Design guidelines for your accent furniture ideas
Nothing is out of bounds if you keep a few simple best practices in mind.
- Balance Scale and Proportion
General design rules say that a coffee table should be two-thirds as long as the sofa it pairs with, and wall art should be 4/7 the size of the wall on which it hangs. A gallery wall is great idea for a huge wall, but keep in mind that art over a sofa or bed should be about the same length as the furniture piece.
- Use the Power of the Pillow
Pillows make it easy and inexpensive to experiment with range of patterns and colors. According to Real Simple magazine, all pillows should have at least one color in common, no matter the pattern, and an odd number of pillows is most artistically pleasing.
Even if a magnificent area rug is the only accent piece in a room, remember to position it for maximum impact - between six inches and two feet from the wall. If possible, the furniture should sit entirely on the rug, but if that’s not possible, just the front legs will do.
We hope you’ve found our accent furniture ideas helpful! For further inspiration, feel free to browse our online selection of accents and decor or visit one of our local showrooms.