A Guide to Buying Accent Chairs
An accent chair is one that is supposed to stand out in a room, and is not purely for seating purposes only. Traditionally, the accent chair is one that is rarely used, and its main purpose might be to add some contrast colour or rich fabric for added depth, and the chair would be of a different style to the theme of the room. If you are looking to add a couple of accent chairs to your living room, here are some things to bear in mind.
Measure the Chairs and the Space
This is important, as you can’t accurately gauge how a chair will look in any given space, and if it is a little too large, for example, this will throw the room out of balance. If you search for antique dealers online, they have some stunning accent chairs in many different styles, and the dealer would post the exact dimensions, which helps you to place the item successfully.
Adding an accent chair into a room offers the chance to bring in some texture with the fabric, and make sure the setting is suitable for the colour and pattern of the chair upholstery. If you don’t plan on using the chairs for seating, then you could opt for something a little on the luxurious side, with velvet or satin, and whatever you do, make sure the chair is not exposed to direct sunlight on a daily basis. There is also some further reading on how to select the right accent chairs, which makes for an interesting read.
The list is endless, and here are a few of the common styles that are used as accent chairs:
- Windsor Chair
- Club Chair
- Swivel Chair
- Bergere Chair
- Arm Chair
- Wingback Chair
- Barrel Chair
Of course, your choice of style would very much depend on the room style, and by choosing a style that complements the setting, the feature will draw attention to the eye.
You might want to use the chair solely in an aesthetic manner, in which case it will not be used for seating, or if you have limited space, you might prefer to use the chair in a regular manner. Obviously, comfort is something to consider with a chair that will be used for seating, while it isn’t an issue for a decorative chair.
How to Acquire the Right Pieces
The best way to select an accent chair is to browse a large selection, and the online antique dealer would have an extensive catalogue of period chairs. By using the right search criteria, you can quickly zoom in on selected items that would be suitable, and with a secure online payment, the chairs will be dispatched to your home address.
Accent chairs come in all shapes and sizes, and are only accent when combined with another style, and by taking all of the above points into consideration, you can select one or two that really make a difference to the overall setting.
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