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Accent Furniture Guide

When it comes to choosing furniture for your home, sometimes the best things come in small packages. Accent furniture by definition is comprised of chairs, small tables, and other pieces that accentuate the main components of a space, like your sofa, bed, or dining room table. While accent furniture may not be mighty in size, it can pack a huge style punch. These Abbott Tyler Arm Chairs do double duty, providing extra seating and statement-making style.

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Brendlen & Morris Abbott Tyler Arm Chairs

There are a number of both decorative and functional advantages to incorporating accent furniture in your home. It’s a great way to introduce a design element that’s different from the rest of your decor. By adding a different silhouette, style, color, texture, or pattern to a room, you create balance and add visual interest. Accent furniture can make a space feel more elegant or more playful, depending on the style it evokes.

From a practical standpoint, adding accent furniture can create more seating for guests, or surfaces on which to rest drinks, books, or decorative objects. Accent furniture is also perfect for drawing the eye to a corner or other small space that needs attention.

Let’s look at some examples of accent tables and chairs, and discuss how they can elevate your design scheme while also coming in handy for entertaining guests or family.

Accent Tables

Accent tables can be used in a variety of spaces in your home, including your living room, bedroom, and dining room. They’re small in scale in comparison to coffee or console tables, and provide the perfect surface on which to rest coffee or display magazines and flowers. You can even use two accent tables instead of a coffee table, to create flexibility and optimize traffic flow in a room that gets a lot of use for entertaining. “Nesting” tables are groups of two or three tables of varying heights, and can be stacked or arranged in interesting configurations depending on your needs.

Accent Chairs

Accent chairs come in a wide variety of styles, some of which include Club, Slipper, Wingback, and Occasional chairs. They can be used on their own or in pairs to make more of a statement. Practically speaking, accent chairs with a lighter frame are perfect for providing versatile seating as they can be moved around a room to optimize face to face conversation. While from a design perspective, an accent chair is a great way to add a pop of color, a trendy pattern, or a luxurious fabric in a small dose.

Are you looking for accent pieces for your space and you’re not quite sure where to start?  Our Design Team would love to help! Give us a call at 888.602.7011 or email us at