A Guide to Selecting the Perfect Accent Chairs

Accent furniture provides a great opportunity to upgrade a room by showing off some personality. Color, texture, size, and style are just a few of the elements that can be explored when seeking the perfect accent seating. Follow this guide to narrow down choices and find a stylish chair that will effortlessly flow with an existing color palette or composition.

Take Measurements

Before beginning the search, existing furniture in the space should be measured by length, width, and seat height (if applicable). An ultra-soft, new Darcy chair will be useless if it’s too low for the coffee table or towers over the chaise lounge. Measuring furniture beforehand will help eliminate seating that isn’t the right fit for the room’s purpose or aesthetic and will help homeowners get it right the first time.

Consider Functionality

Ensuring that guests enjoy maximum comfort can be a breeze if functionality is considered during the purchase decision. To get started, determine if the room that’s being decorated or the chair in question will be heavy-use or light-use. If the seating will be occupied on a daily basis for extended periods of time, search for comfy fabrics that offer a plush look and feel and can withstand frequent usage. However, if a new chair is invited into the party to just add a little something extra, comfort doesn’t have to be a dealbreaker.

Identify Style Preferences and Theme

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Accent chairs are a great way to add color and livelihood to any room in a Columbus home. For rooms that already have a cozy feel, stylish accents offer great contrast. Although color palettes don’t necessarily have to be strictly followed—especially if one has eclectic taste—maintaining a balanced integration of varying hues will ensure that new introductions won’t disagree with the theme or look a little out of place.

Whether you’d like to snuggle up and get comfortable or simply enjoy the décor, CLS Direct offers furniture and cabinets at wholesale cost so you can give your space a facelift within your budget. Shop online to discover more about our products so you can find the right pieces for your next project.

How to Buy Furniture for Your Open Floor Plan

Open floor plans are very popular these days with square-footage at a premium in many neighborhoods. Floor plans that minimize interior walls can make a home feel more spacious, open, and accessible. One thing to consider when buying home furniture is the need for cohesion. Unlike a home with multiple rooms where each can have a distinct design aesthetic, in an open floor plan, the central spaces in the house are visible from any room. The design should unify these spaces, tying them together with a theme or element. Here are a few tips for pulling this off.

Use Rugs to Demarcate Areas

Part of the challenge of furnishing an open floor plan home is figuring out how to define spaces. Without walls, rugs can do a good job of marking one area from another. Placing an area rug down underneath the dining table and another under the coffee table, ringed by couches delineates the dining and living areas without placing any actual barriers in the room.

Keep It Low

Lines of sight are important in an open floor plan, as it’s the distance of vision that helps give the space its open feel. Placing tall home furniture like shelves, armoires, or even tall tables and couches cuts off these sight lines and runs counter to the floor plan. If there’s a taller item that the resident absolutely loves, they can keep it up against a wall to maintain the openness.

Opt for Soft and Round

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If the blank canvas of the floor plan is one big empty box, filling it up with square and rectangular pieces can make the whole place feel a little like a game of Tetris. This is a matter of personal taste, as some people are fans of the symmetry afforded by parallel lines, but for the most part, it’s nice to break up the boxy look by throwing in rounded edges with the dining table or a sectional couch.

No matter what kind of floor plan or aesthetic you’re going for, you’ll find the home furniture to fit it at CLS Direct. We offer wholesale furniture prices direct to retail customers, delivering big savings on high-quality furniture. Whether you’re looking for a full living room set or that perfect accent piece, we’ve got you covered. Don’t forget to ask about our free financing available through Kornerstone Credit or Mariner Financing. Visit our showroom today to get started.