Trend Alert: How To Choose Accent Chairs

June 27, 2023  ·  7 min read  ·  Reviewed by Sarah Zubowski

In 2023, we’ve been seeing trendy accent chairs take center stage in many of our clients’ homes. If you’re not ready to commit to a new couch or sectional but still want to spice up your living space, we’re here to share our tips on how to choose accent chairs for your home! 

What is accent furniture? Accent furniture refers to a piece, whether it be a chair or a sectional, that is meant to be the focal point in a space or provides high contrast with the rest of the room’s decor. For example, if you have an all-white living room, your eyes would instantly be drawn to an emerald green armchair in the middle of the space. Accent pieces have always been a cost-efficient and fun way to update a room by adding a pop of color, pattern, or texture next to your current furniture. 

Knowing how to choose accent chairs that mesh well with your current decor can upgrade your area and take your space to new heights. 

Accent chair trends for 2023

Before we start off this trend report, we want to give a little disclaimer. As we all know, the trend cycle is incredibly fast — what’s “in” today may be “out” by next week. We encourage everyone to see trends not as a guide of what to buy or what needs to be incorporated into your home but merely as a tool to inspire you. We believe this is the best way to shop for furniture trends more sustainably, making sure that you end up with furniture you won’t get tired of. Keep all of this in mind!

Now, onto this year’s trends! In 2023, accent chairs with complementary colors, unique detailing, and unexpected textiles are rising in popularity.

Complementary colors

In 2023, color is taking center stage in the form of accent furniture, specifically accent chairs. So, how do I choose an accent chair color? You can either follow the color scheme that is currently prominent in your home, or you can take inspiration from 2023’s trending colors. 

This year, we’re seeing a spike in warm shades, including peachy pinks, soothing blue hues, and rich neutrals such as sable or tans. On the other end of the spectrum, unexpected color pairings, such as bold neutrals in complementary colors are also trending in 2023. For example, larger accent chairs in a saturated burnt orange shade would pop against a sofa with a bluish tint. Although these colors are starkly different, they complement each other as opposite colors on the color wheel. It looks cohesive and adventurous at the same time!

Trendy accent chairs can become timeless when styled with the right pieces. For example, if you’re looking for an accent chair that will last, we recommend checking out Crypton fabric for your upholstery. Not only is it the best fabric for seat cushions in terms of durability, but this fabric also comes in a large range of colors and textures, so you can experiment with color in a way that won’t fade over time!

Living Designs Furniture made two custom chairs in a light rust color to contrast the light and airy colors of the living room.

Unique detailing

To many homeowners, accent chairs can be a functional and visual element in their space. If a bold or trendy color isn’t enough to make a piece feel one-of-a-kind, consider finding a chair with unique detailing! In 2023, we’ve noticed that customers are gravitating toward upholstered accent chairs with arms that also feature another texture or visual element to make it pop even more. 

For example, you could add a rope trim around an off-white chair for a more coastal, nautical look to elevate a basic piece. Another example would be something similar to the chairs in the photo below: we created two accent chairs in a rich, turquoise shade and added a wooden printed fabric on the side to add an unexpected touch! This created a bold yet cozy piece for the customer — and they loved it! When you try unexpected things with your accent furniture, you can create truly unique pieces that you won’t find anywhere else.

Living Designs Furniture created two turquoise-colored armchairs with wood-printed fabric on the sides.

How to choose accent chairs for your space

When the time comes to begin searching for the perfect accent chairs for your home, it’s best to research where to shop first. Living Designs Furniture can offer you the best quality accent chairs Houston has to offer because we are a furniture manufacturer and retailer. This means that we can create any accent chair your heart desires with the highest quality materials available.

Before visiting our showroom, here are some tips to consider to know what you are looking for.

1. Review what trends fit your style

As we mentioned earlier, there are ways to shop for trends in a smarter way, and one of those ways is reviewing which trends actually fit into your lifestyle and your personal taste. 

For example, if bold, saturated colors wouldn’t fit well into your home, stick to the colors that you prefer! Or if you don’t like the idea of adding woven details to a chair, try channeling instead. There are ways to incorporate current trends into your furniture while still maintaining your own personal style. This way, you won’t get tired of your purchases by the time the next trend cycle comes along. 

2. Find ways to customize 

In our opinion, the best way to purchase a chair that you will love and will fit seamlessly into your space is to find a furniture manufacturer that will create your very own custom accent chair. Now, we know what you might be thinking: “Doesn’t custom furniture cost a lot? What are the benefits of getting a custom chair?” 

With Living Designs Furniture, getting a custom accent chair made is a cost-effective and simple way to get quality pieces for your home that you can love for a lifetime! Because we make all of the furniture we sell, we can add small customizations to an existing chair (check out our customizable, Houston-inspired designer furniture collections) or make a chair that is completely unique and one-of-a-kind! You can choose the color, the fabric, the size, the details…everything!

Trust us, getting exactly what you want and not settling for less will leave you with a home full of furniture that is perfect for you and your needs.

Living Designs Furniture created a custom white armchair with curved arms and channeled details.

Get quality and stylish accent chairs at Living Designs Furniture for great prices

Living Designs Furniture knows how to choose accent chairs that are perfect for your home. As furniture experts, we can help you to choose or create accent pieces that will complement your home’s current aesthetic, match your personal style, and last a lifetime.

Getting the furniture of your dreams doesn’t have to break the bank, especially if you’re dabbling in trends. All of our furniture is handmade by our factory’s craftsmen, allowing us to deliver the best products for the best prices.

Visit our Downtown Houston furniture showroom today and browse our in-stock inventory or speak to a designer about creating your very own custom piece. Whether you want trendy accent chairs or a timeless piece, as the best furniture store in Houston, we have what you’re looking for.

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