A wing chair or wingback chair is a classic piece of furniture with wings attached to the back of the chair and extending to the armrest. The purpose of these wings was to enclose the head or torso areas of the body for convenient protection from drafts and to trap the heat of a fireplace in the area where the person would be seated.
One might say that a wingback chair is too dated, but it can easily be incorporated into many modern interiors, knowing that incorporating a single vintage piece to make it stand out is a hot trend.
Traditional wing chair
A traditional, vintage-style wingback chair is a great idea to rock any interior, from a rustic to a glamorous space. Such a chair will add a sophisticated feel to your room. If you choose a bold color: fuchsia, navy, emerald, mustard or any other, a wow factor is guaranteed. Try mixed upholstery: a front and seat in one color and the back with floral or striped upholstery to make the chair look bolder. With leather being one of the hottest trends right now, you can go with a traditional leather-covered wingback.
Modern wing chair
There are many modern and fresh takes on a traditional wing chair. With unique and creative shapes and lines, with strong cushions and pillows, with hand-painted backrests and seats. Dress up a vintage or rustic space with bold, modern wingbacks in vibrant colors, and add even more glamor to your glamorous space with a faux fur or pink velvet wingback chair. Don’t be afraid of mixed upholstery and unique combinations of materials like wood and fabric or leather, velvet and metal legs and so on. Such a chair will be in its place anywhere: in a living room or dining room, in a home office or in a reading corner and so on.