Why Your Room Wants a Small Chair
In our defense, it is a marvelously old and quite petite Eastlake-style piece. And we bought it even though it did not seem to fit in the furnishing floor plan for our diminutive living room. No problem. I crumpled up the floor plan and tucked the chair right up next to my coffee table. And you know what? It's the chair our friends and guests invariably go to first. It's firm, it's light enough to readily move anywhere in the room, it has a straight back, it's easy to get in and out of, and it's the closest seat to the wine and hors d'oeuvres.
The lesson for me? Don't let your quarter-inch-scale floor plan have the final word. And consider that an undersize chair may be just the thing your room needs.
The curvilinear lines of this chair give variety to the room, along with its being an extra seat when needed. It can snuggle up to the coffee table, recede back against the TV wall or sit next to the chest. Versatility, your name is small chair.
In this living room, seniors will fight over who gets to sit in the little black chair. And when you see the design impact that chair has on the room, you have double the reason to indulge.
Of course, there are occasions where the company of children is not appropriate. But even then, the chair conveys a lot about your feelings about family.
Often when a child is not occupying a chair like this, smaller adults will gravitate to it, as they tend to find conventional upholstered furniture too deep.