A Style Editor's Pick of the 12 Best Patterned Accent Chairs — 'They Give a Room So Much Personality!'

From cowhide to florals, patterned accent chairs are anything but ordinary. Add a splash of personality to your space and say 'goodbye' to boring

Best patterned accent chairs
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Variety is the spice of life, and patterned accent chairs certainly deliver. From fanicful floral scenes to eye-catching abstract designs, there's so much fun to be had with just a splash of printed design.

Miles from boring, patterned accent chairs animate any room, providing ‘a lot of interest and a layered feel,’ says interior designer Grey Joyner. They also inject a healthy dose of character. From toile to plaid, ‘Incorporating patterns into your decor gives a space a more lived in and curated look,’ she explains.

But why opt for patterns over say, a bright color? Well, according to Grey, patterns are inherently low-maintenance. Busy designs are a ‘great way to hide dirt in a high trafficked area of the home,' she says. Perfect for families or households with pets, patterned accent chairs ‘give you more leeway in terms of small stains and keeping everything pristine.’ So, if you're tired of constant cleaning or dreading the task of keeping your red wine at a distance, then look no further.

Characterful, chic, and practical for everyday use, the real question is: why don't you have a patterned accent chair yet? It's high time to say 'goodbye' to sad and tired rooms — the only thing that should be relaxing is you, nestled in this fetching yet practical seat style. So, without further ado, take your pick from the chairs below.

These velvet accent chairs are touchably soft and visibly luxurious.

Best Patterned Accent Chairs

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How should I style a patterned accent chair?

Your first inclination might be to let your pattern take center stage. While this is a valid option, don't hesitate to mix things up a bit. After all, patterns are all about fun, so embrace it!

‘I love to mix patterns,’ says Grey. 'Usually small scale and large scale together and with complementing colors,’ she adds. Since opposites attract, the key here is to ensure that your patterns are different enough to complement each other. ‘In terms of shapes, pairing circular or wavy and geometric patterns together, versus two very similar patterns, would be my recommendation,’ explains the designer.

You don’t have to commit to multiple pieces of large-patterned furniture either — simply adding ‘a second pattern into the mix with throw pillows or a blanket’ will suffice, according to Grey. But if you're as fond of patterns as we are, consider pairing your chosen chair from above with our selection of striped accent chairs.

Julia Demer
Style editor

Formerly covering fashion at L’Officiel USA, style maven Julia Demer brings her love of design to Livingetc’s world of interiors. As the title’s Style Editor, Julia's work reflects a sharp eye for detail and an innate passion for aesthetics. Her journey began with a strong foundation in design, honing her craft at renowned establishments like The Row and even establishing her own eponymous fashion brand. Julia’s design background is evident in the way she thoughtfully curates shopping edits, always maintaining a focus on emerging trends while preserving timeless sensibilities. For Julia, fashion and interiors go hand in hand, reflecting her lifelong commitment to perfecting the art of style.