How You Can Choose the Best Accent Chair for Your Space
Accent chairs have become a necessary addition to any home or living space if you want your space to look more aesthetically pleasing yet functional at the same time. And whether or not you want something that catches attention or a simple and inviting piece where your guests can sit down, you can find a myriad of options that will be suitable for your needs. But if you want to gain the most out of your accent chair, you’d best consider not only its looks but also its location and purpose. Here, then, is how you can choose the best accent chair for your space.
Focus on the details
First, you have to think about the purpose of the accent chair. Think of the space where you want to place it – is it your bedroom, your living room, a family room, or your hallway? If, for example, you want to place the accent chair in the hall, then it will be more likely a decorative chair and will not be used as often as a chair in a family room or living area. This means that if you place it in a family room or living area, it needs to be more durable. If you have pets or children, you also want a more practical accent chair. If you are single, then perhaps you want an accent chair which is more unique and artistic.
Where to place it
Accent chairs serve to make a particular space look more inviting and cosier and should not add to the clutter or block anyone’s movement. You have to plan where you want to place your accent chair and make sure the space available can accommodate it. One tip for a chair in a family room: you can place a chair at the end of a sofa, facing inwards, for a warmer, more inviting look. You can also place accent chairs next to windows or in corners, perfect for a small reading nook. When you know where to place your chair, you can more easily decide on its style and size as well.
Consider the size
Before you consider the size, you need to think about several factors, as confirmed by the chair experts from Diiiz.com. One obvious factor is the size of the space or room; another factor may be the size of your other pieces of furniture. It’s best if your accent chair has a similar height and width as your other chairs and sofa. If you are looking for a chair in which you can read, go for one with a deep seat and wide enough for you to sit comfortably.
Think of the fabric
Accent chairs can come with different fabrics as well, so before you select the fabric, think about how you will use the chair and who will use it. This way, you can choose a chair that complements the room or space. Here’s another tip: if you have pets or children, you should avoid fabric such as velvet or suede, since they can stain easily. And whilst leather is always a classic choice, you may want to opt for micro-fibre if you want a chair that withstands food residue better.
Other factors which can affect your accent chair choice include the colour and the décor of the room, and for these, complementary works best unless you want a clear showpiece. Good luck, and happy choosing!
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