Is your living room a boring place to be? Do you feel like something is missing but you can’t put your finger on what it is? It’s easy to overlook the obvious and people often forget that it takes the simplest ideas to spice up an area.
More often than not it takes something takes a little bit of color to turn a dull space into a room you won’t want to leave.
If the idea of repainting or updating your sofa feels like too much work and sounds like too much money, then you should consider something simple and fairly easy to find.
Think chair. But not any chair. An accent chair. Finding the right chair for a ‘dead’ space will give the entire room a fresh new look and leave you feeling like you’re in a new house.
The accent chair is one of the most versatile pieces of living room furniture that you can find and it’s available in various styles. Here’s a quick guide.
What’s Your Style?
Accent chairs are available as in many styles, as in colors, and occasionally the challenge can be finding the right one, at the right price, that will work perfectly in your home.
You also want a style that will work in various rooms and even suit a new home, should you move.
The Club Chair
The club chair is an upholstered, roomy armchair with extra-deep seats, perfect for curling up with a good book or for long gossipy sessions with your bestie. The right club chair should have you relaxed and even dozing off.
The Slipper Chair
Armless and upholstered, the accent chair has a petite frame and a fairly low seat. If you’re tight on space but have your heart set on an accent chair, then this is a good option.
The Occasional Chair
The occasional chair got its name because it’s used ‘occasionally here’ or ‘occasionally there’. The accent chair is often light and easy to move around, when the ‘occasion’ arises for more seating. Most don’t’ have arms, keeping them lightweight.
The Wingback Chair
The wingback is easy to identify because of its signature winged sides and tall back. This accent chair works well with a large sofa, in a fairly large space, giving the room a sense of balance.
Even though it’s a very fancy sounding chair, the regal lines make the bergère a ‘formal’ accent chair but the loose seat cushions normally bring it down a notch or two, making it a little more casual.
Once you’ve decided on the type of accent chair you want, it’s time to start choosing the color or pattern. And believe it or not, striped accent chairs are a good option.
Often thought to be too overpowering, striped accent chairs can just the right amount of drama without leaving your home looking like a rainbow exploded.
Safavieh Mercer Eva and White Striped Dining Chair with Trim Nail Head
Simplicity and elegance come together perfectly with the Safavieh Mercer Collection Eva and White Striped Dining Chair.
The grey and bone striped accent chair will immediately add some va-va-voom into any room, not just the dining area.
The classic design of the chair and the simple striped pattern will have you ‘adulting’ in style, turning your pad into a modern space.
The chair requires no assembly at all, which is always a plus and it will look good at a desk, in a lounge, bedroom or in your dining room. As expected it gets 5 out of 5 on Amazon.
Madison Park Sophie Chair
Space is a premium for a lot of people but that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style. Big doesn’t mean better and that’s definitely the case with the Madison Park Sophie Chair.
The chic accent chair has sleek curves with an extra comfortable padded seat and back and the dark wood legs complete the overall look.
Scale is important when choosing an accent chair and the Sophie chair is perfectly sized for smaller living spaces and guest rooms.
With 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon, customers rave about the chair and have commented on the excellent service, which is always a huge plus.
Accent Chair with Burgundy and Mardi Gras Gold Striped Design
The name’s a mouthful and the chair is packed with style. The updated transitional armless accent chair has a rolled broad back and deep seat cushion for extra comfort and is made for everyday use.
The armless design works well with the striped pattern and makes it lightweight enough should you need additional seating in different parts of the house.
Thanks to the sturdy hardwood frame construction, tapered wood legs with a dark walnut finish and the poly-blend fabric the chair is durable, perfect for everyday use, and it’s easy to maintain and clean.
The color combinations, that will suit any color scheme, include burgundy, gold, fuchsia, orange and a hint of avocado green.
True to Handy Living’s ethos, their furniture is stylish and fun, as well as affordable. Their products arrive in a single box and are very easy to assemble.
And at the top of their list is their commitment to environmentally friendly products. This is a modern day company that caters to the modern day consumer. Amazon gives it 4.9 out of 5 stars and it seems the reviews were on point.
Amelie Stripe Club Chair
Give your home an extra dose of charm with this whimsical Amelie striped armchair. This unique piece features lovely blue and white vertical stripes for a contemporary look.
Sturdy wooden legs in an espresso finish give this striped armchair certain that will add a simple but elegant look to your existing décor and color palette.
Amazon gives it a 5 out of 5 stars fir very good reason. It really is a stunning understated addition to a home or commercial space.