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Whether it's a rocking chair for the front porch or a cushy armchair for your reading nook, we all need a seat or two (or three) in our home. A recliner or chaise lounge is always a popular living room addition, while a glider, reading chair or massage chair is relaxing in a bedroom. Regardless of what you're looking for, the options are endless, and the search is overwhelming. As you add more chairs to your home, consider the following:

What kind of accent chairs do I need?

There are many different styles, so finding the right one to fit in the right spot can be a daunting task. Before shopping for new seating, get a feel for what you're looking for. Are you trying to round out your living room set? Comfort is key, so look for an wingback, chaise lounge or recliner. Want to fill that empty corner in your dining room (and also have additional dining room seating on hand)? Opt for a more casual side or accent chair. Looking for really relax in your bedroom or nursery? Gliders and rockers will put you to sleep in no time. Once you figure out its function, it's easy to narrow down your options.

What style chairs work for my space?

As you pick out the pattern, color and material, start by understanding what you like and what will blend in (or stand out) in your current decor. A tufted or wingback club chair gives off an elegant, sophisticated vibe, while an piece with nailhead details or chevron pattern is more contemporary. Bring a pop of color to your space with a bright or multicolored option, or add some much-needed pattern in an all-white room. You can also add style by experimenting with material. Leather and wood are classic options, while an upholstered or plastic piece can veer more modern, depending on the other finishes. When it comes to material, you want to think about both practicality and design; after all, wood and plastic are more durable when little kids or pets are involved since they're easy to wipe up and hard to ruin.

How do I determine whether a recliner or chair is ergonomically correct?

Most often, this applies to office chairs where people spend hours sitting. However, any piece that you spend time in should be ergonomically appropriate. To start, test out all options you’re considering for purchase — your body will innately know whether it’s right for you or not. If it feels good, check out the back support, particularly for kitchen or dining room options that are generally more upright. The lower portion should provide support while being slightly curved to follow the contour of your spine. As for the seat, it should feel comfortable when you first sit down and stay that way for several hours. There should be at least an inch of space between your body and the sides of the furniture to allow for some movement. If you’re looking for an option with arms, make sure their height is proportionate to your body. If they’re too high, you’ll have trouble relaxing your shoulders while your arms are resting.
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Featured Reviews of Chairs

Emilia Fabric Dining Chairs Ivory, Set of 2
January 24, 2016
Just what I wanted: The chairs are perfect. I got them to replace some wooden chairs that I hated. The color was exactly as pictured, not really Teal but exactly as shown in the picture. Pretty simple to put together. I could understand why some folks had problems with the screws but once I figured out that they go in at an angle it was easy. Very comfy and attractive. Would recommend to anyone.
Jolie Linen Dining Chairs, Beige, Set of 2
June 30, 2016
Beautiful Chairs: I ordered these and received them like three days later! The are an excellent value, well made, beautiful color and sturdy. I have worked with other companies purchasing chairs and had to receive said chair four (4), that's right four (4) different times, each time the chairs were broken. Not these, they were well packed, yet easy to unpack. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!
Kingsbury White Leather Lounge Accent Chair
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
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!
Parsons Elegant Tufted Upholstered Dining Chair, Set of 2, Gray
December 2, 2017
Classy: Lovely looking, comfortable and easy to clean with vacuum attachment. Seats could be a little more thickly cushioned but we'll see how they hold up over time. Legs were easy to attach. Like the chairs very much.
Mid-Century Modern Velvet Fabric Armchair Living Room Accent Chair, Dark Gray
September 23, 2018
Nice Chair: Love the look of my new chair and it was very easy to assemble. The only complaint (if any) would be the seat cusion is a bit stiff..... I'm hoping it will soften over time :)
Elegant Dark Walnut Wood Fabric Upholstered Dining Armchair, Set of 2
June 13, 2017
Very nice: The chairs are well constructed and higher quality than I was expecting. Only 4 stars because I would not call the upholstery color 'gray'; more of a beige, way warmer than gray, but still very pretty. Also, the way the chair requires assembly is poorly designed; it's damn near impossible to get an allen wrench into the groove to screw the legs on...and there are 8 screws per chair for this. A different tool should be included to make it easier. Overall though, VERY happy with the chairs! They look fabulous!!
Eindride Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs, Set of 2
August 28, 2018
Excellent chairs!: These chairs are beautiful and well made, especially for the price. I was pleased to find the “gray” color definitely lends itself to the blue side of the spectrum and worked really well with my dining room coloring. They were easy to put together and are my favorite Houzz purchase thus far.
Boulevard Cafe Metal Lounge Chair, Black
September 18, 2018
Gorgeous chairs but overall height is too low: The chairs are gorgeous and easy to put together; however, I'm really disappointed that they sit as low as they do. I knew the measurements ahead of time and was just hoping that in person, they wouldn't actually seem so low. They look kinda awkward when placed near my couch, which isn't bulky or big but just a normal size, and so I had to move the chairs to the other side of my living room so they didn't appear so tiny. The price was great and its not worth the hassle of returning them, so I'll just keep them and maybe move them around to different rooms from time to time. If you are looking for a chair that sits lower to the ground with a clean, simple and modern design, this is perfect. Its just not 100% what I was hoping for, but they are still very pretty chairs.
Zanetta Lounge Chair, Blue
November 5, 2018
Gamesroom Accent Chairs: Incredible value for money!! These chairs were the perfect style and pop of color for our clients large games room. They definitely look much more expensive than the price paid. We receive constant compliments about these gorgeous chairs.

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