Accent furniture includes items that help complete – and complement – any living room, dining space or home office. While they may not serve to anchor the room, accent pieces are the components that come together to add character in more subtle ways while still providing utility and convenience.
When looking at accent furniture, the options can be generally categorized into three different types: seating, storage and structure. Naturally, accent chairs and rocking chairs fall under seating. These come in endless sizes, shapes, styles and materials that offer great opportunities to introduce comfy and expressive seating to your space. The variety makes it easy to find options that play off of less pronounced design elements or add pops of color that bring out other hues in the room.
When it comes to storage, accent cabinets, benches and chests can store everything from fine china to extra linens. Pedestals, plant stands, garden stools and multipurpose accent tables are also great, and can hold everything from lighting and décor to a cup of coffee while also adding a nice decorative touch.
Finally, room dividers are an addition that can help improve a room’s flow and utility in a decorative and unobtrusive way. They come in a variety of styles including the traditional three-panel divider, fixed vertical dividers and wider options that can bring a new level of versatility to a space. Room dividers can also serve as artful décor that introduces color, texture and unique patterns in a large design. Or, if you want something a bit subtler than a full room divider, wide accent cabinets can also be used to separate different areas with the added bonus of more storage.