How to Style Purpose Furniture with 2017 Trends

Today’s post has something a little bit different. I’m working with called Fenetic Wellbeing who are a mobility company providing their customers with the right healthcare and mobility products for their individual needs. I wanted to do this because, after all, life is real, and sometimes we have more to consider than just the colour of our cushions or the print on our bedding.

So in this article I want to share some ideas on how you can incorporate this furniture into your home, in a stylish and practical manner, incorporating some of the latest trends for 2017 too. In particular I’m going to look at rise and recliner chairs and how,with a little thought, they can be a part of any living room or bedroom scheme.

So let’s take this electric rise and recline chair to begin with. I’ve chosen this one in dark brown leather particularly because I do have a bit of love for leather furniture, and the dark brown makes it versatile and flexible when it comes to styling. Leather chairs are hard-wearing and easy to maintain; there’s no washing of the fabric cover, just wipe down and feed with a leather cleaner now and again.

In terms of styling and incorporating a chair like this into a contemporary scheme for 2017, well that’s the easy part! I’ve pulled together a moodboard of my ideas, which you can take from and use in your own home.

Items include: Leather Rise and Recline Chair || Cushion || Bronze Marble Wall Mural || Copper Floor Lamp || Green Blanket

I’ve opted for an on-trend colour scheme of dark green, with hints of pink as you can see. The pink tones work well with dark leather, and the green adds substance and real depth to the look. If pink isn’t your thing, you could swap this out for a paler yellow or even a burnished orange if it wasn’t too strong. Also, adding a mix of copper or any metal shade will contrast strongly with the dark green, and complement the subtle pink hues.

Styling Points to Note:

  1. You really don’t have to make special considerations particularly apart from a few practical ones. In particular, ensure you have enough space around the chair to allow it to function properly, and don’t position your rug too close to chair to prevent any unwanted trips.
  2. Whilst this chair has a side pocket, it’s useful to position a side table next to the chair, particularly with a table lamp if you don’t have a floor lamp to give good task lighting for reading and more.
  3. Cushions are great but try to opt for something with texture that won’t slip against the leather. Velvet or wool is good as is a feather cushion rather than a synthetic one. The softness of the feathers will help the cushion stay in position.
  4. The same applies for a rug or blanket. Choose something that has texture, possibly containing wool, that won’t slip about on the chair or fall off completely. Make the chair and its accessories as easy to handle as possible.
  5. Resist positioning the chair near a window with strong sunlight. This goes for any leather (or strongly coloured fabric) to avoid fading.

So, I think it’s pretty clear that the need for purpose or mobility furniture doesn’t change the way you can style your home, and I hope you agree.

In collaboration with Fenetic Wellbeing

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
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  1. Becky
    February 9, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    So agree..its so important to love your hone and keep it looking great no matter what your mobility needs

  2. Catherine
    February 9, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Totally agree that practical considerations don’t have to rule out choosing furniture that suits your own style. I love the dark brown leather – we struggled with slippery cushions on our leather sofa and swapping for a feather filling made all the difference!

  3. Catherine
    February 9, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Absolutely agree! Why should we suddenly be deprived of a stylish home just because our mobility level changes? Though I’d perhaps suggest a faux leather, rather than real, fromantic a hygiene point of view. Panaz do a great range, for example.

  4. Louise
    February 9, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Love your styling choices – dark green and pink works really well with dark brown leather – very cosy and contemporary. x

  5. anna
    February 16, 2017 / 10:27 am

    i actually find this chair stylish, too many homes these days are full of beige and are so simplistic that they lack character.

  6. Sonia
    February 17, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    I’d love a recliner chair, my friend has them in her living room and they are amazing x

  7. Rebecca
    July 26, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    I love it ! Very beautiful !!!

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