Accent Chairs - 101

Do you want to add some style to your home, but stay within your budget? You may want to consider adding a new accent chair to your existing furniture. It might be just the right touch to add style and wake up your room without breaking the bank. Here are a few things to consider when buying an accent chair. 1.  Function.

Is the chair comfortable? You may want to add new life to your décor but when choosing a chair, remember it is not just a piece of artwork, you should choose a chair that is comfortable to sit in. It should have function as well as flair.  This Times Square Accent Chair by Rowe has both function and flair.

2. Style.

Although accent chairs can make a statement with their color and design, they should complement your existing décor. You want a chair that makes sense with the existing furniture in your room. Don’t go so far out of your existing style that the chair looks like it belongs in someone else’s living room.  Here is an example, a beautiful upholstered wing chair in an even more stunning room, from the Thom Filicia collection by Vanguard Furniture.

3. Plan.

You need to have a plan. Accent chairs can be used to brighten up existing décor, but they also can help to define a space. Review the layout of your room and decide on the purpose of the chair or chairs. Will the chairs create a conversation area? Will they bring a focus to an important part of the room, like a fireplace? Will they become a new seating option in your existing layout?  Coffee or tea would be lovely while sitting in this Martin Collection Upholstered Chair by Rowe.

4. Color & Texture.

Will you make this furniture piece stand out by picking a complementary color that pops but accents your existing color scheme? What about texture? Will you bring in a leather accent chair? Will you bring an interesting fabric texture to the mix? How about a pattern within the fabric that really makes your chair stand out within the room?  Can you picture this "Mad Men" look BeModern leather armless chair in your living room?

5. Placement.

Accent chairs are not just for your living room. There are so many homes with unique layouts today. There are bedrooms with attached sitting rooms where an accent chair would be a perfect choice. Or a smaller room where a sofa won’t work but a few chairs would work perfectly. Maybe it is an open landing that you would like to turn into a perfect reading spot. A well-placed accent chair can give life to so many unique spaces.  This 450 Chair and Ottoman works in so many different spaces.

There are so many accent chair styles and options for fabrics that it can be mind boggling. However, finding the right chair for your room can be a fun project and if you need some help Belfort Furniture has an experienced and talented furniture design staff that can help you pick out the right chair for your home.

During the month of May, Belfort Furniture is giving away a beautiful Craftmaster leather recliner, perfect for Father's Day. Another individual will win a custom made Huntington House accent chair in their choice of fabric.

Belfort Furniture is conveniently located in the Dulles area of eastern Loudoun County, Virginia, easily accessible from Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. Whether you live in Northern Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, or Washington DC, we have the selection, styles and prices that make Belfort Furniture worth the trip! Belfort Furniture was voted “Retailer of the Year, 2012”, by National Home Furnishing Association and has been voted best furniture store in Loudoun County for 17 years in a row.