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I Write About Home Decor for a Living, and This Under-$200 Chair Is One of My Favorite Amazon Finds

Reviewers agree: It looks more expensive than it actually is.
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If you think you need to spend thousands of dollars on expensive furniture to create the living room of your dreams, think again. I write about home decor for a living, and while that means I frequently browse collections of furniture and accessories from high-end stores, I've also learned how to spot a deal. My most recent affordable find for my own space is a dusty pink velvet accent chair that no one would guess came from Amazon.

Part of Amazon's Rivet home brand, the tufted, shell-shaped chair costs $170, which is a steal compared to similar styles you can find at other furniture stores like West Elm and CB2. The velvet material feels soft and luxurious, the cushioned seat is sturdy and spacious, and its gold-colored metal legs add to its contemporary look. It would make for an eye-catching accent piece in a living room and bedroom, and you could also style it with a large desk for a glam workspace.

It's available in three rich jewel tones: rose pink, teal blue, and emerald green. I went for the light pink color and was happy to find it was a more muted color in person than the product image shows on Amazon. It arrived in just a few days and was easy to put together with the included tools. 

Accent Chair Review
Credit: Christie Calucchia

Before ordering it for myself, I checked out the customer ratings and reviews and found mostly positive feedback for the chair. Nearly 300 people gave it a five-star rating, and reviewers agreed it looks nice and has a firm cushion that's large enough to sit cross-legged on. A few even said they bought it specifically for temporary home offices.

"It's comfortable, and the color and velvet material [are] beautiful," wrote one shopper. "It looks so much more expensive than it is."

Another said, "This chair is so much better than you'd think for the price point and pictures! I purchased this for my make-shift home office and it's perfect." 

Whether you're looking for a contemporary desk chair for your home office or a funky accent chair for your living room, Rivet's Sheena velvet chair is a great option that comes at a reasonable price. The best part is, you can get it delivered fast and for free if you're an Amazon Prime member.

Amazon Brand – Rivet Sheena Glam Tufted Velvet Shell Chair,
Credit: amazon.com

To buy: $170; amazon.com.