Best Sources for Affordable Accent Chairs

Beautiful accent chairs don't have to cost a fortune, you just have to know where to shop for them! I've found all the best sources for affordable, and sometimes downright cheap, accent chairs. Plus I've hand-picked over 50 gorgeous options to help you find the perfect chairs for your home.

collage image of 50 cheap accent chairs from a variety of sources

Over the past 20 years of being a homeowner, I have sourced accent chairs for myself, friends and even clients many, many times. And you know, I am ALWAYS on the lookout for a good bargain because I love sharing my favorite furniture and decor shopping guides with you! I'm happy to report that I have once again I have sniffed out the best sources for affordable accent chairs.

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What is An Accent Chair?

Accent chairs are single-seat chairs that are added to rooms to provide extra seating and extra comfort in a room. They are sometimes called side chairs or lounge chairs. I especially love living room and family room arrangements that use sofas and accent chairs.

They not only look more interesting, but they tend to be conducive to conversation if you have guests over. In our own family room, we have paired our West Elm Harmony sectional sofa with this leather recliner (sadly it was not under $500 so I haven't included it in this list of cheap accent chairs, but you can read my full review of the West Elm Spencer Recliner if you are in the market for one).

West Elm Spencer recliner review- photo of leather recliner in family room of Tasha Agruso of Kaleidoscope Living
West Elm Spencer Recliner in our family room.
2 accent chairs in colorful family room
Pair of stylish recliners in our bonus room.

And in our bonus room we've paired a loveseat with two accent chairs (which are also recliners that were super affordable but they are no longer available). It is absolutely possible to find stylish recliners, but is is very hard to find them under the $500 mark so you'll only see a few on this list!

We also have two beautiful navy blue velvet accent chairs in this sitting area off of our kitchen where we have set up a DIY coffee bar.

velvet navy blue accent chairs in casual sitting area of home
Pair of navy blue velvet accent chairs in our “coffee nook.”

How much should I expect to pay for an accent chair?

Accent chairs can get VERY expensive. Like, shockingly expensive (think over $2,000). But this post is about AFFORDABLE accent chairs. So let me start by telling you how I define an affordable accent chair. If I can find a gorgeous and substantial accent chair for under $500, I consider that affordable. Don't get me wrong– that's still a lot of money to me! But given that some beautiful accent chairs I have seen sell for well over $2,000, I feel that $500 or less per chair is an investment that is worthwhile and not totally outlandish.

If $500 is totally out of your budget, fear not! There are some downright cheap accent chairs (cheap in price, not in appearance or quality) in this post that cost FAR LESS than $500.

So if you are wondering where to buy accent chairs that will look beautiful without completely blowing your budget, you are in the right place!

Best Sources for Cheap Accent Chairs + 50 Accent Chairs I Love


 Target is still one of the best sources for accent chairs that are beautiful without being cost-prohibitive. And the selection is great! Target has everything from fabric chairs to faux leather chairs. I LOVE Target and generally find everything from their home decor to their furniture pieces that I own to be good quality and great value.

For example, this gorgeous blue velvet armchair from Target comes in at under $300 with all 5-star reviews. It looks way more high-end and expensive than it is! The tapered gold legs make it feel like it came from a luxury design studio. And at this low price point, adding a pair of them to a living room isn't out of the question!

affordable accent chair with blue velvet and gold legs from Target for under $300

Below are more of my favorite accent chairs from Target.

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World Market

World Market is an under-utilized resource when it comes to decorating your home! It's one of my go-to sources for things like bathmats, planters, and definitely colorful Christmas decor! And though World Market doesn't have a huge selection of furniture, what it does offer is reasonably affordable and solid quality!

You may have seen this feather-filled swivel chair all over social media because influencers LOVE this chair! It looks like a Pottery Barn chair, but at less than $500 it's way below PB prices! And with over 300 4+ star from real people, it seems the influencers' obsession with this chair is well-founded.

Below are some more of my favorite armchairs and accent chairs from World Market. The blue velvet swivel chair and faux sherpa chairs have me wishing I had somewhere to put them!

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The selection of armchairs and lounge chairs available at  Wayfair is ENDLESS. Lots of them are of high on style but easy on the budget. And most of the upholstery-covered chairs come in at least a few different color options (some offer 10+ colors).

This wood and linen accent chair is one of my favorite Wayfair options, and it does come in several colors. At under $275 each, this is a super stylish and affordable accent chair! It reminds me a lot of the chairs we have in our coffee bar area, though these are MUCH more affordable. If these existed when we purchased our chairs, we could have saved a lot of money, lol.

linen and wood accent chair from Wayfair for under $300

Below are some more of my favorite Wayfair accent and lounge chairs.

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Amazon: Yep! AMAZON has some of the most affordable and most beautiful accent chairs. That set of faux leather chairs you see below is under $500 for the pair. They would be perfect to pair with an affordable sofa in a living room! And if you are a Prime member like me, most of them come with FREE two-day shipping. It's hard to beat that. There are literally countless accent chairs under the $500 price point on Amazon.

This cheap accent chair is under $150, y'all! And there are so many high-end details on it. The wood armrests coupled with the gold frame and french seam cushions are just gorgeous. It gets great reviews and it even looks good from the back!

modern gold frame accent chair for under $150 from Amazon

You can see some more of my favorite Amazon accent chairs below.

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West Elm

If you have followed me for any length of time, you know how much I love West Elm. But I wouldn't really call it “affordable.” So imagine my shock when I found several affordable accent chairs that come in under the $500 price threshold even at their regular prices. The designs are so sophisticated and there are several color and fabric choices.

This Penn chair is my favorite affordable chair from West Elm. Everything about it oozes luxury, but it costs under $400! The dark metal legs and the distressed velvet fabric we have on our Harmony West Elm sofa and love (it's so durable), this chair is a gorgeous textured accent piece that can cozy up any room you add it to.

blue gray velvet accent chair for under $400

You can see more other affordable armchairs from West Elm below.

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Home Depot

If you are in your 40s like me, you may remember that Home Depot used to have a sort of sister company called Home Decorator's Collection that sold furniture and home decor. At some point, Home Decorator's Collection disappeared and Home Depot started selling furniture and home decor directly and you can find some gooooood stuff!

I know it sounds weird to look for furniture on Home Depot's website, but just trust me on this. I found pages and pages of accent chairs under $500 on Home Depot's site. I even found a couple of pairs of accent chairs that come under the $500 mark together!

This stylish pair of accent chairs with cane armrests costs around $500 for the pair. Wow. There aren't a ton of reviews, but they are all 5 stars which is saying something. I just love the modern look of these chairs and cane furniture is having such a moment right now.

pair of ivory chairs with caned armrests

You can see more of my favorite accent chairs from Home Depot (most of which are available in lots of different colors) below.

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Urban Outfitters

Oh how I love Urban Outfitters. It's always the first place I look when I am hunting for unique home decor items (you'll understand why if you go look). And I find Urban Outfitters' prices to be reasonable. Sadly, its furniture is kind of pricey. But I found several GORGEOUS accent chair options that are under $500.

This striped accent chair is so friggin sophisticated and tailored. I loooooove it. It would complement so many different design aesthetics. The wood armrests, dark metal frame and french seam details make it looks so much more expensive than it is.

striped accent chair from Urban Outfitters

You can see more of my Urban Outfitter picks below. I don't know how comfortable the rattan chairs are, but talk about making an impact in a room!

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You may have seen me write about this before, but let me say it louder for people in the back… Walmart has come a long way in terms of its home decor and furniture offerings. In my opinion, it's always a source worth checking when you are looking for affordable furniture.

This is a GREAT example of some of the cheap accent chairs you can find at Walmart. This oversized armchair is substantial and the clean, modern lines ooze sophistication. But it costs less than $500 (as I'm writing this, it's on sale for only $269)!

oversized modern armchair for under $500

Below are more affordable accent chairs from Walmart. Would you have guessed they were from Walmart if I hadn't told you that?! And one of them is a recliner. Can you guess which one?! So good.

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That's it! I hope this leaves you feeling like you can find a cheap accent chair without sacrificing style, because it's definitely doable!

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  1. I like the way you put everything together and made it a wonderful post! I love the ‘Wayfair’ chair the most for its texture and color. Thanks for the wonderful information!

  2. Great suggestions!! I found some great accent chairs at Marshall’s recently for around $150-200 and I thought that was a decent price. I love the diversity of chair options in this post! We are searching for chairs for our office so this is very helpful!

  3. i love all of these! And it’s so funny – I am a Target lover, to my core, and I didn’t even think of them in my search for accent furniture! Ha! Great finds!

  4. Hi! Love your blog title. I like your search for accent chairs – one concern I have is that
    to me buying furniture on line is risky – never get to touch the products, etc. How do you manage that? I often think is low price is low quality. Thanks.

    1. I understand your concern, Barb! My experience has been different. I spent a fortune on a Pottery Barn couch years ago and am SO much happier with how my inexpensive Ikea furniture is holding up. I probably wouldn’t order a mattress or sofa online, because of how often I sleep/sit on them, but for accent furniture, I am happy to order online. I would never have time to shop for them in person :)

  5. Not surprising Target was number 1 on the list. I just scored a pair of accent chairs for under $180 (50% off), including tax and free shipping! They should arrive today and I can’t wait!

  6. Uhm, what is your cutoff limit for your supposed “affordability”? Maybe because you and your partner pay money to live in a space with a dining room that needs to be further populated with things, but I would say almost $500 for a chair is out-of-touch.

    1. As stated clearly in the beginning of the post, “Before I do, let me tell you how I define an affordable accent chair… If I can find a gorgeous and substantial accent chair for under $450, I consider that affordable. Don’t get me wrong, that’s still a lot of money to me, but given that some beautiful accent chairs I have seen sell for well over $1,500, I am aiming to spend less than $450 per chair. There are many chairs listed in this post that cost FAR LESS than $450.”

  7. Wow, I’m doing a bedroom makeover and looking for an accent chair…I sign onto Pinterest and this post is the first thing that popped up in my home feed!! Crazy! But I love this post SO much – and found so many chairs I love! Thank you so much for this! : )
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  8. I too am looking for accent chairs. I have seen all the models and shopped the sites you have. Do you have a color and fabric preference? I’ looking for navy velvet.