12 Stunning White Accent Chair Styles For Every Chic Room

Last Updated April 15, 2022 By Bella Zinti

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A white accent chair is a sure-fire way to add style and sophistication to any room. The sleek white color pairs beautifully with plush upholstery fabrics like faux fur, suede, boucle, or buttery-soft leather. And while white may not be the most practical color for high-traffic furniture like your couch, it's the perfect choice for accent chairs that get a little less wear and tear. Place it in the corner of your living room, bedroom, or walk-in closet. Make it an ideal stylish spot to read a book, answer a Zoom call, or simply take a seat while you slip on your shoes.

To help you shop, we've rounded up the top twelve of the most stylish white accent chairs on the market today. With styles ranging from boho to mid-century modern to coastal chic, there's something for every living space.

12 White Accent Chairs for Your Living Space

Leanne Ford Hugger Curved Swivel Accent Chair

Leanne Ford designed this Hugger Curved Swivel Accent Chair in collaboration with Crate and Barrel. The aptly-named accent chair features a uniquely curved silhouette that envelops you in a plush hug. It's crafted with an engineered hardwood frame and a high-resiliency foam seat with sinuous coil springs. Cloud-colored boucle upholstery fabric material adds a cozy feel to your living room or bedroom corner. A 360-degree swivel mechanism makes for a practical seat. Be sure to check out the other coordinating pieces— including a boucle bench and storage ottoman— in the one-of-a-kind collection!

Old Hickory Tannery Cannington Tufted Club Chair

It's impossible not to love this Cannington Tufted Club Chair from the Old Hickory Tannery. The oversized square shape offers a sophisticated way to fill unused space in your living room, bedroom, or den. It's covered in supple white leather upholstery quilted with nailhead buttons with a black nickel finish. 8-way hand-tied springs and a thick polyfoam cushion provide ample support while you kick your feet up.

CB2 x Mermelada Estudio Markus Acrylic Lounge Chair

Add a light, airy feel to your home office with this Markus Acrylic Lounge Chair designed by Mermelada Estudio for CB2. Drawing inspiration from vintage 70s furniture styles, it pairs plush white boucle fabric with a sculpted clear acrylic base. Polished nickel hardware adds the perfect finishing touch to the back. It's the perfect statement chair for small spaces.

Pottery Barn Gideon Upholstered Swivel Armchair

Pottery Barn's Gideon Upholstered Swivel Armchair makes an attractive addition to any living room. The versatile piece comes in a wide array of white fabrics boasting different textures and performance finishes. Its curved back and plush seat offer a comfortable spot to sink in while reading a magazine or catching up on your favorite reality TV. A rotating base and tilt mechanism make it easy to find the perfect position.

AllModern Arc Swivel Lounge Chair

Bring a retro-futuristic feel to your space with this Arc Swivel Lounge Chair from AllModern. The unique white accent chair features a low-profile silhouette with a cloud-like shape and an irresistible cushioned seat. Its rounded profile and monochrome palette work particularly well with mid-century modern furniture. Covered in fade-resistant boucle fabric, the one-of-a-kind piece adds interest and texture to any room.

CB2 x goop Gwyneth Ivory Boucle Chair

This must-have Ivory Boucle Chair was designed by CB2 in collaboration with Oscar-winning actress, health guru, and founder of goop, Gwyneth Paltrow. The rounded white accent chairs started with an FSC-certified pine and engineered wood frame on a swivel base. The mod silhouette and generous size find the perfect balance between vintage eclecticism and modern luxury. Covered in thick foam padding and off-white polyester-blend fabric, it boasts a boucle-inspired texture that's hard to resist.

Innova Luxury Tomland Accent Chair

Add a luxurious touch to your living room with a pair of Tomland Accent Chairs from Innova Luxury. The elegant white accent chairs are handcrafted with high-quality materials and careful craftsmanship. Its curved sides and back feature metal Mikado openwork hand-gilded with gleaming gold leaf. White linen-like upholstery fabric and Alderwood legs with a white lacquer finish allow the metallic detail to really shine!

Anthropologie Chunky Woven Petite Accent Chair

Anthropologie's Chunky Woven Petite Accent Chair strikes the perfect balance between form and function. The low-slung statement chair is upholstered with a woven cotton rug with textured embellishments along the back. Its distinctly knit appearance adds a cozy, inviting feel to any bedroom, living room, or walk-in closet. The tropical hardwood frame features mortise and tenon joinery for added stability and acacia wood legs with iron hardware accents for added style.

Shoppe Amber Interiors Theo Armchair

This splurge-worthy Theo Armchair is part of Anthropologie's 'Made by Shoppe' furniture line designed by Amber Lewis. Each piece is made-to-order in Los Angeles using a sturdy wooden frame, extra-plush down-fill seat cushion, and richly-textured white boucle fabric. Short, wide rounded oak feet provide a stable base for ultimate comfort and relaxation. Once you sit down on this inviting accent chair, you'll never want to get up!

Jonathan Alder Ether Accent Chair

Interior designer Jonathan Alder is known for his distinctly quirky style. While his Ether Accent Chair is more understated than many of his pieces, it still stays true to Alder's unique design aesthetic. The capsule-inspired silhouette pairs white velvet upholstery with slim polished brass legs. It's sleek, modern, and compact enough for smaller spaces.

West Elm Austin Leather Chair

How gorgeous is this Austin Leather Chair from West Elm? The roomy seat features a cushioned back, gently sloped arms, reversible seat cushion, and slim metal legs. Its contract-grade solid pine wood frame is kiln-dried to prevent warping and crack. The snow-white upholstery fabric comes in your choice of genuine or vegan leather. Pair with the matching ottoman (sold separately) to create the ultimate lounging corner in your bedroom, den, or home office.

CB2 x Ross Cassidy Bozzi Mongolian Sheepskin Chair

This Bozzi Mongolian Sheepskin Chair is worthy of a corner spot in any bedroom. The statement-making white accent chair was designed by Ross Cassidy exclusively for CB2. Its streamlined wingback silhouette boasts humanely-sourced Mongolian sheepskin upholstery and asymmetrical feet made of solid bleached oak with a wire-brushed finish. The piece looks exceptionally stylish paired with Ross Cassidy's coordinating Bozzi Mongolian Sheepskin Ottoman. Alternatively, the chair (and coordinating ottoman) is available in a fur-free cream upholstery fabric with a boucle-inspired texture.

How to Care for White Furniture

Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your white furniture looking white. While it's certainly not the easiest upholstery color to own, the proper care can make all the difference. Here are a few tips on how to keep your new white accent chair looking its best:

  • First things first, you'll want to read the care label tag to learn the correct cleaning method for that upholstery fabric. While some removable covers can be tossed in your washing machine, others require professional dry cleaning.

  • Blot stains immediately to prevent them from spreading. Depending on the fabric, you may need to stick with a dry cloth.

  • Keep your furniture out of direct sunlight to protect it from fading and discoloration caused by sun damage.

  • For high traffic areas, stick to durable, stain-resistant fabrics that are easy to care for. If you've got pets or kids, you may want to avoid the color altogether— or at least pure white options in favor of dark cream hues that hide dirt.

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About the author

Bella has a Bachelors degree in interior design, is a master gardener. She designs nourishing outdoor & indoor spaces guided by the practice of Feng Shui.