When it comes to interior design, accent furniture is a great way to show off your style and set the desired tone for a room. But choosing accent furniture can sometimes be challenging for those who are new to interior design in Salt Lake City. The piece of furniture can’t match the rest of the furniture too much, or it won’t be an accent piece. At the same time, an accent piece must be able to tie a room together. So how do you choose the right one?
At Guild Hall Home Furnishings, we love our collection of accent chairs in Salt Lake City, and we know you will too. Here is our guide to choosing the right accent piece for your home.
The first thing you should be thinking about when selecting an accent chair for your home is what its function will be.
Let’s say you want an accent chair for your living room. Consider whether you want it to be a comfy armchair that is your go-to seat for that room, or if you want it as a rarely used, additional seating option for when you have guests. From there, you’ll be able to narrow down your options based on comfort.
You also may be looking for accent chairs for a dining room table or breakfast nook. Once you know that’s where you want your accent chair to go, you know you’ll want to avoid certain types of chairs that aren’t great for dining, such as upholstered chairs.
Selecting a Size
After making a decision about the purpose of your accent chair, it’s time to start thinking about size.
If your chair is going in some sort of living room, den, or sitting room, you’ll want to measure the heights of the other seating options in the room. Choosing a chair of a similar height will help the whole room look more cohesive. If your living room is already on the crowded side, stay away from armchairs, as they’ll take up the most floor space. For dining chairs, you’ll want to be sure that the chairs fit under the table and have high enough backs for comfortable seating.
Finally, it’s time to think about style. This includes colors, patterns, fabrics, and silhouettes.
If the room you want to place your accent chair in has a neutral or muted palette and mostly solid color pieces, an accent chair is a great opportunity to throw in a fun and interesting pattern. For rooms that already have eye-catching patterns, a brightly colored solid piece is the perfect way to add a pop of color without making the room look too busy.
When it comes to fabrics, it’s important to strike a balance — you don’t want the same fabric as the couch and other chairs, but you also want it to be complimentary, such as leather and linen.
Finally, accent chair silhouettes have no hard and fast rules. At the end of the day, it depends on your personal style and what other furniture you have in the room. Have fun with this aspect of choosing an accent chair.
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When it comes to buying accent chairs in Salt Lake City, seeing them in person can be extremely helpful in the selection process. Check out Guild Halls Home Furnishings’ award winning showroom, which features a wide collection of accent furniture.