by Kristen Moorehouse

Want to bring a little interest to your home that reflects your personality? Accent chairs are a great way to do just that. As unique as your hair style, an accent chair can be an exhibition of your unique character. What makes them so fun is that there doesn’t need to be a formula or exact plan as to why you choose it. This is one area you can throw out the practicality and find something that just feels good too you. Your chair of choice can be ornate and glamorous…or petite and supportive…or funky and bright…or maybe its super uncomfortable and you’ll never actually sit in it, but when you look at it, you feel good and happy. Whatever the combination is that works for you, go for it.

I often think of accent chairs like I do art work. They are personal, expressive and without making perfect sense, can bring a room together. When working with clients on selecting furniture for their home, we may land on a color, pattern or shape they love but would never initially think they can include it in their space. That’s when I push to throw that bright color or animal print they gravitate towards on an accent chair and make the space speak even more to their personality. After all, the very definition of accent is to emphasize, therefore why not emphasize what you love. So what will your accent chair look like?

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