An accent chair can add personality and practicality in a living space. Whether you’re looking to make a style statement, create a conversation space, or add a relaxing reading nook in your home, accent chairs can be the perfect solution. They allow you to express your personal style and add charm to any room. Accent chairs can bring new touches of color, texture, and shape, and they are versatile enough to be used in your living room, bedroom, home office, or any other areas.
The Club Chair
The club chair is an upholstered, roomy armchair with extra-deep seats. Usually placed in pairs, these chairs make a great addition to a cozy nook or a companion alongside a sofa. They usually have leather upholstery or nail-head trim, or in our case, both. The club chair’s name is rumored to have come from gentleman’s clubs, but it originated in stylish France, called fauteuil confortable, which means comfy chair.
The Slipper Chair
This armless, upholstered accent chair has a petite silhouette and a seat that’s lower to the ground. These accent chairs are great if space is hard to find around your home. Often used as extra seating near a coffee table, it’s appears many times in small apartments, or for the perfect fit at a boudoir. The first slipper chairs arrived in the 18th century. As women wore many layers of clothing, the low-slung chair made it easier for them to put on their stockings and slippers, where it gets its name. The slipper chair, with its clean, classic lines, provides endless opportunities for extra seating.
The Occasional Chair
These accents chairs have many shapes and styles, but they are usually lightweight and easy to move when the “occasion” for more seating arises. Most are armless due to the weight factor, and can be placed anywhere and everywhere, which is the beauty of it. Because occasional chairs need to function anywhere in the home, they typically bring the entire design “moment” with them wherever they go.
The Wing back Chair
Its signature winged sides and typically tall back make it easy to identify, and those features lend to its namesake. The larger size of a wing back makes it a great counterpart to a larger sofa, since it gives a room a sense of balance in scale. The original purpose of the chair’s side wings was to protect from drafts and heat from fire. Wing back chairs are shaped very stately, so it has a king’s throne appeal to it.
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