Hilary Duff's accent chair is the ideal cozy spot for small spaces

Get the look of Hilary Duff's accent chair for less with our favorite pieces

Hilary Duff on neutral couch
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If you're in need of a cozy reading spot, Hilary Duff's accent chair is the perfect living room addition. 

The How I Met Your Father star took to Instagram to share her comfy accent chair in a gorgeous maternity photoshoot. We couldn't help but notice her coordinating neutral decor and took some styling inspiration. 

Our design pros weigh on how to recreate the look with some small living room ideas that are sure to upgrade your set-up.

Hilary Duff's accent chair reading nook

Hilary shared a dreamy reading nook in her space, which looks ideal for a neutral small living room. The actress and singer is shown relaxing with a furry friend on her lap, surrounded by chic decor pieces. 

"Hilary Duff has mastered the cozy effect with an elevated take on the bean bag chair. Ideal for a nook of any kind, her neutral, all-encompassing accent chair evokes a calming vibe and begs you to take a breather with a cup of tea," says content editor, Danielle Valente.

Styling one of the best accent chairs for small spaces in a neutral room like Hilary's creates a chill atmosphere for unwinding after a long day. A large seat like hers can also act as a substitute for a large sofa if you don't have room for one.

"The relaxing aesthetic is complemented by her beige curtains and simple wall art, making this part of her living room a refreshing retreat. It's elegant and tasteful, all while being super snuggly," says Danielle.

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Danielle Valente

Danielle is the content editor at Real Homes, and she loves sharing styling tips and researching the latest interior trends. Before her time at Future, she was the editor of Time Out New York Kids. Her work has appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, among other outlets.

How to recreate the look

Recreating Hilary's set-up is pretty simple with the right styling tips. Investing in the right small-space furniture is the first step, and Hilary's accent chair is a great alternative to bulky sofas or sectionals. 

Elevate the look of a bean bag chair (which may be a little too reminiscent of dorm furniture for a grown-up pad) with a padded accent chair large enough to sink into. For another celeb-inspired idea, The Drew Chair by Drew Barrymore is just the right size and shape to recreate the look.

Once your chair is secured, you'll need to add some decor accent around the room. Add some neutral curtains like these Threshold linen curtains available from Target to your living room windows. Pro tip: adding floor-length curtains will help make the windows look larger overall. 

Hilary incorporates wall decor into her living room with a minimalist framed illustration. This abstract line art poster from Desenio creates a similar effect. Sometimes less is more and one simple piece can really make a statement. 

Want to add a little more interest to your space? Break up the neutrals with a few extra pieces in your favorite color. "If you're looking to take things in a slightly different direction with a fun pop of color, style a chair like this with a printed throw pillow and knit blanket," says Danielle. 

If you're a neutrals fan through and through, apply Hilary's styling tips throughout the whole house. Neutral bedroom ideas will turn your sleeping space into the perfect sanctuary for a good night's sleep. Or embrace the spa look and try some neutral small bathroom ideas like marble accents and warm wooden materials.

Emily Lambe
Deputy Editor

Hey! I’m Emily and I’m the deputy digital editor at Real Homes. I’m here to bring you the latest decor trends, inspirational ideas, informative how tos, the latest celeb homes style and the best budget-friendly buys. I live in a rented apartment, making the most of small spaces and using accent pieces to make things pop. When I’m not writing, I’m usually doing yoga, eating chocolate or working on my skincare routine.