Originally defined as a small bedroom chair, the slipper chair has slowly made its way into the rest of the home. Throughout the last three centuries, it has evolved from a fussy boudoir decoration to a contemporary accent chair. Slipper chairs were historically used in a lady’s bedroom to assist her in getting dressed. They are smaller in scale than a traditional armchair and sit lower than a dining chair. They are no longer used in exclusively in the bedroom, and are an excellent choice for a room that needs seating on a smaller scale. They are not a substitute for an armchair or dining chair, but an alternative form of seating that is useful in many situations. Slipper chair is built in different styles, from very ornate and traditional to very simple and modern. They usually feature either an upholstered seat or an upholstered seat and back. The upholstered portions of a slipper chair use a tight back or tight seat application of fabric. This means there are no loose seat or back cushions as you might see on a sofa or armchair. Slipper chairs are made from a sturdy hardwood that is then stained or upholstered.