• Find it a friend. A small side table is the perfect companion to a stray chair. The combo creates an instant relaxation zone— a place to drink coffee and curl up with a favorite read.
• Tie it in with textiles. A throw draped over the back, an accent pillow, or if you're up for getting fancy, a slipcover, will do wonders to a loner's appearance. Even when placed on the outskirts of a seating arrangement a chair that holds a hint of the main group's color scheme or pattern will look right at home.
• Surround it with art. A lone chair looks perfectly purposeful when placed in good aesthetic company— it becomes the anchor of an otherwise random grouping by making an art wall into a destination. You need not go all out either, a few decorative objects like hanging plates (picture 3) or leaning branches (picture 5) will do the trick.
• Create a reading nook. Pair it with a bookcase (picture 2) and/or reading lamp for the perfect reading spot.