Accent chairs are the easiest piece of furniture to help switch around a room – and Wayfair has the perfect collection

Wayfair’s selection of accent chairs incorporate all my favorite new trends, from swivel chairs to velvet looks, and they’re all so affordable, too

A selection of Wayfair accent chairs
(Image credit: Wayfair)

In my humble opinion, a living room is nothing without a good accent chair. Not only does it provide extra seating if you have guests over, but it can also tie together the entire theme of your room, while still providing an element of surprise by not fitting exactly in. 

Take a minimalist, neutral living room for example you could have a similar, mid-century modern accent chair in an unexpected color for a pop, or you could use the same color scheme and go a completely different route with a modern round-back look. In my opinion, there aren’t very many rules when it comes to statement-making decor such as accent chairs, which is why I love them so much. 

'A beautiful, well-chosen accent chair can transform your space into something truly spectacular,' adds H&G's Digital Editor, Jennifer Ebert. 'When choosing a design, consider how you would like to use the space and what functions you need it to perform most. If you have plenty of room, perhaps that means including one or two statement designs that will pull the whole scheme together, or simply curating a space around a singular standout armchair.'

Best Wayfair accent chairs for spring 2024

No matter which route you go, however, this spring, one of my favorite retailers, Wayfair, has a vast selection of new accent chairs available, from luxe velvet furniture to modern farmhouse vibes, and I’ve perused through all of them to find you my absolute favorites.

Accent chair FAQ

How do you pick the best material for your accent chair?

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I would suggest you consider how often you’ll be using your accent chair and for what purpose: This will help you determine which material to pick. For instance, high-use accent chairs focus on performance fabrics that are stain- and scratch-resistant, and you can also use leather and linen. If you don’t plan on using the chair very much, a luxurious fabric like a bouclé or velvet can add a touch of elegance to your space, but keep in mind that it might be harder to keep these chairs clean.

What height should your accent chair be?

It’ll depend on how much you want your accent chair to stand out, but as a rule of thumb, you should keep your accent chair within four inches higher or lower than your couch. You can always add or subtract even more height to really make a statement, but keep in mind that this could cause a bit of an eclectic look in your space – but hey, if that’s what you’re going for.

Whether you want something that’ll seamlessly blend into your living room or an option that will command all the attention, Wayfair’s selection of accent chairs are affordable and easy ways to elevate your space.

Nikhita Mahtani
Style Editor

Nikhita is the Style Editor for Homes & Gardens, making sure our home-savvy readers are always aware of the latest trends and deepening their knowledge of classic design. Nikhita graduated with her Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism from New York University, and has spent a decade in interior design and shopping roles at shelter publications ELLE DECOR and Domino Magazine.