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How to Choose the Right Accent Chair

Selecting an accent chair requires an artistic mind. From choosing the right style and texture to choosing the right size and color, there is a lot to consider before making this important purchase. Todays’ blog will guide you in the right direction to help you pick out a stunning accent piece that will compliment your space in the best way. Let’s jump right in!


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Function & Style

Firstly, I recommend that you think about the use of the accent chair in the space. Is it going to be a comfy reading hair? Style statement? It is important to think about how you want to use the chair before picking a style. After the purpose is defined, you can focus on the visual appeal.

Before going to shop online or in stores, be sure to know the style you are looking for. Also, don’t be afraid to take a risk and mix and match styles. If your home is more of a contemporary or modern style, an antique accent chair can be eye-captivating in the space or vice versa. It is magic knowing what or what not to do when it comes to mixing and matching styles, however, if your instincts tell you it will look awkward in the space, then listen to your instincts. 


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Color & Texture

Secondly, you will want to consider color and fabric options for your accent chair. An accent chair is a perfect way to add visual interest in a room or take your eye to a focal point. If you have a neutral space and want to bring in more color, your accent chair may be the perfect way to bring in more pops of color. When selecting this color, look at the other elements and tones in the room and pick one to create consistency and color pattern. If you have a leather sofa, you may want a fabric thats softer and more feminine. Woven textiles are your best bet when looking for style and comfort.


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Another great rule of thumb to remember is scale and size. You do not want to buy an accent chair too large or too small. When the proportions are off, no matter how beautiful the chair, the space will become awkward and uninviting.


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How Many?

If you are going to be doing more entertaining in a room, you will want to have more than one accent chair. Four chairs maximum if you have the space.


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Placement of accent chairs depends on the overall layout of the space. If you are looking to create more of a conversational atmosphere, your accent chairs can be opposite of your main sofa or split with one chair on the right side and the other on the left.

Have more questions about how to choose the best accent chair for your space? Leave them in the comments!


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