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Memorable Accent Chairs || Make a design statement without giving up comfort

Whether you decide to use them for extra seating, the finishing touch for a room, or as your go-to comfy spot, accent chairs come in every shape, size and style. More than anything, these chairs add plenty of character because they don’t need to match other furniture pieces in the room. You can be more playful with their upholstery, silhouette, scale, details, and function. For example, a swivel chair with a round shape and patterned upholstery makes a nice contrast in a living room with square-shaped, solid-hued sofas and tables. Including one or two accent chairs in a seating arrangement brings flexible comfort to your room.

Accent Chairs | Memorable Accent Chairs | Jordan's Furniture Life&Style Blog

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Perfect Upholstery || Florals, stripes, paisleys, crosshatched patterns, abstract geometrics, even solids with unique textures will set your accent chair above the crowd. If you’re not planning to use your accent chair on a daily basis, you can choose a luxurious velvet or more delicate fabric. If it’s meant to be your go-to chair, a durable performance fabric or leather will be a better option. If your accent chair doesn’t recline, consider a matching or coordinating ottoman so you can put your feet up.

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Silhouette, Scale & Function || Barrel shapes, slipper chairs with slipcovers, and low-slung mid-century profiles with wide track arms are all excellent choices. Consider using a compact size if there are a lot of other furniture pieces in the room. Think about using a chair that rocks, glides, swivels, reclines, or does a combination of these functions. If it’s likely to double as a cozy reading chair, a wing chair makes a perfect accent chair. You can even go with a recliner that’s smaller in scale than the man-cave variety, and with beautiful patterned upholstery. Go with something fun!

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Delightful Details || Add a uniquely patterned toss pillow to complete your chair’s look. Think of how your accent chair looks from the back, too. Nailhead trim, even on the back of a chair, is a quality, eye-catching detail. Button tufting, quilting, or contrast piping will also give your chair a more tailored look. Using a different fabric on the back of a chair vs. front is a designer trick that can make your piece really stand out. You should consider your chair’s base, too. Will it have tapered wooden legs, Queen Anne style legs, hairpin metal legs, or block feet? A chair on casters is especially helpful if you occasionally move it for different uses.

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