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I love it when our weather starts changing from dreary fall and winter, to bright and vibrant spring and summer. Our days get longer, all the trees, plants and flowers start blooming outside, and everything just seems brighter. I also love being able to spend much more time outside.

Doing a little redecorating in the house is a great way to bring some of the beautiful colours of spring and summer inside. Accent furniture pieces such as recliners, chairs and ottomans in patterns or bright colours have become increasingly popular. They not only add a really cool design element to the room, but also extra seating for guests.

Accent chairs
Accent chair.jpgThere are a few reasons why adding an accent chair to your living or family room is a good idea. I find the size of an accent chair really easy to fit into any sized space. Many of them are armless, like this Scarlett Transitional Polyester Fabric Accent Chair, which makes them more versatile for small spaces. The colours in the fabric of this chair are pretty neutral, but it’s the pattern that’s really eye catching and classy, and if you love Paris like I do, then this chair will be a must for your living space.

If you’re looking for a pop of colour to add to your contemporary design then this Erica Contemporary Polyester Accent Chair in red would be a great addition. I love the look of the metal stud trim and the chair is both contemporary and vintage which makes it more versatile to fit into more design styles. Red is also my go to accent colour for my living area, so this chair speaks to me on so many levels.

Recliners for comfort


For all you recliner lovers out there, you will love this Warren Contemporary Micro Suede Recliner Chair. The chocolate colour is neutral which will fit in nicely with your existing decor, and it’s dark enough that you won’t notice every little mark on it.

I have micro suede in my family room, and the best thing about it is how easy it is to clean, especially if you have small children who like to touch everything with their sticky little fingers.


Colourful ottomans

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If you’re looking to add extra seating and storage to your living or family room, then you may want to consider an ottoman. This Elijah Faux Leather Storage Ottoman is a vibrant red colour, and the faux leather is easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth. It will brighten up the room, as well as serve as extra seating for guests, and has a discreet storage area to store whatever you like and avoid a cluttered living  space.

Another ottoman option if you want something more neutral in colour is this Elijah Polyester Storage Ottoman in grey. The grey colour of this ottoman mixed with the button design top makes it both elegant and practical.

I love that getting any new furniture piece, especially a statement piece, just freshens up the room. You don’t have to overload your living space with colour or patterns, but just a pop of pattern or colour can really change the look of your space. We change our wardrobe to match the seasons, so why not our living space too.

You can find some great recliners, accent chairs and ottomans to fit your living area at

Lindsey Reed
I am a mom of two boys who loves reading and trail runs. I am passionate about health, fitness and food and write about these topics and more on my personal blog