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Accent Chairs: A Dose of Personality & Practicality

If you would like to give your home interior a little revamp but don’t want to invest in a brand-new set of furniture, consider adding a fashionable accent chair. This new addition will provide your space with a dose of both personality and practicality. Here we cover the top 5 questions to ask yourself when choosing the perfect accent chair:

 

1. What is the chair's purpose?

Choosing the perfect accent chair begins by determining its main goal and the purpose it will serve in your home. From making a style statement to creating a cozy space, closely consider the chair’s usage. For instance, a wingback would make a lasting impression on guests while a club chair would serve well in both comfort and durability.

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2. Where will the chair be placed? 

Planning exactly where you will place the accent chair ensures minimal clutter and ample movement throughout the room. If you are looking for extra seating, consider adding a chair to face inwards and bookend a sofa. On the other hand, placing an accent chair in a corner or next to the window will create a reading nook.

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What is the size of my existing furniture?

Considering the size and scale of your existing furniture will help to maintain a cohesive look throughout the room. An accent chair should not only physically fit in your space, but also be in proportion with the rest of the furniture, especially in terms of height.

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4. What is my style?

Defining the style of your space aids in creating a look and feel that you can preserve throughout the room. While each accent chair has their own unique beauty, they don’t always pair equally with every design style. The correct accent chair should complete your room, not stick out like a sore thumb.

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5. What do I love about my existing décor?

Taking note of your existing décor will ensure the accent chair complements the overall design of your room. It will not overpower your space, but rather enhance the beauty of existing décor pieces such as lamps, pillows, and knick-knacks. Simply look for wood and fabric patterns that will pull out secondary colours that you love.

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