Modern wingback chair were designed over a century ago to block cold falls or excessive fireplace heat from who sat in the chair. The name stems from the design of the chair that seems to have wings, which continues from the back of the chair and generally meets with the armrest. Wing back chairs can become a daily sight or accent in almost any room, whether you decorate in a funky eclectic style, country cottage comfortable or formal Victorian.
Buy or rewind your modern wingback chair so color and pattern complement the room where you plan to place it or set the tone for the color scheme you want to use. For example, if you build the space around the chair, choose a color, pattern and style chair that suits your plans. If you insert the chair into an established blue and white space, do not use a pink fabric. Arrange your furniture so that the chair is prominent or merges with the room, depending on your preferences. If you want the chair to be the main focus, consider grouping matching wing back chairs away from the wall with a matching footstool or coffee table in front of them. Or place a chair in the corner of the living room if you want the chair to act as an accent.
Play off the other furniture in the room. For example, use the same structure on a wing back chair as the draw pads on the sofa. Or use two wing back chairs in a formal dining room to sit on either end of a long table or to flank a display cabinet or buffet. Use a wing back chair as a decorative accessory, just as you would use a large indoor plant, tree or vase. The chair can serve to accompany bookshelves to create a cozy reading corner or fix your entrance instead of a table or hat rack. Drape a matching throw the entire arm of the wing back chair to fill an empty corner in your bedroom. Or position matching modern wingback chair across from your desk to an inviting, professional home office