Chairs….we know a lot about them since they’re basically in every home but there’s always so much t be surprised by when it comes to their designs or even the types of chairs that one can choose from.
Today we want to talk about that one chair that’s special, that stands out from all the others, that has its own special place in your home. We’ll look at a few designs and options and we’ll try to offer you some suggestions in terms of how you can make the most of each accent chair.
Accent Chairs With Cool Design
A big lounge chair for reading
There are a lot of comfortable chairs out there and while some only offer the illusion of comfort by looking cozy, the ones that we’re interested in take things further and are created with this specific detail in mind. One of these options is the Archibald Gran Comfort lounge chair designed by Jean-Marie Massaud. It’s one of the best options if you want to set up a cozy reading corner.
A robust chair that seems to be floating
The Cloud Armchair designed by Massimo Castagna is very comfortable as well. This is a chair made with non-deformable polyurethane foam in different densities combined with polyester fiber and a wooden structure that’s completely hidden. The chair has small wooden feet with a black lacquer finish which are basically impossible to spot. The chair thus appears to be floating which greatly complements its robustness.
Classic curves and stylish metallic accents
When it comes to accent chairs, the idea is that they’re singular and stand out from other chairs in the house through their design which seamlessly combines looks with comfort. One such example is the Ficus chair. It has a clean and sleek design with a thin metal base and an undulating seat moulded after the human body. It’s like sitting in a blossoming flower.
Geometric lines that complement each other
The role of an accent role in some cases is to become a visual focal point for the space and to direct the attention towards a particular spot. Sometimes that is ensured by a design that’s sculptural and just a little bit theatrical, like that of theQuinaquina chair. It’s a swivel chair with a circular wooden base and an octagonal body.
A fun pattern on a classic shape
The design of the Dolores chair is inspired by Italian furniture from the 1960s. This gives the chair a classy and elegant look which in this case also has a casual and funky vibe. The chair features a solid beech wood frame and a cushioned seat with curving back and arm rests combined into a single upholstered panel. The multicolored velvet upholstery is eye-catching in its own quirky way.
Fringes are back in style
It’s pretty difficult to say what makes cool chairs look cool in the first place, mostly because there are so many different possibilities and so many little details capable of giving that impression. For the Fringes armchair it would obviously have to be the fringes. However, not any chair could pull off such a look which means that it’s important to look at this design detail in the context of the design as a whole.
Two halves that perfectly fit together
The Polaire chair has its own way of being special. Its uniqueness comes from the fact that the backrest has this slit down the center which basically splits it into two separate halves. It’s definitely an unusual way of suggesting the idea of comfort but it actually works. Moreover, this unexpected design detail makes this piece a great candidate for the title of cool accent chair. The fact that the tapered legs match the color of the upholstery is pretty nice and quirky too.
Simple but not without character
What about designs that are actually pretty common-looking and simple? They can be awesome too. This, for example, is a Cinova armchair and it’s one of the most comfortable-looking chairs ever. It’s also simple and classic enough to look exquisite in pretty much any type of living room, office or bedroom.
Comfort and looks combined
The Gleda High Chair stands out in yet another way. This is an accent chair that looks lightweight and slender as well as super comfortable. It actually comes in three versions: with a low, medium or high backrest. We absolutely love its timeless and elegant design, the smooth edges, curves and the sculptural frame made of solid oak. The patinated brass rail is a very cool detail as well. The cushions are available in either fabric or leather and there are various combinations you can choose from in terms of materials overall.
An armless chair that makes a statement
This is the Gleda Medium chair, a version of the one showed just before this. As its big brother, this version of the Gleda chair has a frame made of solid oak. It lacks the armrests and the brass rail and this gives it a light and cozy look. The leather cushions match the frame in terms of color and give the chair an elegant and refined appearance. Other options are available too.
Velvet makes color stand out
Velvet is a very rich material with a distinctively soft and unique texture. It’s easy to be mesmerized by its beauty, especially when it’s paired with a vibrant and beautiful color like those available for this elegant armchair by Mercury Row. You can get it in orange, dark blue, teal, yellow and also dark gray. It has a wide seat, a tufted back cushion and small tapered legs that complement its rather robust shape.
A versatile and very stylish accent chair
Versatility is often a very important factor when picking an accent chair, mostly because this is meant to be a piece of furniture that stands out and contrasts with everything else but that can also be moved around and used in a variety of different situations. The Liam chair can be a wonderful companion whether you want to enjoy some peaceful moments reading a book or if you just want something bold and chic to place by the sofa.
Mid-century modern vibes
There’s something very attractive and alluring about mid-century modern furniture and chairs in particular. They have this grace and elegance that allows them to stand out but at the same time they’re designed to be comfortable and practical. A lovely example that you can find today is the Bradshaw lounge chair. It has a curved back and a very elegant frame made of walnut wood.
Contemporary with retro vibes
It’s quite easy to picture the Albertson armchair in a variety of different settings and decors. It could look right at home in a modern living room but equally beautiful in a farmhouse-inspired bedroom or perhaps even in a more retro context. It features a black powder-coated frame which gives it a lightweight appearance but also adds a bit of industrial flair to its design.
A casual and artistic approach
The Dunmore chair is quite unusual. It has a distinctively more casual appearance compared to a classic armchair for example but at the same time it has a sophisticated look. At first, the design may seem simple more than anything else but at a closer look, it become apparent that every little detail is intentional and carefully thought through. It also has a very boho aesthetic.
A contrasting design
Looking at the Richview chair what immediately stands out is how fundamentally different the designs of the frame and the seat and backrest are. This is an armless chair which adds yet another interesting point to the design. The tufted shell is really robust in comparison with the metal frame and the legs which are very sleek and slender.
A simple but very inviting look
It may not stand out much at first given its rather simple and classic design but the Jacey armchair definitely makes a lasting impression. Its secret is its super comfortable and wide seat complemented by the slender metal legs and low armrests. The velvet upholstery is a perfect fit for such an inviting and elegant piece.
A great statement piece
If you want an armchair that stands out as soon as you lay eyes on it, one with a less than common shape and design would be just right. The Lilly armchair sure makes a statement. It has such a distinctive geometry, one reminiscent of a delicate flower or a magnificent oyster. Furthermore, the velvet upholstery and the magnificent array of colors that it comes in help it stand out even more.
An iconic design
Modeled after an iconic piece of mid-century furniture, the Almodovar lounge chair features a unique and refined aesthetic defined by lightness and elegance. It has a curved, extra wide seat and only three legs and it’s highly comfortable on top of also looking magnificent. Its sculptural design is very graceful but also retains a really nice simplicity.