High Seat Armchairs

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Whether you have back and joint problems or simply prefer a higher seating position, choosing a chair with a high seat height is essential if you want to be comfortable when relaxing at home. Our experts have carefully selected a range of the most comfortable and stylish high seat armchairs. These chairs come in a variety of different shapes and materials, so whatever your style, you will be able to find something that’s perfect for you here.

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Our Picks

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Diamond Tufted High Seat Armchair
Losoto 36'' Wide Tufted Armchair
Losoto 36'' Wide Tufted Armchair
Losoto 36'' Wide Tufted Armchair
Losoto 36'' Wide Tufted Armchair
Losoto 36'' Wide Tufted Armchair

Diamond Tufted High Seat Armchair

Alcott Hill®

This gorgeous armchair is a timeless classic, featuring a rolled back and arms and beautifully finished legs. The chair is upholstered in a beautiful mock-linen fabric with a removable seat cushion, and has a weight capacity of 250lbs.

$419.99

Designer Advice:

Thanks to its timeless design and neutral color, this elegant armchair will work well in most traditional and transitional interiors. The high supportive back and arms make this one of the most comfortable high seat armchairs around—perfect for relaxing in to watch a movie or enjoy a drink with friends.

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High Seat Armchair With Nailhead Trim
Jussi Wide Armchair
Jussi Wide Armchair
Jussi Wide Armchair
Jussi Wide Armchair
Jussi Wide Armchair

High Seat Armchair With Nailhead Trim

Red Barrel Studio®

With its soft velvet-look fabric and glamorous nailhead trim, this stylish high seat armchair will be a great addition to any living room! It features a removable seat cushion and solid wood legs which give it a high-end look.

$364.99

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Faux Leather High Seat Armchair
Gail 29.5'' Wide Armchair
Gail 29.5'' Wide Armchair
Gail 29.5'' Wide Armchair
Gail 29.5'' Wide Armchair
Gail 29.5'' Wide Armchair

Faux Leather High Seat Armchair

Three Posts™

This stylish armchair features a traditional silhouette with a supportive back, high arms, and a fully sprung seat for maximum comfort. It is available in a choice of six faux leather color finishes and features decorative nailhead trim.

$349.99 $675

Designer Advice:

This sophisticated armchair is perfect for bringing that ‘gentlemen’s club’ feeling into your home. It’s worth noting that at 19.3 inches, the seat width is slightly narrower than the other high seated armchairs in this selection, which you may want to take into consideration if you prefer a wider seat.

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High Seat Armchair with Swivel Base

High Seat Armchair with Swivel Base

This beautiful handmade armchair features a sturdy frame made from solid Birch, Oak, and Poplar wood, and a convenient swivel base. With rolled arms and a comfortable foam-filled fully-sprung seat, you will never want to leave this chair!

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Modern High Seat Armchair
Rainer 29'' Wide Armchair
Rainer 29'' Wide Armchair
Rainer 29'' Wide Armchair
Rainer 29'' Wide Armchair
Rainer 29'' Wide Armchair

Modern High Seat Armchair

Mercury Row®

This high seat chair features a contemporary design with a curved silhouette. The chair is upholstered in durable faux leather with strong black metal legs. It has a comfortable foam-filled seat with a high supportive backrest and sturdy arms.

$239.99 $299.99

Designer Advice:

This chair is perfect for modern or industrial-inspired interiors. The faux-leather upholstery makes this chair extremely durable. It can easily be wiped clean making it suitable for use in a variety of different settings. The arms on this high seated chair are fairly narrow, so if you like to lean on the arms you may want to consider another option.

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Upholstered High Seat Armchair
Euart 30'' Wide Tufted Armchair
Euart 30'' Wide Tufted Armchair
Euart 30'' Wide Tufted Armchair
Euart 30'' Wide Tufted Armchair
Euart 30'' Wide Tufted Armchair

Upholstered High Seat Armchair

Andover Mills™

This high seated armchair features a classic design that will work well in both modern and traditional interiors. The seat has a sinuous spring frame with pocketed coils, giving it just the right amount of bounce.

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Genuine Leather High Seat Armchair

Genuine Leather High Seat Armchair

This classic leather armchair boasts a wide and high seat that you will never want to leave. It features rolled arms with elegant nailhead trim and a plush polyester and down-filled seat for maximum comfort.

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Versatile High Seated Armchair

Versatile High Seated Armchair

This armchair is both comfortable and stylish, with a wide seat and high sturdy arms. It’s available in a choice of over 50 stunning fabrics to suit your decor style. The foam-filled cushion is reversible and removable for easy cleaning.

Designer Advice:

This classic armchair has a relaxed, effortlessly stylish look that makes it a perfect choice for coastal-inspired homes. If you’re looking for a chair with a high seat height, this is a good choice. However, note that the seat is fairly deep too, but the sturdy arms are perfect for supporting yourself getting up and out of the chair.

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High Seat Armchairs

Buying Guide

A high seat armchair is great for those who have back problems and find it difficult to sit on a lower chair. While regular armchairs and sofas are around 18-24 inches off the ground when sitting down on them, high seat armchairs are normally 24 inches off the ground at the very minimum. This allows you to sit down easily into the chair, since you don't have to lower yourself too much. Before buying a high seat armchair, let's consider the important factors first.

Just like many types of armchairs and living room or bedroom furniture, there are different materials used in making high seat armchairs, the most common being fabrics, leather, and rattan. Each has their individual benefits and disadvantages, so you will need to decide which is best based on your tastes and requirements.

  • Fabric: One of the most common materials for all types of seating furniture, fabric is a cost-effective and comfortable material for your high seat armchair. Fabric is easy to clean, and many manufacturers will sell an aftercare kit to make it as easy as possible to look after your new furniture. Fabric also has the widest choice of patterns and colors available, so if you are fussy or like a wide range of choice, this could be the best material for you.
  • Leather: Another common material for furniture is leather. This is durable and comfortable, although some people don't like the cold initial feeling of leather furniture when sitting down. With leather, there are limits on the colors and patterns available. Few armchairs will have leather animal prints, while most are black, brown or white in color.
  • Rattan and fabric: You may also come across a style which is made using rattan and fabric. The frame of the high seat armchair is made from wicker and rattan, therefore making it suitable to put in the garden during warmer weather. The padded seating and back are then covered with fabric.

Apart from the practical side of things, many people like to consider the way the legs of an armchair look. Some styles will have wooden legs which are positioned in a criss-cross manner, thus creating a more modern appearance for contemporary homes.

Other high seat armchairs don't have individual legs, but rather have a wooden base underneath a thick cushioned armchair which is used to reinforce the structure of this piece of furniture.

Many high seat armchairs will come with a padded cushion to sit on and a padded cushion for the back, but you should confirm this before you buy. You may also like to buy extra cushioning for the armchair, such as another padded seat to make the chair even higher. Only you will know the optimum height at which you feel comfortable to sit – if you are having health problems related to sitting then, speak with your doctor before you buy a high seat armchair as they may be able to help you identify the perfect height.

Best Ideas

Loose Seat Arm Chair

Loose Seat Arm Chair

Pretty contemporary chair having a frame and trimming of black-finished wood. It has straight tapered front legs, low flat arms with sloped fronts, a flared back, a removable seat cushion. Upholstery is of greyish-white fabric with a floral pattern.

Bristol Rolled Back Armchair

Bristol Rolled Back Armchair

A seating option for master bedroom- the Bristol armchair with creamy upholstery, brings some fresh accnets to your interior. Perfect for reading books.

Carrington Fabric Arm Chair

Carrington Fabric Arm Chair

It is very comfortable and extremely beautiful chair that will perfectly fit to a modern interior. The seat is very soft and cozy. For this it is very colorful. Padding is colorful and very intense. It will light up the room.

Beecher Arm Chair

Beecher Arm Chair

Elegant armchair designed to provide comfortable support and modern looks. Features solid wooden frame with stable legs, premium faux leather upholstery, generously padded cushion, and supportive armrests.

High back chair hans j wegner

High back chair hans j wegner

The High Back Chair by Hans J. Wegner is accomplished to dinette, kitchen zone, living room, family room, bedroom and entryway hall. It features a high back, teak arms and turquoise wool upholstery.

Auburndale Arm Chair

Auburndale Arm Chair

An excellent enhancement for contemporary interiors. This elegant Arm Chair in Wheat & Dark Cherry Finish features a kiln dried hardwood frame with gently arched arms and stable legs. The chair is upholstered in a high performance, easy care fabric.

Hoboken Chamois Arm Chair

Hoboken Chamois Arm Chair

Unpretentious arm chair with wing arms and button tufting on its backrest. The body is upholstered with textured navy linen-like fabric. The legs are slightly contoured for style and better balance. They have espresso finish.

Chairs with high seats

A beautiful set of shaped mahogany armchairs, blending both modern and traditional elements. Perfect for your living room, these beauties go nicely with any kind of architectural design you may want!

High seat high back

High Seat / High Back

High seat armchairs

PHILLIPS : UK050114, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, Pair of armchairs, model no. LC/PJ-SI-42-A/B, designed for the High Court and Assembly, Chandigarh

Arm Chair

Arm Chair

Ebro Arm Chair (Set of 2)

Ebro Arm Chair (Set of 2)

Pretty modern armchair with a rectilineal stainless steel frame. It features very thin square section both straight legs, stretchers and flat arms. A deep seat is unified with a low wide slanted back. Upholstery is of elegant white simulated leather.

Lam Single Cat A Seat Arm Chair

Lam Single Cat A Seat Arm Chair

Cool modern armchair having a frame of chromed metal. It features very thin rectangle section both aslant legs and straight flat arms. A unified shell with a deep seat and a low back are foam-padded and covered in beige eco leather.

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Stunning high back chair made from a sturdy wooden frame and featuring beautiful enclosed design for comfort. The chair is finished in mysterious black, complemented by touches of white cushions on the seating and the backrest. Its low-profile design also makes it very comfortable to sit on.

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A stunning highback chair that sports a design out of a true fairy tale, especially with its ample comfort. It offers the Java Cafe varnish finish that contrasts perfectly with the brown shade of the frame.

Wooden armchairs 3

Handcrafted wooden armchair of superior quality. Low-slung, with angled seat, aqua blue cushioning and premium sustainable teak wood frame, sporting a light design. An example of Scandinavian design furniture.

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Option Number One: seat is 18 inches high; table is 29 inches high; "rule" is seat height should be 12 inches lower than table top height. Nice overall dimensions and feel -- feels like a kind-of high armchair rather than like a dining room chair... Potte

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This high back lounge chair model creates a perfect proposition for all who like to lounge in an eye-pleasing environment. Its minimalistic design shall appeal to all, who love the contemporary style.

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Eanda Armchair | BRABBU Fabric: cotton velvet Legs: ebony

High seat armchairs 8

This substantial antique fan black armchair delights with its beautiful mosaic patterning. Restored and reupholstered in Sea Cloth's Facet textile in Midnight, it has the size of 42" H x 30" W x 22" D.

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JENSEN ARMCHAIR Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni

The highland wingback chair by california furniture designers lawson fenning

The Highland Wingback Chair by California furniture designers Lawson-Fenning

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