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How to Add Style and Function to Any Room with Accent Chairs

by BrandSource Canada

How to Use Accent Chairs and Occasional Chairs

Accent chairs are a truly a design miracle. They are both stylish and functional and can be used in virtually every room in the house. No need to choose fashion over function or vice versa when it comes to the décor solutions an accent chair offers.

I’ve pulled together easy ways accent chairs can help you add both style and function to any room in the house.

Accent Chairs in the Dining Room or Kitchen 

To create some drama in your dining room, use one wing chair at each end of your dining table. Combined with conventional dining chairs and a bench, you'll get a stylish and comfortable dining room to entertain your guests in.

Source: Spinnaker Development on Houzz

If you have a desk area in your kitchen, you can elevate it with an upholstered beauty like in the picture below.

Source: Zieba Builders, Inc. on Houzz

And what about playing the mix and match trend around the dining room table to add a touch of whimsy?

Source: Ana Donahue Interiors on Houzz

Accent Chairs in the Bathroom

This is certainly not the first thing that comes to your mind when decorating your bathroom but if your space allows for it, add some functional seating in the shape of a beautiful chair and ottoman.

Source: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design on Houzz

You can add a lovely occasional chair in your powder room to give your guests a small spot for their handbags and personal items.

Source: Sarah Greenman on Houzz

If you need a simple storage solution in your bathroom, how about using a chair in the place of a shelf? The bonus is, it can be dragged outside, to the living room, or to the dining room for extra party seating!

Source: Modavi Designer Home on Houzz

Accent Chairs in the Living Room

Grouping two or more accent chairs together will help you create a conversation area perfect for gathering guests or for curling up on your own with a good book.

Source: Robeson Design on Houzz

If your living room needs a pop of colour or texture, accent chairs are a great solution as they are often offered in a selection of accent fabric and colours.

Source: Randall Architects on Houzz

Using a variety of chairs and styles will help you create an open space with plenty of seating and interest for the eyes like in this living room by designer Emily Henderson.

Emily Henderson Living Room

Source: Bri Emery's House by Emily Henderson

Accent Chairs in the Hallway or Office

A great accent chair can easily become the focal point of your hallway or office.

Source: Morgante Wilson Architects on Houzz

For a functional and elegant entryway or hallway, don't be afraid to use accent chairs. They will provide extra seating for your guests and more importantly give style to your home. Take a look at this gorgeous entryway designed by Nest Design Studio from Toronto.

Source: Nest Design Studio on Houzz

Don’t let your desk chair do all the work. Including an accent chair, like a cozy reading chair can help keep you focused on getting the job done.

Source: Mia Karlsson Interior Design on Houzz

Accent Chairs in the Bedroom

Instead of a bench at the foot of your bed, why not try a pair of accent chairs?

Source: LMK Interiors on Houzz

A large bedroom will easily accommodate a reading chair and ottoman for some much needed quiet time. Feeling much more relaxed already?

Source: Abbie de Bunsen Design on Houzz

You can also keep things simple and be creative by using accent chairs as your nightstands, as shown stylishly in the picture below.

Accent Chair as a nightstand

Source: Design Sponge

Are you convinced now?

Anywhere you need some style and function, you should think of an accent chair. They are the perfect décor solution for any room!

Alex, Your Furniture Expert

Want to know more about accent chairs? Read our previous blog article Accent Chairs 101: the Style and Function of This Décor Staple.

To discover BrandSource Accent Chairs collection, simply visit our product catalogue here.