20 Inexpensive Accent Chairs That’ll Take Your Living Room From Drab To Fab

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1. A retro velvet wingback chair with stylish pleated detailing and tapered gold legs that’ll have people thinking you snagged it from a luxury design studio. 


Promising review: “Easy to assemble and feels good to the touch. It looks extremely expensive and looks good in my space.” –charlotte 

Shipping: Free; arrives within six days.

Get it from Walmart for $147.46+ (available in 17 colors). 

2. A boho upholstered chair with tuft detailing and plushy boucle fabric that makes it look like it’s wrapped in a warm ‘n’ fuzzy blanket. I’m awarding maaajor cozy points to this chair.


Pair it with a cozy pouf ottoman and I reckon you’ve got a new favorite nap spot on your hands!

Promising review: “As with anything ordered online, I was skeptical. But these look exactly like the photo. I have a cat who likes to use my upholstery to sharpen her claws. I figured if she does that to this chair, at least it would blend in since they’re fuzzy. I’m super happy with it.” –kld311

Shipping: Free; arrives within 2–3 weeks.

Get it from Amazon for $139.99+ (available in seven colors). 

3. A velvet barrel chair, whose sleek silhouette will look dang good in any room. Plus, its *thick* base cushion will make your booty undeniably happy, which is presumably pretty high on your list of chair priorities. 


Promising review: “This chair is exactly what I wanted. It’s so elegant yet functional. The color is a beautiful, muted blue…I love it!” –Cathy

Shipping: Free; arrives within six days.

Get it from Wayfair for $276.99 (originally $324.99; available in five colors). 

4. A faux leather butterfly chair because your “Rustic Farmhouse Meets Mid-Century Modern Vibes” Pinterest board isn’t a stretch of the imagination!

And while it’s sleek on its own, you can always dress it up with some cool throw pillows or cozy blankets!

Promising review: “Didn’t think I would like this chair. We bought it for an AirBnB and dang it – now I want one for our home. It’s super comfy! My wife says it needs a place to lean your head back but otherwise it’s great. Assembly was easy; we did struggle a bit getting things to lock in place, though. It’s a great chair to sit back in and read, and that’s saying a lot because I don’t read books but now I’m thinking I might start. Haha” –V. Harris

Shipping: Free; arrives within 8 days.

Get it from Amazon for $156.99.

5. patterned accent chair and ottoman set that’ll not only make a statement in your living room, but nip the ol’ “hmmm, this chair would be way comfier if I had somewhere to rest my feet” debacle right in the bud. 


Promising review: “OMG!!! This little chair pops in this room like a ray of sunshine on a rainy day. I found this accent pillow to complement it. The chair was a great value. What’s more is how comfortable it is. Everyone is so surprised when they try it out.” –Carol

Shipping: Free; arrives within 2–3 weeks.

Get the set from Wayfair for $135.99 (originally $159.99; available in 13 colors and patterns). 

6. A gorgeous hanging hammock chair made from 100% natural cotton, plus handmade crochet detailing to kick your living space *up* a notch. And FYI, this lil’ number will live happily indoors and in covered outdoor spaces, since your porch could use an accent chair, too.

Limbo Imports / Etsy

Limbo Imports is a small business and Etsy shop based in Atlanta, GA that hand-makes striking hammocks and hanging chairs, all from natural cotton.

Promising review: “My parents got this beautiful swing for me for Christmas and it is not only beautiful but SO comfy and relaxing! I’m so excited to read books and cuddle up in it and watch movies… it looks adorable in our living room.” –J’aiMe D’Angelo

Shipping: Free; arrives within 2–7 days.

Note: This hammock chair comes with two matching 24×24 cushion covers, hangs from a single hook, and has a weight limit of 300 pounds. 

Get it from Limbo Imports on Etsy for $179.99.

7. A wide velvet wingback chair made from stain-resistant fabric, so you can rest easy while your notoriously clumsy pal pours themself another glass of red wine while sitting in its comfy depths. 


Promising review: “Love it. So stylish. It’s the only piece of furniture I have in my living room currently as I just moved in, and it makes the room elegant all by itself!” –Cynthia

Shipping: Free; arrives within 3 days.

Get it from Wayfair for $279.99 (originally $599; available in nine colors). 

And here are some other affordable pieces of mid-century modern furniture and decor to match this vibe!

8. A pretty printed armchair with an ornate upholstery design that’ll add a touch of vintage flair and dress up your living space (at a budget-friendly price, of course). 


Promising review: “It’s a perfect accent chair for our smaller space apartment. It is comfortable and I love the fabric. It brightens up the apartment.” –Jeanette

Shipping: Free; arrives within two days.

Get it from Wayfair for $184.99+ (originally $289; available in four designs). 

9. A snuggly papasan chair you’ll look forward to curling up in every day. Its thick, tufted cushion will keep you comfy, while it’s circular design and wicker accents will evoke tons of “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” from your guests.


Promising review: “This is actually what we were looking for to add a perfect retro touch! So easy to put together! The pillow is really soft and chair feels very stable! Amazing price compared to some of the other options. My daughter LOVES it!” –natalie

Shipping: Free; arrives within two days.

Get it from Walmart for $143.20+ (available in four colors). 

And if you want to see some other styles, head over to our list of the best saucer and papasan chairs!

10. Or this smaller velvet papasan chair with over 1,200 5-star reviews (!!!) because your living room is lacking a retro lounge area, and this style will do just the trick!


Pssst, reviewers love this chair in any room: living rooms, bedrooms, offices – you name it! You can also check out our picks for the best desk chairs available online to see some other styles, as well as the best desk chairs with no wheels, like this one. 

Promising review: “So comfy! So cute! It only took my friend a few minutes to put it together. I was a little worried the whole would maybe be uncomfortable but it’s perfect. Sturdy. Soft. Love!!!” –Nina b

Shipping: Free; arrives within 3–5 days.

Get it from Wayfair for $146.24+ (originally $183.79; available in nine colors). 

11. classic armchair that comes in tons of different colors and patterns to match any aesthetic, so you can get one for this room, another one for that room, and a third one for that other space. You know what I’m talking about.

Promising review: “Beautiful and elegant chair. Very sturdy. Resistant fabric (and I have two cats and a 13-year-old boy). The color is amazing. everyone loves My new chairs. It’s also very easy to assemble. I did it myself and I’m not very crafty.” –Indira Paez

Shipping: Free; arrives within 2–4 weeks.

Get it from Amazon for $163+ (available in 29 colors and patterns).

12. A small and simple slipper chair with soft cushions and a sturdy hardwood frame that you can count on for years. It might not have the visual *pop* of other accent chairs, but it’ll comfortably fit right into any setup.


Promising review: “This chair is great! It is sturdy but also lightweight so it is easy to move around. I loved it so much that I went back the same day and purchased a second one. It is soft and comfortable!” –Emma2

Shipping: Free; arrives within one week.

Get it from Target for $120.

And if you’re looking for more living room furniture for your small space, check out our list of the best small sofas and couches, as well as the best small bookshelves and bookcases.

13. A funky cutout chair whose plushy fabric and wide seat provide optimal cozy comfort for anyone lucky enough to cop and squat in it.


Promising review: “Great quality for a great price – similar styles from more popular/well-known brands sell for almost double the price. Super easy assembly, the hardest part was taking it out of the box and figuring out where the legs to put together. Spoiler: they are underneath the seat cushion in a secret zipper. Oh, and the best part is it’s actually comfortable! Love! Great purchase.” –M

Shipping: Free; arrives within three days.

Get it from Wayfair for $219.99+ (originally $265.99; available in nine colors). 

14. An armless accent chair with faux leather fabric, tuft detailing, and black hardware because you’re a real class act and you need an understated, sophisticated, and timeless style piece to reflect that. 


Promising review: “The chair is a winner! Very nice occasional chair. Comfortable. Would be great in bedroom or foyer, maybe as an extra in living room. Went together very easily, much faster with a drill though! Color true to photo on website. I’d recommend.” –Overstock Customer

Shipping: Free; shipping times vary depending on your location.

Get it from Overstock for $182+ (originally $231.99; available in eight styles).

15. An Instagram-worthy hanging wicker egg chair you can use indoors or outdoors, depending on where you want to do some stylish lounging (and rocking). 

Promising review: “This chair is sturdy and exactly what I was hoping for an indoor installation in bedroom. Directions were straightforward enough and assembly took about 20 minutes. I was able to anchor into stud using hardware from Lowe’s and is a great addition to the corner! The cushions are clearly meant for outdoors, so not the most comfortable for indoor, but that’s not a knock on the product.” —Chip

Shipping: Free; arrives within five days. 

Note: This chair has a weight limit of 300 pounds and the stand is not included.

Get it from Amazon for $218.50.

You can find this product, along with some other great styles, in our roundup of the best egg chairs, BTW.

16. A vibrant printed slipper chair that looks like a thing out of Alice in Wonderland. And FYI, it’s made from high-density foam cushions, so you can sit comfortably while you add that pop of whimsical flair you’ve been searching for.


Promising review: “This is just the most beautiful piece of furniture, and comfortable too!. The colors are bright and the design is very unique. All you have to do is screw on the legs, and it is ready to go. Highly recommend.” –Michelle D.

Shipping: Free; shipping times vary depending on your location.

Get it from Overstock for $267.29 (originally $424.99).

17. A wide tufted armchair that’ll fit right into a cozy reading nook, stylish office, or evil lair, since this chair is definitely giving off chic villain vibes. 


Promising review: “We’re in the middle of redecorating our living room and we’re super happy with this chair. Easy to put together and sturdy. A beautiful color and just as described in the pictures.” –Hannah

Shipping: Free; arrives within 2–3 days. 

Get it from Wayfair for $185.99+ (available in 13 colors). 

18. A beachy wooden armchair made for you and your guests to kick back, sip on a margarita, and think nothing but warm, sunny thoughts (no matter what the actual weather situation is outside of your window). 


Promising review: “Absolutely love these chairs! Color is great and they only took five minutes to put together. They absolutely set the vibe for our sitting area and they’re comfortable too!” –Robin

Shipping: Free; arrives within 2–3 days.

Get it from Wayfair for $289.99+ (originally $324.99; available in eight colors). 

19. A printed armless accent chair because you can’t deny your maximalist design preferences any longer, and these patterns are simply too fun to pass up. 


Promising review: “It is a beautiful chair. It adds character to your living room. We absolutely love this chair. It was easy to assemble and came with two extra legs. We have been looking for accent chairs for a while. The price on some chairs are just as much as a sofa. I am glad we decided to shop online – we are totally satisfied with our purchase.” –Shavonne Roach

Shipping: Free; arrives within 2–3 days. 

Get it from Amazon for $96+ (available in nine designs). 

20. A Chesterfield armchair for a traditional touch that’ll majorly up the fancy factor at your place. I can see you know – cracking open a new book, adjusting your monocle, enjoying a glass of brandy, and doing other indisputably fancy things.


Promising review: “I love this cozy chair! We have two other barrel chairs in faux leather and they are also nice but this fabric one is for me. I like the print of exotic orchids and it’s big enough for me to curl up inside. I take turns with sharing it with the cat. It makes the room more beautiful.” –eriin

Shipping: Free; arrives within six days.

Get it from Wayfair for $239.99+ (originally $319.99; available in seven colors and patterns). 

Ah yes, the simple pleasure of sitting in a really great chair.

Reviews for this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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