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Upholstered Armless Hour Glass Slipper Chair: Closet Must-Haves

Updated on September 30, 2014
Image credit: Amazon.com. White, tufted hourglass chair shown here is available below.
Image credit: Amazon.com. White, tufted hourglass chair shown here is available below.

The Armless Hour Glass & Slipper Chairs for Bedroom Closets & Dressing Areas

Don't be fooled by these dainty, seating must-haves, while these armless closet chairs do, indeed sport the low-scaled, petite profile, they present themselves fabulously in your living space seemingly enjoying the 'pomp and circumstance' affair with their larger counterparts.Small and armless, upholstered slipper and hourglass chairs go way back to the petticoat era, where getting dressed was an affair in itself.

Chairs with arms need not apply where a proper lady is donning tortuous corsets and pantaloons. Hence, these small, upholstered chairs made sense, freeing up elbows as they toiled and tugged mightily ~ much like today's a.m. battles with support stockings and a few spandex leggings I've battled.

Scroll down to peruse these upholstered slipper and armless hour glass chairs in a host of colors and crisp whites, some tufted, some sleek and smooth. Find your genre and read up on some great decorating tips for incorporating your newest wardrobe addition: the classic closet chair.


Armless & Tufted

While white may seem to be the plainest of all decor options and a bit like vanilla ice cream in a world of amazing flavors, it's one hue that can make itself right at home wherever you plan to use it.

White can meld right into your closet or other space's genre and will add that crisp look to a modern, more minimal palette or will be a perfect piece for the Hollywood glam room when placed below a guilded mirror in an entryway, dressing room or owner's suite.

Add a splash of color with a small, ornate pillow for interest and depth. I could go on with a host of decorating options but one rule is clear: if in doubt, white will play out.

Here's a few of those powerhouse closet chairs in tufted, slipper style and hourglass profiles that will serve your decor well.

Oh, Those Blissful True Blue Hues

Armless Tufted Slipper Dressing Chair; Ideal for Dressing Spaces and Closets
Armless Tufted Slipper Dressing Chair; Ideal for Dressing Spaces and Closets

Leather-Like Light Blue Armless Slipper Chairs

Those Blissful Blues

Sky Blue Tufted Slipper Chair

Blues are the color of choice for creating serenity; it's the ideal hue for bedroom retreats, promising to allay the stressors of a less-than-best day. I can see this slipper chair surrounded by white or cream walls where it will stand out on its own.

If you've a penchant for blue, you might consider bathing walls in a very paled blue keeping in mind the depth of the chair's color.

This chair has those calming qualities in its fresh, sky blue and will certainly be a refreshing addition to your closet or favorite resting place. If it's the style you love but not the color you're looking for, I noticed it's available in rich red, dark brown and white. Simple and Lovely.

Armless Velvet Upholstered Slipper Chairs

Tufted Chartreuse Hour Glass Armless Slipper Chair

About That Pesky Decorating Budget

Keeping to your budget may mean resisting the urge to splurge on that gotta-have piece of furniture or accessory. And that's easier said than done; I know, I've done just that: paid way too much on a painting and every time I looked at it, instead of admiring its color, detail and subject, I admonished myself for my impulsivity. Not good.

All is not lost though, when you find a price you just can't manage. There's always a replacement, a look-alike. I always recommend defining just what quality the piece has that you can't live without. Color? Style? Size? Knowing what you're most drawn to will help find that more budget-friendly must-have.


Budget-Friendly Finds: Not a Stretch in Sacrifice

Being the forever conservative on budgets, I'm happy to see these closet slipper chairs for under $100. They're not real leather like their pricey relatives but they share the same size, form and function and will do quite nicely for a closet chair. Really, you've many options for these versatile pieces. Looks for less.

Organizing Your Dressing Area

Armless Tufted Hourglass Closet Chairs: in ruby red, chocolate brown, taupe and white.
Armless Tufted Hourglass Closet Chairs: in ruby red, chocolate brown, taupe and white.

Small White Armless Tufted Slipper Chair

Those Awkward Spaces: Long Rooms & Small Areas

While I've mentioned the value of slipper and hourglass chairs afford a closet, there's plenty of other uses for these low profile finds.

Often we're faced with a room that's a bit extreme in size: either too long with space left over or too small and cramped after the sofa an tables are situated.

Slipper chairs have the right qualities to make two spaces of large rooms and capitalize on the small spaces' limited real estate.


Slipper Chairs: Ideal for Creating a Sitting Area

In larger rooms, create a sitting area beyond the sofa/table space by placing two or more slipper or hourglass chairs in a conversational arrangement with a small cocktail table to anchor the social area.

For smaller rooms, you might want a loveseat in lieu of a sofa and two slipper or hourglass chairs flanking a small accent table. Less is more in small spaces.

Red Upholstered Armless Tufted Slipper/Dressing Chair

Taking the Edge Off & Keeping Things Simple - Round Slipper Chairs

Ideal for dressing in small bedrooms/dressing rooms and closet spaces.
Ideal for dressing in small bedrooms/dressing rooms and closet spaces.

Small Budget-Friendly Armless Contemporary Style Slipper Chair

The Small Standout: Small Armless Dressing Chairs

While these chairs have simple lines they are big on appeal, giving credence to how even small elements in a space can proffer big visual appeal and reward. They'll do well as a corner piece or paired center-stage in a living space.

Yes, these chairs may look dainty but they'll look fabulous if given the opportunity to stand out.

White & Beige Round Armless Dressing Chair

Like its colorfully vibrant round cousin above, this otherwise, plain 'ol white and beige floral- patterned dressing chair affords plenty more color choices with its less-competitive upholstery.

When adding furniture, upholstery and other fabrics (like bedding, window panels, etc), keep a healthy balance, where three plain pieces work in tandem with loud or themed pieces. Too much of a good thing results in visual field overload.

Remember: Less is more.

Small Armless Upholstered Stool for Dressing Up Your Closet Space

This cute black stool has classic design work in  its tufted upholstery and pearl detailing.
This cute black stool has classic design work in its tufted upholstery and pearl detailing.

Armless Slipper Stool for Small Closet Spaces

Thinking Outside the Closet 'Box' for Your Upholstered Dressing Chair Needs

When decorating, it makes sense to use pieces defined for other purposes, much like this very cute small vanity stool.

For dressing in closets, the small frame of stools such as these will suffice quite well while adding a quaint visual appeal. Available in many colors, your closet can be the showstopper you didn't set out to create but isn't it nice to realize a few surprises every now and again?

Wild or Mild: What's Your Style?

Armless Slipper Chair in Leopard Print Upholstered
Armless Slipper Chair in Leopard Print Upholstered

Leopard Animal Print Hour Glass Armless Slipper Chair

What's Your Wild? Decorating in Animal Print

Decorating with animal prints is just plain fun, not to mention versatile, as any number of colors can be paired with leopard and zebra designs. Create a posh boutique effect or go 'wild' with earthy colors and faux fur rugs. With animal prints, you can relax in whatever environment you've created for yourself.

These zebra and leopard print slipper chairs have the personality to spare whatever your genre.

Upholstered Brown Leopard Print Armless Slipper Chair
Upholstered Brown Leopard Print Armless Slipper Chair

Decorating with animal prints is just plain fun, not to mention versatile, as any number of colors can be paired with leopard and zebra designs. Create a posh boutique effect or go 'wild' with earthy colors and faux fur rugs. With animal prints, you can relax in whatever environment you've created for yourself.

These zebra and leopard print slipper chairs have the personality to spare whatever your genre.

Going Modern in Your Space - Armless Chevron Slipper Chair

A Penchant for Modern Design: Fitting Your Chair Into Your Closet or Dressing Space

Modern decor is such an exciting, decorating genre, full of vibrant colors, crisp whites and sharp, clean lines.

Your dressing room or large closet can be the uptown look you love with just a few key pieces boasting those attributes.

This small slipper chair will transform whatever space you decide to call its home. Undeniably classic, you must admit: its Chevron, zig-zag design is quite imposing--in a good way.

Opt for a conversation area in your living space with two of these fun chairs flanking a cool glass or white table. There's no need for much more in the way of furniture, as the high contrast print will hog all the attention.

Find your style and go wild! Or not. It's all about you.

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