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How To Choose A Perfect Accent Chair

The kind of accent chair that you choose can make a statement. The size, shape, upholstery of the accent chair can express your personality while helping you to establish a room’s theme. The following guide can make your selection of the right accent chair for your space, a bit easier.

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Look for Form and Function

The shape of accent chairs can make a big impact on its level of comfort. Always consider the shape thinking about who will be sitting in the chair and for how long. For easy lounging and long conversations, choose high back accent chairs, deep seats, and soft filling.

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Complements Other Décor

Consider the décor in your space, while getting the right accent chair. A streamlined room might call for an accent chair with an organic, flowing shape to prevent a stark feeling. On the other hand, a contemporary accent chair can feel softer in a bolder, sharper frame in metallic.

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Matches Your Color Scheme

The colors of the accent chairs that you opt for should be decided after considering if you wish to create a space of calm and tranquility or your space should have a dynamic burst of energy. Since it is a significantly big furniture piece that you’ll own, an accent chair will help establish the color scheme. Look for modern accent chairs in grays, whites, browns, or blacks. Solid colors and neutral ones are easy to mix between spaces.

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Focus on Pattern and Print

Take a visual inventory again, while looking for the right prints and patterns. A nice floral print can instantly enliven a neutral space. On the other hand, it might look a bit over in a room already laden with a patterned sofa or bedding.

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Balance Its Size

The size of the accent chair you choose depends on what the chair wants to accomplish. If it is meant only for decoration, choose something simple and slender. If comfort and quality are what you need, look for leather accent chairs.

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An accent chair should never overpower your space or make your other pieces of furniture look small. You can experiment with dimensions and sizes, as long as your seating matches the room’s overall style.

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Sustainable Fabric

Always look for accent chairs that are long-lasting. Choose upholstery that is more resistant to spills and stains, wear and tear, scratches, and pet hair. For family rooms, leather accent chairs work great, are vulnerable to damage, and easy-cleaning too. In a glam-styled home where foot traffic is low, you can go for velvet and linen chairs.

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When you are done deciding all your priorities, choose the ideal accent chair to complete your space. Explore a variety of accent chairs at Grayson Home - A one-stop online destination for the most eclectic collection of luxurious furniture pieces and other quality home décor accessories, all at affordable prices. We are offering complimentary online e-design services. From fabric sample requests, catalog shipments, CAD designs, to inspirational boards, our expert interior designers are ready to accommodate any requests virtually.
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