How to Style Your Accent Chairs

Just as a great pair of shoes, a vibrant scarf or a gorgeous coat can complete an outfit, accent chairs provide a wonderful focal point for a room. Not only do they add additional seating in just about any space, but they’ll also create interest, depth and add colour and style.

Silver accent chair infront of fire

If you’re looking to add an accent chair to your room but aren’t sure how to style it within your space, our mood boards will provide inspiration for using them successfully in your interiors. 

Country Cottage Style: Symmetry

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For a cosy country look, consider using the power of symmetry for your accent chairs in your living room. Start with a larger neutral sofa on one side and then choose two identical accent chairs in cosy fabrics, to sit across with a coffee table centred between them to create the perfect balance.

A soft floral wallpaper will provide the essential backdrop for this look along with a textural rug, painted furniture and aged iron accents in accessories and lighting.

Love the country cottage look? This post provides even more inspiration.

Industrial Style: Colour Pop

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Create a home office with wow factor by choosing a bold accent chair to play off natural textures and urban décor. Our teal velvet Coco accent chair provides the perfect spot to get away from your desk and adds an additional layer of interest in what is mostly a neutral scheme.

Play with textures too. The velvet fabric plays well off surfaces like the brick-effect wall mural as well as the iron and wood pieces from our Brooklyn Range, creating the perfect contrast of hard and soft.

Here’s more advice on creating an industrial look at home that doesn’t leave you cold.

Eclectic Style: Mix & Match

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Get creative with colour by mixing and matching the same chairs in different colour fabrics for an eclectic mix. We’ve used four different versions of our Purdy chair for a fun and vibrant conversation area.

Wallpaper panels, metallic lighting and plenty of greenery give the space energy while the nested coffee table provides adaptable options, ensuring everyone has a place to set down their drink.

Want even more mix-and-match advice? This blog post will help.

Nautical: Coordinated

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Finally, look out for accent chairs that tie your colour palette together. In our nautical-inspired bedroom, our leather Trend accent chair in deep blue provides the perfect focal point while accents of white and natural oak give the room a restful feeling.

If your room is feeling a little flat, consider bringing in a bold colour in your accent chair. It’s a great way to add depth to a room – just be sure to pick up other shades and tones of the colour to ground the piece as part of the overall colour scheme.

We have more tips on creating a coastal look in your home here.

For even more tips on how to choose the right accent chair for your space, be sure to check out our blog post here.