Create Cozy Corners & Conversation Havens | A Guide to Accent Armchairs, From Velvet Luxury to Boucle Charm

The living room is the heart of the home, a space for relaxation, entertainment, and creating lasting memories. But beyond the sofa, the true heroes of comfort and style often lie unseen: accent armchairs. These versatile seating solutions add a touch of personality, functionality, and undeniable comfort to your living space.

At Marco Furniture, we understand the transformative power of the perfect accent armchair. This blog post delves into the world of these remarkable pieces, focusing on three captivating styles: velvet armchairs, highback armchairs, and the ever-trendy boucle armchair.


Accent Armchairs: A Canvas for Comfort and Style

Accent armchairs transcend mere seating. They're design chameleons, seamlessly blending functionality with aesthetics.

Functionality: Accent armchairs offer additional seating for guests, creating conversation nooks or cozy reading corners. They can also be strategically placed to balance the visual weight of a large sofa or fill empty spaces in your living room layout.

Style: Accent armchairs come in a vast array of styles, materials, and colors, allowing you to inject personality and reflect your unique taste into your living space. They can be a statement piece, drawing the eye with a bold color or luxurious fabric, or a subtle complement to your existing décor.


Velvet Armchairs: The Epitome of Luxury

Velvet armchairs exude an air of timeless elegance and sophisticated charm. The plush texture of velvet invites you to sink in and unwind, while the rich colors and subtle sheen add a touch of luxury to your living space.


Marco Furniture's Velvet Armchair Collection:

  • Luxurious Comfort: Indulge in the sumptuous softness of high-quality velvet upholstery. Our armchairs are meticulously crafted with supportive cushioning, ensuring exceptional comfort for years to come.
  • A Spectrum of Colors: From deep jewel tones like emerald green and sapphire blue to classic neutrals like black and ivory, we offer a diverse selection of velvet armchairs to match your color palette.
  • Modern & Classic Styles: Our collection caters to various aesthetics. Discover modern velvet armchairs with sleek lines and minimalist silhouettes, or embrace a touch of timeless elegance with classic button-tufted designs.


Styling Tips for Velvet Armchairs:

  • Balance the Opulence: Pair your velvet armchair with a more simplistic sofa for a visually balanced look.
  • Metallic Accents: Complement the richness of velvet with metallic side tables, lamps, or decorative objects.
  • Contrasting Textures: Introduce contrasting textures like linen throw pillows or a woven rug to add visual interest.

Highback Armchairs: The Haven of Relaxation

For those seeking ultimate comfort and a sense of enclosure, highback armchairs offer the perfect solution. These chairs provide ample head and neck support, creating a haven for relaxation and reading.

Marco Furniture's Highback Armchair Collection:

  • Unmatched Comfort: Our highback armchairs boast supportive cushioning and high backs, ensuring comfort during long reading sessions or evening movie marathons.
  • Wingback Designs: Embrace the classic comfort of wingback highback armchairs, offering a sense of security and privacy.
  • Modern Takes: For a contemporary touch, explore our selection of highback armchairs with sleek silhouettes and clean lines.

Styling Tips for Highback Armchairs:

  • Create a Reading Nook: Pair your highback armchair with a floor lamp and a small side table to create a dedicated reading corner.
  • Focal Point Potential: Let your highback armchair take center stage by positioning it near a window or fireplace.
  • Introduce Greenery: Add a touch of life to your reading nook with a potted plant placed beside your highback armchair.

Boucle Armchairs: The Textural Trendsetter

Boucle armchairs have taken the design world by storm. This unique fabric, characterized by its nubby, textured loops, adds a touch of visual interest and a sense of casual comfort to your living space.


Marco Furniture's Boucle Armchair Collection:

  • Trendy Appeal: Embrace the latest design trend with a boucle armchair. The textured fabric adds depth and dimension to your living space.
  • Neutral Palette: Boucle armchairs typically come in neutral shades like cream, beige, and gray, making them incredibly versatile and easy to integrate into your existing décor.
  • Modern & Inviting: Our boucle armchairs feature modern silhouettes, creating an inviting and stylish seating option.


Styling Tips for Boucle Armchairs:

  • Mix and Match Textures: Pair your boucle armchair with contrasting textures like leather ottomans or a smooth ceramic side table for added visual interest.
  • Bold Accents: While the boucle fabric itself offers a textural statement, don't shy away from incorporating bold accent pillows or a throw blanket in a contrasting color.
  • Modern Art Inspiration: Boucle armchairs often have a modern aesthetic. Complement this style by hanging a piece of modern art above your chair.


Beyond Style: Choosing the Perfect Accent Armchair at Marco Furniture

While aesthetics are crucial, consider these factors when choosing the perfect accent armchair at Marco Furniture:

Comfort is Key: Sit in various armchairs to assess the comfort level. Ensure the height, armrests, and cushioning provide the support you desire.

Scale & Proportion: Consider the size of your living room and choose an armchair that fits proportionally within the space. A highback armchair might overwhelm a small living area, while a petite armchair might get lost in a large room.

Lifestyle Needs: Think about how you'll use the armchair. If you primarily need it for reading, prioritize high back support. For occasional seating, comfort and style might be equally important.

Durability & Quality: Invest in a well-made armchair built to last. Marco Furniture offers high-quality construction and durable materials to ensure your accent armchair becomes a cherished part of your home for years to come.

Marco Furniture: Your Partner in Creating a Stylish & Functional Living Space

At Marco Furniture, we believe your living room should be a reflection of your personality and a haven for relaxation. Our diverse collection of accent armchairs, including velvet armchairs, highback armchairs, and the trendy boucle armchair, offers a multitude of options to suit your style and comfort preferences.

Visit our website or explore our showrooms in Canberra to discover the perfect accent armchair for your living space. Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you in finding the ideal piece that complements your existing décor and elevates your living room into a space that exudes both style and comfort.

We hope this blog post has served as an inspiring guide to the world of accent armchairs. With Marco Furniture as your partner, you can transform your living room into a haven of relaxation and create a space that reflects your unique personality and style.