If there’s an empty corner in your room, chances are you could easily complete the space with an accent chair. Accent chairs add pops of color and style to your space while also adding function through the addition of an extra seat.

Accent chairs aren’t just for the living room. Looking for a new office seat? Wanting to create a welcoming entryway? Searching for the perfect reading nook chair? A beautiful accent chair will get the job done.

Here are 5 of the most popular accent chair styles

1. Contemporary

Contemporary chairs are not modern per say, but they have clean lines and simple styles like many modern pieces do. Contemporary and modern homes with many whites and blacks and metals used throughout could use the pop of a natural element through the use of a beautiful wood accent chair.

The chair above is a classic contemporary styled chair and would go well in any living room seating arrangement. 

The chair actually comes as a set of two, which means that in lieu of a large armchair, you can add two of these chairs with a small accent table in the middle to create a pretty little vignette that will add warmth to space.
Set of 2 Contemporary Solid Mango Wood Low Back Chairs

2. Farmhouse

Farmhouse styles are all about the whites, the woods, and the whitewashed woods. For most farmhouse homes, you’ll want to keep to your consistent neutral color scheme, which means you’ll need an accent chair that fits right in with the rest of your decor.

The chair above is an adorable farmhouse inspired dining chair that could be used anywhere from your office to your entryway. The two-tone colors of the chair add enough contrast and style to the chair to let it stand alone as a beautiful accent piece without making it stand out too much from the rest of your home. If beautiful but not bold is part of your design philosophy, this kind of chair is for you.

Danville Modern Teak and Solid Wood Cross Back Side Chair

 3. Shabby Chic

If farmhouse styles with a twist are more your style, a shabby chic accent chair could be the accent chair for you. Shabby chic styles mix farmhouse and classic cottage look and add a bit of unique distressing to create products that you can’t find anywhere else.
If you’re looking for more of a contrast in your farmhouse home, throwing a few shabby chic pieces into the mix will change the whole dynamic of the room. Adding the chairs above to a farmhouse home would bring in color and texture not found in any other pieces in the space, making your country style home stand out from the others.

Tucson Rainbow Reclaimed Wood Shutter Back Dining Chair (Set of 2)

4. Traditional


Traditional styles are usually associated with the word “safe”. Needless to say, traditionally doesn’t have to be boring. This kind of style can be as regal or modern as you want it to be, as long as you look for accent chairs in the right places.

Painting a traditionally styled chair gold and adding a bold pop art print, like the chair above, transforms traditional into trendy. If you’re looking for a piece of art to put in your space, getting a funky yet traditional armchair is the perfect way to do just that. Traditional armchairs are great ways to add art in unexpected places.

Davis Marilyn Monroe Solid Wood Traditional Royal Arm Chair

5. Industrial


Brick meets metal meets wood in industrial styles. The elements in a home usually concealed behind drywall are exposed and are the prominent design features in industrial spaces. If you have an industrial loft or are simply wanting to make your space feel more industrial, adding a metal and wood chair will do just the trick.

When finding an industrial accent chair, if you’re looking for something with a bit more style than simple wood and metal, try to find something with stamped letters on it. The chair above has those letters, which adds an extra element of style. You’re channeling shipping box vibes into your space by doing this; most industrial pieces won’t have this feature, so you’ll stand out among the crowd with a piece like this.

Phoenix Retro Handcrafted Iron and Solid Wood Chair

For any empty space in your home, an accent chair could be the thing you’ve been searching for to fill that gap. Adding a solid wood chair in any one of the styles above from Sierra Living Concepts will complete your home and make it as unique as you are.

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