White living room chairs sold on Overstock.com can brighten your space, cheer up a drab corner, or freshen your arrangement. A touch of white in a living room provides a counterpoint to a hardwood floor, and a chair that has white all over creates an illusion of more light in the room. White goes with bright colors, neutral colors, pastels, dark hues, and other white design elements, so your choices are endless when you want to match or complement your existing decor. Check out white chairs from national brands on Overstock.com, including Furniture of America, Safavieh, Madison Park, Abbyson, American Eagle, Hillsdale, and Simmons Upholstery. Take a look at the many options you have as you search for the perfect addition to your living room.
Rustic-style white living room chairs go well next to a dark-colored mantel or fireplace. The white of the chair contrasts with the dark elements of the hearth, while simple elements don't draw too much attention to the white chair. A wooden rocker or an upholstered chair with a distressed wood frame gives guests a place to sit in front of your fireplace. Rustic white living room chairs brighten natural-wood elements from your doorways, floors, artwork, and walls.
Mid-century modern white living room chairs have sleek, angled designs typified by flared legs underneath. These white chairs work well next to a light-colored wall to enhance a warm spot beneath a painting or next to a shelf. One of these chairs in a corner breaks up the shadows playing into the space. Tufting and nailheads make subtle and elegant touches without taking over an entire chair.
Transitional items blend traditional and modern elements. You might see an upholstered seat with stainless steel legs or a chair with nailhead trim on the edges and carved legs alongside a bright floral pattern against a white background. Dark-colored legs contrast the white seat, while stainless steel elements make the chair even lighter by reflecting the white from the chair. Transitional white living room chairs create a statement among the rest of your living room set if you have a traditional set, or it can downplay a modern and contemporary set.
Modern and contemporary white living room chairs contrast a dark-colored entertainment center when you want reclining features and a cup holder to watch your favorite movies and TV shows. A chair with a curved seat and stainless steel legs fits neatly into a corner to lighten up a dark wall or contrast a nearby painting. A white living room chair with dark legs helps your eyes easily delineate between the seat and the legs. A chair with a pedestal base fits into a compact space, in a corner, or in between two other pieces in the room.
Design Features of White Living Room Chairs
A matching pillow provides three-dimensional texture and puts more focus on a warm, inviting place to sit while brightening up more of the chair. A colorful pillow on an all-white chair breaks up the monochromatic design while still lightening the overall look. A pillow also alters the seating arrangement by letting someone sit up straighter in the chair instead of sinking back into it.
Thick cushions, all in white, give the illusion of even more light in the room thanks to more white materials in the chair. Colorful cushions added to a white wooden chair accentuate the colors and let them stand out against a white background. Integrated cushions that are permanent parts of the chair can downplay a white chair with a bit of color or keep the entire piece bright if they are white.
Legs make white living room chairs stand out when they are contrasting colors, such as with dark wood finishes. Long legs in this design de-emphasize the white hue, while short legs simply add a subtle touch. White legs on white living room chairs create a homogeneous look from top to bottom.
Nailhead trim on upholstered white living room chairs turns into counterpoints and contrasts to the main hue. Nailhead trim often comes in black, grey, and silvertone finishes, and each one outlines a white chair with an obvious border. Whereas nailhead trim blends into dark furniture, it stands out on white chairs for an obvious outline. The beauty here is that nailhead trim doesn't diminish the brightening capabilities of the white chair.
Tufting on upholstered white living room chairs makes subtle shadows to break up an all-white surface. This traditional design element creates a textured and patterned look without adding color for an elegant touch. Tufting happens with simple stitching or thanks to buttons for a more obvious look.
White Living Room Chairs FAQs
How do you care for and clean white living room chairs?
Caring for and cleaning white living room chairs depends on the materials. Easily clean wooden chairs with a damp cloth. Get stains out of white upholstery with lukewarm water and a mild detergent, then let the spot dry completely.
What colors go with ivory and off-white chairs?
White is more than just a bright color. There's eggshell, ivory, off-white, and even beige shades of white. Cream colors complement off-white colors when you want to keep things bright, while grey darkens aspects of a white chair.
What happens with bright colors against a white living room chair?
Bright colors stand out against white chairs and push the white to the background. Colorful pillows, cushions, or throws in a wide range of colors make the pattern stand out. Floral, geometric, and animal prints are common design elements in this respect.
What do you do to change up a living room with white carpet, white walls, and white living room chairs?
White carpet and white living room chairs make a bright palette across the entire room. Consider a wooden coffee table or an area rug if you want splashes of color to change up the design. Think about window treatments and wall hangings to keep the core white color intact while incorporating colorful designs on the edges.