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.