Furniture Store Guide to Choosing an Accent Chair

Local furniture stores are stocked with a wide variety of high-quality accent chairs, any of which can add style and personality to a room. Having plenty of options is great – but it can also make finding the right seat to suit your living space more of a challenge.

At Guild Hall Home Furnishings, our professional interior designers are happy to help make the decision process easier. As you browse the furniture store showroom, focusing on the following factors will ensure that you end up with an accent chair you love.

Furniture Store Accent Chair

Think About Function

Are you looking for a colorful accent for your entryway? Extra seating for the dining room, perhaps? Or do you need a cushy, comfortable chair for lounging in the living room? Pinpointing the function can help guide you to the ideal seat choice at your local furniture store.

Consider the Placement

Where do you plan on placing the accent chair? Figure out where in the room the seat will be situated, as the placement can affect your decision. Any chair you choose needs to relate to the other furniture within the space, without obstructing the room’s flow.

Plan on Proportion

When you’re adding an accent chair to a room with existing furniture, the new seat needs to be a match in terms of size and scale. A chair with a significantly lower or higher seat – or one that’s oversized or undersized in comparison to the other pieces – will look out of proportion. 

Mull Over the Material

Your material choice should be based upon the amount of use the accent chair will get. For everyday seating, durable materials like leather, microfiber, wood, metal or plastic make good sense. Velvet and other delicate upholstery fabrics are more difficult to maintain, so they’re better suited for seats that won’t be used very often.

Decide on a Design Style

Professional interior designers say you don’t always need to stick to one style theme per room, but any chair you choose should at least relate to the design style of the other furnishings in the space. Fortunately, furniture stores offer numerous style options for seats — including modern, contemporary, rustic, traditional, industrial and global-inspired – so you’ll be able to find a chair that fits well with the room’s décor.

Do you live in northern Utah? When you’re ready to start shopping for accent chairs, make Guild Hall Home Furnishings your first stop. Our furniture store showroom features an extensive range of high-quality armchairs and armless seats in every style imaginable, so we’re confident you’ll find one that you can’t live without.

And, if you don’t see an accent chair that meets your needs in the showroom of our furniture store, ask about the Guild Hall custom design service. Our professional interior designers can bring your visions to life, creating a customized piece that’s perfect for your home.

Guild Hall Home Furnishings looks forward to helping you end your quest for the right accent chair. To get started, stop into our Salt Lake City furniture store showroom today.

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