How to Position a Desk, Hutch and Wing Chair in a Room
- 1). Pair a wing back chair with a desk. If you work from home and are going to be spending a lot of time in your home office, make it as comfortable and attractive as possible. Wing back chairs are not only stylish and customizable, but they are comfortable. Home goods and furniture stores offer a wide variety of non-traditional wing back chairs in bright colors and patterns. Pick out one that will make a statement in your room. For example, if your home office is mostly black and white, choose a wing back chair that is a solid bright yellow or blue. The contrast will add interest and style. Also, have a test sit to make sure the chair is comfy.
- 2). Place your desk against a blank wall and add a hutch to the top of the desk. Many desks have matching hutches you can purchase separately. You then place the hutch on top of the desk and secure it with included hardware. Because hutches and installation instructions vary, depending on manufacturer and design, you should follow the instructions enclosed with your hutch. Then, scoot the wing back chair up to the desk.
- 3). Purchase a desk and hutch combination. This is an alternative option. The pricey Williams-Sonoma's "Stanhope Desk Library"--nearly $6,000 in 2010--is a great example. The "desk" is one piece of furniture, but it has a pull-out desk space and an integrated hutch for books and other decor. Paired with a wing back chair, this desk combination is both functional and comfortable.
- 4). Use wing back chairs as you would large potted plants. A wing back chair can be the main chair for your desk, or you can use it as an accent piece. One or two plants in your room add interest and diversity. One or two wing back chairs can have a similar effect. Consider placing one on each side of your desk, like flanking trees. If you do this, use a different kind of chair at your desk.