An accent chair is a great way to add a pop of colour or style to your living room, bedroom, home office or hallway. Our range of accent chairs includes trendy boucle occasional chairs, traditional leather armchairs, and snazzy patterned accent chairs to suit every home’s unique style. Whether you love the retro look, or are more into a sleek, modern vibe, you’ve got plenty of occasional chairs to choose from at DFS. To finish the look, explore our range of stylish footstools - or makeover your entire space with a new fabric sofa or leather sofa.
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An accent chair makes a great accessory in your space - but how do you accessorise your accent chair? Well, you could start with a stylish scatter cushion - or consider a floor lamp, or a cosy rug. Lastly, if your accent chair is somewhere you plan to sit often, a small side table with a place for your phone or cuppa may be a great addition too.
While dining chairs have a practical purpose making them largely function-led, accent chairs tend to be more about completing the style of a room, or finishing off an empty corner - so they can be more form-led. Dining chairs tend to be easier to move around, and take up less space - this is so they can fit easily under your dining table - and also have the seat at an appropriate height for eating at a dining table. Accent chairs, on the other hand, aren’t restricted to being used at a table, so there is a lot more variety in shape, size, seat height, and styles. There are, of course, some more unusually shaped or styled dining chairs that can also be used as accent chairs.
The unusual shape of a chaise longue lets you relax in a unique position, half-lying back with your legs propped up. Before we had the modern recliners of today, this is what relaxers of yore would have kicked back on - and they make a very elegant alternative even today. Chaise longues are ideal for relaxing, reading, or just chilling out - being able to put your legs up offers a great place to balance a book or magazine, too.
An accent chair is well placed under a window, at the foot of the bed, or in a corner of your bedroom - it all depends how you would like to use it best. Is it for lacing up your shoes in the morning? Somewhere to read at night? Or just a new place to enjoy a different perspective? Select your accent chair’s placement so it fits with your lifestyle.