9 Stylish Accent Chairs to Transform Your Living Space for 2023

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If giving your living space an update is on your list of 2023 projects, good news: we've done the heavy lifting for you. No, not literally moving your furniture — sorry, there's only so much the internet can do. Instead, we've spent hours scouring our favorite e-comm shops for the latest accent chairs that tap into some major furniture trends: colorful bouclé, wavy silhouettes, and nonboring neutrals.

These are the accent chairs that are trend-aware but not so trendy that you'll tire of looking at them by April. Scroll ahead to discover one that you'll love.

Lonoke Swivel Accent Chair
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Lonoke Swivel Accent Chair

At once boxy and plush, this light-gray Lonoke Swivel Accent Chair ($720) has a 360-degree swivel that makes it perfect for people who entertain. The high arms and plush back make sitting down feel like getting a hug — and that flange welt detail is so of-the-moment.

The Inside Traditional Accent Chair
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The Inside Traditional Accent Chair

You can have this The Inside Traditional Accent Chair ($989) upholstered in more than 50 fabrics — from on-trend ivory bouclé to classic ticking stripes. But for our money, this Scalamandré cheetah pattern is a flawless mix of whimsy and restraint. It's the library chair you never knew you needed.

Balintmore Accent Chair
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Balintmore Accent Chair

In case you haven't heard, dark woods are on their way back — but this new guard aren't the hyperglossy dark woods you might remember from the 2000s. Instead, the new dark woods show off their rich wood grain, as with the Balintmore Accent Chair ($730). Its dark-brown wood frame is complemented by cement-toned upholstery with flecks of earth tones, and the brass-toned hardware has an antique finish to make this chair look like something your Hemingway-reading grandfather made with his own two hands.

Otis Swivel Chair
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Otis Swivel Chair

This Otis Swivel Chair ($1,099) has an art-deco-inspired silhouette, but it feels fresh with mustard velvet upholstery. It has a fairly compact footprint that makes it a smart choice for small-on-space apartments and bedroom corners.

Bellini MB1 Chair
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Bellini MB1 Chair

Need a chair that can do double duty? This Bellini MB1 Chair ($493, originally $580) is made of plastic, so you can use it indoors or outdoors. Outdoors, it adds a little formality to the patio; indoors, it's an easy way to get into the early-aughts trend.

Ryandale Accent Chair
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Ryandale Accent Chair

The strong, confidently angled frame of this Ryandale Accent Chair ($1,010) is crafted from cast aluminum, then given an antique black finish to keep it from leaning too cold. We especially like how it contrasts with the upholstery — a soft melange of off-white with neutral accents that will go with everything else you already own.

Soho Home Rolland Armchair
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Soho Home Rolland Armchair

Bouclé, but make it colorful. This Soho Home Rolland Armchair ($2,495) has an unconventional shape that's even more enticing when wrapped in dark-green bouclé. Swivel it to reveal the full extent of its cylindrical curves.

Wally Curvature Chair
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Wally Curvature Chair

As though magically transported from the year 1983, this Wally Curvature Chair ($899) has a curvy silhouette that's so much fun in tangerine orange. Pair it with a patterned rug, and make 2023 the year you live in full color.