Accent Chairs

Put the finishing touches to your beautiful living room furniture with stylish accent chairs for contrast and comfort. Discover ... our collection of gorgeous accent or occasional chairs - both functional and luxurious and designed to accompany your sofa in creating a stylish and comfortable living space. Read more

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The Beauty of Accent Chairs / Occasional Chairs

Accent chairs in a range of designs are the fabulously functional plus ones (or twos!) to your 2 seater, 3 seater or 4 seater sofa. These versatile armchairs - with or without arms - add extra seats where you need them most, providing greater flexibility and using less space than an additional sofa.

What are accent or occasional chairs?

Accent or occasional chairs are small but mighty living room furniture pieces often found in master bedrooms, studies and sunrooms too! They are single lounge chairs in a range of designs, including:

  • Swivelling chairs
  • Tub chairs
  • Wingback chairs
  • Rocking chairs
  • Armchairs

Our exciting range of super chic and stylish accent chairs feature a selection of materials and colours. You’ll find luxurious leather accent chairs, velvet accent chairs and fabric accent chairs in neutral tones and rich, inspiring colours!

Should accent chairs match your sofa?

There are no hard and fast rules when coordinating living room furniture. You can have a matching accent or occasional chair to your sofa, or you can have a feature accent chair (or two) which complement but don’t match your sofa.

Accent chairs do need to have a design element in common with the sofa or other living room furniture, be it texture, colour, tone, material or shape. Accessories can be used to create a cohesive feel, such as throw rugs or cushions.

Accent or occasional chairs in the bedroom look fabulous when the colour matches an accessory or piece of bed linen. Check out how stunning the Light Pink Penny Fabric Accent Chair looks with a pink throw rug and cushion on a grey upholstered bed!

How do you style an accent or occasional chair?

Accent chairs can make quite a statement all on their own, or they can be styled with one cushion or a throw rug.

If you are placing a couple of accent chairs in the same area as a sofa pair, the chairs should share a common feature with the sofas - perhaps the sofa design features or by using accessories such as cushions.

How do you choose the right accent or occasional chair?

Accent or occasional chairs can park themselves in any number of areas within the home:

  • Popped in a sunny corner with a side table, artificial plant and a floor lamp, accent chairs create a lovely reading nook.
  • As a contributory member of your lounge room furniture, accent chairs can also pair up to become part of the family conversation.
  • A popular inclusion in master bedrooms, bedroom accent chairs provide a soft spot for taking shoes on and off, a private place to read or a space to sit and relax in peace and quiet any time of the day.

Keeping in mind the space within which your accent chair will reside, you’ll choose the right accent chair if you find some common elements which enable the chair to ‘accent’ your sofa, dining suite, bedroom suite or storage furniture such as buffet tables and sideboards.

Colours are an easy way to unite furniture items. Warm colours such as pink accent chairs and plush textures such as velvet accent chairs are warm and comforting additions to bedrooms. A leather accent chair or a grey occasional chair may work perfectly in your home office or lounge, while fresh colours like white accent chairs and blue occasional chairs can create a lively feel. A black accent chair is easily matched with a black sofa, but add crisp neutrals or brightly coloured pops of colour to lift the mood.


Discover more about how to style our various accent chairs with our style guide online!