Choosing The Perfect Accent Chair

Choosing The Perfect Accent Chair

I love a good accent chair.

An accent chair can be a fantastic addition to your living room or bedroom. It has the ability to really enhance the style and personality of your space, it’s like giving your room an instant face lift!

Gone are the days of the traditional 3 piece lounge set of a single, double and triple matching set in the same style and colour.  While it may still work for some traditionally styled homes, we think that it’s way too predictable and boring!

Adding an accent chair will show your personality, add visual interest to your space and variety in the seating. There are so many designs, shapes and colours available that it’s one of the most fun furniture pieces you can shop for!

Choose an accent chair with materials and fabrics you would like to introduce to the room. It really doesn’t have to match any other piece of furniture you have already, so this is where you can have some fun with velvet, leather, rattan, boucle, or even introduce a coloured or patterned fabric to a room with a conservative neutral palette.

The materials and design chosen for an accent chair can emphasise a certain look or feel you may wish to create. For example, a low set arm chair with a light tan coloured bamboo frame and soft white cushions gives a relaxed coastal feel perfect for enhancing a beach holiday vibe.

Coastal chair with light bamboo frame and white cushions

An accent chair can also help tie together various colours and patterns in your living room. Whether it’s a colour used in your cushions, rug or artwork, a recurring shape like a curve or arch, or a material used elsewhere in your home like metal or timber, this will help your accent chair look like it belongs in your home and is harmoniously connected with the style and aesthetic of your interior.

Sage green velvet accent chair in bedroom next to bed and lamp

Position the accent chair where it can be used as a focal point in a room, and with a purpose. Maybe it’s right next to a reading lamp and side table where it invites you to snuggle up under a throw blanket and read a book or magazine. Ensure there is ample space around your chair and don’t cramp it in side by side with the other seating in the room; it deserves it’s own place and prominence in the room.

Ok, ready to start shopping for your accent chair?

Here are some of our favourite accent chairs and the interior styles they would suit.

Isla Armchair

Great style for a mid-century modern or contemporary vibe, this chair comes in 3 luxury colours but we just love the dark moss green.

Autumn Leather Accent Swivel Chair

Gorgeous tan leather wraps around like a comforting hug in this tub chair. This design is very versatile and would suit many interior styles, especially mid century modern or vintage boho.

Tan tub chair with swivel

Oliver Armchair

This sophisticated accent chair would look amazing in a contemporary style interior. The clean lines and crisp black and white palette ooze style and class.

Oliver contemporary white accent chair with sleek black frame

Newport Accent Chair

The beautiful rustic oak timber frame and comfortable white cushions make this accent chair perfect for a modern farmhouse style home.

Newport accent chair oak frame white cushion farmhouse style

Mansell Rattan Arm Chair

Gorgeous beige rattan in different weaving patterns, this accent chair would fit right into a vintage boho or coastal style interior.

Mansell rattan arm chair boho occasional chair

Hamptons Arm Chair

This beautifully elegant timber chair has soft grey fabric and lining and would perfectly suit a hamptons or traditional home.

hampton arm chair light grey fabric and white timber occasional chair

Mina Fabric Arm Chair

Gorgeous blush pink fabric and oak timber legs, this comfortable accent chair would sit nicely in a scandi style interior.

Mina blush pink arm chair with oak timber legs scandi occasional chair

Levant Fabric Accent Chair

Ok, so this one is definitely a talking point. I love the moss green backing, brass stud detail and of course the tropical fabric. If your style is a bit vintage and quirky this could be for you.


Levant fabric accent chair tropical forest funky quirky vintage chair moss green

I hope this inspires you to search for the perfect accent chair for your home to add personality and style and make it your own.







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