A lot of times when I’m working on a house, there’s a room where I just need one chair in the corner. Most of the time it’s in a guest bedroom or sometimes in a small sitting area. When that’s the case, I want to make sure that the piece has enough character to stand on its own, just like the Cardiff chairs from Pottery Barn shown above. Here are some of my favorite chairs to tick off that box (and these are all under $1000!)

small spaces

Slope Chair, potterybarn.com, $499

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I love this chair. Even though it’s small, it really adds so much detail and design. Of course, I love the leather and the metal combined, but for some reason, that seam down the center makes it work for me. This chair will practically fit anywhere and gives such a great look.

Kursi Petite Side Chair, anthropologie.com, $498

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You just can’t beat a slipper chair. You eliminate the arms which take up a lot of space but still get the full seat of an upholstered chair. I love the pattern of the textile and it has a little nod to some mid century vibes!

medium spaces

Madison Leather club chair, onekingslane.com, $899

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When you have a little more room, this chair is a go to for me. I love it because it goes with so many interiors and I love the detailing of the nailheads. What also makes it work is that it’s a “barrel” style chair. The curved back makes it really tuck into a corner and not feel too crowded. Right now, this chair is on sale on their website for under $800!

Nord chair, article.com, $549

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I think we’re all digging that mid century look right now and I love mixing it into so many places. I especially love the wood detailing on the side of the arms and the button detail on the back makes it look so clean and tailored.

larger spaces

Tafton Chair, overstock.com, $367.19

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I do love the Cardiff chair from Pottery Barn that is in the first photo in this blog and I’ve used it several times. Depending on your fabrics, the chair can get well above $1000 so I wanted to find an alternative. The Tafton fits the bill. What I love about this chair is that it gives you the full feeling of a club, but because the arms are more widespread, it allows you to move in and out of the piece easily. It just has a tailored feel without being stuffy.

Safavieh Nottingham Club Chair, overstock.com, $355.29

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When you’ve got the space, you just can’t go wrong with a big club chair with english saddle arms. It just feels inviting and it’s big enough to curl up in. There are so many sources to buy this type of chair that are well over a thousand dollars, so I wanted to find one that stayed in our budget. As you can see by the price, you get a lot of chair for a great number!

So again, whatever the size of your space or your budget–make that chair shine in its place!