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Accent Chairs Buying Guide

An accent chair is truly a decor accent in a room ó an embellishment that provides a superfluous note of color and style. Though not customarily a component of the main seating group, an accent chair is handy for extra seating when you entertain.

Types of Accent Chairs

Types of Accent Chairs

Because an accent chair is a style piece, its shape, size, color, and design can take literally any form. Once you've established the main seating area, which might me a sofa and two chairs or a sectional, an accent chair can be a fun addition. Take a departure from the other pieces with texture and style. For example, if the main seating pieces are a solid color, pick a striped accent chair. If they are leather pieces, choose a printed-fabric accent chair.

Armchairs

The most straightforward type of accent chair is a traditional armchair, which may mimic the look of other seating pieces in your living room. It can be upholstered or all wood, metal, or plastic.

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Caravan Canopy International, Inc.
$50.99
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Find patio standalone seating at Target.com! When it comes time to relax, the infinity zero gravity chair is the ideal place to ha...ng out. This highly adjustable chair is designed to support your body and create a sense of weightlessness. Tops in... read more

Crosley
$99.99
at Target

Find patio standalone seating at Target.com! Prepare to be swept back in time by the new gracie chair from crosley. this unique ch...air uses a simple cantilevered design to cradle a person comfortably in place, allowing them to gently bounce away the... read more

Crosley
$99.99
at Target

Find patio standalone seating at Target.com! Prepare to be swept back in time by the new gracie chair from crosley. this unique ch...air uses a simple cantilevered design to cradle a person comfortably in place, allowing them to gently bounce away the... read more

Caravan Canopy International, Inc.
$51.29 $56.99
at Target

Find patio standalone seating at Target.com! When it comes time to relax, the infinity zero gravity chair is the ideal place to ha...ng out. This highly adjustable chair is designed to support your body and create a sense of weightlessness. Tops in... read more

Armless Chairs

Another common type of accent chair is the armless or slipper chair. This chair design doesn't have as large a footprint as an armchair, but it, too, can be upholstered or constructed of any other material.

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Alera
$87.77 $107.96
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Alera Fc94vy40lg Armless Folding Chair - Vinyl Gray, Steel Seat - Steel Back - Steel Gray Frame - 18.5 X 20.3 X 30.5 Overall Dimen...sion ALEFC94VY40LG pg.204. read more

basyx by HON
$97.80 $205.00
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basyx by HON VL251NW10 HVL251 Task Chair, Armless, 24-1/2"D x 36"H x 26-1/4"W, Black Fabric Discover Excellence Without Expense Co...ntemporary design and durable construction combine to deliver great value 100% polyester fabric is abrasion resistant... read more

basyx by HON
$97.80 $205.00
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basyx by HON VL251NW35 HVL251 Task Chair, Armless, 24-1/2"D x 36"H x 26-1/4"W, Graystone Discover Excellence Without Expense Conte...mporary design and durable construction combine to deliver great value 100% polyester fabric is abrasion resistant... read more

basyx by HON
$94.45 $198.00
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basyx by HON VL210MM10 Task Chair, Low-Back, VL210 Series, Light Duty, Armless, Black Mesh A simple task chair for your basic offi...ce needs. If you dont need all of the bells and whistles offered by many other task chairs, the basyx VL210 gives you... read more

Sculptural Chairs

An eye-catching accent chair in a living room might be a sculptural piece not meant for long-term lounging. It may be a modern design constructed of resin or chrome, or it may be a traditional style with elegant carved details on the legs, back, or arms. The overall look of the chair is designed to stick out and grab your attention.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

An accent chair is a fun piece to pick out. You don't have to be as concerned with its comfort, because it's not intended for lounging. And you can turn up the style volume in the room with a bright or patterned chair. It can also be a budget-friendly item. Secondhand stores are rife with accent chairs that you can paint or re-cover in new fabric. If you're purchasing a new chair, look through the inventory of seconds or imports for these colorful gems. Here are some other things to consider.

Armchairs

These comfy chairs take up the most space, so consider the overall size of your room before you add an armchair that's primarily for looks. You can find slim versions, but even at smaller dimensions, these chairs tend to have a large presence. The arms, however, offer an opportunity for style. They might be exaggerated in size or shape, or they might be covered in a second fabric.

Armless Chairs

Handy and cute, armless chairs easily fit into snug corners and adjacent to other pieces of furniture, such as desks or console tables.

Sculptural Chairs

If you are adding a truly interesting accent chair to your space, consider how you'll highlight it. You don't want to shove an eye-catching piece into the corner unless it has a source of illumination, such as a floor lamp or wall sconce. Better yet, place an accent chair near the room's focal point, such as a fireplace or bay window, so it won't have to fight for a share of the spotlight.

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Madison Classics
$269.99 $510.00
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A harmonious blend of Arts & Crafts in this spindle rocker makes an elegant addition to any room.

Classics Belmont Rocker Accent Chair Multi
Madison Park
$224.99 $450.00
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Pairing two of these chairs in a grouping will not only create extra seating but will also complete the look of any conversation a...rea. Its graceful curves and elegant sliver nail head trim make this chair an elegant accent to any room. Some assembly required. Wood: Select Hardwoods, Plywood Frame, Birch Legs Wood Finish: Black Noir Fabrication: 100% Polyester Filling: High Density Foam Additional Features: Individually Placed, Double Row Silver Nails Heads read more

Park Alexis Rollback Accent Chair
Madison Park
$296.99 $680.00
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Enjoy a classic look in your home with this Madison Park Carrissa accent chair. In gray finish. Product Features: Classic wing-bac...k design offers retro flair. Tufted back and flared legs provide stylish accents. Upholstery ensures a comfortable seat. Product Details: 42.13H x 29.92W x 30.71D (each) 20.7-in. seat height Wood/polyester/acrylic Spot clean Assembly required Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty Model no. FMY007BLK Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. read more

Park Carrissa Accent Chair
Madison Park
$314.99 $595.00
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Give your home a makeover with this Madison Park chair. PRODUCT FEATURES Curved back provides comfort. Nailhead accents add sophis...tication. PRODUCT DETAILS 40.9''H x 30.3''W x 33.9''D 20 1/2-in. seat height Weight capacity: 250 lbs. Frame: wood Upholstery: polyester Fill: foam Imported Spot clean Assembly required Manufacturer's one month warranty MODEL NUMBERS Charcoal: FPF18-0151 Tan: FPF18-0152 Beige pattern: FPF18-0153 Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. read more

Park Barton Accent Chair
Madison Park
$314.99 $595.00
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Relax after a long day in this comfy Madison Park chair. In gray/brown. PRODUCT FEATURES Neutral finish works with any decor. Nail...head accents create a sleek display. PRODUCT DETAILS 30 1/2''H x 26 3/4''W x 30 1/2''D 19 1/2-in. seat height Weight capacity: 250 lbs. Frame: wood Upholstery: polyester/faux leather Fill: foam Imported Assembly required Spot clean Manufacturer's one month warranty Model no. FPF18-0173 Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. read more

Park Luther Accent Chair
Madison Park
$269.99 $510.00
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Update your traditional home decor with this Madison Park Demi accent chair. In charcoal finish. Product Features: Multi-toned fab...ric complements a variety of decor. Nailhead trim adds a striking touch. Cushioned seat ensures comfort. Product Details: 36H x 28W x 32D (each) 19.3-in. seat height Wood/polyester Spot clean No assembly required Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty Model no. FPF18-0027 Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. read more

Park Demi Accent Chair
Madison Park
$359.99 $680.00
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This Madison Park Wilshire accent chair brings stately style to your seating collection. In brown finish. Product Features: Warm, ...plaid pattern creates an inviting look. Nailhead trim provides a striking accent. Elegant wood frame features carved details. Cushioned upholstery ensures comfort. Bonded leather back adds a classic touch. Product Details: 35 3/4H x 24 1/2W x 25 1/4D (each) 18 1/2-in. seat height Wood/polyester/polyurethane Spot clean No assembly required Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty Model no. F1432HNY Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. read more

Park Wilshire Accent Chair
Madison Park
$269.99 $515.00
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This chair s comfy, rounded shape and scaled-down proportions mixed with its contrast welt details helps to create an intimate, co...nversational setting in open areas or small spaces. Some assembly required. Wood Finish: Black Noir Materials: Select Hardwoods, Plywood Frame, Birch Legs Fabrication: 100% Polyester Filling: High Density Foam read more

Park Lourdes Rounded Back Accent Chair - Grey - 29W x 28.5D x 30H
Coaster Furniture
$189.95 $279.00
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Liven up your living area with this accent chair featuring a straight plush back, a generously padded boxed seat, and sleek wood l...egs. The brown swirl fabric that engulfs this piece makes it an undeniable focal point in any room. read more

Brown Swirl Fabric Accent Chair
Monarch Specialties
$372.73 $549.00
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Monarch - Accent Chairs - I 8130 - Add motion to your living space with this eye-catching swivel chair. Featuring a curved back, r...ound cushioned seat and open-concept look, this chair is designed with gentle edges for an inviting comfort. Upholstered in a unique pale gold design, this fabric masterpiece will not just turn heads with its whimscal, built-in 360-degree swivel.Adds a twist to any living spaceArmless accent chairSpecifications: Overall Product Dimension: 32 H 27 W 30 D Weight: 33lb read more

Gold Lantern Fabric Round Accent Swivel Chair
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