If you’re interested in updating your home, purchasing an accent chair or a matching set refreshes the look and feel of your space. These stylish yet comfortable pieces can dramatically enhance your home’s personality while serving the practical function of increasing available seating for guests. Read below to learn about the different types of accent chairs you can use in your space, along with specific suggestions for chairs we carry here at Heritage House Furniture.
- Armchair—This is an umbrella term for a variety of accent chairs that include side panels to rest your arms. They come in a range of styles and coordinate with almost any decor. The armchair’s versatility allows it to be used throughout the home, including at the dining table or as a desk chair.
- Wingback chair—A wingback chair features distinct wing-like side panels extending from the tall chair back and above each arm. These chairs were originally designed for use in front of the fireplace, where the wings would contain the emanating heat and protect the inhabitant from drafts. Smith Brothers of Berne carries an impressive selection of wingback chairs in a variety of styles and fabrics.
- Slipper chair—This accent chair has no arms, short legs, and a low seat. It was designed for women’s maids to dress them with stockings and other undergarments easily, and its shape easily accommodated layers of voluminous skirts.
- Club chair—A club chair is a spacious armchair with a wide, oversized silhouette and rounded curves. These chairs typically have low backs, seats of equal height to the back, thick cushioning, and leather upholstery. Their name derives from their popularity in gentlemen’s clubs throughout France in the mid-1800s. Norwalk Furniture offers a range of attractive club chairs, including ones with swivel bases and channel backs.
- Chesterfield chair—Designed to emulate the Chesterfield sofa, this armchair includes the same defining characteristics of rolled arms, dark leather, button tufting, and nailhead trim.
- Lounge chair—A lounge chair is an umbrella term for a type of chair that features an adjustable back that can be raised or lowered depending on the occupant’s preference. Recliners, chaise lounges, and easy chairs fall within this category. The Norwegian designer Ekornes designed the first Stressless Luxury Furniture recliner in 1971. They remain a classic design staple around the world and are arguably the most functional, beautiful recliners available today.
Accent chairs are the perfect choice if you’re looking for a simple, high-impact way to update your space. Because they tend to be less expensive than other large pieces of furniture, it is easy to switch them out when you’re craving a new look. Large or small, linen or leather, with arms or without, accent chairs are the perfect pieces to add interest and personality to your home. Check out our selection at https://hhfurniture.com.