair. This one has a more fluid, relaxing feel.
For a more beachy feel, a casual chair that has a woven seat adds to the ambiance. This particular chair has an unusual style of weaving that adds interest. The wood frame and neutral cushion help keep it informal.
For a modern space, Kube Imports has the Ventura High Back chair. It’s very stylish by extremely comfortable for your outdoor entertaining space. Alone or as a set, it’s a versatile design.
Cozy and slouchy are two great traits for a casual chair. This one has suede upholstery and exposed stitching than enhances the informal presence.
More structured but just as relaxed is this leather-upholstered chair and ottoman from UMA. The hefty wood frame and natural colors are a good choice for a casual space.
Classic Home’s tubular metal-framed desk or dining chair has a modern and casual look. The dark metal and warm wood are appropriate for any relaxed decor.
A duo of generous leather-upholstered chairs with angular wood frames is a very stylish yet casual set. In a family room or office, it is versatile conversation seating.
Sometimes less is more, especially with a casual chair. This brightly upholstered armless chair just beckons you to slump down into it and relax. The piece, from Moe’s Home Collection, is minimalistic yet casual.
Cool chairs can also be the highlight of country chic decor. The Park Hill Collection’s rustic chair is a great accent for a kitchen or family room. Adding some old-fashioned pillows and it’s an unparalleled rustic accent.
You may or may not have heard about Jungalow style, but it is preeminently casual. Bohemian and tropical and, it’s a very trendy style for your home or patio. This particular chair is from Selamat.
Selamat’s Lucia Mod Seat has a smaller profile but is just as stylish. The striped weaving is extra special.