An accent chair is pretty high up Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. To be in the market for an accent chair means not only do you have shelter (the place you’re decorating), but you probably intend to stay there for the foreseeable future, and you’ve likely already secured non-accent furniture: sofa, dining table, bed, and so on. With an accent chair, you make a declaration of personal style.
From artsy pieces that nearly qualify as sculpture to cozy reading chairs that aren’t total eyesores, we have searched low and high (well, not that high—everything’s under $600) to find nine capable candidates for the job of accent chair.
Anthropologie | $398
Inspired by classic Italian styles, this plush velvet chair has been streamlined with a slim profile for a modern look, finished with polished brass legs and back handle.
Cat’s Pajamas Lounge Chair
Blu Dot | $399.20
With a bent steel seat and back, this unique lounge chair provides visual interest from all angles. Don’t worry about the cushions sliding around: Hidden magnets keep them securely in place.
Better Homes and Gardens Rolled Arm Accent Chair
Walmart | $175
Nestled in the “Farmhouse” section of Walmart’s refreshed furniture section, this rolled armchair from the Better Homes and Gardens line is traditional and cozy.
Noelie Rattan Lounge Chair
CB2 | $399
Combining warm mahogany wood, Indonesian rattan curves to the back and seat, and a plush tufted cushion, this chair brings a lot to a room without taking up much space.
Langley Street Reuven Upholstered Dining Chair
Wayfair | $109.99
With a sophisticated balance of thick and thin lines, this statement piece functions beyond its duty as a mere seat to serve as an anchor of style in a room.
Wolfe Convertible Chair
AllModern | $208.99
This contemporary armless chair (available in three colors) folds out into a tiny bed to accommodate overnight guests.
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