13 Small Accent Chairs Under $500 That Will Instantly Elevate Your Place

13 Small Accent Chairs Under $500 That Will Instantly Elevate Your Place
Kickin’ it with accent chairs that are big on style, not on footprint.

Your room needs an accent chair, that much is clear to you. But the quarters are as tight as the remaining budget on “extra seating”. At the end of a long day, you want a comfortable chair to come home to and relax in. Why shouldn’t it also function as a handsome, stylish furniture piece in your home? And how about a chair that’s not over $500, please?

The Internet has opened up a wealth of options for the style-minded man to find exactly what he’s looking for to complement his home’s aesthetic, but we’re here to save you hours of research—combing through pages of search results, scrutinizing reviews, comparing prices—to find the best lounge chairs that will suit your style.

From classic and comfortable to sophisticated and plush, we’ve found 10 small accent chairs that are highly rated and within most budgets.

a wooden chair with woven strap seat and back

Ceylon Woven Accent Chair



  • Width: 24
  • Height: 28.25
  • Depth: 28.75

A simple chair that spans many home interior aesthetics, the classic woven seat looks just as good in a corner as it does next to a sofa.

a dark grey faux leather upholstered armchair with gold metal frame

Crosshaven Accent Chair

Ashley Furniture


  • Width: 30.75″
  • Height: 33.50″
  • Depth: 34.75″

When our founder, Andrew, saw this lounge chair, he said it looked like something out of Star Trek. This is definitely a cool statement piece with a sleek faux leather finish and an exposed metallic metal frame. This is on the higher end of our price range coming in at over $400, but it is a worthy investment that is sure to live long and prosper (see what we did there?).

a sling style accent chair

Sling Accent Chair



  • Width: 30.71″
  • Height: 35.15″
  • Depth: 30.71″

This chair was designed to be extra roomy with shredded foam cushions that mold to your shape. The design is open and airy, and the relaxed sling profile add to the unbeatable comfort by creating deep seating for lounge-worthy comfort.

a navy fabric and wood frame armchair

Glenwillow Home Accent Chair



  • Width: 29.5″
  • Height: 30.71″
  • Depth: 34.06″

The perfect iconic chair for your mid-century modern-style home features the best of vintage style in solid wood and durable fabric. Its simple, understated style will allow other elements of your room to stand out, without the chair itself being boring.

a wood and fabric striped chair

Upholstered Natural Wood Accent Chair



  • Width: 28.7″
  • Height: 21.1″
  • Depth: 27.5″

Handsome and masculine in its simple use of wood and stripes, this chair from Target's house line looks like it could belong in Joshua Tree, a study in Maine, or anywhere in between.

Image of Mid Century Retro Modern Accent Chair Wooden Arm Upholstered Tufted Back Lounge Chairs Seat Size 24.4" 18.3" (Deep) (Black Pu Leather)

Mid-Century Retro Modern Accent Chair



  • Width: 26.9″
  • Height: 33″
  • Depth: 24.8″

This affordable faux leather option could be a great fit. Multiple reviews mention that the quality of the materials is high, and the chair itself is very comfortable.

a faux leather and iron plated frame armchair

Retro Wide Tufted Armchair



  • Width: 25.5″
  • Height: 32″
  • Depth: 28″

Rounding out this classic mid-century modern lounge chair lineup is a reasonably-priced distressed faux leather chair from Wayfair. Brown is a good, neutral color to utilize in your decor if you want to avoid filling your room with only grey and black furniture.

a tufted accent chair with swivel base

Ikea Swivel Chair



  • Width: 24 3/4″
  • Height: 27 1/8″
  • Depth: 29 1/2″

A modern piece with an interesting backstory. Gillis Lundgren, who designed some of IKEA's best selling units such as the Billy Bookcase, joined IKEA in 1953 as the company's fourth employee and soon began designing furniture. In the 1967 catalog, his MILA swivel armchair was presented as the “anti stress armchair.” The classic design has been given a new look, with a sitting position that that is naturally relaxing, and an additional leg added to the original 4-leg crossbase for extended support.

Boucle Upholstered Wood Accent Arm Chair

two green fabric and wooden chairs in a living room


  • Width: 26″
  • Height: 35″
  • Depth: 30.5″

My favorite kind of Target finds: The ones nobody will believe you bought at Target. The olive green fabric and faux leather straps give off vintage camp vibes but the curved wooden frame keeps it from being too rustic.

Image of Armen Living LCSUCHWACH Summer Chair in Charcoal Fabric and Walnut Wood Finish

Armen Living Summer Chair



  • Width: 25″
  • Height: 31″
  • Depth: 22″

Stylish and according to reviewers surprisingly comfortable, this chair would work equally well as an accent piece or extra seating options for you and your guests. Its sculpted frame is a surprise statement in a minimalist-inspired home.

Image of Roundhill Furniture AC151GY Tuchico Contemporary Fabric Accent Chair Gray

Roundhill Furniture Accent Chair



  • Width: 25.5″
  • Height: 36″
  • Depth: 22.5″

This otherwise simple-looking chair is stylistically elevated with interior pleated backing and arm rests, and complemented with light brown tapered wood legs. A perfectly affordable lounge chair or accent chair.

a mid century sherpa fabric arm chair

Sherpa Accent Chair



  • Width: 29.75″
  • Height: 29.5″
  • Depth: 31.5″

A beautiful minimalist design that is both cozy and classic. The sherpa fabric and high density foam fill make this the ultimate leisure chair to add a little luxury to your well-earned down time. The metal frame provides sturdy weight support and the customer reviews consistently praise the ease of assembly.

a small mid century chair

Oakham Mid-Century Chair



  • Width: 36.2″
  • Height: 30″
  • Depth: 29.5″

This sweeping line chair is a perfect way to add a statement to your room, without risk of going overboard. Influenced by the mid-century modern style which includes iconic blends of curved wood, low seats, and streamlined shapes, this chair adds a seat and aesthetics to a room.

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Lindsey Silva

Lindsey Silva is a native Texan currently living in Germany. She writes about home decor and real estate, and dabbles in academic editing. Her interests include Brazilian jiu-jitsu, balcony gardening, binge watching Forensic Files with her husband, and spending an unhealthy amount of time on Reddit.