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When you think of Homebase, your mind usually jumps to paint, decking and garden furniture. Sumptuous furniture is probably the last thing to cross your mind right?
However, last year that all changed when Homebase created their version of the highly covetable velvet cocktail chair. This summer the brand has gone one step further by dressing up the chair in the hottest pattern of the year – Dalmatian print!
Dalmatian print has been the interior trend taking over homes and Instagram. From feature walls, rugs, to up-cycled desks, no surface has been left untouched by the spotty trend. Now it has made it's way onto one of our favourite accent chairs.
Priced at £70 the Dalmatian print version of the chair is £10 more expensive than the original Homebase occasion chair. However, in our opinion, it is still a bargain.
The chair is exactly the same as the one we all fell for last year. The only difference is the delicate monochrome spots, and the black solid wood legs.
When adding Dalmatian print into a room we'd recommend using it as an accent on a piece of furniture, accessories or feature wall to avoid you home looking like Cruella de Vil's secret lair.
Buy now: Dalmatian print occasion chair, £70, Homebase (opens in new tab)
If you aren't spotty for spots, you can still pick up one of Homebase's original colour block chairs. Velvet cocktail chairs have been bestsellers all over high street. Just take a peak at Oliver Bonas, Habitat or literally every other home store if you don't believe us.
The thing that sets the Homebase chair apart is the cost – it's available at a fraction of the price of other versions.
Looking for a velvet cocktail chair?
If you are in the market for an affordable gorgeous new cocktail chair we’ve found two great options for you to choose between. Can you spot the difference?
If you are a This Morning fan you might have spotted Dunelm’s lovely blush Isla cocktail chair. However, while we are fans of the homes superstore, we couldn’t help but clock the difference in price between the almost identical chairs.
The Dunelm version costs £139 over double the price of the Homebase chair at just £60.
Upholstered in velvet with solid wooden legs, the chair is available in four colours including grey, blush, navy and ochre.
Buy now: Occasional Chair, £60, Homebase (opens in new tab)
Dunelm Cocktail Chair
Dunelm has created the chair in 11 rich hues from blush pink to teal, and recently introduced orange, claret and olive to the collection. Unlike the Homebase versions the chairs include a button detailing on the upholstered backrest, and oak or walnut coloured legs for an added touch of elegance.
The brand has even brought out a range of velvet cushions designed to fit perfectly with the curve of the chair, ideal for creating an Instagram worthy reading corner.
So if you are after a cocktail chair in a wider range of colour options then Dunelm has the chair of your dreams.
Buy now: Isla Velvet Cocktail Chair, £139, Dunelm (opens in new tab)
However, if you’re in the market for something in a stunning yellow colour might we suggest Homebase?
Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.
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