An Affordable Design Classic: Butterfly Chairs

Once a staple of dorm rooms everywhere, butterfly chairs have evolved into a modern design classic. And given the hefty price tag of other design classics, it's nice there's one that's relatively inexpensive.

They're also versatile. Not only do they look good in just about every room, but you can easily change the cover to fit new decor schemes. Plus, they're ridiculously comfortable — another thing that can't be said of all design classics.

  • A black chair and gold pendant light make for a dynamic duo in this bedroom from Mixr.
  • A brown leather chair rounds out a cool and eclectic room from Designspiration SK.
  • A pretty white version catches the sunlight in Diana's House Call.
  • A pair of jet black chairs look fresh in a Hamptons estate from Elle Decor.
  • Two chairs beneath a window create a serene and cozy place for chatting. Via At Home at Home.

MORE BUTTERFLY CHAIRS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
Retrospect: The Butterfly Chair - Origins of a Modern Favorite

Images: 1. Mixr via EmmasDesignBlogg 2. Designspiration SK 3. Apartment Therapy 4. Joshua McHugh for Elle Decor 5. Laure Joliet for At Home At Home