How to find the right vintage chair for a space?

How to find the right vintage chair for a space?

How to find the right vintage chair for a space?

Vintage Chair

One of the best ways to give an old space a new lease on life is by adding vintage chairs. These pieces are not only beautiful, but they can also be functional and incredibly versatile. However, finding the right vintage chair for your home—or office space—can be tricky! To help you out with this process, here are some tips on how to choose just the right one:

Consider the size of your space.

When you're looking for a chair, it's important to consider the size of your space. If your room is large and open, then a smaller chair may be best. If it's small and cozy (and maybe even has some built-in storage), then consider something larger.

If you want to use the chair as an accent piece in your living room or dining room, consider getting an oversized chair—one that will add color and personality without overwhelming the space. The same goes if you want something highly visible; if so choose one with bold features like backs or arms that draw attention from afar.

If you have limited storage options in your home but still want something decorative but functional, try finding smaller chairs that can be stored away when not in use (like those found at flea markets).

What is the room you are putting the chair in?

Before you go looking for a chair, it's important to know what room it will be in. This can be the hardest part of choosing a vintage chair because there are so many factors to consider.

The first thing you have to think about is what type of space do you want your new vintage chair in? Is it going in an office setting or living room? How big is this space? Does it need something small and cozy or large enough for multiple people (like an armchair)? Is there already furniture in that room that could work better with the vintage piece instead of taking up valuable space (like another sofa)? What kind of style does this particular area have: modern, rustic-industrial, traditional etc.? Lastly but certainly not leastly--what color scheme does this particular area have?

Vintage Chair

What do you want the chair to blend with?

When looking for a chair, you need to first know what style of chair do you want? Do you want a natural wood finish or an old-fashioned design? If so, which one would be more suitable?

Once this is decided on and decided upon, then it’s time to decide on the color scheme of your room. What color should the walls be? What kind of furniture do they match with (preferably neutral)? Are there any accessories in the room that will make up part of the look as well such as artwork or paintings? These are all questions that will help determine how much attention needs paid during decorating efforts later on down the road when choosing furniture pieces that fit in with all aspects mentioned above!

What style of chair do you want?

The first step to finding the right vintage chair for your space is knowing what style of chair you want. Chairs come in many different shapes and sizes, so it can be helpful to think about how they might fit into your space before you start shopping.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Is this going in a dining room? What kind of table will it go with? If there's an existing dining room set, does it need an extra chair or two? Or do you want something bigger than what's already there (like a sideboard) that can double as additional seating when needed!

  • What else is going on in this room--a living room or den? How many people do I anticipate sitting down here at once? Do I need sturdier furniture because kids will be jumping around on it all day long! Or maybe something lighter so that guests don't get overwhelmed by too much weight when entering through heavy doors/windows...

How do you want it to feel?

You'll want to think about how you want the chair to feel. Does it need to be practical and functional? Or is it more important that the chair reflect your personality and style? If you're getting a vintage piece, do you care if it's been reupholstered or repainted (or both)?

How will this piece fit in with the rest of your furniture? If there are other chairs in the room already, will this new addition complement them or clash with them? You may want to consider buying two different kinds of chairs so that they can work together as a set--one old-school and one modern-looking, for example--or else buying two identical pieces from different eras but with similar designs.

If possible, try sitting on the piece before purchasing it; if possible also test out its height by standing up from a seated position on it (if this isn't possible at an antique shop). You should be able to easily reach both arms over head while seated comfortably without hitting anything above yourself or feeling like there isn't enough room between yourself and whatever surface(s) could potentially hurt if bumped into accidentally (i.e., walls).

A vintage chair can bring character to your space


Vintage Chair

A vintage chair can bring character to your space.

A vintage chair is a great conversation piece, and it adds personality to any room. If you're looking to update the look of your living room or dining room, adding one or two interesting antique chairs will do the trick! They also make great places to sit when you have company over--they're comfortable, stylish and add an element of history into the mix. And if that weren't enough reason already...vintage chairs are often quite affordable!


As you can see, there are many things to consider when choosing a vintage chair. You will want to make sure that it fits well in your space and looks good with the rest of your furniture. A vintage chair can bring character and personality to any room in your home!