A good accent chair is one that stands for something and always makes a stylish statement, so to speak. While they can serve some practical function by providing backup seating when extra guests visit your home and dressing up lackluster corners in the entryway, bedroom, and everywhere in between, their true value is in their ability to inspire creativity and invite personal expression all while you sit back and relax. That being said, cheap accent chairs that scream "design-savvy" can be hard to come by. After scouring the best furniture stores, we curated a selection of affordable accent chairs, ranging from $79 to $295. See which one speaks to your sense of style and get ready to enliven your empty corners.
Vintage Modern Stackable Chair ($100)
As you can see, we're starting this shopping spree on a strong note with a cherry-red upholstered seat with a shapely chrome frame. At just $100, it's pretty much a miracle.
CB2, Sophia Black Dining Chair ($100)
Who doesn't love a sculptural, monochromatic accent chair? This black is a particular treat, as it's crafted in a circular shape. Place one by the console table in the entryway or get the whole set to tuck under the dining table.
Vintage Tally Chrome Side Dining Chair ($159)
This nude modern side chair will bring the perfect touch of modern elegance without drawing too much attention.
George Oliver Perry Plaid Chair ($150)
This fun plaid chair would be the perfect perch to get ready on. Place it in a walk-in closet or your bedroom, or keep it in the living room for extra seating when guests come over.
PBTeen Nash Rocker ($145)
This low-slung leather rocker is just about the coolest side chair around. The worn fabric gives it an edgy feel even though it's brand-new and sturdy enough for all your rocking endeavors.
CB2 Harlow Pink Velvet Chair ($229)
Here's a rare finding of an accent chair that's easy on the eyes and comfy to laze around in. You had us at dusty rose pink velvet upholstery and dramatic high back.
Cost Plus World Market Natural Rattan Cocoon Chair ($229)
This statement chair will enhance a variety of spaces, whether you place it in a minimalistic environment; amid bohemian aesthetics with natural textures and neutral colors; somewhere classic with a modern twist; or a little bit of each.
Project 62 Fletcher Slipper Chair ($170)
Keep things calm and cool with this gray tufted chair. It would fit in with any living room vibe. Just toss a cozy throw blanket over the corner.
IKEA Tobias Chair ($79)
Though this transparent char can blend right in, it also asserts an unmistakable, modern charm. Bring it into the dining room for extra seating, place it in a hallway, or place it by the bed.
Vintage Lebanese Pouf Chair ($110)
Let your personality shine through and don't hold back. Whimsical and boldly graphic at the same time, this accent chair is packed with design potential.
Eggree Mid-Century Velvet Accent Living Room Chair ($90)
Case in point: The glamor of blush velvet doesn't need to be super-pricey. We also love the barrel back and subtly casual feel of the legs.
AYTM Angui Chair ($259)
When it comes to setting a tone of sophistication, you can't go wrong with a gold frame and a black suede seat. Tuck it under a console table with coffee table books piled on top or by a vanity.
Project 62 Massey Faux Fur Metal Base Slipper Chair (170)
A texture-rich chair in a cloud-like neutral hue is as cozy and versatile as it gets. And the good news is, you won't have to break the bank to make a style statement, thanks to this option.