Evangeline Duffy Accent Chair July 07th, 2018 - 13:26:32
Accent chairs come in all shapes and sizes. A traditional chair with a seat, back and arm rests is a fabulous choice because it's going to fit into any decorating scheme. Traditional chairs come upholstered in good-quality fabric, but also leather, suede, canvas, vinyl, or even the synthetic fibers like today's microfiber.
But if you're looking for function over form, then investigate the construction of your accent chair carefully. It may well be worth the few extra dollars to purchase a higher-quality chair that will last for several years than just have a nice piece that has to sit quietly in a corner by itself.
Accent chairs must also fit the mood of the room. When it comes to design, the choices can be overwhelming. You can either stick to period pieces that all go together seamlessly or you can combine styles to add some contrast and interest. A contemporary chair that is not too over-the-top and upholstered in cream, black or brown leather or fabric can complement more traditional furnishings. An armless chair that is close to the floor and has no visible wood or metal details would go well in any living room setting. Accent armless chairs are favorites of kids and pets. Getting into and out of the chair is very easy.
There is some "technique" required to choose the right accent chairs for living room, but it's mostly an intuitive process that involves deciding which colors and patterns will be good in a room. Although providing contrasting color is often the goal, some of the colors that can work well may not be obvious. For example, black living room furniture can make a room look gloomy if there is no contrast. Most people would think to put in light colored furniture or decorations to offset this, and this can certainly be done, but many do not know that red can also be used to make a room feel less gloomy. Red is an energetic color, and one red accent chair paired with a black leather sofa set can be enough to brighten up a room and inject energy into it.
Although, the three cushion sofa or couch is an important piece of furniture to have in a sitting room, but the seating plan and arrangement of your sitting room would be incomplete without having an accent chair in it. Depending on the space available, more than one of these chairs can also be placed in a room. They complement and enhance the effect of other larger sofas and couches, rather than imposing its own presence. If you buy one, you will feel that it is so comfortable, you might just be able to persuade your aunt to stay over a little longer.
Historians say that the Egyptians were the first who used accent chair furniture with hieroglyphics to decorate their homes. They considered it as a luxury and a status symbol. That is still a concept that is used today with expensive and exquisitely designed chairs that grace grander homes. The Greeks and Romans eventually caught up with the trend of using chairs as a piece of furniture to relax in and the fad spread throughout other ancient civilizations around the globe like Asia and Western Europe. As accent chair furniture spread across different cultures, the designs evolved and took a variety of shapes, motifs and sizes.