20 Fun Accent Living Room Chairs

Accent chairs are chairs that are placed strategically in a room to provide additional seating. There are two approaches to making use of an accent chair. One approach is to place the chair in a position that complements or accents the colors and textures of larger pieces, such as a sofa. A second approach to the use of an accent chair is to create a secondary seating area within the room.

An accent chair can come in just about any design that can be imagined. The chair may be a simple straight-back chair with arms, such as a rocking chair. An accent chair can also be a larger piece, such as a chaise lounge. The idea is to have the chairs work in conjunction with the rest of the furniture in the room so the overall look is harmonious even while the space is given an additional purpose or function. Check out the list below.

1. Alvar Aalto 30-400 Tank Chair

Tank Chair

Eco First Art Furniture

This is your chance to own a piece of art and architecture history, with this iconically designed chair, known in the design world as Tank. Alvar Aalto designed this chair in 1936 for the Milan Triennale, and placing it in your home will add both comfort and style in a totally unique way.

2. Archipelago Bonaire Club Chair – Blanquilla Finish

Club Chair

Stanley Furniture

To marry a classic’s timeless style with a Caribbean twist might be flirting with genius. The Bonaire Club Chair exemplifies that notion with its update on the archetypal Windsor chair. An antique cobalt blue leather seat meets an airy and open framework; a nod to the islands and a curtsy to the Queen.

3. Aristocrat Arm Chair Silver

Silver Arm Chair

Zuo Modern

A modern take on a classic shape with ruffling, tufting, and buttons, the Aristocrat series comes in either black or white leather or silver leatherette with wood legs.

4. Bainbridge Hooded Dome Armchair

Dome Armchair

Great Deal Furniture

The Bainbridge Hooded Dome Armchair is inspired by 16th century France. This statement piece accentuates any room with its unique hooded back structure.

5. Brookhaven Upholstered Accent Chair in Cherry

Accent Chair upholstered

Hooker Furniture

Each of the decorator chairs is lovingly created with unique design personality. Style and comfort are uppermost considerations, with each chair crafted as a work of art, and a comfortable oasis for your home.

6. Cherner Lounge Arm Chair

Lounge Arm Chair

Smart Furniture

The Cherner Lounge Chair is made using the same design aesthetic as the 1958 Cherner molded plywood chair, with a completely molded plywood construction and arms that describe sweeping curves.

7. Elegant Accent Chair with Left Flared Back in Newspaper Fabric

Elegant Accent Chair


Combining retro-chic charm with a contemporary flair, make this an eye-catching addition to your living room, den, or master suite.

8. Fontaine White Linen Armchair

White chair


Styled in understated elegance of the regency period, tailored seat is covered in parchment, linen blend with individually hammered, brass nails. White mahogany solid wood frame with legs finished in weathered black with natural wood undertones.

9. Greta Chair

chair design

French Heritage

This side up. A bit of an optical illusion, the Greta chair will fascinate as much as it accommodates you. Reminiscent of architect-designed furniture, this wonderfully out-of-the-ordinary seating is unexpectedly flexible, holding its own in a variety of settings.

10. Kuopio Arm Chair Carnelian Red

Carnelian Red

Zuo Modern

The Kuopio Chair takes its inspiration from modern European design and mixes it with American details such as the soft wool-like texture of the fabric and the vibrant color offerings. The base is chrome with swivel.

11. Lip Kiss Chair in Fabric, Red

Kiss Chair

Ezmod Interior Inc.

The red kiss chair is a modern classic piece. This chair is covered in red fabric. As the name implies, the kiss chair’s seat and back are made in the shape of a pair of kissing lips. When the chair is viewed from the front it looks exactly like lips that are ready for a kiss.

12. Louis Modern Petal Design Aged Brown Microfiber Swivel Accent Arm Chair

Accent brown Chair

Great Deal Furniture

A bit unusual – but oh so cool. This sleek modern swivel chair features a stainless steel frame and plush brown microfiber cover. Every time you take a seat, you’ll be enveloped by this uniquely designed chair.

13. Martin Tall-Back Leather Armchair

leather chair

La Viola Decor

Brilliantly and intelligently designed in an abstract shape and style, this Martin tall back armchair appeals to modern tastes without denying style and comfort.

14. Modern Rustic Patterned Pin Stripe Cochin Accent Chair

accent chairs

Kathy Kuo Home

Add some oomph to your living space with this vibrant chair. Boldly upholstered in pinstripes and bright woven fabric, it’s cool, eclectic pattern is balanced by a clean contemporary shape. It’s an accent chair so stunning, it might just become a focal point.

15. Nouvelle Design Leather Accent Chair

Leather Accent Chair

Great Deal Furniture

Is this art or furniture? This ultramodern chair has a unique circular shape and comes in a variety of colors – ruby red, blue or white. It’s designed for maximum comfort, so don’t hesitate to take a seat.

16. Soho Hair-on-Hide Accent Chair

Soho Hair

Butler Furniture

Rustle up some of your personal style with this cowhide chair. A steel structure provides its integral support, while hair-on-hide leather covers the seat and back. This masculine armchair is a unique take on the combination of leather and metalwork.

17. Style Ghost Arm Chair Clear

Stylish chair

Totally Furniture

Combine artistic endeavors into a unified vision of harmony and grace with the ethereal Ghost Chair. Allow bursts of creative energy to reach every aspect of your contemporary living space as this masterpiece reinvents your surroundings.

18. Thalassa White Modern Arm Chair

Modern Arm Chair

Baxton Studio

l love the modernizing effect Thalassa’s crisp white faux leather upholstery has on your living space. This designer arm chair’s made with a wooden frame, foam cushioning, and black solid rubber wood legs with non-marking feet.

19. The Clark Chair, Chartreuse

Chair Chartreuse

Apt 2B

This handsome sofa collection will never go out of style. With a low profile and comfortable seat, this classic silhouette will be a staple in your room for years to come.

20. Union Jack Arm Chair Red, White & Black

black chairs

Zuo Modern

Stay patriotic with our Union Jack series. Made from a plush microfiber and tufted for a classic look. Comes in an armchair, loveseat, sofa and ottoman.

A good example of the use of an accent chair would be in a large living room. A main conversation area may be grouped around a focal point, such as a fireplace. However, it may be practical as well as attractive to create a secondary seating area for reading or other purposes. This is where the concept of an accent chair comes into the picture. Other type of accent furniture can work for the living rooms too.