10 Velvet Accent Chairs That’ll Add Instant Glamour to Your Space

published Jul 12, 2021
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When it comes to furnishing a space, there are a couple of pieces that seem to be no-brainers — a cozy sofa, a stylish rug, a great kitchen table. One piece you shouldn’t be sleeping on, however, is the ever-chic accent chair. Here at Apartment Therapy, we love a good accent chair, especially of the velvet variety, since it serves as both additional seating and a room-stealing style element. A velvet accent chair is a great way to incorporate this trendy fabric into any room of your home, whether it’s an original element or an addition to the velvet furniture and accents you already own. That’s why we went ahead and scoured our favorite retailers for the best of the best and found 10 velvet accent chairs we think you’re going to love as much as we do. From stylish, clean-lined picks to funky mid-century styles that are surefire conversation starters, check out our favorite velvet accent chairs below.

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Urban Outfitters

The Chloe velvet arm chair is proof that simple can be stunning. This chair offers a classic shape perched upon thin, rounded metal legs, while the playful velvet hues give it a modern flair you'll love incorporating into your space.

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West Elm
was $299.00

We're big fans of West Elm's sofa collection, but did you know they also have a stunning selection of accent chairs? The Mila chair comes in dozens of colors and fabrics, with over 10 velvet color varieties among them, like this chic clay-colored pick.

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Urban Outfitters

With a color as rich as its design, this Urban Outfitters pick is a jaw-dropper. The bold dark yellow color makes it a can't-miss piece, while the curved shape only helps it (and your space) look more luxe.

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Urban Outfitters

If a unique shape is what you're after, the Floria velvet chair is hard to beat. This tri-leg chair features a bold, modernist silhouette and comes upholstered in a rich velvet that comes in five fun colors — including a spotted print!

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was $296.99

Rattan and velvet? We've never clicked on something so fast. Available in six hues, this Carson Carrington chair offers Scandi elegance with a mid-century twist, thanks to its handcrafted rattan and velvet construction.

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Looking for a velvet lounger? We love this modern two-piece take on the style. It comes in three colors and features an adjustable reclining back that can be tilted at six different angles for the ultimate lounging experience.

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was $899.00

Clean lines, a solid wood frame, and tapered dowel legs make this armchair a must-buy moment. Top that off with a cozy foam and fiber fill and this chair is the definition of inviting.

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Apartment Therapy Bazaar

A great place to score some truly unique pieces is Apartment Therapy's own vintage shopping Bazaar. Case in point: this stunning cane-back arm chair. This vintage chair features sky blue velvet upholstery, traditional shaping, and a classic cane backing.

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was $399.00

The Hendrix velvet scalloped back velvet accent chair is just what your space needs. Coming in a mix of neutral and jewel-toned hues, this seat features seashell edges, vertical tufting, and gold legs that'll instantly add a touch of glamour to your home.

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If you're looking for a retro vibe, this is your chair. Perfect for the mid-century-devotee, it comes in an array of bold and neutral hues and is constructed with durable walnut wood for a piece that's sure to last — so much so it may even become a treasured family heirloom.