Interior design and trends in furniture evolve with changes in lifestyle, moulding themselves to suit the cadence of our lives. Here’s a look at one of the newest trends in furniture – accent chairs. As is the norm with interior design these days, this trend is a perfect blend of form and function.
An accent chair is an additional chair or a single sofa you add to a room. It’s not part of your regular sofa set or that set of comfy chairs you’d like in your bedroom. However, despite, being a standalone piece of furniture, an accent chair needn’t be the ‘odd’ piece of furniture. There are several ways in which you can make sure that this additional chair blends seamlessly with your house’s interior design scheme. The first and more obvious way is to keep the general theme of your home-décor in mind, if it’s mostly modern and minimalistic, an accent chair with clean lines, and in a similar colour as the rest of your furniture is the safest bet. Similarly, if you have a Victorian theme, with paisley wallpaper, and heavy furniture, the accent chair should ideally have a similar, classic design. The second option is to choose an accent chair that stands in sharp contrast with the underlying theme of your home décor. For instance, you could combine a bold coloured accent chair with a mostly monochromatic theme, adding an instant dash of colour and personality to the space. But not all themes work well together, so, make sure you have a clear picture of what you want the final result to look like, before picking an accent chair.
You’ll also need to keep in mind where you’ll be placing this chair – if adding extra seating is the main reason you’re considering an accent chair, you might need to move it between rooms. Ensure that it’s a chair that’ll look good with the décor in all the rooms you might need to move it to. Choosing a light or compact one might also be a good idea.
Lastly, and this is especially important if you’re constrained by space, see if you can add additional functionality around this chair. For instance, you could create a separate seating area in a quiet part of your house, by placing a small side table, just large enough for a couple of books, notepads, or a cup of tea and biscuits, alongside a comfortable single sofa. Or, you could buy a multipurpose chair that can be extended into a bed for when you have guests at home.
An accent chair or a single sofa is a useful thing to have in today’s world of studio apartments and smaller living spaces. It can provide additional seating, delineate a room into separate areas, add a dash of personality to a room, and serve many other purposes. Discover a wide variety of accent chairs and single sofas in the Modern Furniture Trends page on Junglee.