How To Pick The Right Accent Chair

Posted In Knowledge - 09/30/2016

Picking the perfect accent chair can take endless thought and consideration. When you find the right chair, it can define your space, giving your room the kind of personality, function and breath of fresh air that you’ve always wanted, and can even give your guests a glimpse into your inner soul.

The good news is that you don’t have to find that perfect accent chair alone. The team at Furniture.com is obsessed with curating the types of products that will make you feel like a million bucks. Follow these three tips to find the right chair for your space.

1. Pick the right pattern

When the other furniture lacks pizzazz, the best way to spice up your room is by adding a patterned accent chair. The pattern should pull colors from the other furniture, but can bring in additional colors as well. A patterned accent chair can be a stellar focal point for a room or it can simply add a bit of depth. When you use a pattern well it showcases your eye for design, which will impress all of your guests.

This picture of the Preston accent chair is a prime example of a perfectly picked piece. (Say that five times fast!)

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Notice, the same pattern is used on the chair and the pillows to tie the room together. If you need additional help, check out our earlier post about the Dos and Don’ts of using patterns.

2. Pick the right style

Club chairs, recliners, and wing chairs, oh my! There are many different styles of accent chairs, so make sure you pick one that fits your needs and matches the overall decor of your room. For example, if your room is a modern, sleek design, you wouldn’t choose an oversized lounger – it will stick out like a sore thumb.

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This Perry accent chair fits perfectly with the room. To touch on our earlier point, it isn’t an exact pattern match to any of the other furniture, but it pulls the red out of the couch and continues to exemplify the modern, yet contemporary atmosphere.

3. Pick the right fabric

The fabric you pick for your chair, like picking the pattern and style, is very important. Suede is a classic choice but may not be the best for a household with kids and pets running rampant. Microfiber looks like suede but doesn’t require as much caution. Leather is great if you’re looking for a more rugged vibe – it gives a room a natural, organic feeling. At the end of the day, choosing fabric really boils down to what works for you on a daily basis and achieves your vision.

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This Revere accent chair (paired with the Revere 2 piece sectional) turns this room into a casual but sophisticated space. Imagine suede or linen furniture in the same room – it changes the entire atmosphere!