For the longest time, I wanted to get a Peacock chair for my apartment. Initially, I didn’t even know it was called a Peacock chair. I grew up seeing those chairs at Nigerian social gatherings…bridal showers, baby showers, etc. They became the quintessential celebrants chair until I started seeing them pop up as decor in design magazines. In my mind, Peacock chairs were only functional for parties, but transitioning them into home decor was downright genius. Especially, since I tend to lean towards a 70’s sensibility, at times. Flare jeans, jumpsuits and textured fros are just my thing.
So adding a boho-worldly item to my furniture selection was necessary. I searched Craigslists, local thrift stores, and home decor shops, to find one, but they were either too expensive or too far for me to justify driving many miles away for a listing. Until, one day, on my birthday to be exact, I was driving down the road about 15 minutes away from my place when I saw a community yard sale commencing. I decided to just browse for a few minutes, because I was on my way to visit my cousin, when I saw a Peacock chair in plain view. I beelined straight to the chair and asked the seller how much she wanted for it. When she said $2, I asked her to repeat it. What! $2! I scrapped up all the coins in my car (I didn’t have cash on me), paid and walked away with the beauty. What a birthday gift. Thanks God! Now that it sits in my living room, I want another to keep my current one company. Maybe I will gather a collection for various rooms.
Here’s a few I found to inspire your own collection.
What do you think about Peacock chairs as home decor?