You don't have to be a cowboy to appreciate the unique beauty of cowhide accent chairs. Each one is a masterful creation that takes expert craftsmanship and attention to detail to complete. Contrary to popular belief, it's not just for traditional or country-inspired design. It's made for the adventurous decorator or homeowner that doesn't mind thinking out of the box.
It'll definitely stand out as the centerpiece of your living room, regardless of the décor scheme. It'll also make a bold statement in any office environment. It's suitable for year-round use thanks to its timeless design, while the cowhide construction makes it a great lifetime investment.
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Kearns Upholstered ArmchairThis accent chair has a mid-century silhouette. The armchair features a sloped back that flows to flared arms, surrounding a curved cushion in a cow print for a country look. Four black tapered legs form the base. This armchair is UV and fade resistant, making it perfect for adding a rustic touch to any bedroom, living room, or reading nook.
Masardis Upholstered Slipper ChairOur accent chair is an excellent addition to any home. Featuring a minimalistic yet sophisticated design, this chair is sure to delight in both style and comfort. The beautifully tapered legs and sturdy build of the chair provide reliable stability while its plush upholstery offers outstanding comfort. With a streamlined structure, our chair will blend seamlessly into any existing decor.
Natosha Upholstered Accent ChairThis southwestern-inspired butterfly chair would be a fun addition to a man cave or a little boy's room. It could also be added to the living room for an extra flair! This chair is foldable and made from cowhide, so no two will be exactly alike.
Heinz Upholstered Accent ChairThis butterfly chair is a small but significant addition to any rustic decor. The chair has a 0.25" seat thickness and is suitable for indoor use only. This product ships in 1 carton. There may be slight variations in pattern, natural blemishes, colors, and overall aesthetic of the product due to its handmade nature. Maximum weight limit is 300 lbs. Made in India.
Ponce Upholstered ArmchairThis tufted armchair adds extra seating space to your little one's bedroom or playroom. The chair's frame is made from polystyrene, and it's built on thin, tapered legs with an espresso finish for tons of coastal farmhouse flair. The chair has rolled arms and a wide back that's upholstered in microsuede in the two-tone hue of your choice. It also has coil springs for added comfort during movie night or cocktail hour with friends. We love that this armchair has a removable cushion cover for easy cleaning.
Angus Upholstered Wingback ChairThe Wingback Chair features metal stud detailing and a faux leather back. The soft, luxurious faux cowhide fabric and comfortable, plush seating will keep you seated for hours. Create a cozy reading area, a conversation corner with two chairs and a table, or be a little creative and use two chairs at the ends of a dining table.
Arrowridge Upholstered Armchair
This handmade chair is a truly unique addition to any decor. The cowhide pattern is expertly woven into supple genuine leather upholstery and is finished off with reclaimed barn wood construction. Two stylish accent pillows help to round out the natural feel of this handmade chair, which features all materials that help provide both comfort and long-lasting shape.
Liam Upholstered Barrel ChairThis contemporary barrel chair features a curved back, rolled arms, and plastic round tapered legs. Founded on a manufactured wood frame, it has polyester blend upholstery in a cowhide print and high-density foam cushioning for comfort. Its seat height is 17".
Notasulga Upholstered Barrel ChairAdd a unique and attractive accent chair to your home with this animal print accent chair. The chair's tapered legs, curved arms, and removable padded seat give it a classic look that blends in effortlessly with most styles of decor.
Appell Upholstered Club ChairOur club chair, with its subtle wingback design and soft seating will envelop your guests in relaxation. With a perfect place to curl up with a blanket and favorite book, it effortlessly transforms any decor. This piece combines classic style with a striking twist to create an original chair that anyone would enjoy.
Altieri Upholstered Accent Chair
Their vintage-style butterfly chair is made of genuine goat leather. Its iconic butterfly design allows for full relaxation after a busy day, and it suits any setting.
Notasulga Upholstered Barrel ChairThis animal print accent chair adds a unique and attractive accent to your home. It features tapered legs, rounded arms, and a padded seat.
Upholstered Wingback ChairThis black or white color chair with dark brown legs can be used as an accent chair in your living room, a vanity chair in your bedroom, or even as a dining room chair.
Bonin Upholstered ArmchairThe natural qualities of genuine leather ensure that this sophisticated seating option will develop a patina over the years, creating a look that is both comfortable and inviting. Iron and mango-wood frames create the perfect structures for genuine leather seating, available in black, brown, and classic cow-hide. The distressed look of worn leather adds comfort that only increases with use, molding precisely to your shape thanks to its natural, breathable properties. Create a space all your own—accent your living room or surround your dining table—and enjoy these fine pieces for years to come.
Bertjan Upholstered Wingback ChairThe modern ranch folding chair is a nice addition to any western home. It is easy to transport and store, as it has foldable legs. The solid mango wood frame and cowhide seat provide lasting comfort and style.
Bonin Upholstered Side Chair
Genuine leather is deeply textured and softens with use, creating a lived-in look. Iron and mango-wood frames create the perfect structures for genuine leather seating, available in black, brown and classic cowhide. The distressed look of worn leather adds comfort that only increases with use, molding precisely to your shape thanks to its natural, breathable properties. Create a space all your own and add this chair to your living room, or surround your dining table to create a warm and welcoming look—you’ll enjoy it for years to come.
Offreyy Upholstered ArmchairThis armchair, with a solid wood frame wrapped in genuine leather and a foam-filled, cowhide-upholstered seat and back, adds seating and style to your living space. The drop arm and black wood frame add sophisticated elements to the design. It arrives at your door ready to use without assembly required. We especially love the square arms and tight back that offer additional comfort while sitting.
Homan in Milk Cow PatternThe Homan Upholstered Dining Chair is a simple, sleek chair that will enhance the beauty of any room or table. Its elegant design and unadorned features make it easy to match with any decor.
Rapids Slipper ChairThe Black Cow Hide Lounger Chair brings country appeal to your home, with the look of genuine spotted cowhide yet made of soft cotton to be animal-friendly. The seat and back cushions are filled with polyurethane foam for added comfort, and espresso finished feet and a solid hardwood frame add durability.
Schermerhorn Upholstered Slipper ChairThis eye-catching slipper chair is made of solid wood and engineered wood and features three tapered and splayed legs with a dramatically curved seat. The tight seat cushion and full back are upholstered and filled with foam for an inviting look and feel. This chair's seat is only 14.6" high, making it ideal for use as a lounge chair in your living room or bedroom. Simple assembly required.
Amy-Leigh Upholstered Barrel Chair
The Infinity Innovative Accent Chair is a stylish item made of genuine cowhide. The chair features curved, shelter-style arms and a waterfall seat cushion, making it the perfect accent to any home decor.
Arvon Upholstered Slipper ChairThis slipper chair adds a charming and comfortable accent to your living room or bedroom, featuring a solid teakwood frame with an angled silhouette and weathered brown finish. The seat and back are wrapped in genuine leather showcasing an animal print for a touch of organic charm. Each cushion is stuffed with polyester and cotton for plenty of support while you recline with a book or cup of tea in the evening. No assembly required.
Kashala Upholstered Accent ChairThis Butterfly chair MILO in black and white cowhide is a classic, comfortable seating option. The powder-coated black metal base can be collapsed to allow for easy storage and transport. Due to the natural characteristics of this cowhide, each chair will vary slightly in appearance. Assembly is required.
Anstett Upholstered Swivel Barrel ChairThis barrel chair is an essential addition to your living room or bedroom. It's built with a solid and engineered wood frame and features a curved back that slopes into rolled, flared arms to create that classic round barrel silhouette. The polyester blend upholstery is filled with foam and has a spring seat construction for just the right amount of support that bounces back when pressed. You can remove the seat cushion and its cover for simple spot cleaning.
Accent chairs are often a central part of a living space. They are both functional and aesthetic, standalone pieces that aim to liven up a room, and simultaneously stand out and flow with the room’s décor. Choosing the right accent chair for your space is vital, as you run the risk of cluttering up a room or ruining its aesthetic if making random choices.
Below, we offer some expert tips to help you decide on the best options to make your accent chair and living space unique, lively, and exciting. From deciding on the size and style, to the materials you can use, this guide answers every question you may have about purchasing an accent chair.
Knowing exactly how wide and tall you want the accent chair will allow you to determine the placement, as it will give you a rough idea of how much space you need to work with. It will also help you decide on a style later down the line, as some styles are better suited to large or smaller sizes.
The average floor to seat height falls in the range of 30” to 40” but may reach up to 50” for taller people.
For a chair with armrests, the arm height is usually about 10” inches less than the floor to seat height to ensure maximum comfort - i.e. if the floor to seat height is 36”, the armrests should be about 26” in height. The majority of accent chairs comes pre-measured, meaning that you do not have to worry about matching the size of your chair to the size of its armrests!
The depth of your accent chair will mostly depend on how you would like to use it - an average armchair is about 35” deep, but if you plan on having a chair you can comfortably curl up in, consider depths of 45” and up.
This should be the first thing you consider once you have determined what size your accent chair should be. The chair should make the room more inviting and cozier, without cluttering it up or making the space difficult to navigate.
Look for an empty space within the room that you can fill up with the chair - a corner or an area next to a window would be best.
Avoid placing the chair near the door - this will probably impede your ability to open the door, or may result in the chair being completely hidden from view when the door is opened
Plan for a clearance space of about 30” on at least two sides of the chair to ensure easy access
Your accent chair will be the central point of your room, so deciding on a color that works well with the rest of the room is crucial. Some people opt to match their accent chair to the colors in the room, while others prefer a different, yet still complementary color for their chair.
If you want the chair to blend in seamlessly with the existing color scheme of the room, choose something neutral like different shades of white, black, or brown.
If you want the chair to stand out and be the immediate focal point of the room, go for a color that does not appear in the room often, or a color that directly complements the main color scheme. Examples of complementary colors include red and green, yellow and purple, and blue and orange.
Regardless of how neutral or bright the color of the accent chair will be, it will look best if the color also appears in at least 1-2 other places in the room (e.g. a set of pillows, a rug, or even an accent wall) so that the chair is not a complete anomaly.
If the room is relatively muted or monochromatic, go for an eye-catching pattern or bright color to liven it up a bit.
If the room is full of different patterns, opt for a more simple, plain piece to avoid clashing with other aspects of the room.
Alongside the color, the material is an incredibly important aspect that you need to consider before purchasing an accent chair. Apart from the general look and feel of different materials, you will also need to consider how easy different materials are to keep clean - nobody wants a chair that stains easily!
Some of the most common upholstery materials include:
Cotton is one of the most popular fabrics due to its softness and durability. It can be very versatile, with an incredibly wide range of color and pattern options available. However, it is not the easiest to clean when stained due to its high absorbency, so consider choosing darker colors when using cotton.
With its crisp finish and subtle sheen, this fabric is often used in more ‘glamorous’ furnishings. It is a quite delicate material that can crease, stain, and even rip easily, so avoid using it if you live in a home with small children or animals.
Real leather is often considered a luxurious upholstery material, due to its high-quality feel, the skills needed to prepare it, and its often high price. Unlike other upholstery materials, leather improves in quality as it ages, ensuring your accent chair will last for years. It is also quite easy to keep clean as it will not absorb any liquids. However, many people choose to not use real leather anymore due to ethical reasons and instead opt for faux leather.
Otherwise known as synthetic or vegan leather, this is a man-made material. It exists to give the look and feel of real leather at a lower cost while staying ethical. Like real leather, this material is the best option for those living with small children prone to spillages, or pets with muddy paws.
Velvet is quite durable and strong, making it the perfect material for upholstering furniture. It provides a very luxurious look for a relatively low price point but is quite prone to collecting dust, so consider investing in professional cleaning products to prevent this.
When choosing the style of your accent chair, you will need to consider what the overall aesthetic of your home is, and how you want the char to fit into it. Deciding on a style usually helps to determine exactly what type of chair you will need. Many styles are relatively universal, while others are incredibly specific, and only really work well with matching décor.
Taking inspiration from design elements found in the modernist movement of the late 1800s, the modern style tends to be minimalistic and streamlined. Existing mainly for function rather than fashion, these chairs are comfortable without being unnecessarily oversized or eccentric. They usually come in neutral, subdued colors, without patterns.
This style borrows some elements from the modern style and turns them into something eye-catching with bold colors and patterns. These chairs are often minimalistic in their structural design, with a pop of color or an exciting pattern to add variation.
Also known as traditional, this style tends to be quite cozy and welcoming. The chairs often use real wood for the legs and arms, with a relatively muted color scheme or a detailed pattern on the upholstery. Think middle to upper-class Victorian home and you have yourself a classic-styled chair!
Also known as the glam style, these chairs are more decorative than functional. They are often much larger than regular accent chairs, with unique shapes as well as color and pattern choices; gold faux leather appears to be a very popular choice amongst glam style lovers.
This is the perfect style of chair for those who prefer a more ‘raw’, authentic feel to their furniture. Often upholstered using real or faux leather, and combined with natural wood, this style of accent chair brings with it a rugged, yet warm and welcoming atmosphere to your home. Many favor this style for its unpretentious and relatively simple look.
Now that you know what style would best fit your home, it’s time to decide exactly what type of accent chair you need. There is a wide variety of types, with some being more popular and universal than others, so you’re bound to find something to your liking.
Below are some of the more popular types of accent chairs and what décor they best pair with.
A Bergère accent chair is an upholstered armchair, originating from early 18th-century French designs. It has closed sides and exposed wooden framing, often painted gold to achieve a more sophisticated look. This chair focuses on comfort without sacrificing aesthetic, and best fits into a home decorated in a traditional or luxurious style.
This style of accent chair is distinctly recognizable for its rolled arms that are the same height as its back, and its dark leather upholstery with deep button tufting. This relatively simple chair can fit perfectly into any style of décor. For example, it would work well alongside a rustic style, with other ‘raw’ features made from wood and leather.
Most commonly referred to as a chaise lounge, this is a type of long chair that allows support for the legs. This is the ultimate chair for comfort and can match with any style of décor - 18th and 19th century inspired chaise lounges will work best in a more traditionally decorated home, while more simplistic versions, made from cotton or polyester, can be incorporated into contemporary or modern décor.
The Egg chair design is a relatively modern style of accent chair, which uses simple cotton or polyester upholstery. Many Egg chairs feature a swivel bottom, making this an incredibly unique design, and one that is popular among younger generations. This chair will best fit into a home decorated in a modern or contemporary style because of its simplicity.
Papasan chairs are a unique type of chair and will look great in homes decorated in a modern or contemporary style. These pieces consist of a sturdy, bowl-shaped frame and a large cushion that fits inside. The large cushion makes this type of chair incredibly comfortable and relaxing to sit in, making it a great contribution to a more casually themed room, particularly coastal or bohemian styles. Papasan chairs were initially very popular in college dorm rooms, due to their low price, durability and high comfort.
Sculptural chairs are normally much deeper and wider than regular chairs, making them incredible for lounging for long periods. That does mean, however, that you will need much more space to house one of these chairs, and it will definitely be an eye-catching statement piece in your home. Many sculptural chairs exist not only as a seat but also as a decoration, and so will fit best with a luxurious décor.
This truly depends on every single factor we’ve listed so far: the varieties in size, style, material, and color all make deciding on an exact budget a little more difficult.
There are many simple, budget accent chairs available for under $150. This is the best option if you’re short on cash but still want to add a little extra to your living space. Most of these budget models will be relatively smaller than normal, so make sure to check measurements carefully!
The majority of accent chairs will fall somewhere in the $150 to $500 range. As mentioned above, smaller models are often cheaper, so if you’re looking for a large accent chair, be prepared to pay closer to $500.
The more extravagant and decorative accent chairs may cost up to $1000, or even $2500 if they are designer pieces.
Accent your living room with this customized armchair, perfect for sitting while enjoying a conversation, maybe reading a book or catching up on the latest news. It’s comfortable, soft and incredibly durable. Plus, all you need to do is spot clean it every now and then for easy maintenance.
The butterfly shape of this cowhide printed chair will set tongues wagging at your next soiree. It’s fully collapsible and can be used both indoors and outdoors. It requires very little assembly and has overall dimensions of 35'' H x 31'' W x 31'' D.
Add rustic charm to your living room with this pleasant armchair. It features padded seat and back that’s covered with a cowskin print polyester cover. It requires very little assembly and maintenance, with a weight carrying capacity of up to 350 pounds.
Whether you like cowboys or just want to bring some country flair to your home, this wingback chair is an ideal addition to your living room décor. Place it next to the fireplace and add a nice cushion for extra comfort. Made from a solid wood frame with polyester upholstery.
You don’t need a designer budget to get a designer chair, as you can see from this custom lounge chair. With its cowhide genuine leather construction and eye-catching shape, this chair will definitely add interest and flair to your space.
Take it all in with this curved lounge chair, with its soft contours and three-dimensional design. Its genuine leather construction means that this chair will last you for generations as its resistant to dings, scratches, and fading. Perfect for indoor-outdoor décor.
This tailored armchair is a seamless blend of contemporary and traditional design. It features a sturdy plastic frame wrapped in polyester blend upholstery with a synthetic fiberfill. It’s a great way of getting upscale design at a fraction of the price.
Finish off your living room décor with this masterpiece of an armchair, made with cowhide pattern fabric and carved wood frame. It has deep cushions for comfortable seating, ad its oversized design will fully support an adult of up to 350 pounds.
Animal print is back and here to stay as you can see from this beautifully designed goatfur armchair with a solid oak wood finish. It can handle up to 250 pounds, which is quite sizeable, and it doesn’t require any assembly.
The unique shape and design of this armchair coupled with the stunning animal skin cover makes it a very luxurious addition to your living room décor. It’s made from genuine leather and stands on plywood legs and frame with a soft curvature.
If you feel like your space is in need of some prairie chic, look no further than this two-toned faux leather chair with cowhide print upholstery. Its frame is constructed from solid constructed wood that can withstand a weight of up to 350 pounds.
This animal-skin armchair provides the perfect finish to a contemporary, modern or industrial design setting. Pair it with a colorful sofa and a soft ottoman and you’ve got your bespoke living room! It’ll really elevate the style of that entire space.
This spectacular armchair is modern, sleek and absolutely unique. This one of a kind creation is constructed from soft genuine leather with acrylic square arms. Perfect for the contemporary or ultra-modern home and it’ll look great in an open-plan space with plenty of natural light.
Nothing says “rustic and warm” like a cowskin-themed armchair. It’s made from a blend of polyester and has a stuffed interior for added comfort. Perfect for lounging on at the end of a tiring workday and it can handle a weight of up to 250 pounds.
With its pre-colonial design and farmhouse feel, this armchair will look right at home next to a grand fireplace and lush rug. As you can tell, it’s constructed from solid wood and features a combination of brown and cowhide print finish with a comfy microfiber fill.
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