Need something to fill the gaps in your living room? Does your family room lack design flare? Accent chairs are a great way to spice things up. Couches can be very expensive so no one will blame you if you don't want to shell out a couple thousand dollars on a designer couch. There's a way to accessorize your other boring furniture the same way you would those old Levis everyone thinks are designer jeans. You can put up a cheap wall mirror or a stylish industrial mirror but the real answer to your woes may lie in the Scandinavian accent chair. Here are a few that can bring your space to life:
1. Dane Dining Chair from West Elm
A throwback to mid-century Danish design, the Dane Dining Chairs exude extreme quality. These chairs have the power to raise the aesthetic level of any room they adorn. Solid wood backing and legs with a selection of durable upholstery options ensure this chair can stay with you and your family for years. You can order these from West Elm for $299.
2. Harvey Chair Black from Crate & Barrel
With a 360 degree swivel the Harvey Chair makes a strong argument for why it belongs in your home. It can play the role of desk chair, dining chair or accent chair without missing a beat. You can pick up the Harvey Chair from Crate & Barrel for $399. That's a full hundred more than the Dane Dining Chair but one has to admit this chair is a bit of a hero- and bound to be a hit with annoying friends who enjoy spinning around on desk chairs! The versatility of the Harvey makes it easy to pair with one of these industrial style desks as well as a dining table.
3. Austin Chair from CB2
Few accent chairs of this quality come at this price. The Austin Chair can be ordered from CB2 for $249 and with that you get a chair that could last a lifetime (if well maintained). This chair's construction is something to marvel at. The cushion seems to float atop the solid wood frame and the slight waterfall at the knee makes it practical for dining or lounging. These chairs can easily grab the spotlight from an old dull couch you don't feel like retiring just yet.
4. Saddle Office Chairs from West Elm
Just slightly cheaper than Pottery Barn's Harvey Chair, the Saddle Office Chairs offer a slightly chicer acorn wood finish and a variety of upholstery options (including top grain leather). You can order one of these from West Elm for $349 and swivel just like you would on the Harvey. With some of the funky pattern options West Elm offers you can really get creative when livening up your space.
5. Oslo Black Side Chair from Crate & Barrel
The Oslo Black Side Chair is an exercise in subtle quality and based off one of the most classic Scandinavian designs to grace American homes. Made in Italy out of beechwood (stained to look like walnut) and heavy black cotton weaving mean that this chair is of good durable quality but is also light and practical. For $329 from Crate & Barrel you can introduce a classic piece of art into your living room.