How To Add An Accent Chair To Any Space

May 17th, 2023

Looking for the perfect accent chair to add both style and comfort to your home? Our showroom has a wide selection to choose from, and our expert designers are here to help you pick the perfect piece to complement your space. Discover how an accent chair can add personality and visual interest to any room.

Consider the Room's Style

The style of the room where your chair will be placed is important. Your first decision is whether you want the chair to blend seamlessly with the existing decor, or stand out as a statement piece (or both!). If your room has a modern, minimalist design, consider a chair with clean lines and a simple colour palette. For a traditional or classic space, a wingback or tufted chair in a rich fabric like velvet or leather would be a great choice.  Or for a more eclectic feel, try placing a more traditional chair in a contemporary room. 

Think About Colour

When designing your space, there is a lot of thought and planning that goes into making a cohesive design. You have to take into account textures, space optimization, function, the amount and types of light, as well as colours. With all of that, it can feel overwhelming to embark on a project by yourself but don't fret, as complimentary help from our designers is always available to ensure that the result is something that represents you and makes you proud of the space.

Size and Scale add Balance 

Another important factor to consider is the size and scale of the chair. Consider the proportions of other furniture in the room and choose a chair that provides balance to the existing furnitureBalance is one of the most important aspects of great design, so seek the right size and scale and consider the height and depth for your seat.  If you have a small space, a sleek, armless chair can provide seating without taking up too much room. In a larger space, a larger chair with arms can make a statement. If considering a recliner, there are options that keep to a slimmer style, like the breck tufted back recliner. 

Fabric or Leather?

The material of your accent chair is also important to consider. You want a material that is both comfortable and durable. If you have pets or children, a leather chair may be easier to clean than a fabric one.  Leather ages beautifully and adds character and luxury to any space.  Another option is a performance fabric that is highly resistant to staining and fading. If you want a cozy, comfortable chair, consider a plush fabric like boucle, velvet or chenille.

In conclusion, choosing an accent chair for your space is not only about style, but also about comfort, durability, and functionality. Work with a designer at Cottswood to assist in selecting a chair that considers the rooms style, colour, size and scale, and material, you can find the perfect chair that will complement your space and enhance your overall design. During the month of May all in-stock upholstery is 35% and we have a vast selection of accent chairs that are ready to go home with you this weekend! 

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