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Accent Furniture Ideas for All Areas of Your Office

Terra SandersTerra Sanders
March 26th, 2024
~ 3 minute read

We all have that little corner or empty space in our office that could use a little something. Sure, we have the prerequisite sofa and coffee table, but adding something with a little color, texture, or pop of pattern could add some visual contrast and help bring your whole office style together. You need accent furniture.

What Are Office Accent Pieces?

Similar to accent furniture for the living room, office accent furniture pieces can be any furniture or decor object that can complement or add contrast to the existing style or decor of an office.

Accent pieces generally try to add visual interest to a uniformly decorated space by using color, texture, or a unique shape.

Professional designers in recent years have really prioritized this trend as a way to fill empty spaces with creative or unexpected elements.

Some of the most common types of office accent furniture are accent chairs, side tables, coffee tables, storage, and event items such as art or vases.

Materials that are commonly used as accents include thickly textured fabric upholstery, wood or wood graining, leather, paint, and wallpaper.

The job of accent pieces is to give an office personality and to create depth and balance between furniture pieces.

How Do I Choose Accent Pieces?

Here are a few quick tips for choosing pieces to accent your cubicle, private office, or home office space:

1. How will the space be used?

If you have an office, then it's good to outline all of the tasks that need to be done and bring in accent pieces that help you accomplish those tasks. It may be as simple as adding accent chairs because, during the day, you'd like a small corner space near a window to take a break in.

2. How should it look?

Chances are that the current design and color scheme of your office is exactly what you want it to be, and if that's the case, you want to think about what style or color of your accent furniture pieces to incorporate.

Do you want to see a pattern? Make sure it uses at least one of the colors in your room.

Does your office need texture? Use a contrasting-color fabric upholstery item.

3. Decorate with Non-Furniture Items

While we listed the biggest and most common items above used to accent a space, pieces that help to create ambiance, add color, or use eclectic textures can come in the form of smaller pieces as well.

Here is a brief list:

  • Artwork

  • Sculptures

  • Candles and candle holders

  • Plants

  • Throws and pillows

  • Vases or ceramics

  • Rugs

  • Tabletop decorations

    Also, adding more decorative versions of common office items can have an accenting effect. Consider stylish or colorful keyboards, staplers, desk organizers, pencil holders, or office chairs.

A Few Ideas: Accent Ideas for Every Space

Use these unique ideas as inspiration for your office accent pieces.

Accent Chairs for Your Office Waiting Room

In the waiting room, accent chairs are functional as well as aesthetic. Apart from your standard waiting room chair or sofa, they can add extra seating while also presenting the opportunity for pops of color.

Accent Tables for Your Employee Lounge

While standard tables may dot the square footage of your employee lounge, a low accent coffee table or side table can bring in rich woodgrain colors and textures while providing a low-set option to set drinks and books as employees relax.

Accent Lighting for Your Private Office Space

Accent lighting is most common for dining rooms and kitchen areas but can add ambiance, luxury, and sophistication and help define separate areas of an open office.

Conclusion

Office accent furniture and decor pieces can transform a space from the boring to the eclectic with minimal investment.

Being able to take the time to think through your office space and which elements you can bring in to add your personality may not be top of mind, but it will surely be worth the effort if you choose to prioritize the look and overall impression your waiting room or private office gives to clients and leaves on you.

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Terra Sanders
About The Author

Terra Sanders, the newest addition to the Madison Liquidators team, uses her background in digital marketing, content strategy and SEO to craft thoughtful and engaging articles. She writes in a way that appeals to customers through interesting information that can help them on their office furniture buying journey.

Terra Sanders

Terra Sanders, the newest addition to the Madison Liquidators team, uses her background in digital marketing, content strategy and SEO to craft thoughtful and engaging articles. She writes in a way that appeals to customers through interesting information that can help them on their office furniture buying journey.