How to Find the Perfect Accent Chair

August 22, 2018

How to Find the Perfect Accent Chair

Some people call the Iron Throne a physical representation of everything that goes wrong in Game of Thrones. We prefer to call it an accent chair.
 
In all seriousness though, accent chairs are the ultimate statement piece for any space in your home. The idea behind a great accent chair is really about fashion over function. They’re meant to bring a room together in a unique way with a bold look that draws the eye.
 
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear, however: accent chairs are a very intentional interior design decision. You need to spend some time shopping around different furniture stores, furniture liquidators, or even your favourite antique shops to find one that best suits the space in your home.
 
As much as we love a good vintage look, it isn’t as simple as slapping a convertible futon chair you found at a garage sale in the corner and calling it a day. There needs to be intent and a careful eye for detail that addresses the overall ambience of the space.
 
No need to stress, we’re here to help you identify the perfect accent chair for your home.
 
Know Your Space
Before you even leave the house to seek out some accent chair options, the room you’re putting it into needs to be the top priority.
 
We can probably all agree that buying accent pieces without a space in mind makes no sense. That said, it’s not as simple as picking a random room in your house and saying, “Here’s where I’m going to put my accent chair!” You need to have a vision for the space in terms of ambience and vibe.
 
You don’t have to be a seasoned interior designer, but an eye for detail certainly helps. Figure out exactly what you want a particular space in your home to be and then build from there. If it’s a large all-white living room with a contemporary edge, for example, you might have a little more square feet to play around with. This will allow you to find a larger accent chair to bring the room together and one that complements that modern aesthetic you may be going for.
 
The key here is proportion. The accent chair you choose has to work in unison with the space you want to put it in. Once you have that vision for your space locked down, then you’re ready to pursue some accent chair options.
 
Make It Your Own
When it comes to the sheer number of accent chairs available at furniture stores and liquidators, there’s a lot.
 
From big and bulky to sleek and slim, you can get as creative as you want when picking an accent chair. Of course, because of all those choices, there are a lot of different things to consider when choosing the perfect one for your space.
 
What kind of patterns do you want? What material should it be made of? How much space do you want it to occupy? These are the kinds of questions you should be asking yourself ahead of your purchase. It’s not the easiest undertaking, but you need to take some time to identify what works for the space and what you like.
 
Your decision shouldn’t be based on interior design rules alone. If you really love how that modern swivel chair looks in your Victorian character home, go for it.
 
We’ve obviously told you that the point of an accent chair is to complement the space, but it also needs to serve as a representation of your personal vision and style. If you’re a little quirky, you should stay true to yourself and get an accent chair that embodies your spirit without overpowering the space.
 
Still not sure what kind of accent chair your space needs? Visit our three great Vancouver Island showrooms to get some ideas in person or check out our fantastic chair selection online. We carry a number of great products from brands like Ashley Furniture. We won’t be undersold!