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Occasional chairs – also known as “accent” chairs are usually chosen for their decorative value over and above functionality.

The word “accent” in this instance means “stress” or “emphasise”, and these occasional chairs bring a touch of style, colour or definition to a room. They draw the eye and act as a focal point.

Of course, this does not mean they are not functional, it means there will be many factors that will influence your choice. You will need to consider the shape, style, fabric and overall aesthetic appeal of the chair, over and above purely practical considerations like comfort and easy cleaning. Plus, you will also need to consider how you would like to use the chair in your home – for reading, relaxing, or maybe to help you get dressed in the morning.

With our accent chairs, there are no compromises to be made on any front, as we personally choose every single design. Our best-selling Lydia Accent Chair, for example, is inspired by 1950s design. This chair features shell-style stitching, a retro curved back and a smooth velvet cover. The Lydia is available in a range of luxurious colours, from Midnight Blue to Purple Velvet, which enables you to choose a chair to suit any room décor and furnishings.

Another popular accent chair is the Darleya, which exudes luxury due to its beautiful crushed velvet cover, button detailing, scrolled top and curved back. If you have an opulent décor scheme in the bedroom or dining room, this plush chair could be an ideal choice. Whether you use it for relaxing, reading or getting ready in the morning, the Dahlia is a perennial favourite with our customers.

Accent chairs typically have a strong profile, high-quality upholstery or simple bold colours. While contemporary styles are among our most best sellers, we also offer chairs with a historic influence, such as our Georgian-inspired Leela chair or our boudoir-inspired Reyna crushed velvet chair, which is an ideal chair for the bedroom.

Accent chairs can be used in virtually any room in the house including bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens and dining rooms. They come in a range of sizes and styles, so they even work in small spaces and under eaves. The elegant styling of our accent chairs belies their surprisingly cost-effective price tags, which means you don’t need an interior designer’s budget to bring some interior design flair to your home or business. 

A great tip with accent chairs is to mix it up a bit. So, if you have a period room, why not add a contemporary chair or vice versa? And whether the accent you’re looking for is classic, contemporary or ooh la la, we can help you to find the perfect style showstopper for your home.

If you’re looking for an occasional chair for your home, please browse our collection of Accent Chairs here.

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