When you're looking for a way to make a boho statement, there's no better way to do so than with a peacock chair. These wicker chairs were first popularized in the Philippines in the early 20th century. Peacock wicker chairs boast a tall, rounded back that serves as a dramatic backdrop to a small, circular seat. As fashions have changed the shape has differed, over the years, but these chairs have always served up a major fashion statement.
In every decade - starting with the 1920's, but through the '60s, '70s, and now with their revival today - peacock wicker chairs have been beloved for their unique shape. We're seeing a major statement these days with curvy furniture, and a peacock chair truly epitomizes that trend. (Want proof? If you search under hashtags for 'peacock chair' on social media sites, you'll find tens of thousands of examples.)
If you're decorating with a peacock chair, you'll want to make sure that it's sheltered (if outside) or treated with a water-resistant finish. These chairs are known for their dramatic aesthetic, but they're not innately comfortable; so if you plan on sitting in the chair, instead of just using it for its looks, you may wish to purchase an attractive pillow or two to cushion your seat.
However, even if you just plan to use your wicker chair for a timely fashion statement, there's a world of things that you can do. You can use your peacock chair as a gorgeous, neutral stand for your plants, you can stack books in it to help your home exude literary charm, or you could even purchase a tiny peacock chair to sit on a shelf as a gorgeous bohemian candle or phone holder!
Pair your peacock chair with festive string lights and warm wood pieces to bring out all of the gold tones in your wicker chair. Macrame accents, succulents, and even cacti would look good with these chairs, too! Just make sure that your chair comes with a very solid wooden backing for ultimate support.
However you pair it, your new wicker peacock chair is going to look fabulous in your home. To help inspire you, we've collected the best peacock chairs around for you to enjoy:
Natural Color Peacock Chair
This large chair comes with a cushion, but even so, it's light as a feather - it only weighs twenty pounds! Its gorgeous light wicker coloring looks beautiful indoors and out, and it's even handwoven for that extra artisan charm. While it shouldn't be left exposed to the elements, it does wipe clean easily with a soft cloth.
Natural Color Peacock Chair
This set of two white garden chairs feels upscale no matter where they sit! They also come in three other shades, come with a neutral-toned cushion, and are vented at the back to allow optimal airflow around you. This all-weather wicker doesn't absorb water, so you can be sure of a dry seat any time!
Round Rattan Armchair
This gorgeous natural rattan seat has a lower, more circular frame for a peacock chair - and delicate looping all around the back. It's hand crafted to be quite sturdy, but even so, it shouldn't be left to the elements. This peacock seat comes with a cushion, and can be cleaned with a soft cloth.
Brown Wash Armchair
Looking for a matching wicker peacock chair and ottoman? Look no further: This set has a darker, aged feel to add character to your space. The weave is much tighter, allowing for a very sturdy feel and comfortable, supportive seat.
Large Peacock Chair
If you're interested in an all-white peacock chair for an ethereal feel in your home, this is your best bet. It's got a flared back and is covered with intricate hand-woven details made entirely from natural wicker. It's also sturdy and can hold up to 250 pounds.
Handmade Rattan Chair
This sturdy half-back chair is made of the gorgeous wicker that's a constant in peacock chairs. It's naturally vented, comes in cream, honey, and black, and includes a circular white cushion for optimal comfort.
Wicker Swivel Egg Chair
This statement rattan chair will definitely be a conversation piece in your home - in addition to being a cozy space that you can relax in for your own comfort! This egg-shaped seat comes with a large cushion (including a back) and it also comes in two color ways: light beige and darker brown.
Whitewash Peacock Chair
This classic white peacock chair has a very emphatic ballooned peacock shape. The chair weighs twenty pounds, is fully rust-resistant, and has subtle arm rests for practical comfort. It's also made quite sturdily; this chair can carry up to 150 lbs of weight.
This peacock chair offers shelter and shade as well as gorgeous aesthetics! If you're interested in comfort, this is a good pick: The chair comes with a large wraparound cushion, so you can lean from side to side without slipping off the pillow's comfort. It also has a wider base, so you have some room to sit in the way you choose.
Rattan Lounge Chair
This more modern, minimal take on a classic wicker peacock chair has a solid handwoven back that's been carefully sculpted to match the contours of the seated human form. Keep it inside or on a covered porch to introduce a natural, neutral, boho feel - but in an elevated, simple way.