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What is accent furniture?
"Accent" means "emphasis" and that's just what a great piece of accent furniture does: stand out. Like the icing on a cake or the cherry on a sundae, accent furniture is the distinctive touch that adds flair to your home, complementing and elevating essential elements like your couch and TV stand. Accent your living room with a chair, ottoman or stool in a striking pattern to draw the eye, or small tables in uncommon shapes or materials to lend visual texture. Let your accent furniture deliver function as well as style with a brightly painted storage cabinet or trunk that conceals clutter while showcasing a unique pop of personality.
How do you choose an accent for furniture?
Choosing pieces designed to stand out doesn't have to feel intimidating. Start with our handy guide to shopping by style to find accent furniture and other decor to suit your design aesthetic. Let color be your guide by with the 60-30-10 rule of decorating (60% of the room in a primary color, 30% in a secondary and 10% in an accent color), an easy reference to make sure colorful accents turn heads without overwhelming your space. Or set the tone with texture, using velvet, macramé, metal and more to create contrast with your larger pieces and give your living room some eclectic edge.
Do accent chairs need to match?
There's no rule that says living room chairs have to match - in fact, thoughtfully mixing and matching accent furniture can yield extremely stylish results. To keep your mismatched living room looking more chic than chaotic, simply maintain one consistent design element. For example, if you have accent chairs with similar silhouettes, take some liberties by contrasting their fabric and color. Or try two chairs in complementary hues with different shapes or styles. You can also keep your aesthetic consistent across dissimilar pieces of furniture with some well-chosen and artfully arranged pillows.
Can accent furniture be used to divide a room?
Whether you have the big blank slate of an open floor plan or the design constraints of a small space, put your accent furniture to work defining the different parts in your room. Use a decorative screen to divide space between your living room and home office nook or a console table to mark the boundary between the living area and dining room. Or create tonal separation between different areas by subtly color coordinating them, starting from the ground up with a style-defining rug, then adding accents that pick up its hues and tie each area together as a cohesive, distinctive space.