The Eames Lounge Chair is one of the most famous chairs in modern history. In Manhattan Home Design we know this and that is why we’ve developed a high-quality Eames reproduction that will give you the most comfort, as well as a great addition to your home furniture.
But, we also know that it is highly likely that at the time you are deciding on purchasing this very famous chair, you already have other furniture at home.
You might be thinking: “Will my Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman combine with my already-existing furniture?” “Will I have to redecorate just to bring the Eames Lounge Chair replica home?”
The answer is “maybe”, but keep on reading, we have the perfect tips for you to make your Eames Chair replica fit in perfectly with what you already have at home.
Pairing your Eames Lounge replica
Before thinking about how to pair your Eames Lounge Chair reproduction, you need to know a few facts about this piece of furniture.
It was designed to give it the look and feel of a well-worn baseball mitt. It is made from real leather and handmade buttons. It has a breathable back with 65 air inlets that prevent residue and mold buildup. Its cushions are fully replaceable.
The texture is incredible, and it becomes softer over time. Its hand-stitched leather gives it the feel of something that has been carefully created with care.
So, after knowing a detail or two about the reproduction Eames Chair and Ottoman, our first tip is not to think about decorating your place with a set of furniture. It is not a must, although you can do it if you like it.
It is also easy to fall into trends, but, these will most-likely become outdated and give your house a certain “feel” of an age, instead of a more timeless look.
Taking this into consideration, it is totally ok if you have a couch you like and the Eames Lounge Chair to go with it. In other words, it is ok not to have a complete furniture set.
The most impactful spaces are those that effortlessly combine elements and pieces from multiple periods, styles and places. However, if you are going for this mix, be careful not to create an overwhelming decoration.
How to start decorating your home
If you are about to move in and are thinking of getting new furniture, you might start with the essentials: sofas, beds, dining table. Once you have covered those, you will be looking into smaller furniture pieces to go with them: antiques, soft furnishings, and others, to complete the look you want.
You will also be interested in thinking about color palettes. Read our other post about choosing the right color for the Eames Lounge Chair replica. Since we have it available in different tones, you may want to go for one that matches your current decoration. We also recommend a few combinations for each chair, so, take a look at those other tips we have for you!
A great practice when bringing a new piece home is to limit the color palette. It will help your room stay coherent, even if you have a variety of styles.
You can also try to add contemporary art to the mix. It will add interest to the room and art also almost always helps make a striking statement.
You should also want to pay attention to scale. This, in fact, is one great valuable lesson in interior design: learning how to place with the scale of objects. This means that you should look into proportions and the comparative size of objects in a space. The objective: achieving balance.
Have you heard of the power of repetition? It works wonders in interior design, even if you are mixing styles. You may have a very minimalistic couch and the more classic-looking Eames Chair, but if you repeat certain items in the room, things can look more coherent.
You can achieve this by adding similar decoration on the walls that match accessories that are on top of the dining table. Or you can have a framed cloth that is also used on the sofa cushions.
Use the Eames Chair reproduction as an inspiration piece
Expert designers recommend starting decorating a room by starting with one piece as the focus and take it from there. If you are bringing the Eames Lounge Chair into a specific room, then you can use this piece of furniture as the main inspiration.
Taking this chair as a starting point, you can add other items also made from leather, even though they can be a different style or color. Or, you could also use the chair’s wooden pattern as a repetition on a coffee table, for example, or a couch you will have placed next to it.
If you stick to a theme, it is another easy way to integrate pieces of furniture together. You can start collecting objects that can go with the theme you would like to create. Having visual points of reference can also keep your theme on track.
Finally, don’t forget that you can also balance different materials. However, it is important for you to pay attention the same way you need to look out for the scales of the items. If you want to mix the leather of the Eames Chair reproduction, you could add a few more leather items, but don’t overdo it.
If you need assistance on design, decoration or just have questions about the amazing Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman replica, just get in contact with Manhattan Home Design.