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Find Amazing Accent Chairs at Bassett Furniture

A flash of color. A sprinkle of contrasting design. A pop of enthusiasm.

Accent chairs from Bassett Furniture can provide that final, exciting element to complete a well-crafted, fashionable look for any room in your home.

Shop our incredible online selection of accent living room chairs, bedroom accent chairs, accent armchairs, decorative accent chairs for your living room, and more. You'll find comfortable accent chairs of all sizes and styles, ready to satisfy the most discerning tastes in home furnishings.

What Is An Accent Chair?

Accent chairs offer contrast and fun to rooms with dominant themes. They deliver a delightful change of pace in your room's design.

Choosing one of these is more than just finding functionality and usability; you also choose the aesthetic qualities they communicate. The purpose of these chairs is two-fold: to catch your attention and complement the overall room theme.

Why Choose An Accent Chair?

Finding furniture items that match each other is a natural way to go about furnishing a room. That's why furniture sets are so popular. The only downside with that approach is that everything tends to look the same.

Any interior designer worth their salt will advise you to avoid creating a living space featuring too much of any one thing. If you're furnishing a retail space, a clean, minimalist, monochromatic approach makes sense. But, that's not the case when it comes to your home.

Creating elegant living spaces requires warmth, style, and comfort. It also requires an eye for contrast and balance. That's precisely where accent chairs come in handy.

Are Accent Chairs Comfortable?

Exhaustive attention to detail goes into creating our accent chairs. Details play a major role in our commitment to building quality furniture that stands the test of time. From the construction and materials to the careful stitching and manufacturing, we make each chair very carefully.

We make all of our accent chairs with an interlocking, solid wood frame design and thicker laminated hardwood. The final result is a finished accent chair that is as durable as it is comfortable, so you can enjoy your accent chair for years to come.

Accent Chair Materials

We look far and wide for the highest quality accent chair materials. The designers and tanners creating our leather and performance fabrics share our commitment to quality. Bassett’s long history of excellence is due to hard work and the belief in quality products.

We take pride in being able to create accent chairs that are renowned for their luxury and comfort. To ensure that your seating is as comfortable as possible, we fit our accent chairs with fully upholstered cushions and arms, encased pillow cores, and channeled polyester fill-back cushions.

What Material is the Most Comfortable for an Accent Chair?

When picking fabric or leather upholstered accent chairs, it’s important to think about their location and intended purpose. Depending on where you place your accent chair, the level of its use will change.

For example, a chair will receive a lot of wear and tear in high traffic areas and heavy use in the family room, living room, or den. If that’s the case and you’re worried about your accent chair’s durability, you might opt for a chair with protective and durable fabric to avoid stains and dirt.

However, if you plan on using your accent piece in a low-traffic area like a bedroom or formal space, you can opt for something a bit more elegant to better fit your decor.

Can an accent chair be reupholstered?

Yes! You can reupholster accent chairs with a new set of clean upholstery. The process isn't nearly as complicated as you may imagine it would be, and there are many benefits to doing this over buying a new piece of furniture. You have the option to customize it however you want. From fabrics to leather, you can choose the look and feel of your accent chair.

Additionally, you get to keep the dimensions and cushioning of your old furniture. Not to mention, you can save a bit of money.

Can an accent chair be repaired?

Yes, you can repair accent chairs. Depending on the type of damage, your chair may be easy or hard to fix. Simple stitching can fix some upholstery tears and rips. However, you may need to patch it or replace the upholstery altogether if the tears are bad enough.

Frame damage, on the other hand, can ruin a chair. Breaking the frame can cause irreparable damage to your chair.

Accent Chair Colors

The easiest way to pick an accent chair color while simultaneously creating an amazing space is to mix and match colors, fabrics, and patterns. When determining the color or material for your chair, consider the current colors in your room. Don’t be afraid to be bold when picking a fabric, pattern, or color.

Often the best color and pattern combinations lie across from each other on the color wheel. If you need help picking a color or finish for your accent chair, book an appointment or stop by any local store to see our complete selection of hundreds of designer fabrics, colors, and materials.

Whether you need to ask a question or need a complete dream room done right, we’re here to help.

Modern And Contemporary Accent Chairs

Find all sorts of contemporary takes on traditional seating with our selection of modern accent chairs. From re-imagined sitting chairs to fresh approaches to high back seats and more, there's plenty of options that cater to the latest styles and fashions.

Traditional Accent Chairs

Don't want to make your home too trendy but still desire contrast that separates your home from the rest? Bassett has a great line of traditional accent chairs.

Find your favorite among a great collection of leather and fabric accent chairs, and create a dignified, regal feel in your study or office. Or, peruse a multitude of gorgeous wood trims – a more refined take on your grandmother's beloved sitting chair.

Leather Accent Chairs

The classic look of leather accent chairs embodies a timeless elegance that can add to the design flavor of any room. You can choose from several leather types and finishes, allowing for a sublime seating experience that combines leather furniture's rugged, stylish look with luxury comfort.

Timeless in more ways than one, the durability of our leather accent chairs allows them to grow in beauty and comfort with age.

Fabric Accent Chairs

Our fabric accent chairs are highly customizable, as you can choose from hundreds of fabrics with numerous performance fabric types, colors, and textures. A significant benefit of this is that it gives you the freedom to express yourself creatively to create an accent chair that fits your style and personal preference for comfort.

Custom Accent Chairs

Are you looking for the perfect accent chair? Our custom design program allows you to choose from various materials and finishes for your new furniture piece.

While it is understandable for one to feel overwhelmed with so many options to choose from, Bassett makes the custom design process fun and easy. Our knowledgeable design consultants can help you as much or as little as you need to ensure the perfect look. We work hard to create custom accent chairs with us is an enjoyable part of your overall shopping experience.

How Do You Pick The Right Size Accent Chair?

It’s essential to consider the size of your space when picking a chair size and who will be using it, and the other furniture in the area. A good rule of thumb is your accent chair should be as tall as your sofa and other chairs in your room. At Bassett, we offer various sizes for your needs, from small accent chairs to large.

Average Accent Chair Sizes


We measure depth from the front of the seat to the back of the back cushion. An average sofa’s seat depth ranges from 25 to 40 inches, but you can find many options outside of that range up to 70 inches depending on the style and design.


Accent chair sizes vary considerably, but the average accent chair runs between 25 in. to 45 in. in width. However, depending on the style, these can run up to 60. in width.


A 25” to 40” inch height is typical for most accent chairs. However, depending on the style, legs, and other factors, it can run up to 50” inches. If you’re pairing it with a desk or ottoman, you should allow 1 foot of clearance around the piece for legroom and allow for easy entry and exit.

Where can I buy an accent chair?

Shopping online for your perfect accent chair at is easy, convenient, and fun. You can even apply different fabric or leather options and see how they look.

To experience the full breadth of accent chair customization options, you'll have to visit a Bassett Furniture store in person. Our in-store design consultants can help you see all that's possible. To get started, schedule a design appointment with our experienced design team today.

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