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Eames Lounge Chair and How to Decorate Outdoor Spaces with it

Eames Lounge Chairs wouldn’t be the first choice of most people when it comes to decorating outdoor spaces. Certainly, decorating any space with such an iconic piece of furniture calls for a deeper understanding of the design context into which it was first introduced. But when it comes to decorating outdoor spaces… Well, things get more complicated.

The mid-century modern design began on in the mid-1940s and lasted until the late 1960s, though it’s now enjoying a resurgence of popularity. Once you understand the elements of mid-century modern design style combined with decorating outdoors, you can incorporate it into your outdoor spaces to evoke the era of your Eames Lounge Chair.

Before you can start decorating your outdoor space with an Eames Lounge Chair, you need to make some important decisions. Are you aiming at fashion or function? Are you seeking to build a soothing sanctuary or a vibrant conversation starter? Many choices to make!

That’s where we stores like Barcelona Designs and Manhattan Home Design, a small business in NYC and one of the fastest-growing companies in America, come in. We’ve asked them to teach us how to decorate outdoor spaces using the Eames Lounge Chair.

Rest assured that the Eames Lounge Chair can help you make your patio — whatever the size — into an outdoor living space that you can party, relax, entertain, or all-of-the-above all year long.

What are the best materials for outdoor furniture?

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Have you ever been scorched by a patio lounger? When decorating outdoor spaces you need to take into consideration that some climates are harder on materials and bottoms alike. For instance, rain can lead to rust, rot, and mildew. Sun exposure can lead to fading and warping. Temperature swings can lead to cracking. 

Make sure your Eames Lounge Chair is not exposed to weather elements for long periods of time of some of these things will eventually happen to it. Just to give you some peace of mind, we are going to go over a few tried-and-true materials that make our Eames Lounge Chair replicas able to endure for summers on end and age gracefully while they’re at it.

  • Wood: The plywood veneers that we use on our Eames Lounge Chair Replicas are an excellent choice for all climates. Durable and beautiful, these plywood veneers gain character with age, developing a beautiful patina over time.
  • Aluminum: Aluminum, like the ones we use building the base of our Eames Lounge Chair replicas, is strong, durable, and weather-resistant on its own. When paired with a powder coating, like the one we use, it combats weather like the lightweight champion it is. Aluminum is a non-ferrous metal so its impervious to rust.
  • Leather: we wouldn’t be crazy enough to recommend you using a leather chair on a poolside patio, but otherwise —and as long as you don’t keep it under weather exposure for long periods of time— there’s no reason why you shouldn’t use leather on outdoor furniture. There’s always faux leather, available in our Eames Lounge Chair replicas, that’s a great alternative for outdoor furniture.

Set the Mood with Ambience and Lighting

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Once that you know the materials and the furniture you’re going to use —and we’ll go further on how to maximize the use of our Eames Lounge Chair replica outdoor, bear with us a bit longer— we need to talk about setting the mood with ambience and lighting, the best allies you can have while decorating outdoors.

Yes, you can always go with candlelight, a romantic classic. But if candles are your only source of light, imagine the awkward, intimate encounter you’ll have when your neighbors pop by. 

Use some strategically placed lighting in your patio instead. The right lighting will keep the conversation flowing until late but it will also make your patio more accessible to all your guests.

Consider these three types of outdoor lighting:

  • Ambient Lighting: This will set the general light level of your outdoor space. Think of pot lights, hanging lights, and post lights.
  • Task Lighting: This will cover safety and security by illuminating pathways and doorways. You wouldn’t want a drunken guest to tripping over the doorstep trying to back home, right?
  • Accent Lighting: This will tie your overall aesthetic together. Think of a  pendant lamp over your dining table or string lights over your sitting area. Accent lighting is what makes you want to stay outside until the sun comes up.

Now that we’ve cleared materials, furniture and lighting off our table, we can focus on our main item, the Eames Lounge Chair.

Decorating Outdoor Spaces with the Eames Lounge Chair

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A glorious chair signaling the American high point in furniture innovation, the Eames lounge chair, and ottoman is a perfect addition to any home. After browsing through our previous posts with the Eames lounge chair in fabulous furniture setups, we’ve gathered a less-used environment for the Eames lounge chair replica: the outdoors. If you doubted the versatility of the Eames lounge chair, this round-up of displays is a surefire way to change this.

Eames Lounge Chair on a Poolside, really?

Yes, it might sound crazy but the Eames lounge chair replica fits right in, even beside a pool. While outdoor furniture is the most ideal for the outdoors, adding nonconventional pieces can enliven any outdoor space. The Eames lounge chair is great beside a pool, it just needs to be placed accordingly to the splash zones of those using the pool. So if you have a heavy splasher, the Eames lounge chair should be moved farther away from the edge of the pool. 

Otherwise, the Eames lounge chair is an apt addition to a pool setting since this is the area people flock to in search of relaxation and fun in the sun. The Eames lounge chair replica can provide this kind of relaxation and should not only be bound to the indoors, as lounging is not solely for the indoors.

Eames Lounge Chair in a Natural Scenery

Whether it’s in a backyard or the side of a home, the Eames lounge chair replica matches outdoor environments with its own natural elements. The wooden veneers and wooden makeup of the chair come from real oak and rosewood trees. Their color compliments the bark of nearby trees or autumnal leaves. 

As in this scenario, the light wood of the Eames lounge chair replica sits nicely atop a beige road. While this may seem unpractical, there are situations that necessitate the Eames lounge chair replica outdoors as in this scenario. Barbeques, family reunions, outdoor parties, and receptions are events that are apt to host the Eames lounge chair replica. This presence of this lounge chair will improve any occasion with its slick design and body-hugging comfort.

Eames Lounge Chair in a Balcony or Verandas

For elevated outdoor spaces such as balconies, verandas, and stoops, the Eames lounge chair replica proves to be a sufficient decorator. Like the other photos show, the Eames lounge chair reproduction is appropriate as a stand-alone piece. However, it works well with other furniture that needs not look like the Eames lounge chair. In this scenario, two like armchairs and a few side tables complete a living-like area that also works great for balconies. 

With the backdrop of greenery, the Eames lounge chair stuns even more so than it does within the capacity of walls. Even if you decide to take a simple route in furnishing a balcony, the Eames lounge chair works wonderfully. If you seek no other furniture or no other seating types, try two Eames lounge chairs, perfect for a relaxing evening with a beverage in one hand and your feet atop the ottoman.

Eames Lounge Chair and the Top 5 Ways to Use It

The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman Replica is a golden ticket guaranteed to take your home into the mid-century modern design Hall of Fame. Buying your Eames Lounge Chair may require not so much as trying out the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman replica physically, but knowing with which interior design scheme will look best.  

We believe our Eames Eames Lounge Chair replica is the perfect addition to any home. But there are some spaces that are more demanding than others. 

To better understand the design magic that the Eames Lounge Chair replica inspires, we asked stores like Barcelona Designs and Manhattan Home Design, a small business in NYC and one of the fastest-growing companies in America, to help us. Here are some ideas on how you can decorate your home with your Eames Lounge Chair replica:

Decorate a Monochromatic Room

Black and white is not only a hallmark style in fashion but in interior design as well. This room follows a black and white color scheme with white walls, a white Bauhaus loveseat, bookshelves, a TV bench and lamp; and a black TV. Although this living room incorporates black and white, it would be lacking in the black front, with black mainly showing in the black and white rug. This Eames Lounge Chair not only spruces up the living room but also alludes to a more even color scheme with its black leather.  Notice how the Bauhaus Loveseat does not need to be mirrored on the opposite side, the Eames lounge reproduction suffices the setup.

Decorate around many accessories

The Eames Lounge reproduction takes an unusual spot for a major piece of furniture: in front of an already furnished wall. This living room is highly decorated with accessories: three tables worth of them! There’s also a sill in front of the fireplace, laden with art, boxes and more.  However, the Eames Lounge chair and Ottoman only enrich this living room further. There is no discordance with an overall beige color scheme and the fact that there is available space between the Eames Lounge reproduction and the short table behind it, signaling the emptiness that would abound had there been no chair. The Eames Lounge fits wonderfully, with the addition of a decorated throw cushion, matching the ones on the sofa. It also adds a nice dark tone, matching the rug, while the veneers look appealing with the beige tones and wooden floor.

How to Decorate a Bedroom

Nobody said the Eames Lounge Chair belonged to your living room and your living room only. The Eames Lounge Chair is even appropriate for bedrooms. The Eames Lounge reproduction casts a vivid projection of the midcentury of the modern look in this bedroom, which is amplified by the fact that there are two Eames Lounge chairs. Who wouldn’t want to wake up facing two of these gorgeous and comfortable chairs? This classic lounge chair is a perfect space-filler for the bedroom, which does not necessarily need different dressers and drawers when there’s extra space available.  In this bedroom, the two lounge chairs suit the brown dresser and ceiling fan with its dark hues aligning with those of the furniture.

How to use Eames Office Chair an Office

The Eames Lounge chair replica steals the show even in an office setting.  In what looks to be a home office, the classic lounge chair and ottoman is front and center, deservedly so. The chair looks impeccable with the chandelier, whose lights accentuate the gleam and luster of the chair’s leather. The veneer matches greatly with the wooden shelves and lights brown ceiling and floor. This office is complete with the lounge chair, not only for the sake of style but comfort as well, because sometimes even when working, we all could take ten. In this room, you don’t even have to abandon your work station, especially if using a laptop while resting on the chair.

Mirror The Eames House

Yes, THE Eames House, the house that Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman designers Charles and Ray resided until their death. Situated in Pacific Palisades, California, this house and this living room, in particular, were recovered in a 2011 preservation effort. Before, it was emptied of its furniture, which was put on display in the Los Angeles County Museum. This living room is as design-intuitive as one would imagine the Eames’ living room to be. Modern, yet timeless, this living room features a decent amount of plants and floating lights, (4 lantern-esque lights in total!). Another accessorized room, this living room is loaded with books, containers, pots, and pillows, including some on the lounge chair. The lounge chair sticks out the most, as the largest in the room and with its sleek black leather. You just can’t go wrong with this lounge chair.

How to Decorate a Well-Stocked living Room

A great living room leaves little to be desired and this is usually the case in a fully-furnished living room such as this one.  Each side of this living room is furnished with something, even the walls. A living room like this is great with people who own many furniture accessories, souvenirs or trinkets, or simply those who appreciate a furnished space.  Leather is one of the themes in this living room, but it is not confined to color, as the sofa is white, while the Eames lounge chair replica and LC2 replica, which is called the Cuscino Grande chair, are black. Without the Eames lounge chair, the upper right area would look bare, but what is most apt about the Eames lounge replica being posited there is its closeness to the TV stand. The TV stand comes in a light wood, which nicely matches the wooden veneers of the lounge chair.  All in all, this living room balances the major colors of brown, white and black with major pieces that display these. Every area that can contain something does so, like the window sill, the TV stand, coffee bench and dresser, accessories galore!


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