By Lauren Finney

Published on August 12, 2016

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by Lauren Finney

Since the 1950’s, the Acapulco chair has been a staple of the jetsetter in need of pretty patio furniture. Nowadays, however, it’s so much more: an accent in a bedroom, an artful addition to an entryway or even a miniature version for a kids’ room. From indoors to outdoors and from neutrals to brights, see how an Acapulco chair can really rework a room.

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REAL SIMPLE

A most unexpected place is a good starting point for an Acapulco chair – try bringing it not only indoors, but to a formal interior like this French apartment. The simplicity of the lines and the color palette against the ornate ceiling and doors is the right kind of juxtaposition.

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INSIDE OUT AUSTRALIA

A graphic, geometric floor is perfectly complimented by the bold, linear planes of an Acapulco chair; the sheepskin and pops of color help lighten the room’s inventive dark palette.

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INSPIRATIONS DECO BLOG

A kid’s sized pink chair is a great surprise modern element in a floral-papered nursery, and having the chair against the dustier pink of the flooring makes it all that more striking.

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INTERIOR MAGASINET NORWAY

Here, the chair is a bold, bright addition to an outdoor bathroom covered in natural materials – somehow both speak to this Mexican hotel’s interior in two different yet complementary ways.

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DESIGN HOTELS

A Scandinavian colored room makes good use of the geometric lines of an Acapulco chair as a sophisticated room element, which emphasizes the lines of the simple whitewashed flooring. 

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POLLY WREFORD FOR RED MAGAZINE

For a truly livable yet stylish space, try tucking one into the corner of a loft, which keeps with a modern theme while subtly softening the lines of the bookshelves, windows, and floor.

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SABO PROJECT FOR DWELL

Bring an Acapulco chair (halfway) inside in a natural tone to a greenhouse or gardening room.

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ROSEGOLDTEEF.TUMBLR.COM

A hot pink chair ties together an accent headboard in a playful, bright bedroom.

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WESTWING GERMANY

Despite its Mexican heritage, Acapulco chairs in a neutral weave play nicely in this Brussels hotel lounge.

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HOTEL ZITA BRUSSELS

What better way to accent and bring warmth an all-white kitchen than with a little natural-toned vignette. 

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FANTASTIC FRANK

A little boy’s room gets a splash of modernity through a black version that plays nicely into the faux camping theme. 

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THE DESIGN CONFIDENTIAL

For a nursery void of pastels, a black Acapulco chair makes a good alternative to a rocking chair or a place for stuffed animals to live. 

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MINI STYLE BLOG

Take the chair outside again and try it as a welcoming addition to the front of the house instead of relegating it to the back – it’s the perfect perch from which to watch the neighborhood go by. 

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SF GIRL BY BAY

Sometimes, classic is best, such as these yellow Acapulco chairs that help nail a ‘50s feel, down to the Astroturf. 

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ELAINE RICHARDSON ARCHITECT

Give your outdoor chairs a subtle, sophisticated upgrade through metallic feet.

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BETHANY NEUART VIA APARTMENT THERAPY

Acapulco chairs take the place of traditional arm chairs in this natural-inspired living space. 

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MARIA VITALE FOR APARTMENT THERAPY

Here’s a new one – try it in a kitchen space! It’s the perfect post for someone to chat with you while you’re cooking. 

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PLANETE DECO FRANCE

Even preppy, beach-inspired rooms can benefit from an Acapulco chair in a woven material – the natural shade is much more refreshing than traditional white wicker. 

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ANNA BURKE INTERIORS

Use vintage or rare Acapulco chair incarnations to compliment a vignette in an entryway or hallway.

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BRIGHT BAZAAR

These chairs make the simple porch stunning for this mid-century style house and play nicely off the pinks of the brick chimney. 

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GRANT HARDER VIA DWELL

Talk about ideal indoor/outdoor living – this space truly brings all of the outdoors in, including making these Acapulco chairs feel like a seamless part of the living room. 

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FELDMAN ARCHITECTURE VIA HOMEEDIT

Use a focal wall as a starting off point to bring in a brightly colored chair; the lines of the chair help break up the space and keep the corner light and bright. 

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ACAPULCO CHAIR USA

Acapulco chairs in all black with black shearling lend themselves to a darker, more glamorous style.

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ILOVERAINANDCOFFE.TUMBLR.COM

The yellow of this true garden chair helps complement the pinkish hues of the building, while subtly picking up on the yellow undertones of the plants, making for a totally graphic and unexpected outdoors space. 

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MARIE CLAIRE MAISON

This eclectic entryway is grounded by the neutrality of these wooden Acapulco chairs – bonus that they’re extra seating for this lively and bright living space.

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THENLETITBE.TUMBLR.COM

Try an Acapulco chair as a work of art, as it is in this modern, striking entryway.

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MODERNLOVE.TUMBLR.COM

The Acapulco chair in this living space helps make the space seem actually lived in without taking up too much space within the room.

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ETXEKO DECO

The chair here doubles as a secondary seating option or counter space for all the things coming and going from a bedroom; it brings the color scheme of the bedroom out into the common space as well. 

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ETXEKO DECO

These might be the chicest versions yet – these white library chairs are deep enough to stay for a while, which is guaranteed thanks to all the colorful books on those shelves.

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NUEVO ESTILO

Acapulco chairs make an easy bridge between outdoor and indoor space, just as their original design was intended; bonus points that this one brings the wood framing elements of the house inside to the studio space.

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STRANGELOVE1975.TUMBLR.COM

These hot coral chairs are a surprisingly fun addition to a mid-century neutral exterior and interior, and show a lot of personality while being restrained. 

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PETER LYONS VIA DWELL

Is this the most luxurious Acapulco chair ever? Quite possibly. Done in strips, it’s almost too pretty to sit in. 

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TESSA NEUSTADT VIA LONNY

Use a chair as a great grounding piece in a bar cart corner – it doubles as a place to read and sip a gin and tonic!

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