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Good, Better, Best: Slipper Chairs

If you're on the hunt for an accent chair to provide occasional additional seating, a slipper chair — a low-slung chair with a high back — is a great option. The classically clean lines of a traditional slipper chair design — basically two rectangles for the seat and back with no arms — make it versatile, complementing many interiors. Its low height and slightly sloped back give it more comfort than other accent chairs, and an intimate, relaxed look. I've come up with three slipper chair options, for those of you in the market for one.

Good: The Bed Bath & Beyond Trento Slipper Chair ($149.99) has nice, clean lines, and would work well as spare seating for guests. But its faux leather PVC upholstery is less than desirable, and its cushion doesn't seem to be the most comfortable.

There are two more great choices, so


Better: The West Elm Hemp Slipper Chair ($399) has handsome, chocolate-stained legs, and a plush cushion. But, only available in flax and cinnabar, the color choices are limited.

Best: The Williams-Sonoma Abigail Slipper Chair ($995-$2,250) is modern with square lines, a grid-tufted back, and chunky maple legs. With hand-tied steel springs in its cushion, it's probably the most comfortable and supportive of the three. Available in over 14 different fabrics, ranging from the more affordable chino to a luxe faux croc, there's a color, pattern, and price tag for every living room.

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Deidre Deidre 9 years
I own the West Elm one and my fiance and I love it! We were able to snag the floor model (at $200!), and it miraculously contained no dings or fabric pulls. It's a gorgeous Indian-style print fabric in white and sand color that's no longer in stock (at least online). I highly recommend a slipper chair for anyone who's looking for easy, less expensive seating. Also works great in small areas like a bedroom or office!
supercoolnat supercoolnat 9 years
I've been eye-ing slipper chairs for a while now, I think it will be the perfect addition to our living room. However, I don't think my husband would be too happy spending that kind of money - he thinks even IKEA prices are ridiculous. But if I did go for it, I'd probably get the West Elm one (after trying it out in a store) since it has the lines and look I like.
SillyGirl SillyGirl 9 years
I have been on the hunt for a slipper chair but still cant find the right one. I want a larger one for reading in my bedroom with a blue mod print. The search shall continue...
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