Furnishing a small space can pose a number of unique challenges. You want to maximize your floor space, but finding pieces that are both compact and comfortable isn’t always easy – especially when it comes to seating. Read on to check out some of our favorite ways to incorporate functional, fashionable accent chairs in a small space.
Tips for Saving Space with Accent Chairs
There are a few tips and tricks everyone should know when it comes to furnishing small spaces. The use of slim designs and corner-ready pieces is ideal for minimizing your footprint, and see-through elements make a space appear less visually crowded. Here are a few of our favorite small-space ideas …
Minimize the Visual Footprint
One of the best ways to maximize a small space is with visual manipulation – or the use of pieces that appear smaller than they actually are. When your eyes can easily pass through a frame, an accent chair will take up much less visual space – and the room, in turn, will feel larger and less crowded.
This visual trickery can be pulled off with the use of clear materials and negative space elements, such as open-backed designs and slatted or woven details. To achieve the look in your own home, go for accent chairs with woven seats or backs, translucent frames, and plenty of open space around the back. Small accent chairs with arms look best in low-profile or open designs, rather than styles with big, bulky arms.
Another tip? Save space with decked-out dining chairs. There are a number of high-end styles that look perfect outside of the dining room, and take up less space than traditional accent chairs. With your accent chairs taking up less visual space, you can feel free to get creative with bolder décor such as area rugs and wall art.
You can easily translate these design principles into outdoor spaces, too. Check out our post on styling a small balcony or patio for more inspiration.
Make Room with Mid-Century Designs
Some of the defining characteristics of mid-century style are sleek silhouettes, slim tapered legs, and gentle, organic curves … And as it turns out, these features are perfect for small spaces!
Mid-century accent chairs are some of the trendiest pieces in the world of home décor, and they look especially at home in small spaces such as lofts, apartments, and tiny homes. Best of all, mid-century design is one of the most versatile styles out there. Mid-century accent chairs can be paired with industrial, boho, or Southwestern pieces to create a modern, eclectic look.
Curved-back and 90-degree styles allow you to easily tuck the chairs into corners, making the most of your floor space.
Key in on Comfort
Small-space accent chairs don’t have to be cramped and restrictive. In fact, you can find plenty of comfortable chairs for small spaces that look and feel just like their bigger counterparts. With luxe materials such as velvet, leather, and linen, small upholstered accent chairs can provide all the padding and opulence you crave, just in a smaller footprint.
Look for chairs that combine padded, upholstered seats and backs with slim, streamlined legs or an elevated base. You’ll get all the comfort you want without visually crowding the space. Additionally, try utilizing the tips mentioned above to really maximize your floor plan. Armless styles, rounded backs, and chairs with open seats or arms will provide a slim silhouette perfect for a small space.
Now that you’re armed with all the tips and inspiration you need, it’s time to start making a statement in your small space. Shop Hayneedle’s wide variety of accent chairs to find the style that’s just right for you.