Cozy Reading Chairs

Buy the best cozy reading chairs selected and recommended by interior designers. By Caroline Patterson.

Whether you're an avid book lover with a favorite reading spot or looking at picking a chair to add style or extra seating to your room, cozy reading chairs can do it all. The best thing about relaxing reading chairs is they come in various designs and styles. For example, you can find chairs that rest on stable legs or a swivel base, with or without arms, and with different backs and upholstery materials.

Sleek and Modern Barrel Seat

Sleek and Modern Barrel Seat

$209.99 $199.99

Sleek and Modern Barrel Seat

Willa Arlo™ Interiors

$209.99 $199.99

Description

This sleek, barrel-shaped chair features a shallow seat with a high-rounded back and sloped armrests. Black tapered legs elevate the chair to an 18" seat height that supports 250 pounds. And you can pick from nine color choices of polyester upholstery.  

Designer Advice

Barrel chairs like these make a cozy, comfortable reading space due to how the arms and back of the cushion wrap around your body. Supportive cushioning against your back and arms makes sitting more comfortable for long periods. And it's easier to adjust to various positions while emerging with a good book.  

Streamlined Velvet Swivel Chair

Streamlined Velvet Swivel Chair

$305.99 $699

Streamlined Velvet Swivel Chair

Willa Arlo™ Interiors

$305.99 $699

Description

This barrel chair combines contemporary and classic styles with soft velvet upholstery in 13 rich colors. A golden metal base rotates the seat while the barrel shape back hugs the body. The open gap looks progressive.

Traditional Square Squat Seat

Traditional Square Squat Seat

$399.99 $374.99

Traditional Square Squat Seat

Andover Mills™

$399.99 $374.99

Description

Eleven upholstery patterns hug this traditional-style reading chair's tight, square back and rolled arms. Pocket coil springs add bounce to the removable cushion, and bulky tapered legs make the pipe-trimmed seat 19" in height.

Funky Glamorous Wingback Fashion

Funky Glamorous Wingback Fashion

$219.99 $599

Funky Glamorous Wingback Fashion

Willa Arlo™ Interiors

$219.99 $599

Description

Try a classy wingback design for a cozy reading chair that adds a layer of visual appeal. This seat takes it to the next level with gold flared legs and soft velvet upholstery in 15 dynamic colors. Rolled arms and diamond tufting add extra interest. 

Designer Advice

Wingback chairs get their name due to how the headrest curves and protrudes out, providing privacy to the person in the seat. These chairs are excellent for having private conversations, but they also make superb reading chairs because you can feel closed off from the world. 

Arnalda Upholstered Swivel Accent Chair

Arnalda Upholstered Swivel Accent Chair

$589.99

Arnalda Upholstered Swivel Accent Chair

Lark Manor™

$589.99

Description

Introducing the perfect addition to your living room - the oversized barrel chair! Whether you're snuggling up with loved ones or relaxing on your own, this chair offers both space and style. Crafted from solid and engineered wood with a metal pedestal base, it combines classic and modern design elements. The grayish-white linen upholstery complements any decor, while the swivel feature allows for easy adjustment. With a plush pocket spring seat and foam-filled cushions, comfort is guaranteed. Complete with three accent pillows for extra coziness and visual interest, this chair is a must-have for any home.

Slipcovered Slipper Chair

Slipcovered Slipper Chair

$179.99 $193.99

Slipcovered Slipper Chair

Latitude Run®

$179.99 $193.99

Description

Transform your living room with this modern armless chair. Constructed with premium corduroy upholstery, this low-profile sectional offers both style and comfort. The polyfill interior ensures optimal support, while the adjustable back piece allows for versatile lounging options. Elevate your space with this sleek and functional addition to your home décor.

Classy Comfy Striped Accent Chair

Classy Comfy Striped Accent Chair

Classy Comfy Striped Accent Chair

Description

This plush, casual chair beckons you to rest with thick cushions and rolled arms. The soft Sunbrella upholstery comes in a whopping 55 fabric options for a custom reading chair to fit any space or decor theme. 

Mid Century Modern Magic

Mid Century Modern Magic

Mid Century Modern Magic

Description

This retro mid-century piece has supple velvet upholstery in ten rich colors on a wood frame. The tapered dowel legs, welted seams, cylindrical pillows, and button-tufted seat cushion add retro touches to the square structure.

Retro Rounded Silhouette Chair

Retro Rounded Silhouette Chair

Retro Rounded Silhouette Chair

Description

This retro chair offers a unique visual appeal due to the mid-century silhouette enhanced with luxe textures in the flared arms and rounded head support. Tapered gold steel legs add glam to the faux cream upholstery.

Versatile Boxy Accent Seat

Versatile Boxy Accent Seat

Versatile Boxy Accent Seat

Description

You can use this understated boxy square-shaped chair for any room and theme. And in an impressive 104 fabric color choices, you can have a customized seat made from clean lines and tapered chunky wood feet.

Fancy Flared Upholstered Armchair

Fancy Flared Upholstered Armchair

Fancy Flared Upholstered Armchair

Description

This elegant armchair combines the classic look of a chair with fancy upgrades like supple velvet upholstery in seven colors and plush filling. Rolled arms, a tight back, and front legs that turn out add modern flares.

Neutral Geometric Swivel Lounger

Neutral Geometric Swivel Lounger

Neutral Geometric Swivel Lounger

Description

The neutrality of this cream chair with gray geometric print patterns can go with any room design without clashing. Rolled arms and a flared back provide comfort, while the foot pedestal allows the chair to swivel in different directions. 

Designer Advice

A cozy reading chair with a swivel base can make an outstanding choice. You can move your chair to face different directions to account for better lighting, avoid or engage in talking or socializing, or settle into different positions. Swivel seats are the most versatile choice of seating, whether you're using the chair for reading, relaxing in front of the TV, or enjoying a conversation.

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