Six Designer Chairs to Add Splendor to Your Living Room

When it comes to the living room, there is no doubt that a sofa often takes center stage. However, living room chairs are not without their charms and can offer a great deal to a living space in terms of comfort and aesthetics.

Many living rooms don't have the space to accommodate huge, multi-seated sofas. In these circumstances, cozy armchairs, sleek accent chairs, and modern recliners can all fill the void and make smaller living areas seem well-proportioned. In contrast, a living room with too much space can rely on a strategic chair or two to help fill the gaps.

This article will present six designer chair options that will add a touch of class to your home. It will then provide a rundown of the considerations you must make when selecting designer chairs for living room areas.

Our Top Designer Chair Picks

Choosing the right chair for your home environment can be a stressful experience. However, we are confident that you will find something that appeals from our selection.

Ethnicraft N2 Oak Lounge Chair

We kick things off with a great option from Belgian manufacturers Ethnicraft. This chair is made from solid wood and is elegant in its simplicity. It is wide enough to support more than one person at a time and is designed using a classic furniture-making technique.

We also feel that it has the added benefit of looking great wherever it's placed, whether that's the living room, the dining room, or even as an outdoor seating option. You can fully customize it with your preferred selection of blankets, covers, and pillows.

SohoConcept Rebecca Wire Sled Base Armchair

This beautiful design from SohoConcept offers almost limitless potential in design choices and aesthetics. The chair comes in sixteen colors, with the base available in three distinct options. It provides an excellent basis for additional customization and should easily be able to integrate into any dream home seamlessly.

Gus Cabot Chair

If you're after something that suggests pomp and prestige, then this selection, originally designed by Canadian designer Gus, could be what you're after. They clearly left nothing off the table when producing this outstanding club chair made from leather and available in three different shades.

The leather hide design gives this chair an edge, with no two patterns being the same. Clever features, including a no-sag interior spring solution, help make this a fantastic option for those wishing to add a touch of class to your home.

Innovation Duplexo Frej Chair Oak

If you're looking for the ultimate in range and versatility, this magnificent piece from Danish company Innovation is just for you. Inspired by Scandinavian design concepts, this modern statement chair comes in over thirty varieties, so you will surely find a pattern or fabric that will match what you desire.

The legs are built from lacquered oak, with the frame made from matte black powder-coated metal.

Norr11 Mammoth Chair

With a name like the Mammoth Chair, you can guarantee that the product must be good. Its innovative, modern design gives it a genuinely striking appearance, with four oak varieties for the frame and a further four for the upholstery. Tapered legs provide a firm foundation, with a laminated oak veneer providing a chic finishing touch to the piece.

Cane-Line Nest Indoor Round Chair

And now for something completely different, yet comfortingly familiar at the same time. Crafted from rattan using traditional Indonesian weaving techniques, this unique piece of furniture will truly stand out and shine in any living area. There is scope for style preference, with the cushion coming in ten different varieties.

This offering may look extravagant, but ultimately, it does what any good chair should by providing simple comfort and quality.

How to select the best living room chairs

As with all aspects of interior design, accent chairs need to seamlessly blend in with the existing style and inspiration of the lounge area. Many sofa sets will offer both extended and single-seated versions as part of the set to maintain consistency. However, if this is not possible, here are a few things to consider when selecting your ideal chair.


There are countless variations on chairs for living rooms, each with particular benefits and drawbacks. As such, some are better for certain functions than others. You should factor this in when making your choice.

If, for example, you are looking for something that will form part of a cozy reading area, you would be best off choosing an armchair designed for comfort. If you are looking to incorporate a home office into your living space, your best bet would be a sturdy wooden variety that won't allow you to drift off.

Choosing the right chair for the job should be your first step.


Whichever type of chair you choose should complement the existing styles within your living space. To avoid your new piece of furniture sticking out, you should carefully consider color palettes and designs when choosing your chair.

You should also take note of the aesthetic you are trying to create and maintain. Are your room features geared towards a contemporary or more traditional feel? Are you going for something simple and elegant or a more flashy, lively design?

Your new chair should feel like it belongs, no matter the style. 


The material and fabric used to create your chair can also be key factors in your decision. Many will opt for a material that matches existing seating areas. However, some wish for their accent chair to be the room's focal point, particularly if the space is on the smaller side. If this is the case, choosing materials and textures that drastically oppose what's already there might be the answer. 

Final Thoughts

Accent chairs are a staple feature of most modern living rooms. They provide versatility in terms of purpose and are much easier to maneuver than full-length sofas, making them ideal solutions for smaller spaces. They offer a vast scope in terms of design choices, shapes, and sizes and can be both stylish and practical simultaneously.

At Viesso, we are proud to offer a vast range of accent chairs, as well as all other types of furniture. Each piece has been carefully curated, with each designer we choose to work with adhering to our core eco-friendly, sustainable production principles. We are confident that you will find something to suit your needs by shopping with us.

If you require shopping assistance and guidance, or if you have any other queries, then do not hesitate to get in touch via our website. And while you're there, why not check out this article on how to choose a sofa for your living room.

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