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Good, Better, Best: Slipper Chairs

If you're on the hunt for an accent chair to provide occasional additional seating, a slipper chair — a low-slung chair with a high back — is a great option. The classically clean lines of a traditional slipper chair design — basically two rectangles for the seat and back with no arms — make it versatile, complementing many interiors. Its low height and slightly sloped back give it more comfort than other accent chairs, and an intimate, relaxed look. I've come up with three slipper chair options, for those of you in the market for one.

Good: The Bed Bath & Beyond Trento Slipper Chair ($149.99) has nice, clean lines, and would work well as spare seating for guests. But its faux leather PVC upholstery is less than desirable, and its cushion doesn't seem to be the most comfortable.

There are two more great choices, so


Better: The West Elm Hemp Slipper Chair ($399) has handsome, chocolate-stained legs, and a plush cushion. But, only available in flax and cinnabar, the color choices are limited.

Best: The Williams-Sonoma Abigail Slipper Chair ($995-$2,250) is modern with square lines, a grid-tufted back, and chunky maple legs. With hand-tied steel springs in its cushion, it's probably the most comfortable and supportive of the three. Available in over 14 different fabrics, ranging from the more affordable chino to a luxe faux croc, there's a color, pattern, and price tag for every living room.

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