You don’t need to redesign your whole living room to give your home a little boost. In fact, an accent chair can go a long way toward refreshing your space and making it look totally new. Below, seven of the best options to buy now and impress all your guests once the holidays arrive.
We Found the Best Accent Chairs from Wayfair to Spruce Up Your Home This Fall—and They're All on Sale
1. Mercury Row Norton St Philip Armchair
This mid-century modern beauty has a frame and legs that are made from real wood and a cushion that has both foam and springs. The fabric looks and feels like linen (it’s actually polyester) and comes in this gorgeous teal blue color, as well as light beige and charcoal gray if you want something a bit more muted. You will have to assemble the chair upon arrival, but reviewers say it’s incredibly easy. They also mention how surprisingly lightweight the chair is, meaning you can move it from room to room whenever you want without requiring the help of your über-fit neighbors.
2. Etta Avenue Cleo Armchair
Gold-tone chair legs and a super-soft, velvet-inspired fabric give this accent chair a majorly glamorous vibe. It also comes in 17 different colors—from the deep ocean blue above to sunshine yellow and, of course, classic black—so there’s bound to be one to fit your home’s aesthetic. It has a 4.7-star rating and more than 1,900 reviews, with so many reviewers saying the chair looks so much more expensive than its price tag. It’s also purportedly incredibly comfortable, so it’s not just for looks.
3. Three Posts Lipsey Armchair
This easy armchair can fit in with just about any decor style—contemporary, rustic farmhouse, mid-century modern—and is built with both foam and springs in the cushions for added durability and comfort. One reviewer, Caitlin from Portland, OR, writes, “I’ve had this chair for several months now and I love it! It still looks brand new. No problems with assembly and it looks super high-class [and] modern for a really great price. The cushion is medium firm, but definitely has give, the back rest is a bit more rigid.”
4. Hashtag Home Araceli Armchair
For a more ‘60s, mod style, try this wonderfully fun, curved armchair by Hashtag Home. It has a deep-set seat and angled back for maximum comfort, and the legs are made of real wood to complement the linen-like fabric covering. It does need to be assembled upon arrival, but the site says it should take only 15 minutes and reviews confirm it’s super easy. Overall, we think this cutie has all the appeal of a real retro find without any of the scary questions of what exactly have those cushions been through.
5. Mercury Row Gerhard Armchair
A real wood frame and web suspension work together in this seat to give you the exact right balance of cushion and support. And as an added bonus, the wood used to make the frame and legs is FSC-certified, which means it’s been sustainably sourced to minimize the impact on the environment. As for comfort, reviewers rave about just how lovely it is to sit back and relax in this curved armchair. “This chair has a soft fabric and is a great “throw your legs over the arms and get comfortable”-type chair,” writes Tracye from Upper Marlboro, MD.
6. Mistana Boevange-Sur-Attert Armchair
For something a bit more glam, this seamed chair certainly fits the bill. The velvet material looks incredibly expensive and is also stain-resistant and durable enough to withstand scratching claws from misbehaving pets. Like the style above, the wood frame and legs are FSC-certified, for an eco-friendly touch. James from Eastover, NC, writes, “Stylish, bold color, comfortably firm cushion. Very deep, perfect for relaxing. Definitely worth buying.”
7. George Oliver Hofstetter Armchair
For those who don’t have quite so much space for a chair with large, tufted arms, this sleek design is just as comfortable and a bit more narrow—perfect for smaller spaces. One reviewer commented, “It is the perfect size for a small space, but is also wide enough to be comfortable. I can sit in it along side my cat or dog without feeling cramped. The cushion is comfy and the back support is sturdy.” And, yes, the frame is made from real wood.
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