Occasional chairs or accent chairs are both stylish and functional pieces that can be used in virtually every room in the house. They can act as extra seating in various areas in your home and can create a statement for a stylish feature. Have fun with different textures and prints and by adding bold colours or patterns to your space with a beautiful occasional chair, it will create the perfect pop of colour to your living room.
Whether you need practical seating for your entrance hall, seating in your large bathroom, a set in your living room or a seat in your bedroom, we have various types and styles that will fit into any room.
We’ve put together some key pointers to think about before selecting your accent chair.
Carefully consider your space you have available and what the main function of your chair will be before buying. After deciding what the functionality will be, the next step is to consider the placement. It will need to fit into the area you have available and must complement the décor style of the space.
It is just as important to buy a chair that is comfortable, as it is good-looking. You wouldn’t want to spend money on something that’s beautiful but that you can’t comfortably relax in. Remember to make sure that it will be easy to move around and that it will look good from different angles, so that it has visual appeal whether pushed up against the wall or in the middle of your living room.
Your choice of material will also play a vital role in your decision. A leather occasional chair is always a durable and luxurious option and an elegant wingback will add a soft touch and a timeless feel to your bedroom. Our occasional chairs are available in various designs and you can select from our wide range of fabrics and 100% genuine leathers to suit your needs.
Analyse your interior space and consider what shape or colour will match the rest of your look and feel. Choose bold colours and patterns to complement a neutral coloured room or something more light-toned for a more subtle look. An accent chair upholstered in and eye-catching fabric will make for a statement piece in your room.
Your living room will be the obvious place to add an occasional chair, as they can also create extra seating. These also provide an alternative to adding another couch in your room. We recommend adding two to your 2- or 3-seater couch in your living room. Adding matching styles on both ends of a dining table or fireplace creates a very classic setting and adds plush and comfortable seating when serving dinner or relaxing in front of the fire.
A leather wingback occasional chair in your study or home office will give your room a timeless and classic look. Place one by a bookshelf for a place to read or near a window for lounging in the sun. A recliner is the perfect option if you have a baby’s room or small children, allowing you to relax in comfort while nursing. A recliner also makes for ideal seating while reading or watching television. A bathroom might seem like a strange place to add a chair, however if you’ve got space for it, it adds comfort and flair to any bathroom.
Ultimately, the right accent or occasional chair can be a real reflection of your personal style, without committing to a major renovation in your home. Wherever you choose to place one in your home, it will add dimension and character to any space with its versatility and interesting designs.
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