I’ve never been interested in spending time or money on fashion trends. A comfortable pair of flats, some dark, skinny jeans and a comfy, monochromatic shirt – that’s my favourite outfit for the day. I’m not even ashamed to admit that I’ve been walking around with the same leather handbag for a couple of years now. It’s cool, it isn’t damaged, and has the right amount of pockets for my strict, organizational nature. So, why change?
On the other hand, what I would gladly spend money and effort on is the look of my place. I always try to follow the latest trends that will make my space look modern and of course, in line with my taste. And lately, accent chairs are becoming a much welcomed trend in many homes. Why? Simply because unlike traditional seating such as sofas and dining chairs, accent chairs have a personality that can light up any room.
The nice thing about accent chairs is that they come in a variety of styles. Therefore, you need to take into account the style of the room and how you’d want to use the accent chair. A more traditional setting will be beautifully complimented by a sophisticated armchair in a warm colour. On the other hand, if you’re after something edgier, you can also incorporate a sleek, contemporary chair in an unusual shape or with a fun pattern.
Ask yourself, will it be merely an eye-catching décor element, or a hard wearing seating piece? If you prefer comfort over drama, an oversized armchair can be just the perfect cosy place to curl up with a book or watch a film. If your chair is frequently used, make sure it consists of a sturdy construction and quality fabric which will hold up to the wear and tear. But if you have enough comfortable seating options to cater to your relaxation needs, then a funky, contemporary chair like for instance an Eames rocker can prove to be a fun way to spruce up a dull room.
If space is scarce in your room, you should consider smaller accent chairs. One incredibly space-efficient solution is the slipper chair. Like its name suggests, you can slip it perfectly in awkward, tight spaces. It’s an armless, upholstered chair with a petite silhouette and a seat that’s much lower to the ground than those on average chairs. A slipper chair can make for an excellent seating option around a coffee table or even as a pretty bedroom accent at the side the bed.
From rockers to stationary chairs, recliners or small poufs – whatever type of accent chair you choose, rest assured, you don’t have to worry about it being mismatched with the rest of your interior. The thing about accent chairs is that they are just that – an accent piece that looks best the more it stands out from the rest of the room. This gives you an unlimited amount of creative freedom to incorporate bold colours, fun patterns and unconventional shapes. If you’re bored with your existing interior, introducing an accent chair is sure to make it pop in ways you never imagined before.