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Accent chairs provide more than a place to plop down. They're a great way to add a pop of pizzazz to any room. Accent chairs come in all manner of shapes, styles, materials, and sizes. With so many options, buying one can be a mind-boggling process. We're here to make it a fun, stress-free shopping experience. Here are some tips on what to look for when shopping for a new accent chair.
If you're not sure what kind of accent chair you want, then start here. Which would work best in your room: a club chair, armchair, papasan or chaise lounge? How about a recliner or slipper chair? Side chairs and accent stools are two less obtrusive alternatives for completing a room's look.
When considering accent chair styles, think of the chair as a volume button. Do you want to turn things down a notch or raise the volume of certain colors or other design elements? For example, in a room dominated by traditional pieces, a modern accent chair could add some drama and give the space extra oomph and interest.
Wood, leather, and upholstered accent chairs will all bring different qualities to a room. If a particular material or texture dominates your room, use that element as a springboard. Leather accent chairs such as club chairs or recliners could make a "cold" room more inviting, while neutral or lightly colored fabrics could soften a room of heavy or masculine woods.
The silhouette or architectural qualities of an accent chair can be just as important as its style. A chair with graceful curves could serve as a seam that moves the eyes and bridges a room together. A piece with sharper, cleaner lines could help prevent a room from getting too baroque or busy.
Unless you're going to display it in a picture frame, don't buy an accent chair that's pretty and yet unbearable to sit in. Make sure the measurements and cushion level fit your needs. Having an accent chair that's comfortable for you and your guests creates seating that's sought-after, not so-so.
If you want an accent chair that's bold but won't dominate the room, remember that less can often be more. A smaller piece with a bold color or pattern could provide just the right amount of attitude a room needs.
Don't settle for shoddy workmanship. Look for an accent chair with good quality construction. Sturdy wood, strong coil systems, ample padding, and durable upholstery are all factors to consider to ensure that your accent chair stands up to years of use.
For your home or office, ClubChairs.com offers hundreds of chairs in a variety of shapes, styles, sizes, and colors. Choose from accent chairs with or without armrests, upholstered or non-upholstered, contemporary or traditional, and more. The perfect accent chairs are a click away, and we can help you find them.