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  • SPLURGE: Borough leather chair, left. SAVE: Ekero armchair in Kimstad Laglig black.

    SPLURGE: Borough leather chair, left. SAVE: Ekero armchair in Kimstad Laglig black.
    Courtesy of CB2, Ikea

  • SPLURGE: Basket-weave linen Rivona chair in cornflower with Landon wood legs, left. SAVE: Faith upholstered tufted club chair in gray.

    SPLURGE: Basket-weave linen Rivona chair in cornflower with Landon wood legs, left. SAVE: Faith upholstered tufted club chair in gray.
    Courtesy of Anthropologie, Target

  • SPLURGE: Natalie chair, left. SAVE: Midcentury show wood chair in chunky basket weave.

    SPLURGE: Natalie chair, left. SAVE: Midcentury show wood chair in chunky basket weave.
    Courtesy of McGee and Co., West Elm

  • SPLURGE: Cobble Hill wingback chair in Vance indigo, left. SAVE: Matrix chair in Cascadia Blue and walnut.

    SPLURGE: Cobble Hill wingback chair in Vance indigo, left. SAVE: Matrix chair in Cascadia Blue and walnut.
    Courtesy of abchome.com, article.com

 
By Megan McDonough
The Washington Post

Whether it's a cozy reading nook or a lullaby chair in a nursery, armchairs are an easy way to add style, color and a new silhouette to any space.

They can be a "rich and comfortable touch to a room," said Kate Arends, the St. Paul, Minnesota-based founder of the media company and design studio Wit & Delight.

Arends prefers armchairs in "rich fabrics like velvet and eye-grabbing warm colors like cognac."

They are also a versatile backdrop for seasonal decorations and can be easily dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. "Add cozy throws and pillows for the colder months, (and) strip them down a bit for the warmer ones," Arends advised.

Here are some of her favorite armchairs.

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