Update your modern living room with these stylish accent chair ideas and buying guide for your home.
Buying Guide for Purchasing Fabulous Armchairs or Accent Chairs for Your Home
Accent and occasional chairs are a must-have for any room. Not only do they provide the functionality as additional seating, but they also offer a cohesiveness to the various styles and furniture types you might have throughout your home.
Accent chairs, also known as occasional chairs or armchairs, have changed quite a bit over the years, and even though you can still find traditional furniture styles, the type of fabric and frame choices have lent themselves a more modern twist.
This is especially good for you the homeowner because the updated look will give your home a fresh and fabulous look for years to come.
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And, no, these chairs aren’t just for living rooms. You can use them in dining rooms, entry ways, family rooms, and bedrooms, just to name a few.
They are versatile enough to stand a lone or in conjunction with other pieces of furniture.
That’s why it’s always a good idea to have one (or more) on hand.
How to Choose the Right Accent/Armchair for Your Home
Consider this first:
• Do you want your room to feel traditional or contemporary?
• Do you want to keep to the same style of furniture in the room or add a “wow” factor?
• Will the chair be used for additional seating or regular (think daily) usage?
• Do you want it to have a formal or relaxed feel?
• Will your chair be part of an overall look or be used as a standalone piece?
• Do you want the upholstery on the chair to be textured or smooth, solid or patterned?
Do you want the upholstery to be made with one of the natural fabrics like: cotton, vinyl, wool, or leather or synthetic fabrics like: acetate, acrylic, nylon or olefin?
• Do you want the design (if opting for this) to be contrasting or complementary?
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Need more help? Check out this informative video:
Picking the Perfect Living Room Chair for Style and Comfort (Video)
Remember in many cases you aren’t locked into the same old fashion designs or patterns from bygone decades. Change up the pattern from solid to stripes or consider bright and bold prints. Trade out fabric types from cloth to leather. Or choose different stain colors for wood pieces from light to dark or vise versa. Modern chic is your design, your way.
So once you have answered these preliminary questions, you are now ready to tackle picking out an accent or occasional chair.
Check out these amazing armchairs styles for your home:
5. Club Chair
11. Organic Chair
Image: Eams Style Arm Chair
15. Armless Chair
17. Chair and a Half
18. Swivel Chair
19. Jagger Chair
20. Easton Chair
21. Arielle Chair
22. Pub Barrel Chair
24. Lotus Side Chair
25. Leather Armchair
So which accent or occasional chair “spoke” to you? Need more ideas for choosing the right furniture for your home? Check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Decorating Section: HERE.