Buying Accent Chairs
By Ted Rollins
, last updated September 10, 2011
An accent chair is a chair you place in a room for additional seating in a position that compliments various aspects of your room's aesthetic, be it color scheme, era or texture of materials. When you're planning to buy an accent chair, you clearly don't want something in bold contrast to your room's style, but don't be afraid of experimentation! In the following, you'll learn about some of the cooler accent chairs on the market.
Restoration Hardware sells a great accent chair in multiple colors in its 1860s Victoria Parlor Chair. This one sells for between $395 and $530 and has a tall straight back and a rectangular seat, with oak legs with a vintage look. The handcrafted chair is heavily cushioned and its legs sit on antique casters.
Neiman Marcus sells a more over the top look with its Cambria Chair, an exclusive at the department store. This one is handcrafted out of birch and has a seductive curved body with rayon and velvet seating, a damask design and a superlative golden-brandy finish. The chair is made in the United States, measures 26 inches wide, 23 inches deep and 43 inches tall and sells for $1,899.
For a deal on a leather accent chair, pick up the Sweep Leather Armchair from West Elm. This one comes in four earth tone colors and has a top grain leather body, solid wood legs and an over padded look. The chair also has sweeping arms in a shape rarely seen on leather couches, and its bottom edge is trimmed with an antique bronze finish with steel nails. The 32 inch wide, 32 inch deep and 35 inch tall chair retails for $699, but you can currently get a steal on it for $594 at the company's website; once you get it, it's up to you to decide where to place it!