37 White Modern Accent Chairs for the Living Room

Collection of modern accent chairs for living rooms.
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Living Room with 2 white accent chairs

An accent chair is a piece of furniture explicitly placed to offset the major theme of a room in an artful way, used for aesthetic appeal more than function or comfort. The accent chair is placed strategically to provide additional seating and flesh out the feel of a given room. [1]

The chair can be used as auxiliary furniture element, complementing the color scheme of your established, dominant set, or it can be used to set off an entirely separate seating area in a larger space. You could use one decoratively most of the time, incorporating it into the seating arrangement when guests arrive, or alternately place it in a nook by itself or with a twin to create a smaller, more private space for quiet conversation or reading.

Typical accent chairs will have a sturdy, purposeful design with minimally decorative surfaces. Striking features like arched bodies or chromed swivel bases often feature, along with textural spotlights such as nail head trim and button tufting creating a visual draw that your more standard furniture lacks by design.

Historically, accent chairs are used sparingly, compared to normal furniture. They’re often upholstered in more delicate or expensive fabrics, with more of an eye on original design shape than pure comfort. They are typically employed to accommodate extra guests when necessary, or for purely aesthetic purposes. Tying a room together via color scheme, or punctuating its visual appeal with an outstanding look, are what they most commonly achieve. [2]

The most important aspect to choosing an accent chair is that, although it is meant to stand out in a manner, it must relate at least tangentially to your prevailing design theme. [3] You wouldn’t place an ultra modern steel minimalist chair with ornate wooden furniture, for instance.

You may choose one that matches your main color theme, presented in a novel shape or style. Conversely, a burst of alternative color in a unified room can work wonders, so long as its design doesn’t loudly clash. The idea is for the accent to add appeal, without looking entirely out of place.

Collection of 37 White Living Room Accent Chairs

This white leatherette accent chair by Lugano features modern styled curves, extra padded seat cushion, and a wooden frame with wood feet. The faux leather surface is available in red, black, and grey, as well as red, and offers an affordable price compared with true leather.

.  This white leatherette accent chair by Lugano features modern styled curves, extra padded seat cushion, and a wooden frame with wood feet. The faux leather surface is available in red, black, and grey, as well as red, and offers an affordable price compared with true leather.

This innovative Slingy chair from Modway brings minimalism to the forefront of design, with taught white leather slings in lieu of cushioning, wrapped around tubular steel for an ultra-modern look and touch.

.  This innovative Slingy chair from Modway brings minimalism to the forefront of design, with taught white leather slings in lieu of cushioning, wrapped around tubular steel for an ultra-modern look and touch.

This club chair from Gus Modern features classic lines of upholstered fabric over a cantilevered stainless steel base for an innovative, modern touch..  This club chair from Gus Modern features classic lines of upholstered fabric over a cantilevered stainless steel base for an innovative, modern touch.

This curved arm and back white leather chair from Flash Furniture features chromed legs with half-sphere feet under taut seat and back with stuffed cushion and eco-friendly building materials.

.  This curved arm and back white leather chair from Flash Furniture features chromed legs with half-sphere feet under taut seat and back with stuffed cushion and eco-friendly building materials.

The off-white fabric and black finish of this accent chair by Safavieh can set off the decor of nearly any room. Crafted of pine wood and linen-poly blend fabric, it's a simple and direct piece of modern furniture that can beautifully fit in nearly any styled room.

.  The off-white fabric and black finish of this accent chair by Safavieh can set off the decor of nearly any room. Crafted of pine wood and linen-poly blend fabric, it’s a simple and direct piece of modern furniture that can beautifully fit in nearly any styled room.

Tosh Furniture presents this Decatur lounge chair with matching ottoman in white, featuring plush foam seat in leatherette over stainless steel swivel base..  Tosh Furniture presents this Decatur lounge chair with matching ottoman in white, featuring plush foam seat in leatherette over stainless steel swivel base.

Here's another club chair, from Rissanti is upholstered in bonded leather, with spring seat cushion support and contemporary straight lined frame around cushion seating for modern touch.

.  Here’s another club chair, from Rissanti is upholstered in bonded leather, with spring seat cushion support and contemporary straight lined frame around cushion seating for modern touch.

Unique corner design chair from Office Star features faux leather white upholstery and box-spring seat for durability and comfort. Perfect for placing beautifully and unobtrusively in any living space.

.  Unique corner design chair from Office Star features faux leather white upholstery and box-spring seat for durability and comfort. Perfect for placing beautifully and unobtrusively in any living space.

Minimalist elegance defines this chair from Bethel is comprised of corrected grain leather and stainless steel. The neutral tones will fit with any room and the simple construction makes it a naturally unobtrusive addition. It comes in white only.

.  Minimalist elegance defines this chair from Bethel is comprised of corrected grain leather and stainless steel. The neutral tones will fit with any room and the simple construction makes it a naturally unobtrusive addition. It comes in white only.

Truly modern, unique faux leather design of this Tosh Furniture chair is foam stuffed and sits on a painted, crosshatch steel frame.

.  Truly modern, unique faux leather design of this Tosh Furniture chair is foam stuffed and sits on a painted, crosshatch steel frame.

Low profile accent chair from Ave Six in white faux leather offers comfort and stability with low center of gravity design and foam stuffed back and seat cushions.

.  Low profile accent chair from Ave Six in white faux leather offers comfort and stability with low center of gravity design and foam stuffed back and seat cushions.

A striking, angular chrome frame supports this minimalist white faux leather accent chair, with twin cushions for seating and back, from Monarch Specialties.

.  A striking, angular chrome frame supports this minimalist white faux leather accent chair, with twin cushions for seating and back, from Monarch Specialties.

This Wildon Home accent chair features swivel action, a thick padded seat, and chrome finish on the metal support structure. Modern, unobtrusive styling and white coloring make it a great addition to any room.

.  This Wildon Home accent chair features swivel action, a thick padded seat, and chrome finish on the metal support structure. Modern, unobtrusive styling and white coloring make it a great addition to any room.

The First Class Chair from Modway features white leather cushioning on all surfaces, with seating between wingtip arms. Chromed steel legs on chair and matching ottoman offer timeless appeal.

.  The First Class Chair from Modway features white leather cushioning on all surfaces, with seating between wingtip arms. Chromed steel legs on chair and matching ottoman offer timeless appeal.

Curved arch design chair from Monarch Specialties Inc. comprised of white faux leather surfaces over sleek track arms and padded cushioning offers perfect accent chair design, unobtrusive and strong.

.  Curved arch design chair from Monarch Specialties Inc. comprised of white faux leather surfaces over sleek track arms and padded cushioning offers perfect accent chair design, unobtrusive and strong.

Streamlined, boxy white faux leather design of this accent chair from Office Star provides contemporary style with classic feel. Box spring seating and chrome base keep it grounded in any space.

.  Streamlined, boxy white faux leather design of this accent chair from Office Star provides contemporary style with classic feel. Box spring seating and chrome base keep it grounded in any space.

Here we have a white bonded leather club chair with dark solid oak finish, by Abbyson Living. This piece features a flared back and distinctive colorless styling, making it a perfect match for nearly any space.

.  Here we have a white bonded leather club chair with dark solid oak finish, by Abbyson Living. This piece features a flared back and distinctive colorless styling, making it a perfect match for nearly any space.

This mid-century elegant white chair with true leather cushions and stainless steel frame comes from Euro Style, with matching ottoman for an all-in-one accent chair experience.

.  This mid-century elegant white chair with true leather cushions and stainless steel frame comes from Euro Style, with matching ottoman for an all-in-one accent chair experience.

Another Ave Six design, this armless velvet slipper chair features cushioned seat and buttoned backing for maximum comfort and style. Light velvet tone is offset by espresso wooden tapered legs.

.  Another Ave Six design, this armless velvet slipper chair features cushioned seat and buttoned backing for maximum comfort and style. Light velvet tone is offset by espresso wooden tapered legs.

Buttoned, bonded white leather design of this Rissanti accent chair holds wide, comfortable cushion seating and classic angled shape for versatile use.

.  Buttoned, bonded white leather design of this Rissanti accent chair holds wide, comfortable cushion seating and classic angled shape for versatile use.

Another ivory toned chair, this quilted leather seat by BEST features wide seating, with padded cushion and backing for utmost comfort. The rounded back and arms make it livable in addition to aesthetically pleasing for any living room or office setting.

.  Another ivory toned chair, this quilted leather seat by BEST features wide seating, with padded cushion and backing for utmost comfort. The rounded back and arms make it livable in addition to aesthetically pleasing for any living room or office setting.

This boxy accent chair from Flash Furniture features classic modernist design with encasing metal frame and cubic cushion shape and comes in white or black leather to suit your needs. Thick seat cushion and backing can be removed.

.  This boxy accent chair from Flash Furniture features classic modernist design with encasing metal frame and cubic cushion shape and comes in white or black leather to suit your needs. Thick seat cushion and backing can be removed.

This elegant, detailed chair from Braxton Studios features light beige linen upholstery over a black birch frame with turned style front legs. Contemporary single-piece cushion design of high density polyurethane foam ensures comfort is as high priority as visual appeal, with button tufting and scrollback design.

.  This elegant, detailed chair from Braxton Studios features light beige linen upholstery over a black birch frame with turned style front legs. Contemporary single-piece cushion design of high density polyurethane foam ensures comfort is as high priority as visual appeal, with button tufting and scrollback design.

White faux leather lounge chair from Coaster Home Furnishings features tufted leather back with nailhead trim on sloped arms over cappuccino finished wooden legs.

.  White faux leather lounge chair from Coaster Home Furnishings features tufted leather back with nailhead trim on sloped arms over cappuccino finished wooden legs.

Balin collection accent chair from ACME features stuffed cushion back in polyurethane faux white leather, with foam stuffing and black wood tapered feet.

.  Balin collection accent chair from ACME features stuffed cushion back in polyurethane faux white leather, with foam stuffing and black wood tapered feet.

Euro Style presents this clean, minimalist leatherette accent chair in a variety of colors, with stuffed foam inner material over stainless steel base. Clean, direct design allows it to integrate with a variety of spaces.

.  Euro Style presents this clean, minimalist leatherette accent chair in a variety of colors, with stuffed foam inner material over stainless steel base. Clean, direct design allows it to integrate with a variety of spaces.

Matching lounge chair and ottoman set from Modway makes the perfect accent chair as an all-in-one solution. Stainless steel base supports fiberglass shell with stuffed wool surface all around.

.  Matching lounge chair and ottoman set from Modway makes the perfect accent chair as an all-in-one solution. Stainless steel base supports fiberglass shell with stuffed wool surface all around.

Cubic Button chair from Zuo Modern features fully leather seating surfaces with faux leather back and siding for a more affordable price, with ribbing and button pattern on all visible surfaces and short tapered natural wood feet.

.  Cubic Button chair from Zuo Modern features fully leather seating surfaces with faux leather back and siding for a more affordable price, with ribbing and button pattern on all visible surfaces and short tapered natural wood feet.

Linen three button backing defines this Skyline accent chair with timeless style, neutral tone, and tapered black wood legs.

.  Linen three button backing defines this Skyline accent chair with timeless style, neutral tone, and tapered black wood legs.

This Signature Design By Ashley accent chair mounts tufted seat and back over dark tapered showood legs. The ivory faux leather cushions are durable and beautiful, contrasting perfectly with the frame and adding brightness to any living room.

.  This Signature Design By Ashley accent chair mounts tufted seat and back over dark tapered showood legs. The ivory faux leather cushions are durable and beautiful, contrasting perfectly with the frame and adding brightness to any living room.

The extra large linen seating cushion on this rounded natural wood chair from Moe's Home Collection stand out in striking elegance, perfect for integrating or standing out in any given living room.

.  The extra large linen seating cushion on this rounded natural wood chair from Moe’s Home Collection stand out in striking elegance, perfect for integrating or standing out in any given living room.

This top grain leather chair from Beverly Hills Furniture is constructed of kiln-dried hardwood with chromed metal legs, supporting polyurethane cushioning and removable back pillows in a unique, modern shape.

.  This top grain leather chair from Beverly Hills Furniture is constructed of kiln-dried hardwood with chromed metal legs, supporting polyurethane cushioning and removable back pillows in a unique, modern shape.

Curved, armless shape of this swivel lounge chair from Hokku Designs is crafted for extreme comfort and enduring visual appeal. The chrome plated swivel base and white faux leather surface ensure durability and timeless look.

.  Curved, armless shape of this swivel lounge chair from Hokku Designs is crafted for extreme comfort and enduring visual appeal. The chrome plated swivel base and white faux leather surface ensure durability and timeless look.

Classically simple club chair from Castleton Home in tufted white faux leather cushion over hardwood construction and chrome base.

.  Classically simple club chair from Castleton Home in tufted white faux leather cushion over hardwood construction and chrome base.

Tubular metal frame stretches taught white leather bands for minimalist, sleek look on this accent chair courtesy of Euro Style.

.  Tubular metal frame stretches taught white leather bands for minimalist, sleek look on this accent chair courtesy of Euro Style.

Skyline Furniture brings us this wood construction accent chair with velvet fabric upholstery featuring button tufting and nail head trim, with thick foam padding for comfort.

.  Skyline Furniture brings us this wood construction accent chair with velvet fabric upholstery featuring button tufting and nail head trim, with thick foam padding for comfort.

 Contemporary accent chair paired with ottoman comes in white faux leather with button tufting in curved arch, modernist design. Hardwood construction and tapered dark legs keep it durable and classy.

 .  Contemporary accent chair paired with ottoman comes in white faux leather with button tufting in curved arch, modernist design. Hardwood construction and tapered dark legs keep it durable and classy.

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Footnotes:

[1] wiseGEEK.  What is an Accent Chair?  

[2] eHow. What is an Accent Chair?  

[3] Greater Nashville House & Home.  Upon Occasion – Occasional Chairs

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