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5 Tips for Decorating With Accent Chairs

Before I started my research in accent chairs I would never imagine one single chair can spice up a room's deco and style. Accent chairs are usually smaller than the other furniture in a room. They can fit either in a corner or in a grouping around a table. Decorating with accent chairs fills empty corners, and fills in empty spaces in conversation areas.

Arms or Not?

A good choice for an accent chair is a “slipper chair.” Slipper chairs are armless and sit lower to the ground. They were originally used in bedrooms for ladies to sit and slip on their shoes. While times have changed since, Slipper chair's versatility is still a standout in any room. A set of slipper chairs is perfect for fireplace or a large piece of furniture. Stylized slipper accent chairs can add a touch of the unexpected to any space.


Chair fabric is the perfect place to insert some of your personal style. Choose a favorite color or pattern…or stay neutral so the chair can move around your house. One of my favorite is this beautiful sumptuous velvet pleated leather accent chair. Placed anywhere in a room will draw any one's eye to it immediately.


The one thing that will take an accent chair up a level is tufting. Tufting is achieved by attaching buttons through an upholstered piece and pulling the thread tight. This results in “tufts,” or indentations in the back or seat of a chair. Tufting can bump the price of a chair up a bit, but the texture it adds is definitely worth it. A tufted accent chair adds a detail to a simple fabric design and is perfect for any style decor.


Piping on an accent chair adds a finishing touch. It is a trim applied to the seams of a chair, usually around the edges of seats, arms, and backs. Piping can be highlighted even more when it’s made in a contrasting color. It pops off the main color and adds interest the chair.

Leg Style

Most smaller accent chairs have exposed legs. Choosing a leg style that reflects your own personal style is the best route to go. If you like modern or contemporary furniture, choose a sleek and plain leg. For traditional style, a carved or turned leg would work well. Some accent chairs even come with casters which add a lovely, vintage touch.

Do Accent Chairs Need to Match?

It's a matter of personal choice and taste. A matching set of anything pleases the eye. Matching set of chairs can quickly add to any room. One example where accent chairs would not have to match is if they are being used on opposite corners of a room. If the chairs are separated, there is no reason they have to match. If the chairs are side-by-side, or in a corner, it’s best that they match.

When it’s time to buy!

Buying accent chairs doesn’t have to break the bank. You can buy them online and delivered right in front of your door. Nothing could be easier or more convenient. Adding an accent chair into your space is one of the most practical ways to bring a design together.

One important thing to remember is to measure the area and think about the style and materials that speak to you. Although it may seem overwhelming with so many different options, knowing the tips for decorating with accent chair will help you on your search.

Accent chairs are a wonderful way to play with home decor without a huge investment, so be sure to check out the full selection of accent chairs from WHITE KNIGHT KINGDOM to find a piece you’ll enjoy for years to come.

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