When it comes to decorating your home with minimalism in mind, you want to fill it with pieces that speak to you, are comfortable and flow with the ambience of the room.
A lot of times, when people think “minimalism,” they equate it with being uncomfortable or foregoing function. This does not have to be the case. You do not have to give up one thing to have the other.
There are plenty of minimalist designs that also function well in the space and keep you and your family happy and cozy in your home – just like you should be! We’ve compiled a list of some of the best minimalist accent chairs to add flair (and comfort) to any room.
Keter Urban Knit Pouf Set
The Keter Cozy Urban set is perfect for any outdoor or indoor space in need of a little cozy pizzazz. The minimalistic, accent seating comes with two round, knit style seats and one knit table that also serves as added storage space, holding up to ten gallons.
This pouf set is also easily stored or moved if you need to make room for a party or simply want to change up your room arrangement. Small enough to be moved yet beautiful enough to be a modest focal point in any room!
The knit fabric, made out of weatherproof, resin plastic, creates an aesthetic that is simple but can withstand outdoor weather and any other stains or spills that may come its way.
Dimensions: 22.5”W x 12.4”H (Seats) 16”W x 16.3”H (Table)
Ootori Mid-Century Retro Accent Chair
Leather is such a timeless, classic fabric that pairs well with simplistic designs. The Ootori Mid-Century Retro Accent Chair reminds me of a modern take on 1950s/1960s Nordic furniture that is a great addition to any minimalist’s apartment or home.
The dark walnut wood, leather upholstered seat can easily be used as additional seating in a living room to compliment a sofa or perhaps that piece of expensive art you purchased! The retro chair with clean lines could also be perfect for that understated yet perfectly put-together office space. I would recommend pairing this chair with a modest end table to make a wonderfully modern reading nook or seating area!
Dimensions: 24.4″W x 17.7″H
OFM 161 Collection
Remember when I said that wanting a minimalistic vibe in your home does not mean you have to sacrifice comfort? This chair is a great example of that. The wing-backed design and tufted fabric cushions wrap you up and makes you forget that the chair is simple in design.
It also comes with a tufted ottoman so you can prop your feet up after a long day. The base cushion is 3.5 inches thick, so sitting in it for hours won’t be a problem!
Imagine these retro-looking, unique chairs in a tucked-away nook in your home begging to be curled up in with a good book.
Dimensions: 27.56″ W x 38.58″ H x 29.92″ D
Jamesdar Blythe Lounge Chair
The Blythe lounge chair is huge on style and comfort while remaining unassuming in any space you place it in. The simplistic, almost futuristic design of the chair creates a light and airy feel perfect for those rooms with a lot of natural light and bright colors.
The back and seat cushions come in a warm, grey polyester fabric while the frame is made from a scratch-resistant polypropylene that makes it super durable. The back of the chair is curved so it perfectly hugs your body and invites you to stay awhile. It also has a removable back cushion so if you need more sturdy support this chair has your back!
Dimensions: 28″ W x 26″ D x 30″ H
Iconic Home Rowan Velvet Accent Chair
Looking for a unique chair that can add an upscale, dare I say, royal tone to your house while keeping the lines clean and simple? The rowan chair checks off all of those boxes. It comes in a beautiful green velvet fabric on a plush seat along with a brass steel finish for the frame and the legs.
This could be the perfect pop of color you are looking for to complete your understated, minimal living or dining room. Or pair two of these together to create a conversation corner that will impress all of your friends and family. The stylish look of this chair is a statement piece that can stand on its own while being super plush and comfortable.
Dimensions: 20.5”W x 21”D x 34”H
Modern Accent Chair Set
I’m a firm believer that every room needs a funky element that draws attention and sparks creativity. These mid-century lounge chairs come as a set and certainly are unusual in their design. The chairs come upholstered in a velvet fabric available in many bright, beautiful colors along with a brushed gold metal frame.
Having a curved, pod-like seat makes for a snug and comfortable spot that offers great back support allowing you to settle in for that long skype-meeting or tv show you’ve been dying to binge watch.
These accent chairs are perfect for your minimalist lifestyle and are easily rearranged and used in many different spots throughout your home.
Dimensions: 33”H x 18.8”D x 19.6”W
Windaze Modern Accent Chair
For a majority of the time, when I think of minimalist designs, my mind immediately goes to light, bright colors and soft colored fabrics. Don’t ask me why. This chair challenges that notion and does so boldly. It has a retro feel that makes it seem like it was plucked from an office of a high-powered ad executive circa 1960.
This unique chair would be perfect in a home office with dark woods or perched next to that book case in your living room that you’re working on filling. It uses solid birch wood for the legs and frame and comes upholstered in a charcoal grey linen-like fabric.
Dimensions: 20.7”W x 22”D x 28.7”H
Art Leon Cardinal Armchair
Looking for a perfect swivel chair for your vanity or office space? Look no further than this elegantly upholstered arm chair!
The Art Leon chair comes upholstered in a foam-padded, polyester that is cozy and stylish. The arm rests and the slightly-slanted back provides you with the support you need when getting ready for your night out.
The design of this seat leaves little to be desired with its ability to swivel 360 degrees, stylish accentuated tufted upholstery, and X style four beech wood legs that are super sturdy. This is the perfect complement to any minimalist’s home life.
Dimensions: 34.2”H x 25.6”W x 23.2”D
Zuo Velvet Armchair
Minimalism meets luxury with this next chair. Dark green velvet upholstery and a sturdy gold frame draws the eye and exudes comfort. The seat is perfectly soft and plush and comes with armrests that add another level of comfort for those times you just want to melt into the cushions and bask in the simple glory of your new chair. Durable and minimal in size, it’s perfect for any sitting room or added in as an additional resting spot in your bedroom.
Dimensions: 28”W x 29.5”D x 33.9”H
Julissa Accent Chair
My final recommendation on this list is a sleek and smartly designed armchair. It comes upholstered in tufted grey velour with polished silver legs. This is minimalism at its finest with its low-to-the ground make and will be the ideal addition to any sitting room, bedroom or dining room in need of some added visual interest. The ergonomic design is also great for a minimalistic work space that won’t draw too much attention away from your task at hand!
Dimensions: 32″ W x 28″ D x 28″ H
Minimalist Accent Chairs: Our Buyer’s Guide
One of the first things you will most certainly think about when looking to buy a new accent chair is how much you are willing and able to spend. You want to spend enough that you know you’re getting a quality chair that you won’t have to replace in a year but not so much that it hurts your financial situation.
Think about how much the chair will be used and how prevalent it will be in whatever room you choose to place it in. If the chair will be seen and used more often, consider shelling out a little more dough to ensure you’re getting the quality you and your home deserve.
Buying a piece of furniture from a well-known and trusted brand usually guarantees that you will be getting exactly what you paid for. Sometimes that means the cost can go up, however. If you’re trying hard to keep the cost to a minimum, feel free to explore newer, less-known brands.
Be sure to pick a brand that has a great relationship and response time with customers. Brands that engage with their customer base usually means that they are actively trying to improve standards and will do what they can to fix any issues that arise.
Design & Function
Design and function is most likely the second thing you’ll think about (after price) when looking for new furniture. How will this chair be used? Where will it be placed? What is the vibe you are going for? These are all important questions to ask yourself.
Pick a chair that is going to be comfortable, easily rearranged (should the need come up) and flows with the space that you are placing it in. Nothing is worse than spending money on a chair that is uncomfortable and no one wants to use, except for maybe one that looks out of place amongst other furniture.
My Final Thoughts…
This completes my list for some of the best minimalist accent chairs on the market! All of the options listed above are great choices with sleek and innovative designs, are comfortable and not overly flashy, perfect for any space that you’re trying to keep simple. They also won’t break the bank, which is an added bonus!
So, go forth and design your dream living room, sitting room or bedroom with confidence that you’re choosing the best-looking, most cozy accent chairs available.
Please leave any comments, questions or suggestions in the comment box below. I would love to read what you think of this list or what other chairs you would add!