Baxton Studio Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Wooden Lounge Accent Chair

Last updated date: August 7, 2020

DWYM Score
9.0

Baxton Studio Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Wooden Lounge Accent Chair

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 14 expert reviews, the Baxton Studio Baxton Studio Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Wooden Lounge Accent Chair placed 6th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 21, 2020:
Checkout The Best Accent Chair for a detailed review of all the top accent chairs.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
545 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Sturdy.
- SevenStarReviews
The neutral tones of the wood and fabric mean you can mix this in with any decor style.
- Daily Beast
What experts didn't like
Heavy.
- SevenStarReviews

From The Manufacturer

A simple, post-modern design that works well with a variety of styles, the Sorrento lounge chair is upholstered in faux leather with solid rubberwood legs and frame. The sculptural arms and wide, welcoming seat are a throwback to classic 1950s and 60s Danish design. A fully upholstered seat with exposed dark walnut wood looks great from all angles, whether in a lounge arrangement, public waiting area or private office. The splayed legs and button-tufting design add a retro modern touch to this piece of clean lines furniture. The Sorrento also features light weight and easy handling. It will be suitable for those urban dwellers with limited space. It could be a cool-looking reading nook within 30 minutes of assembly out of a box. Made in Malaysia, the Sorrento will be a standout piece in any modern interior. Natural raw materials used for construction of our furnishings will have variations in areas such as (but not limited to) color, pattern, grain and texture. This includes substances such as wood and leather.

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An Overview On Accent Chairs

The best accent chairs do more than offer extra seating — they complete the aesthetic you’ve created in your home. Whether you choose to bring in a pop of vibrant color or match other furniture with your extra seating, accent chairs are a valuable addition to any room. From Mid-Century Modern leather pieces to armless chairs upholstered in elegant Parisian postcard fabric, there truly is an accent chair for every person and every space.

When choosing an accent chair, you should consider your style and your needs. Do you prefer something that blends in with your existing décor? Would you rather a chair that draws attention away from unsightly or monochromatic furniture?

In addition, you’ll need to think about the ways you might use the chair. Will it be reserved for overflow seating, such as during a party? Do you plan to sit in the chair every time you make a phone call? Will it be used at your dining table?

The length of time you anticipate sitting in the chair might dictate how comfortable it needs to be. Keep in mind that comfort can be impacted by fabric, chair depth and the height of the back, among other factors.

Once you’ve answered these questions, you can get to the crux of design decisions. Accent chairs come in a wide variety of fabrics and styles, from leather (both real and faux) to prints and solids.

You should also take a look at the exposed wood on an accent chair you’re considering. Many show very little of their supports, while others have both legs and arms exposed. Oftentimes, chairs use a dark wood or composite with a veneer for their wooden elements. If you’d prefer something light in color, you might wish to use that as a search parameter.

Hardware is another accent chair consideration. Some furniture uses rivets or other exposed metal elements, both for decoration or for fastening. Will this sort of hardware blend with the décor you have already?

For instance, if the rivets on an accent chair you’re considering are brass, they might not look great with a sofa that has black rivets. It can help to hold up a photo of your existing furniture or whole room to a photo of the chair you’re considering. Then, you can decide if an accent chair has the look you’re seeking.

DWYM Fun Fact

Believe it or not, the accent chair has played quite the role in the history of interior design. Perhaps since it has such a power to draw attention in a space, the accent chair has been a frequent area of interest for some of design’s most famous names.

For instance, the Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was designed in 1929 as seating for the king and queen of Spain. The associated Barcelona stool was intended to be used by their attendants. With a steel frame and cowhide exterior, complete with welting and buttons, the Barcelona chair made quite a statement.

If you are lucky enough to encounter one, verify its provenance with a certified dealer or antiques expert. Due to its popularity, the Barcelona chair saw many knock-offs over the years. The trademark for the chair belongs to Knoll, so finding a dealer certified in that brand is a good place to start for authentication.

The Accent Chair Buying Guide

  • When buying an accent chair, start by visualizing it in your space. Be sure it either matches your existing aesthetic or complements it in some way. If it draws attention away from other furniture and décor, make sure you’re okay with it being a focal point.
  • Consider all parts of the chair from a design perspective before making a purchase. Do the fabric, wood type, fasteners and pattern or color work within your space?
  • How many chairs do you need? Will one suffice, or would you prefer to have more to create visual balance? If choosing the chairs for a dining room table, do you want all of your dining chairs to match, or would you prefer using several styles that complement one another?
  • The construction of an accent chair is very important. Real wood is usually a better buy than manufactured wood, but that can be hard to come by today. You are likely to find chairs with hardwood veneers over an engineered wood core.
  • When choosing between wood frame types, note that maple is considered the best choice for furniture, with oak a close second. Hardwoods are denser and are a better option when it comes to a chair frame.
  • If you choose a microfiber accent chair, clean it regularly with a damp cloth. Most spills will wipe off easily.
  • Leather accent chairs require special care. You should find out if your leather chair is aniline (unprotected) or semi-aniline (also called aniline plus or pigmented) leather. Unprotected leather is very difficult to care for and may develop a patina over time. Clean all leather regularly with a vacuum’s soft brush attachment. If you must wash aniline leather further, follow manufacturer instructions and use distilled water or an approved leather cleaner. For protected leather, always start with the least impactful cleaning product and work your way up if the first is ineffective. Do steer clear of ammonia- or alkali-based cleaners, however.