517 Eclectic Armchairs and Accent Chairs

An accent chair is a great addition to many spaces: it can complete a living room set, warm up a dining room corner or act as an unexpected desk chair. Whatever its use, you’ll find a wide variety of eclectic armchairs, swivel chairs and occasional chairs to choose from when shopping: keep in mind your desired style, size and budget to help you narrow down your search. More 
Winchester Armchair by BSEID
The distinctive design of the well padded Winchester Armchair invites comfort seekers. Five chrome legs are spread out ensuring stability. Like an old pair of jeans, the raw denim edges are frayed for some nostalgic appeal. An ideal option for a play room or family room. (ZM) 30.7" Wide 25.5" Deep x 46.4" High seat height 21.6" swivel base
Leather Butterfly Chair Black
$240.99 $406.99 · Buy on Houzz
The classic Leather Butterfly Chair, our signature piece, is made one at at time, hand cut, and sewn with a coarse, heavy-duty thread. This distinctive chair is available in one size, tailored to fit our frame. -Materials: Leather, Metal -Color/Finish: Black -Style: Classic
Benson Eggplant and Gray Striped Occasional Chair
This stunning spindle chair features a sumptuous striped velvet in eggplant and gray. The back cushion is reversible for flexibility, have the stripes face the front, or choose the more dramatic metallic purple. Cuddle up with a book and use it to warm up any space with some glamour!
Wigwam armchair
This isn't your usual wingback chair, that's for sure. It showcases a black and white print of a First Nations man's determined face that is rendered edgy with embroidered feathers in pop art colors. With a printed quote on the back, the chair is just as interesting and compelling from this side. The grey flannel composition and the burgundy cushion, which is reminiscent of ...More
“Indian” — vhymel
NOIR Furniture - Cesara Arm Chair in Hand Rubbed Black - GCHA224AHB
$703.20 $984.48 · Buy on Houzz
Cesara Collection Arm Chair Hand Rubbed Black Finish Wood Type Mahogany Off White Cotton Fabric Some Assembly Required
Vintage Suzani Print Black Grey Modern Rustic Arm Chair
$1,595 $2,206.80 · Buy on Houzz
Hello, prints charming! Vintage Suzani fabric (a Central Asian specialty) adds distinction to a classic armchair — the perfect addition to your decor. Its simple, stately shape and washed-wool upholstery have traditional appeal, while the unique seat back brings unique, whimsical flair.
“mix of color” — pareto's ensemble
Dock Holiday Reclaimed Wood Arm Chair
The Dock Holiday Chair has a regal yet relaxed profile, turning a backyard deck into a pastoral scene. The reclaimed wood show its true age, with hints of color from past lives highlighting the angled back and seat. A chic companion for times of conversation or contemplation. Benefits: The Dock Holiday Arm Chair is handmade from the wood of tropical fishing boats and iron f...More
Mexican Equipale Chairs
Traditional Mexican hand crafted top quality Equipal chair. Doesn't get any more Mexico than this. Enjoy these chairs anywhere. Very comfortable. Great for indoors too! Dimensions: 23'' l x 33'' h x 24''w Seat Dimension 17'' l x 15'' h x 19. 25'' w . Height from floor to seat is approximately 18. 25". Chairs are sold in pairs Only. Price shown is per chair. "Extra Large Packag...More
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How big should my accent chair be?

This depends on where you plan to put it. Determining the size is all about understanding scale: if it’s going in a spacious living room, a larger armchair will work, but if it’s going into tight guest bedroom, consider one of smaller stature, such as a slipper chair. In addition, keep in mind the other furnishings in the room so that the size of your accent chair works with them, not against them.

What style of accent chair will work for me?

Consider the room’s current design scheme as well as your personal preferences when making this decision. Do you want it to be a formal chair that acts a design focal point? Find something with exposed wood and less padding, upholstered in a vibrant velvet. Do you want to sink into it with a glass of wine at the end of a long day? If so, you’ll want an armchair where comfort is key: thick cushions that are durable for everyday use.

Footrest or no footrest?

Footrests are great for kicking back and relaxing, and work well if your armchair falls in line with a more casual style. If it’s more formal, a foot-rest may seem out of place. You also need to consider space: is there room to kick out a recliner footrest? Remember: if you’re dying for a footrest but your beloved armchair doesn’t have one, an ottoman works just as well. Just be sure to get the height right in comparison to the armchair to maximize comfort.

What upholstery should I consider?

In many cases, armchairs tend to be an accent piece, so it may be fun to use a patterned fabric or bold color to make a statement. If that’s not your style, consider leather, fine cotton or twill; both will withstand wear-and-tear over time.

How much should I plan to pay?

You will find a range of prices when shopping for an accent chair, so let your budget be your guide. However, pieces like armchairs are generally investment pieces, so be sure to seek something out that’s high in quality without breaking the bank.
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