Interior Design Styles: How Chairs Reflect Your Personality

A chair isn’t just something you sit on. If you find yourself regularly drawn to certain types of chairs over others, it might not just be because of your taste. It might also have something to do with your personality.

A chair isn’t just something you sit on. Chairs play important roles in the interior design styles of homes across Philadelphia. They also shine a light on who their owners are. If you find yourself regularly drawn to certain types of chairs over others, it might not just be because of your taste. It might also have something to do with your personality. Take a look at the chairs in your home, then compare them to the styles below and see if your interior design styles are an accurate reflection of who you are.

White Lounge Minimalistic Room With Upstairs (luxury interior)

Modern and Trendy

If your dining chairs are similar to the side chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames or you’ve got the Eames’ wooden and leather lounge chair (either the real deal or a reproduction), you’re likely a fan of mid-century modern style, which is having a comeback. What’s that mean for your personality? You’re most likely confident and strong. You might like a style that’s trendy, but you like it for your own reasons. It could be that you’re a bit of an introvert and find that having modern furniture lets you express yourself in ways you wouldn’t be able to otherwise. You might also find the clean lines and practical nature of the furniture to be in line with your desire for efficiency, and in some ways, perfectionism.

Classic and Cozy

You’re an elegant person, with great, classic tastes, and that’s reflected in the classic but comfortable chairs you have around your dining room table and in your living room. The fact that your chairs are visually appealing, while also being comfortable, reflects the fact that you like making people, especially guests in your home, happy and at ease. You might have also chosen classic, elegant chair styles because they best match the details found in your historic Philadelphia home.

Simple and Straightforward

Your dining chairs are wooden and unfussy, and your couch is the classic Henry style from West Elm (or similar). What this says is that you’re happy with what you have and you like to keep things simple, in style and in life. You’re also likely to think of the needs of others, before your own. You might have scored the dining chairs from a trash picking expedition through Center City or inherited the sofa when your old roommate moved out. Your chairs might not be eye catching or the trendiest, but you always have enough seating to go around when people come to visit.

Bright composition of a light blue sofa with cushions and a white table on the white carpet

Bright and Bold

You tend to be an outgoing person, and that’s reflected in the bright, eye-catching patterns and colors you choose for your seating. Your couch might be a vibrant orange or a not very neutral blue, while your dining chairs might be covered in a bold printed fabric. You change your mind a lot, too, or like to change up your decor to match the seasons, so most of your seating is covered in removable slipcovers, allowing your home to change its style as often as you change your mind.

Take a look at the chairs in your home. Do they reflect who you are or not? If not, it might be time to give your home’s interior design an update.

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1 Comment

  1. Danielle
    May 20, 2016

    Classic and cozy for sure at home! Looks great and feels even better. For staging though, we’ve been choosing bright and bold more often than not so it really pops in the photos.

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