How to Use Accent Furniture in Your Home


Any piece of furniture that goes beyond mere functionality, would be considered an accent piece. Accent furniture is wonderful to add a decorative element to a space. You may not even have a practical use for it, but it serves to draw an eye and create an attraction to that area. If you decide you’d rather us handle the accents in your home, you can’t go wrong with the best Interior Design company in the Lake of the Ozarks. With John Elliott Interiors’ expertise, we often use accent furniture to spice things up and add character!


The entry of a home sets the tone for the rest of your home. This is the perfect opportunity to use accent furniture! Try using a chest, small table, or bench with a unique design. In this example below, there is not only a different table but also a large piece of artwork on the wall. 

Small Tables

Small tables are common when choosing accent furniture because they can also be used to display other accent pieces. These tables are often painted or have some sort of unique component that stands out. Small tables can be used anywhere in your home to draw attention to a pretty space that would often go unnoticed.


Go for a chair with some FLARE! When you are looking for an accent chair make sure to choose one with a strong profile, a strong color, or outstanding upholstery. Feel free to choose one that doesn’t even go with the rest of the room, that is an object that’ll pop and bring life to the room! In the picture below, you’ll see the accent chair is large, soft, and fluffy, contrasting the sleek design of the desk.

Dining Table

A dining table is a natural accent piece. Find a table that stands out because of its unique color, material, or finish. You can play around with the seating around it as well by having a bench on one side and all the rest are chairs. A popular choice right now is wooden tables, as seen below. This table is not only wooden but also has a beautiful design throughout the wood. The chairs are plain to allow the dining room table to shine!

Large Pieces 

Try bringing in an antique bookshelf or cabinet to break up a plain room. Or if you have a room that is busy, try choosing a piece that stands out because of its color and not so much the design. Or you can use a large fake tree or plant to bring in some earthy tones.
You can also use a large wooden table as the accent piece that brings the whole living room together!

Design is our passion! We hope you gained some inspiration when it comes to adding accent furniture to your home. Whether we are doing a complete redesign of your whole home or bringing you the helpful daily design tips you crave, we are here for you! John Elliott Interiors is the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help you get the design of your dreams. Come visit our high-end home store in Lake Ozark or give us a call to learn more about our services!
Let us help you create an interior for your life.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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