Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sitting Pretty! Accent Chairs for Smaller Homes

Just look at that gorgeous wooden scrolled arm chair! I'm not crazy about the zebra rug and fringe on the couch, but the chair is 'to die for'! A well proportioned accent chair is a must for the smaller home. Both the living and family rooms should have at least one.

For smaller spaces, accent chairs should not be heavily skirted or overly wide. A width of no more than 33" is best and 30" to 28" is ideal. Here are some accent chairs well suited to any smaller room. The fabric on most of the upholstered examples can be ordered in a variety of colors and patterns or customized.

Ethan Allen British Classics Carved Dining Arm Chair.

Ethan Allen Maison Ladder back Chair.

Crate and Barrel Blake Leather Lounge Chair.

Crate and Barrel Azure Chair.

Ballard Design Colfax Arm Chair.

Ballard Designs Leland Armless Chair.
Ballard Designs 'Gramercy' Chair.
Ballard Designs Manchester chair.

Pottery Barn Belmont Arm Chair.

Pottery Barn Brooks Upholstered Chair. These slipper chairs are especially nice in smaller rooms and this one comes with its own back pillow. I love these for lumbar support.

Pottery Barn Marcel Armchair.

Pottery Barn Arlington Armchair.

Dining Room armchairs are good choices for accent chairs like these from Pottery Barn. I happen to own several dining chairs from the Napoleon collection.

Until next time!



  1. Great selection of chairs. Thx for the overview of the variety of smaller chairs that are available.


  2. Great variety of chairs. Thx for the introduction to the different types of smaller chairs that are available.


  3. well I love the zebra rug!! haha

    my shoes are Pliner = they are really mules, not boots - so much better! thanks for the comment.


  4. I'm listening to your podcast!!! soooo adorable!!!!!


  5. hi AGAIN! I listened to that podcast - sooo cute!

    I have about ten pairs of those boots/mules in all different colors and skins - I love them! I buy two new pairs a year - and they never wear out - that's why I have accumulated so many. Maybe not 10, maybe 8? I should go count!!!!

  6. Hi Genevieve :)

    All the chairs are wonderful! I completely agree that you have to have at least one accent chair in both rooms.

    Loved your nap time post too. My husband is the one that naps, but I don't mind as it gives me free time on the weekend to visit my favorite blogs ;)