5 Types of Accent Furniture to Spruce Up Your Home

Accent furniture can liven up your living space and provide additional utility. Any home can benefit from accent furniture like swivel chairs, sideboards, or decorative chests. Whether you live in a modern, traditional, or eclectic home - there’s an accent piece out there for you!

Swivel Chairs

Swivel Chairs

Swivel chairs can be fun and functional. They’re a great way to add a more energetic energy to any space, but especially in home offices, living rooms, or reading rooms. The first recorded swivel chair was owned by Thomas Jefferson. Today, you can find many types of swivel chairs to match your homes styles. The best swivel chairs feature some common attributes such as padded seating, rounded design, and integrated wheels for easy movement. Check out this list of swivel chairs by Home Refinery to get inspired.


Bachelor’s Chests

Bachelor’s Chests

A bachelor chest is very similar to a nightstand. They are typically designed for bedside use though can also serve well as an accent to other areas of your home. Bachelor’s chests are wider and taller than typical nightstands and also provide more storage. Bachelor’s chests are different from accent chests mostly in their depth. They feature shallower drawers but are also shorter in height. Still, a bachelor’s chest can work as an accent chest outside the bedroom.


Decorative Chests

Decorative Chests

Accent chests come in a wide range of sizes, designs, and have many different features. There are skinny chests, tall chests, short chests, and even deep chests. In most cases, one can find an accent chest to match nearly any style, color design, or required utility. This means you’re left to do some serious shopping among your favorite furniture stores! Check out this guide on how to paint furniture to get truly creative!


Sideboards & Hall Consoles

Sideboards & Hall Consoles

Hallways are often too narrow for most types of furniture. This is where long, shallow pieces of furniture with ample surface space can help. Sideboards are an elegant solution to hallway storage needs, as are hallway consoles. In many cases, these pieces of furniture can be used interchangeably. Sideboards are sometimes designs for dining, living, or kitchen storage needs in mind. In such cases, these expressions can be a bit large for most hallways. On the other hand, hall consoles are almost always an easy fit. After all, that’s what they are designed for!


Armoires

Armoires

Armoires were very popular when homes had little closet space. In the past few decades, this furniture design has seen a sharp decline in popularity. Armoires have recently become slightly popular again among minimalist homes as stand-in closet storage. They’re also great for apartments, lofts, or other areas where extra storage is needed, but a renovation to add extra closest is either out-of-budget or not possible. The Spruce has an interesting read on the history of armoires.


Review

The furniture you select for your home will affect your daily life. Having fun, energetic, and unique furniture can help improve the lifestyle of your home. There’s plenty of online furniture stores out there to find the designs listed here. It’s recommended to wait for major holidays or seasonal sales before buying most furniture.

Vera Watson
 

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