You’ve chosen a perfectly comfy couch and loveseat to frame a plush area rug. The only thing left to do is find stylish living room accent furniture to pull the look together.
From vibrant accent chairs to sleek side tables, accent furniture adds finishing polish to your decor. It’s an opportunity to spice up a room with texture. It’s a chance to create a vibrant focal point in an earth-tone theme. It’s an easy way to update your living room furniture without the expense of full-on redecorating.
How to Pick Great Accent Furniture
The first thing to consider when choosing accent furniture is scale. In general, accent chairs should be no more than four inches higher than couches. It’s about guest comfort as much as it is about visual appeal.
Tone also is an important consideration. A wingback chair with ornate legs will disappear in a room with a large, overstuffed couch. That pretty much defeats the purpose of accent furniture.
Accent chairs should complement the sofa’s color or pattern. If you can’t decide if it’s a match, turn to a color wheel. Neutral accent chairs are always safe, particularly if they’re in contrast to a boldly patterned couch.
Accent coffee and end tables are usually a little more functional than accent chairs. Scale is a consideration here, too. Accent tables should be no more than four inches above or two inches below the chair or sofa it’s next to. Taller is better because it’s easier to reach up than down. While there’s no exact formula for creating visual balance, neither the tables nor the furniture should overpower each other.
Is it OK to mix and match accent tables? Of course! Wooden end tables in one finish can easily coordinate with a coffee table of another finish. The same goes for mixing metals.
Accent Furniture for Comfort
Though the purpose of accent furniture is mostly decorative, there’s no law that says it can’t be functional, too.
Today’s recliners, for example, have come a long way from the vinyl space hogs of yesteryear. Modern recliners offer smaller footprints and stylish fabrics. Many models also have USB ports that are just about essential to modern life.
Coffee tables with shelves or drawers also combine form and function. Go for the ultimate in convenience and pick a smart coffee table that includes extra outlets, USB ports, Bluetooth speakers and a refrigerated drawer!
Bring the look of your room together. Shop accent furniture at Macy’s.