Parsons chairs are commonly seen in homes around the dining room, adding a simplistic type of elegance. The great thing about using parsons chairs is that their design blends in with just about any home decor. The parsons chair is a simple, classic seat with a tall, straight upholstered back, an upholstered seat and straight exposed wooden legs. First unveiled in Paris in the 1930s, this chair has endured because of its comfort and adaptability to many decorating styles. Parsons chairs are normally always crafted out of hardwood and feature a slightly curving, squared backrest and legs. Most often they are featured with some type of slipcover that covers the legs and gives the chair a solid appearance. The slipcover is optional however using them does have some advantage. Why? Because you can pick out new and different slipcovers whenever you want if you feel like your room is ready for a change.