Choosing a Comfy Chair that has “The Look”

A pair of matching chairs in Classic Blue

We are living in a golden age of design. Nearly any style is at our fingertips, and there is almost no limit to the options for upholstery. The key to interior design is making smart choices that make your home beautiful and comfortable at the same time. And so it is with accent chairs, which can complete the look you have cultivated in your family room, master suite, home office, or bedroom. Comfy chairs come in great colors, shapes, sizes, and styles, and they’re easy to switch out when you’re ready for a change.

Choosing one that feels as great as it looks and lasts doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some tips for shopping for accent chairs that will light up a room and wrap you in comfort.

Comfy Chair Inspiration

Think about what type of chair you want to fill a corner or be part of a new family seating area. Is a recliner what you need to put your feet up in the evening? Does a wingback chair appeal to you? Are you looking for a funky chair to tie into a Boho space or a statelier chair for your home office? Do you need a small chair for an unused corner, or are you ready for a bulky overstuffed chair for long weekends reading by the fire? Are you seeking a curvy, feminine look for your boudoir or a solid masculine feel for the library?

If you can come up with a dream chair in your imagination, it is possible that a chair exists! Our designers will be happy to help you find options suited to your vision. We have a wide range of collections to choose from, offering everything from contemporary to classic seating. For example, the Lee Industries line makes a huge range of US-made seating options, including a dizzying array of chairs in various sizes and styles.

Look for inspiration on our website’s Projects and Brands pages. You’ll be able to see local interior design projects we’ve completed that feature ton of amazing chairs!  See local interior design projects.

Of course, you are also welcome to browse at Dwell, which is packed with quality chairs, furnishings, and accessories. Try out some chairs in our Coralville showroom and talk to a designer about what you’re looking for in an accent chair.

Customizing a Chair

Remember that any comfy chair you choose can be given a special look that reflects your personality. What type of upholstery or leather do you like? Is the space ready for a pop of color, or is it a place where you want a calm neutral to blend into the scene? Keep texture in mind as you think about how the chair fits into space, too.

Again, with the numerous choices available today, it helps to talk to a designer who can guide you to the right coverage for your chair. We have hundreds of samples you can review and design expertise to spare!

Chairs can be part of making a special spot for your favorite things even more inviting.

Take the time to shop for a quality chair that is comfortable as well as great looking!


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