Friends! How many of you have searched for the perfect mid century modern accent chair but you haven’t wanted to spend your entire bank account? We’ve all been there. We have this idea of the perfect chair and then we find something at a high price point only to have our dreams smashed. Accent chairs can be tough to find even beyond the budget issue. You don’t want something that is going to match your sofa perfectly but you want it to compliment it. You also want something comfortable that isn’t going to scare off guests. When buying an accent chair, ask yourself these three things-
What’s it’s function? Consider the anticipated function. The chair size should be scaled to the size of the room. Remember that it will need space for circulation around it.
What’s it’s comfort level? Think about the nature of use of the chair as occasional seating during social gatherings or extended seating for television viewing or reading. Accent chairs can also double-up to serve multiple purposes.
What’s it’s style? Accent chair furniture, creates interest in the room decor through variation and design. While it shouldn’t be matchy matchy with the room design and may even contrast with it, it should seem at home in the setting.
Now that you’ve thought about it’s function, comfort level and style, you can now do the fun part, shopping! We’ve gathered our 30 favorite mid century modern accent chairs for under $500. We chose chairs that are trending, classic and everything in between. We hope that this can be a tool to help you find your perfect chair. Happy shopping!
Photo: Hailey Wilson
Have you ever wanted to frame something in an invisible frame? Like a picture that you love so much and you don’t want a frame to take away from the beauty of it? I took this picture in Italy and I’ve wanted to display it ever since but I just hadn’t found the right frame. Let me introduce you to the Float Frame. The Float Frame from Artifact Uprising combines modern brass-coated bolts and frame grade acrylic. It’s available in five sizes, and it arrives to your doorstep ready to hang. I’m in love!
As of today, Simply Styling is officially in stores and available for purchase! My hope is that you can take this book and really use it for your own home. I tried to make it as applicable and simple as possible. Everyone deserves to live in the home of their dreams and everyone has creativity, even if it’s somewhere deep down inside. So whether you are styling your living room or your bathroom, I hope you find the inspiration that you need!
A huge thank you to Paige French for being the photographer of my dreams! And thank you to Sterling Publishing. Happy day!
Styled photos taken by Hailey Wilson.
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Fall is finally here! Aside from bringing out your new wardrobe and enjoying delicious fall-inspired treats, a change in season calls for an update to your interiors. For fall, it’s all about cozying up and spending a lot more time indoors. With cooler weather quickly approaching, your fireplace once again will become the heart of your home. It’s time to bring out your favorite autumn decor and give your mantel the complete fall makeover. Check out these tips on how to style your mantel this season.
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Candles have the wonderful ability to create a warmer and more welcoming environment. One of the best things about fall candles are their scents. Decorate your mantel with your favorite fall-scented candles like spiced pumpkin or spruce to give your space the ultimate autumn ethos.
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Incorporate weathered, vintage books to give your home the perfect cozy, lived-in feel. Books add texture to your mantel vignette and look great paired with a few seasonal pumpkin babies.
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Fall is the perfect time to bring the outside inside. Decorate with natural elements such as pine cones, twigs and berry branches that will last all season long.
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If you really want to get into the Halloween spirit, but don’t want to be tacky, try decorating with a fun but simple banner. Once the holiday is over, swap out your banner for another festive wall hanging.
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Decorating with fall inspired art is a simple way to bring cozy autumn touch to your mantel. Pick pieces with darker, richer fall tones to bring out a seasonal palette in your space.
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Add antlers to your fireplace display to bring a little more grit to your mantel this season. The decorative piece adds a rustic and homey feel to your place that makes you want to spend all your time around the fire.
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