There’s a strong chance one sofa just isn’t enough for your squad, so finding the perfect couch and accent chair combination may be at the top of your furniture checklist.
Whether you’re just looking for that missing accent piece to tie a room together or starting from scratch by finally replacing old furniture, ahead are all the things you need to keep in mind.
What’s All the Seating For?
Regular Price: $153.99
Do you love lounging on your couch? Or do you need a spot for future guests to crash on? Either way, multi-functional seating is a solid choice. Consider this budget-friendly daybed with a twin trundle bed that rolls out underneath for just under $320. It’s a two-for-one steal that you can’t go wrong with.
Then, keep the functionality going with an accent ottoman that doubles as a storage unit. It’s a stylish $150 option that offers additional seating for guests and extra room for your stuff. What’s not to love?
Regular Price: $319.99
Everything Should Complement One Another
Regular Price: $839.99
Ideally, you want all of your furniture to be cohesive. One simple way to achieve this is by simply grabbing a complete living room set. Then you can bring in variety through accent pillows or throws.
Consider this modern and neutral three-piece set at Wayfair that comes with a couch, loveseat and accent chair with ottoman for $839.99 or only around $280 a piece. If that’s not a bargain, I don’t know what is.
Go for Color
Regular Price: $309.99
At the same time, you don’t want your space to match too much. Feel free to play around with different colors and textures. For example, there’s no reason why you need to have a leather chair that looks exactly like your leather sofa.
Regular Price: $409.99
Sale Price: $303.99 | Regular Price: $319.99
Beyond colors, don’t forget to also consider adding complementing patterns into the mix. The right accent print can make a room stand out in a completely new way.
If you’re going to go this route, don’t overpower the room with too many prints. Go with a laid-back hue similar to this modern square arm sofa, and then kick things up a notch with an eye-catching accent chair that you can push even further with a bold throw. As long as there’s a balance of tones, you shouldn’t be afraid of going for it when it comes to prints and patterns.
Regular Price: $299.99
Pay Attention to the Legs
Regular Price: $469.99
Chair legs may not be a detail you focus on when furniture shopping, but now is the time to start zeroing in on this feature. Again, balance is the key word here. If you decide on a structured boxier couch with mostly hidden legs, like the above Kelleher sofa, then don’t follow that design with your accent chair. Go for an accent piece that — wait for it — shows off the legs and arms of the chair.
You know what they say, opposites attract, and the same principle applies here when picking out chairs. No one wants a cookie cutter home, and seating can be where you let your creativity shine. Having an interesting set of furniture that doesn’t all look the same will give you an impressive design that no one will be able to find anywhere else.
Sale Price: $296.99 | Regular Price: $349.99
No Crowding Allowed
Regular Price: $229.99
Have you already got the basics, but still feel like you’re missing something in your setup? Adding an accent chair could be the fix you need – and think beyond the living room to all of the spaces you hang out in your home. For example, I thought I would be set with just a bed in my bedroom, but the more time I spent in there, the more I realized I wanted a second place to sit. I added an accent chair by my night stand, and now I have a cozy reading area that I can’t get enough of.
An accent chair can bring an elevated level of decor into a living room, bedroom or office, but keep in mind that they aren’t meant to clutter a space. You may want to opt out of it if you already have a love seat and other large furniture.