Historically, wing chairs served a practical purpose: to protect the head from drafts and keep in the heat in the colonial wintertime. Nowadays, they are the perfect traditional addition to living room design.
Wing chairs or wing back chairs are upholstered chairs with high backs, “wings” (hence their name), arm rests, and many have exposed wooden legs. Although the definition of a wing chair has become much more broad. They come in a variety of types: all kinds of different wing shapes, sizes, and styles.
A few interesting wing chairs are shown. They accent family room design or living room design nicely. They may even serve as an elegant touch to a bedroom.
English Georgian Wing chair with walnut legs:
Chesterfield wing Chair:
Queen Anne wing chair:
It’s easy to see these chairs fitting into a classic living room. If traditional antique design isn’t your style, there is even a modern design wing chair. It’s really cool to see the modern take on this colonial classic…
Chimney wing chair by Edward Ferrel:
Duncan Chair by Oly Studio:
For more modern wing chairs, check out Elle Decor’s Top 10 Wing Chair article! These are some really great chairs!