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Bargain accent chairs: Best buys for £150 or under

January 24, 2022

Looking to round out your living room with an accent chair, but on a budget? A statement chair makes the perfect finishing touch to a carefully curated decor scheme, but it doesn’t have to cost the earth. Good Homes magazine picks out the best bargain accent chairs (or dare we say, cheap armchairs!) for your home…

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1. Best overall value: Turio armchair, B&Q

If you’re looking for a cheap armchair, but don’t want to sacrifice designer looks, B&Q has just unveiled the answer. Its Turio armchair comes in a velvet-effect fabric in a range of four colours – stone grey, forest green, burnt orange and deep blue – and is priced at just £64. You can also pick up a matching footstool for £24. Buy the Turio armchair for £64 from B&Q.

cheap armchair: green velvet effect accent chair and stool from B&Q

Turio chair with matching footstool from B&Q

2. Best value for classic style: Remsta armchair, IKEA

IKEA is always a reliable go-to for great value homewares. The Scandi-style flatpack superstore has plenty of cheap accent chairs to choose from, but the Good Homes pick of the bunch for style and value is the Remsta. It’s classic button back and low-rise wings lend it a heritage-style chic that looks more expensive than it is, starting from just £150. It’s available in grey, beige and a British Racing green velvet effect. Buy the Remsta armchair, from £150, from IKEA.

cheap armchairs: IKEA Remsta armchair is one of the best for value for style

IKEA Remsta armchair in beige

3. Cheapest scallop armchair: Hannah chair, B&M

Those beautiful velvet scalloped armchairs never seem to come cheap, but B&M Stores has just launched their budget alternative to designs that often retail for £400-plus. Available in blush pink or grey with gold-finish metal legs, you get a lot of statement style for the bargain price of just £80 (reduced from £100)! Find out more, and look for your nearest stockist, at

cheap scallop blush velvet armchair from B&M

Hannah velvet chair in blush from B&M

4. Best for retro style: Butterfly chair from Homescapes

Fans of retro or Mid-century modern styling will love this leather butterfly chair. Available in a range of shades, from dark brown to tan and even brown and cream cowhide, the sling chair with hairpin legs is inspired by the iconic BKF Hardoy chair. It’s handcrafted by skilled artisans from genuine real leather and supported by a steel metal frame. Buy the Butterfly Chair for £119.99 from Homescapes.

Cheap retro butterfly chair from Homescapes

Butterfly chairs from Homescapes

5. Best for access issues: Habitat Evie armchair, Argos

This chair in a box takes all the guesswork and hassle out of furniture shopping. Huge boxes and large, unwieldy items of furniture can be a nightmare to get into your home – especially if you live in a high rise with small doors, narrow corridors and lifts to navigate. Habitat’s Evie armchair solves all those problems, arriving pretty much ready to go in a box not much bigger than the actual chair. Available in light and dark grey, this one just breaks the budget at £175, but is a steal nonetheless. Buy the Habitat Evie armchair in a box for £140 from Argos.

habitat evie armchair in a box is a best buy for small spaces

Habitat Evie armchair from Argos