Accent Chairs Buying Guide

An accent chair is truly a decor accent in a room — 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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Lush Decor
$36.19 $32.57

The unique design of these furniture protectors allows for non-slip comfort by firmly tucking in the bottom seat cushion flaps mak...ing it one size fits most while tying the ribbon underneath the furniture for extra control. The bottom material is stain... read more

Lush Decor
$31.94

Be daring, wild and fierce! The bright bold colors of these furniture protectors bring life to the loveseat, sofa, recliner, or ar...mchair creating the perfect finishing touch to any room. The unique design of these furniture protectors allows for... read more

Lush Decor
$36.19 $32.57

The unique design of these furniture protectors allows for non-slip comfort by firmly tucking in the bottom seat cushion flaps mak...ing it one size fits most while tying the ribbon underneath the furniture for extra control. The bottom material is stain and water resistant for protecting the cushion of liquid, food or even animals. Part of the Misha Collection Fabric: Polyester Style: One Piece Pattern: Design Fabric Care: Machine Wash Color: Blue read more

$109.49

Add a sophisticated touch to your home with the Retro Eames Style Wood Accent Chair. Based on a classic design, this mid-century i...nspired arm chair is a high quality reproduction that will look great anywhere. Includes: One (1) chair Hardware Finish: White, Black Dimensions: 24.5 inches wide x 23.5 inches deep x 32.5 inches high Weight capacity: 300 pounds Assembly Required Furniture Pattern: Solid Chair Type: Arm Chairs Style: Contemporary, Modern, Mid-Century, Vintage Material: Polypropylene, Wood Chair Back Height: Standard Color: White, Black 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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Cortesi Home
$126.98

Add style and sophistication to any room with this Cortesi Home Chicco armless accent chair. Designed with a solid wood frame for ...durability, this beige accent chair is built to last. The script pattern fabric adds comfort to the overall appearance, and the armless design makes the chair easy to get in and out of. Brand: Cortesi Home Materials: Fabric, wood Color: Beige Seat dimensions: 16 inches tall x 21 inches deep Leg dimensions: 8 inches high x 2.5 inches wide x 2.5 inches deep Dimensions: 22 inches wide x 25 inches long x 32 inches tall Assembly required Color: Brown. read more

Safavieh
$469.99 $399.49

Find Indoor Seating at Target.com! • Wood, linen and polyester • Supports up to 300 pounds The Angel Armless Club Chair in Linen f...rom Safavieh is a plush spot to rest with tufting on the seat and back. This accent chair has sturdy angled feet and can support up to 300 pounds. read more

Zuo
$298.00

Sit in style at your desk with this fine office chair. This chair has leatherette and chromed steel construction for comfort. Mate...rials: Leatherette, chrome steel Finish: Chrome Seat Height: 19-23 inches Adjustable height Wheels Dimensions: 36-40... read more

Four Hands
$1,989.99 $1440.00

Dimensions: 30.25L x 32.25W x 33H in.Leather and metal constructionLeather aged to cigar toneCushions attach with velcro to preven...t slippingGreat in pairs or accenting a couchModern/contemporary style. Add comfort to a modern room with the stylish Four Hands Heathrow Lounge Armless Chair. It offers plush cushions in a rich distressed cigar toned top-grain leather. For ease of care the tufted back cushion and plump seat cushion easily detach. A curved chrome steel base adds stability and style. 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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Better Homes and Gardens
$529.49 $249.00

Better Homes and Gardens Grayson Rolled Top Club Chair with Nailheads, Multiple Colors:Classic rolled top club chair silhouetteCom...plementing nailhead trimLiving room chair seat height: 19"Durable grey or oatmeal linen-look fabricEspresso finished solid wood feetCan be combined with the Better Homes and Gardens Grayson Linen Square Ottoman with Nailheads (sold separately)Linen club chair with nailheads require minimal assembly required1-year limited warrantyDimensions: 32.5"W x 36"D x 34.25"HModel# DA6542Coordination Pieces available: Square Storage Ottoman, Full/Queen Headboard read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$149.00 $143.00

Better Homes and Gardens Reed Accent Chair, Tomato:Mid-Century StyleSolid wood legs with pecan colored stainSoft FabricEasy Assemb...lyPair with other items from the Flynn and Reed CollectionsDimensions: 31.00"L x 25.80"W x30.00"H (78.74 cm x 67.818 cm x 93.98 cm)Model# BH1602209918 read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$229.00 $179.00

Better Homes and Gardens Ellis Club Chair, Brown:Traditional styleOffering a modern twist to the track arm designGenerously padded... with a slightly reclined back for maximum comfortSolid wood feet with an espresso finishUpholstered in a rich brown bonded leather on seating areas and armrestsSeat height: 17"Seat width: 20.5"Seat depth: 22"Minimal assembly required1-year limited warrantyAssembled dimensions: 32.5"W x 34"D x 33.25"H read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$329.00 $292.86

Better Homes and Gardens Clayborne Arm Chair:Plush rolled arm accent chairComfortable foam and fiber seatingBeautiful charcoal fab...ric with contrasting welt enhances the rolled arm stylingQuick and easy assembly with no tools requiredHardwood frame and legs built to last for yearsArm chair measures 34"L x 36"W x 37"H (86.36 cm x 91.44 cm x 93.98 cm)Model# BH15-022-099-03 read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$89.00 $81.43

Better Homes and Gardens Honeycomb Slipper Chair:Upholstery-grade solids and Plywood frame constructionUpholstery-grade FoamPolyes...ter printed upholstery-grade fabricHardwood legs in distressed finish read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$539.49 $226.14

Better Homes and Gardens Grayson Rolled Top Club Chair with Nailheads, Multiple Colors:Classic rolled top club chair silhouetteCom...plementing nailhead trimLiving room chair seat height: 19"Durable grey or oatmeal linen-look fabricEspresso finished solid wood feetCan be combined with the Better Homes and Gardens Grayson Linen Square Ottoman with Nailheads (sold separately)Linen club chair with nailheads require minimal assembly required1-year limited warrantyDimensions: 32.5"W x 36"D x 34.25"HModel# DA6542Coordination Pieces available: Square Storage Ottoman, Full/Queen Headboard read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$90.00 $79.00

Update your living area with the Better Homes and Gardens Faux Leather Accent Chair with Nailheads. The easy assembly will leave y...ou stress-free and with a little extra time on your hands. Quality details of this chair includes individually-set nailheads, solid wood cognac finished legs, and complementing dark brown textured faux leather upholstery. The silhouette of this accent chair is classic and elegant, and the rich faux leather used on the accent chair coordinates perfectly with the dark finish of the solid wood legs. The chair is based on a solid wood frame to ensure years of use. High-density foam is used in the seat and back areas for added comfort. Use the Better Homes and Gardens Faux Leather Accent Chair with Nailheads to create extra seating or as an accent piece throughout your home. read more

Home Decorators Collection
$329.00 $299.00

With its gentle curves and smooth, pliable recycled leather upholstery, the Monte Carlo Club Chair is sure to become a favorite in... your home. Try pairing it with some of the other living room furniture available in our Leather Collection. Handcrafted with kiln-dried solid wood framing. Individual coil springs and dense foam padding add comfortable support. Features easy-care recycled leather upholstery. read more

Home Decorators Collection
$329.00 $299.00

With its gentle curves and smooth, pliable recycled leather upholstery, the Monte Carlo Club Chair is sure to become a favorite in... your home. Try pairing it with some of the other living room furniture available in our Leather Collection. Handcrafted with kiln-dried solid wood framing. Individual coil springs and dense foam padding add comfortable support. Features easy-care recycled leather upholstery. read more

Home Decorators Collection
$349.00 $329.00

With a sleek slipper chair shape and multiple fabric options, our Custom Kenter Slipper Chair will blend easily with your distinct...ive home decor. The welcoming profile features a gently tapered back, a thick seat and elegantly curved feet. Perfect for transitional design styles, this accent chair strikes just the right balance between customization and affordability. Your choice of upholstery. Solid rubber wood legs. Assembled to order in the USA and delivered in approximately 6-8 weeks. read more

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