12 Affordable Accent Chairs That Look Way More Expensive Than They Are

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If you're looking for an easy way to dress up your space, accent chairs are the perfect place to start. Not only do they add color, texture, and structure to a room, but they're also a great way to complete a décor scheme, spruce up a bare corner, or complement some of the furniture you already own. 

Even better? There are tons of budget-friendly options out there, from barrel designs to faux leather styles. So do a little shopping, and don’t let yourself be constrained by labels. If a chair is making a striking addition to your living room, it’s an accent chair—even if you found it in the patio furniture section.

Here, the best accent chairs under $200 for every style.

Everly Quinn Asuka Barrel Chair

Asuka Barrel Chair

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If you're looking for the perfect pairing of style and comfort, this rosy chair will do the trick. The barrel design features generous padding and foam fill throughout that's perfect for a movie marathon night—but what really makes it stand out is the patterned upholstery on the back. Each color (there are three total) has its own pattern, as well as gold-finished legs that adds a touch of glam to your home. It's a nice addition to a bedroom or living room, but you can consider it as a vanity chair as well.

Foundstone Irene Armchair

Irene Armchair

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Searching for a cozy armchair that’s just sleek enough to make a statement? The Irene Armchair may be exactly what you're looking for. This chair is lined with plush faux leather and complete with a metal frame, making it feel like a contemporary upgrade to classic mid-century modern style. The deep seat and warm leather finish give this chair a welcoming vibe that's perfect for living rooms or home offices.

Inside Weather Cloud Latte Luna Armchair

Inside Weather Cloud Latte Luna Armchair

Most of us think of armchairs as being bulky and cozy, but this option from Inside Weather offers a sleeker take on the classic furniture piece. Crafted from baltic birch and powder-coated stainless steel, this chair is totally customizable, including the style, finish, and upholstery. Not only is it a joy to look at once you choose your preferences, but since the cushions are lined with high-density foam, it’s a joy to sit in, too.

Oh, and did we mention the cushions are fully adjustable? Remove them any time you’re craving something different, and replace them with another set. Inside Weather makes it easy to stock up on multiple sets of cushions, so you can swap them out whenever you see fit.

Industry West Geo Lounge Chair

Geo Lounge Chair

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Industry West’s Geo Lounge Chair was designed with the outdoors in mind, but if you’re looking for a unique accent chair that doesn't cost hundreds of dollars, there’s nothing wrong with getting a little creative. Snag this chair in red, gray, white, or black, or buy more than one and mix and match the colors to create a more dynamic space. This chair is comfy enough to spend all day in, so put it in your reading nook, your living room, or anywhere else you want to spend more time.

Article Zola Black Leather Chair

Article Zola Black Leather Chair


Article’s Zola Black Leather Chair was crafted with dining rooms in mind. But the chair is so pretty that it could easily double as an accent piece. Its sculptural frame would make a statement in any space. But since its plush leather cushion is cozy enough to spend hours in, the chair would make a particularly great pick for your living room.

IKEA Hogsten Armchair

Accent Chair

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IKEA’s Hogsten Armchair is an outdoor chair that’s pretty enough to bring inside. And its crisp white palette makes it an easy addition to any decor scheme. Mix it with vibrant colors and bold prints, or use it to add texture to a sleek minimalist space. With a piece this versatile, it’s pretty hard to go wrong.

West Elm Mid-Century Modern Petal Upholstered Dining Chair


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West Elm’s Mid-Century Modern Petal Chair is proof that even dainty pieces can make a statement. The chair’s sleek metal frame and sculptural cushions are bold and eye-catching. But they look even more stunning when rendered in a vibrant multicolor pattern.

Use the chair to add a thoughtful pop of color to your space. And if you’re not a fan of prints, don’t worry—West Elm lets you customize your upholstery so you can design the perfect piece for your space.

Armen Living Cassie Chair

Armen Living Cassie Chair in Black Faux Leather and Walnut Wood Finish

Fans of design know the Armen Living Cassie Chair looks like a couple of different design classics in one. Its molded plywood frame resembles the Eames Lounge Chair, while the curved seat and upholstery look like the Wegner Shell Chair, both of which cost a pretty penny. Now, though, you can score this mid-century inspired piece for much less—all the while knowing it definitely looks more expensive than it is.

Ktaxton Mid-Century Accent Chair

 Ktaxton Mid-Century Accent Chair

The best accent pieces don’t make you choose between function and form. And this Ktaxton Mid-Century Accent Chair offers both in equal measure. The armchair is plush and cozy—exactly the kind of piece you want to snuggle up in during a wine and cheese night or an afternoon spent reading. And since it’s rendered in vibrant orange, it will add a touch of welcome—and perhaps, surprising—color to your space.

2xhome Mid-Century Modern Dining Armchair

2xhome Mid-Century Modern Dining Armchair

Think plastic chairs can’t be sophisticated? Think again. This set of two chairs pays homage to the Eames Molded Plastic Armchair, but it's way more budget-friendly and available in a variety of fun colors—any of which would make a striking addition to your space. And since these chairs are surprisingly comfortable, you can get away with putting them anywhere.

Design Within Reach Woody Armchair

Design Within Reach Woody Armchair

A Design Within Reach accent chair that’s actually affordable? We know—we can’t believe it either, but the Woody Armchair is the real deal. The accent chair is available in four crisp colors, and its polypropylene construction makes it versatile enough to use indoors or outside. Stock up on a few, or let one stand on its own—this piece is so easy to decorate with that options abound.

Dazone Modern Armchair

Dazone Modern Armchair

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When it comes to accent chairs, you definitely shouldn't be afraid to go bold. After all, accent chairs are meant to stand out amongst the rest of your furniture, so pops of color and fun patterns are strongly encouraged. This cheerful yellow chair found on Walmart ticks all the boxes: It's stylish, comfortable, and budget-friendly, and will brighten up even the gloomiest corners of your home. And if you're not a fan of the yellow, this chair also comes in a more neutral blue.