As you probably know, I’m all about rustic neutrals and beachy vibes in my home. But I’m also a huge fan of color and using it strategically to create interest in a room. One way to do this? The accent chair…
Hayneedle teal armless chair / Joss & Main Gerwin arm chair / Aspiin contemporary arm chair / Joss & Main Nikole club chair / Nate Berkus classic tufted chair / Yuma green accent chair / Wayfair Madison Park arm chair / Wayfair curved arm chair / Threshold upholstered chair
Accent chairs don’t command as much attention as sofas or shelving, yet they add a fun pop of color that can really lighten the mood of a living room. When it comes to choosing an accent chair, you still want to stick with the style you’ve been decorating with – like traditional, mid-century, modern etc – and consider the wood textures and metals when pairing with other furniture. Besides that, it’s all about choosing something that elevates the room, and lately I’ve been loving the idea of adding something like the pink Nate Berkus for Target chair to a bright white space or putting a sunny yellow like this patterned chair in a more traditional sitting room. So many ideas!
The best part is you get the most bang for your buck as far as furniture goes with an accent chair – all of these are under $300! So, if you’re on a major budget but want to transform a room, this is a great place to start. Be sure to click through to your fave styles because some of them come in even more colors ;)
Which one are you eyeing?
When it comes to making a house a home, it’s often all about the little things – those pieces that provide a much needed pop of color or have special meaning, or just tie your whole theme (in our case – beach chic) together. We love playing up the neutrals in our home’s design by strategically choosing beautiful hues here and there that make the whites and natural tones really stand out.
turquoise stemware / toss pillow / kate spade ring holder / tea kettle / spring’s eden candle / abstract painting / passion turquoise rug / sea glass jar in harbor mist / olia lamp /ottoman / the perfectly imperfect home / arm chair
Right now I’m loving this aqua color. To pull off this beachy tone you can choose shades ranging from deep turquoises to subtle mint and sea foam to sea and sky blues too. Considering that blue is historically known as a calming color, I find it evokes a serene, tranquil vibe that is SO welcome in a busy, energetic home like ours. Blues and greens are also said to reduce stress compared to some of those louder color. If the tones above channel refreshing feelings of calm and happiness when you look at them, they might also be a stress reducer for you too.
Color shy decorators – don’t worry – when you choose an accent color, it’s just that, an accent. You don’t have to go all out with blue furniture and rugs and walls, of course. But one thing to keep in mind is that what sometimes feels overpowering is actually fairly minimal when placed in the grand scheme of your entire home. Don’t be afraid to play up the theme a bit!
Which color are you currently crushing on? What other home looks do you love?