25 Best Neutral Accent Chairs Under $500 to Complete Your Room

Updated on April 21, 2024

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Whether you’re looking for extra seating in your living room or have an empty corner in a bedroom or home office to fill, these neutral accent chairs will work with any style and budget.

Accent chairs are more than just extra seating—they bring personality, style, and functionality to any room. Whether you choose a fun, contemporary design or a subtle, traditional piece, accent chairs have the power to elevate your entire room. They add visual interest, breaking up the monotony of larger furniture pieces and creating a focal point that catches the eye. Additionally, accent chairs provide a cozy spot for relaxation, reading, or conversation, making them both practical and inviting. With a well-chosen accent chair, you can enhance the ambiance of your room while adding charm and personality.

What’s great about selecting a neutral accent chair for your room is its versatility. You can move the chair from room to room whenever you’re looking to refresh your space and can easily give it different personalities by decorating it with various colorful throw pillows or a throw blanket.

Here are 25 of the best neutral accent chairs in a variety of styles, so if your home is modern coastal, traditional, boho, beach house, contemporary, farmhouse, or something in between, one of these top-rated chairs are sure to work in your space.

Neutral Rattan and Wicker Accent Chairs

1. Pari Rattan Chair

Rattan accent chair.

If you’re looking for the best affordable neutral accent chair, look no further. One of the most affordable accent chairs on the list, as well as being top-rated, this natural rattan chair is extremely versatile. It will look great in a screened-in porch and works well for extra living room seating. Make it work for winter by adding a cushion or cozy throw blanket. This is shown in the color neutral, though if you’re considering something more bold, this chair also comes in many bright and fun colors.

2. Nuevo Arm Chair

A rattan chair in earth tones with a cushion, shown in a room next to a side table.

The handwoven rattan accent chair adds visual interest and casual sophistication, making it a great addition to any room. This chair will look at home with coastal, beach, and boho styles. The variety of natural shades and neutral cushion make it easy to tie it in with your room. It will work well for a living room as a single or double, or in the corner of your bedroom or home office.

3. Sofia Linen Butterfly Chair

A fun boho option, this accent chair is a statement piece. It brings nature and a coastal aesthetic to your space just as much as it does comfort. It will be a fun addition to any room, like your living room, screened-in porch, or even a bedroom, where you’ll be inspired to keep from throwing clothes on it so you can use it to curl up and read.

4. Buskbo Rattan Armchair

Rattan accent chair with cushion.

If you have a smaller budget, this under-$200 accent chair is a great option. It’s made of hand-woven rattan so every chair is unique, and it has a great natural look. This chair could easily swing boho or coastal depending how your room is decorated, and would also look great on a screened-in porch with a colorful throw pillow.

5. Jaime Rattan Chair

Two rattan chairs with a white cushion in a room with a side table between them.

This rattan beach-inspired accent chair is versatile enough to work in any room. It works great when used as a pair, either in an empty corner of your room or in an entranceway. The light colored rattan and white cushion makes it easy to pair with other neutrals or even with brighter colors.

Neutral Cane Accent Chairs

6. Beige Cane Accent Chair

A truly versatile accent piece, this chair will fit with your existing decor no matter the style. This accent chair is hand-built by craftsmen and is upholstered with premium fabric for comfort and durability. Will fit in great with coastal, contemporary, mid-century modern, and many other home decor styles. 

7. Centennial Wide Armchair

Cane accent chair with cusion.

This versatile French country-inspired chair has a sophisticated, classic look that can work with a variety of interior styles. It features a solid wood frame with a whitewashed finish, and a thick neutral-colored cushion. This chair can work in a more formal or more casual interior.

8. Dorothea Wide Armchair

Cane accent chair with cusion.

This elegant neutral chair features a cane backrest and arms. It has a slightly curved backrest and upholstered seat. Its versatility makes it a great choice for a variety of room styles. Its clean lines can dress up to fit with casual-formal, but it can easily swing boho or coastal.

Neutral Mid-Century Modern Accent Chairs

9. Macy Accent Chair

Mid-Century Modern upholstered accent chair.

This neutral accent chair will look just as good as a single or if you purchase two to use as a pair. The tufted cushion gives it a more refined look, and the mid-century-inspired legs give it contrast without going over the top. It looks like this chair will be hard to resist sitting in. Pair it with a round side table to balance its boxier shape, or place a round side table between two matching chairs to create a small seating area in your space.

10. Beige Mid-Century Modern Chair

A beige accent chair in the mid-century modern style, shown in a living room setting.

This chair is the perfect combination of mid-century modern and coastal. The wood arms and frame of the chair are a distressed wood that’s light in color, reminiscent of beach driftwood. The beige fabric color elevates the look. In addition to looking great in a living room, this would make for a sophisticated accent chair for a home office or reading corner.

11. Oxford Mid-Century Accent Chair

Mid-Century Modern upholstered accent chair.

This sand-colored upholstered chair will look cozy in any room, like it has always been there. The dark espresso legs add a nice contrast to the fabric color, and its removable cushion will make it easy to clean. If you have a dog or a cat, don’t be surprised if this chair becomes their new favorite place to curl up for a nap. Pair it with a side table for the perfect place to relax with a book and a cup of tea.

12. Brayden Tufted Club Chair

Mid-Century Modern tufted accent chair.

If you’re looking for a simple club chair this is your best bet. The button tufted seat back and classic French style mixed with mid-century modern ensures that simple doesn’t mean boring. If you have hesitations about buying furniture online, a great thing about this chair is that you can return it to your local Target if you decide it’s not for you — though with its high rating and rave reviews, that seems unlikely to happen. The neutral color of this accent chair is called medium beige, and it comes in other colors as well.

Neutral Upholstered Accent Chairs

13. Lacombe Wingback Chair

Upholstered wingback accent chair.

This top-rated chair is also a crowd favorite. The best part about this chair is in the details, like the swooped arms, piped edges along the fabric upholstery, and walnut stain that make it look much more expensive than it is. This accent chair would work well in a small space or as a pair in a living room with a small table between them. Additional colors are also available in this style.

14. Fletcher Spindle Accent Chair

A light brown spindle accent chair with beige cushions.

This spindle accent chair has a designer look without the designer price tag. The spindle detail is striking, and having high ratings with positive reviews shows how many customers are satisfied with this chair. This chair will add sophistication and a clean look to your room. Will look great as a pair with a side table between them.

15. Ballentine Armchair

This low-profile accent chair is traditional without being boring. It has clean lines and will easily fit with many decor styles, and is also the perfect place to show off your favorite accent pillow or two. This chair is low-profile and was designed for small spaces. It will look lovely in a corner with a small accent table, or as a set of two across from your living room couch. This chair is definitely a steal and at this price, you won’t need to think about it too long, even if you need two chairs to complete your room. 

16. Classic Swoop Accent Armchair

Upholstered striped accent chair.

Definitely the boldest option on this list (if neutrals can be bold?!), these cream and gray wide stripes manage to make a statement and remain neutral at the same time. This chair style is a versatile option that you’ll find easy to move from your living room to your bedroom to your home office whenever you’re in need of seating. This chair style comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns — another great neutral option is the “cream” pattern — check it out!

17. Ferrigno Wide Barrel Chair

Upholstered barrel accent chair with nailhead trim.

This elegant barrel chair is sure to make a statement while also being a neutral piece that would work well in many home spaces. It’s compact size works well for smaller rooms, making it a great accent piece for an apartment living room, or even a bedroom corner. The nailhead trim gives it a fun element of style, and it would look great with a bold throw pillow, as well. This chair is also available in other colors if you’re looking for something unique.

18. Fabric Oval Back Accent Chair

Carved wood and upholstered accent chair.

A classic style with a spin, this chair features a hand-carved birchwood frame, an oval back, and bronze nailheads. This chair will be a statement piece in your room and easily looks much more expensive than it is. The updated vintage look will work with many decor styles, from modern farmhouse to grandmillennial to coastal chic. This is a great option for smaller spaces and apartments that can’t fit a larger arm chair.

19. Tyler Swivel Chair

Swivel barrel accent chair.

Who doesn’t love a swivel chair?! This classic barrel chair is extra fun because it swivels, and silver nailheads add visual interest. Additionally, the upholstered fabric has a subtle chevron pattern that gives it texture without looking too busy. This chair would be great as a pair in your living room, and your guests will likely choose this seat over any others.

Neutral Slipper Accent Chairs

20. Cody Fabric Accent Chair

Tufted slipper accent chair.

The button-tufted back and hand-carved spooled legs of this chair will dress up any space with its quiet elegance. While still being neutral, the color – called ‘beige multi’ – gives it texture, which helps to add visual interest. This armless design works well in small spaces like apartment living rooms, where it will be welcome extra seating for your guests, or small bedrooms, where you can sit down to put on your shoes.

21. Monarch Upholstered Slipper Accent Chair

Simple wood and fabric slipper accent chair.

One of the more affordable options on the list, this taupe chair features a contemporary design and is lightweight at only 19 lbs., making it a good option if you’ll be moving it around for extra seating when needed and tucking it away at other times. It’s also a good option for anyone looking for smaller accent chairs for your apartment. If you’re feeling bold, there are many other colors and patterns available.

22. Upholstered Beige Slipper Accent Chair

A beige slipper accent chair with black legs.

For something stylish that doesn’t take up a lot of space, this armless slipper accent chair is a great option. The fabric upholstery shown is the beige color, which will fit in easily with your existing decor. It will look great with an accent pillow. This chair will look especially nice in a bedroom that needs a finishing touch, but will easily work in many different rooms.

Neutral Leather Accent Chairs

23. Soleil White and Natural Leather Woven Accent Chair

Wood and leather woven accent chair.

This chic Scandinavian-inspired leather chair would look equally great in a bedroom or living room. The woven leather back and seat, paired with light-colored wood, means it can swing beachy, boho, or coastal, but also can work with farmhouse or mid-century modern styles, which makes it one of the best versatile chair options on this list.

24. Leather Butterfly Chair

Leather butterfly accent chair.

If you’re looking for something classic, chic, and comfortable all at once, you’ll want to consider this vintage-style leather chair. This accent piece will work just about anywhere in your home or apartment given its smaller size. Add a small throw pillow or faux-fur throw blanket for added style, though it also looks beautiful on its own. This chair will also mix well with your mid-century modern decor.

25. Wingback Faux Leather Chair in Brown

Faux leather wingback accent chair.

This accent chair is made from high-quality faux leather, giving you the look of leather at a lower price point. It features detailed stitching, a high back, and a sturdy metal frame, meaning this chair will easily become a favorite. This is a sophisticated option to complete a living room, and also would look great in a home office.

These are some of the best neutral accent chairs for your home that cost less than $500. Accent chairs can sell out quickly, so if you see something that would look perfect in your room, don’t wait.

Accent chairs aren’t just about extra seating—they bring personality, style, and functionality to any room. They add visual interest, create a cozy spot for relaxation, and elevate the entire space with charm and character.

All items were under $500 at the time of publication, but can change at any time without notice.

Which of these beautiful accent chairs is your favorite? Which room in your home would you like to add an accent chair in? Let us know in the comments.

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