Accent chairs are fun, and although not necessary, can make an enormous impact on a room. So with these tips you can find yourself the perfect accent chair. Or at the very least, one that you really like.
This is important. Depending on how often you use this chair, it could be the most important feature. Test out the chairs and be sure it is comfortable. Even if it’s not used often, getting something so incredibly difficult to sit in will end up being a huge waste of your money.
Buying it online? Make sure you read the ‘Tips for Shopping Home Decor Online’ before you do anything else. You need to read reviews and get a sense from others how comfortable the chair really is.
This in many ways ties into the comfort of the chair. The bigger it is, the more comfortable it tends to be.
Get what you can actually fit in your space. If you are dying to have 1 or 2 accent chairs, just be sure to measure out the space and get only what works. If you don’t have enough space, it may be best to accept that an accent chair is not for you. Otherwise, once you have measured out the space you have free, start shopping and getting yourself whatever fits within those requirements.
What style do you like? What does the family like? Get something that works with the rest of your decor. Accent chairs are easy so get your other pieces first, and let something like your accent chair come later.
Putting this in a living or family room? The style is often something that needs to work with your sofa, so get an accent piece that works in a harmonious way.
Accent chairs are so much easier to do a bold color with. Your sofa can be safe, but your accent chair can be just about anything you want. This may be where you bring your wow factor. If that’s what you’re looking for.
If it’s not used often, you can get away with getting a lighter shade of material. It’s much less likely to get stained when it’s not really being sat on, so keep this in mind when you’re doing your shopping.
In a bedroom? Get a color that bring out the colors in your bedspread. It’s nice to have a piece that works with the bold, or simple, colors on your bed.
Accent chairs can be really expensive, or incredibly inexpensive, it just depends. Again, get your critical pieces first, and allow for your accent chair budget to be dictated by what is left over. Don’t have much? Think about going to flea markets or yard sales, just see the ‘Rules to Shopping Flea Markets‘ first. Then you can have it reupholstered for a whole lot less than a new piece. Plus, it’s your very own, and it’s still new to you.
Have more to spend? Go new if you’d like. There are some really incredible pieces in local showrooms that you may want to check out. Sometimes you don’t know what you want, or how much you want to spend, until you see that perfect accent chair.