Home Improvement 101: Types of Seating

Article Posted By: Craig Allen

of Senior Editor, The Home Depot Blog

Home Improvement 101 explains the words and terms you’ll find in home improvement, decorating and DIY. We’re pinning these mini-tutorials on our Home Improvement 101 board on Pinterest. We’re also rounding up a few of them each week here on the Apron blog.

In this installment: types of seating.

A graphic illustrating a Chippendale chairThe scrollwork on the back of this chair is what makes it a Chippendale-style, named after the famous English furniture maker. The classic lines of this style have made it a staple in home design. It can transition from traditional interiors to more contemporary, eclectic spaces effortlessly.

A graphic illustrating a parson's chairA Parsons chair is an armless “slipper” chair, often used as a dining room chair. It was dreamt up by the Parsons School of Design in Paris, and today it is considered the modern classic.

A graphic illustrating a wing back chairA wingback chair, or wing chair, is a high-back seat with two “wings” that jut off the sides of the seat back, creating a more enclosed seat with less drafts.

A graphic illustrating a chesterfieldA Chesterfield sofa is a large, often leather, couch with deep tufting, and heavy rolled arms that are roughly the same height as the seat back. This style of seating was typical of England in the 1900s but has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years.

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