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Armchairs and Accent Chairs

An accent chair is a great addition to almost any space; it can complete a living room or dining room set, or serve as the perfect bedroom chair for reading. Whatever its use, you’ll find a wide variety of armchairs and accent chairs for sale on Houzz. While browsing, keep in mind the following advice on style, size and material to help you narrow down your search.

What type of armchair will work best for me?

Consider the room’s current design scheme and what you’ll want to use your furniture piece for when making this decision. Do you want something that can double as a focal point? If so, find something elegant and luxurious looking, like a leather armchair. Do you want to sink into your new seat with a glass of wine at the end of a long day? If relaxation is your main goal, you’ll want a design where comfort is key — think thick cushions, wide armrests, or even an oversized chair. Consider the following types of chairs for your home:

Armchairs: Just like the name says, these feature two arms, and are part of the classic comfy living room ensemble. They come in many styles, but the most common are the soft and inviting oversized chairs that sport substantial armrests. These are perfect for curling up in and getting lost in a good book. Smaller models, like a club or barrel chair, can be a great way to incorporate that same cozy feeling in a slightly more formal way.

Armless Accent Chairs: If you’ve got a tighter space but still want to add a functional accent piece, an armless design should fit the bill. These typically upholstered chairs can provide a more formal look and can also be used in the dining room.

Wingback Chairs: The high sides and back of this style were originally intended to protect the sitter from drafts or help trap in heat from a fireplace (which explains why they’re often pictured near one). This stately design can make an elegant focal point in living rooms today.

Egg Chairs: This iconic style was created by Arne Jacobsen in 1958, and is sure to bring a playful, modern look to your space. With rounded lines that curve inward, this design comfortably envelopes you.

What style, color and materials do I want for my accent chair?

Bedroom and living room chairs can make a big difference in the mood of a room, and it can be fun to create a look around a striking color or interesting pattern on your upholstery. For a traditional beachy look, try using a blue accent chair in your living room. For a more contemporary style, decorate with modern accent chairs in bold patterns and colors. When choosing among different upholstery materials, consider how much maintenance will be needed as well as your home’s natural environment. If you live in a colder place and want a cozy, lasting piece of furniture, a brown leather chair might be the best option. But if you live in a sunnier climate or are worried about stains and damage, perhaps you should look for a piece with a fabric slipcover that can be removed.

Should I pair my living room chair with an ottoman?

Ottomans and footstools are great for kicking back and relaxing, and work well if your armchair falls in line with a more casual, lounging style. Still, even if your space is slightly more formal, a leather chair with an ottoman perched near a fireplace can have its own appeal. You’ll always need to consider space: Will there still be sufficient room for pathways and access to the chair itself? If so, your next step will be to make sure to get the height and width right. To maximize comfort, both pieces should be of similar width, with the footstool being as high as or slightly lower than the seat height. Ideally, you should try to coordinate the pieces by matching color, material or pattern.
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Featured Reviews of Armchairs and Accent Chairs

Kingsbury White Leather Lounge Accent Chair
Armchairs and Accent Chairs
May 25, 2016
Fabulous chair: This chair arrived quickly and was very well packaged so it arrived in perfect condition. It is very comfortable and quite sturdy. The leather is more of a light cream color - not pure white ... but it works fine with my other décor in newly remodeled, contemporary family room. I liked this chair so much, that I ordered a second one for my office. Very pleased with my Houzz purchase!
Clarkson Wingback Arm Chair
Armchairs and Accent Chairs
January 24, 2016
Gorgeous chair!: I bought two of these chairs and they arrived very well packaged. They are actually very comfortable and they look expensive! I'm so happy that I took the risk of buying furniture sight unseen from Houzz. I will be buying more furniture from them in the future!
Clarice Tall Wingback Tufted Fabric Accent Chair, Light Beige
Armchairs and Accent Chairs
March 1, 2016
Excellent Decor Piece and Product!: I purchased two of these chairs after buying the wrong product for my space. These are a true grey color and a great height. They are not too tall, but larger than most chairs we looked at. They are easy to assemble and very comfortable.
Renat Shell Wing Accent Chair
Armchairs and Accent Chairs
March 27, 2017
Nice accent chair: Works great with our mid century modern mix of furniture. Definitely cheaper than some of the other options out there. I'd recommend to take a few minutes to separate all the bolts and get a good idea where everything goes before starting to build. Overall great deal for the look and style!
Tall Wingback Tufted Fabric Accent Chair With Nail Head, Beige
Armchairs and Accent Chairs
January 4, 2018
Great chair for the money: My wife loves the chair. It is an accent piece in our LR. Shipping was pretty fast given it was around Christmas. It was easy to put together. The only non-positive comment I have is that the size is smaller than I expected. It sits low and is most definitely an accent chair. Even with that we still really like it. It is also comfortable to sit in.
Hamilton Natural Fabric Swivel Chair with Loose Cover, Sky Blue
Armchairs and Accent Chairs
December 12, 2017
TUB CHAIRS a bit small: These chairs arrived on time and well packed. They were smaller than I had expected, although I did not pay attention to measurements when ordering. However, they look good for the price and were easy to assemble. I had to steam the skirts after assembling as they were quite wrinkled. I would not consider them top quality, but great for den or child's room. The rotation mechanism works well.
Montreux Iron Butterfly Chair With Leather Seat, Brown
Armchairs and Accent Chairs
November 1, 2018
Great looking chair: I bought this butterfly chair for my staging business - more for the aesthetics than for comfort. It’s a great chair to look at, but not very comfortable. Easy to assemble & shipped quickly. I recommend it if you want to add something fun & visually appealing to your room!
Observatory Armchair, Peacock
Armchairs and Accent Chairs
May 10, 2018
Beautiful color!: This chair is such a nice addition to my small living room. I have lots of dark and other shades of grey. This mustard yellow color brightens the space and gives my living room a fun and elegant look. The fabric is beautiful and the style is sleek and comfortable. All I had to do was screw the legs in. I love my mustard yellow chair and I didn't have to break the bank to acquire this beautiful piece of furniture.
Mid-Century Lounge Chair/Ottoman, Genuine Premium Italian Leather, Palisander
Armchairs and Accent Chairs
December 5, 2018
Eames Lounge chair: The chair is beautiful and extremely comfortable. A little hard putting together but the store is extremely fast in responding and helping. It creeks a little, I hope that is just settling but overall so happy with the product and I researched several.
Adaline Wingback Chair, Cream
Armchairs and Accent Chairs
March 9, 2018
Beautiful fabric: The fabric on the chair is very versatile. It changes color based on accent colors in the room, for example, the light and dark blues are both apparent based on accessories of pillow or wall color. The chair was easily assembled. We love this purchase.

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