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Accent Chairs

Using accent chairs around the office creates a creative and fun workspace for the entire staff. Experimenting with textiles including damask or paisley accent chairs can lead to inspired choices for all types of homes and offices.

How to Invest in the Right Accent Chair
Accent chairs are typically purchased to contrast larger pieces like sofas and beds. Coordinating fabric patterns allow you to highlight different colors and textures throughout the room. Side chairs and small club chairs also convert small, previously unused corners into social conversation areas, especially when paired with a floor lamp and cocktail or end table.

Placing one or two accent chairs in the dining room allows for flexible seating options on those occasions when the house is full of guests. Reception areas and waiting rooms become welcoming and relaxing with appropriately-sized accent chairs. Mixing chairs with throw pillows and ottomans is another way to add a spark of design and interest into decorative plans.

When to Use an Accent Chair
Onsite office coordinators and human resource professionals that need to redecorate executive office suites can place several accent chairs throughout a room to encourage staff interaction. Break rooms and office kitchens outfitted with accent chairs allow employees to enjoy some time with a book or a cup of coffee and decompress on a stressful day. Accent chairs also work well in a teenager's bedroom for privacy, studying, and reading.

How Do You Pick the Right Accent Chair?
After you've identified the primary use for the chair, the next step is measuring the proportions. For example, if it's going in the living room in front of the T.V., a leather or upholstered club chair is relaxing and inviting. Occasional chairs with wood or metal frames and cushioned seats are lightweight and easy to move around, ideal for conference rooms and dining areas. Slipper chairs are armless and have a smaller footprint, making them a smart pick for studio apartments and tight spaces. Details like tufted cushions and wooden legs are timeless and classic.

What Are Other Common Types of Accent Chairs?
Because it's a broad term, accent chair incorporates many common types of furniture. The chaise lounge is technically an accent chair and, because they are slender and can fit flush against the wall, they make an excellent alternative to a loveseat. The tub chair, named for its continuous shape, has a modern feel for those with contemporary tastes. A chair-and-a-half is oversized, another loveseat substitute for smaller rooms where you need flexible seating choices.

How Do You Select the Best Upholstery?
If the chair is going in a high traffic area, leather, leatherette, and stain-treated microfibers can stand up to a lot of wear and tear. Consider how the color and style will coordinate with other pieces in the room as well. If there are children in the home, it's also a good idea to consider more durable fabrics and leave the delicate or designer pieces for bedrooms or adult-only uses.
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Monarch Specialties Inc. I 8132 Fabric Accent Chair with Swivel Base, Red
Item: 1500404 / Model : I 8132
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  • Red upholstered fabric
  • Dimensions: 32"H x 30"W x 27"L
  • Featuring a curved attached back and round seat cushion
560.29 $560.29