Button Tufted Accent Chairs
A little bit traditional, a little bit contemporary and a whole lot cozy, button-tufted accent chairs are making waves in the world of interior design for their effortless style and versatility. Learn all about them here!
What Is a Button Tufted Accent Chair?
In a tufted accent chair, an upholstered backrest (and sometimes seat) will feature a pattern of stitched grooves secured in place by buttons or knots. A common fixture in 19th-century furnishings for its practicality – the act of stitching buttons onto seats and backrests helped to prevent the cushion’s inner stuffing from moving around (and thus creating an uncomfortable, lopsided feel) – tufted upholstery is now a staple among contemporary designs for its stunning aesthetic and luxuriously plush feel.
The Most Popular Types of Tufted Accent Chairs
Here are just a few of the most popular types of tufted accent chairs:
- The classic tufted chair. The classic version of the tufted accent chair features a traditional chair design with the seat and backrest upholstered in a tufted fabric.
- The armless tufted chair. Just as the name implies, armless tufted accent chairs are simply tufted accent chairs – without arms. Because their lack of arms make them streamlined and easy-to-move and -place, these designs are one of the most popular choices for smaller spaces.
- The barrel tufted chair (tub chair). On its own, the barrel chair – which features a rounded backrest that flares out into two sleek armrests – is like a warm hug in furniture form. Add to that a stunning tufted design, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate in stylish comfort.
- The tufted settee. Similar to a tufted loveseat, which is a chair designed for two people, a tufted accent settee offers a stylish seat for three – and a luxurious naptime lounge for one!
- The velvet tufted chair. The classic tufted chair – but made with velvet. The perfect companion for your coziest – and most stylish! – rainy day in.
- The wingback tufted chair. The upholstered back of a classic tufted chair gets a bit of an edge – literally. In a wingback design, a chair’s backrest flares out on either side. (Fun fact: the original purpose of the ‘wings’ on an accent chair was to help block out cold drafts in the winter!)
- The tufted side chair. Slightly smaller than the standard accent chair, the tufted side chair comes in a lighter weight and a more petite size – designed especially to complement and be placed at the side of a sofa.
- The tufted chair with nailhead trim. Some tufted accent chair designs will trade buttons for nailheads to secure the tufted grooves – offering a fresh spin on a familiar style.