Accent chairs tend to have the reputation of being purely decorative. Remember the floral-patterned, wing-backed chairs in the corner of your grandmother’s living room that nobody used? Fortunately, modern accent chairs are equal parts chic and cozy – and you most definitely are allowed to sit on them! In fact, I encourage it!
Still, the purpose of the chair should determine its level of comfortability. If its primary purpose is for sitting, such as an accent chair for a living room that will get a lot of use, then comfort is a priority.
If comfort is your biggest concern, look for chairs that have a more natural shape and avoid chairs that have metal backs and smaller seat cushions.
However, if the chair’s sole purpose is to be a focal point or to provide a contrast of color, then things like style, fabric and pattern would certainly come before comfort!