A gorgeous high wingback chair evoke the classic, traditional feel of Victorian dens and cozy sitting rooms of decades gone by. However, they can also be hard to come by. When you’re purchasing a wingback chair, you’re purchasing a work of art, but you also need it to be comfortable and match the rest of your home’s aesthetic.
That can be a lot of work for one chair to do. Fortunately, we’re here to help you make it happen. We’ve sorted through decades’ worth of inspiration for the highest wingback chairs with the most striking silhouettes. See which of these strike your fancy!
A traditional soft rose high wingback chair
Looking for the high wingback chair that will look good now and in thirty years? Go for something completely classic, traditional, and timeless. This upholstered wingback chair has muted curves, traditional wooden legs, and a wide seat (wide enough for cuddly cozying, not just sitting!).
Its high-quality wood construction means that it’ll be ready to stand the test of time for years, and its relative simplicity means that it’ll be easy to style. We’d recommend pairing this with a soft vintage or traditional aesthetic.
Luxe velvet tall wingback chair
Ready for something with a little bit more of an edge?
Without going all-in on a cocoon chair, you can still experience the haute couture feel of a curved-top high wingback chair. With a studded outline, royal blue velvet, the curved high top and an included pillow for extra plus, this chair isn’t really a chair. It’s a throne.
If you’re looking to feel like royalty in your own home, trust us, this is the chair you’re going to want to choose.
Tall leather high back chair that’s wide, too
When you’re looking for a true wingback chair, chances are you’re looking for a statement. Something that you’ll be able to curl up in with a blanket and a book in the winter, for example! With an ultra-wide seat and high back, this large leather chair will give you just the right amount of room for comfortable stability.
Since it’s leather, it’ll have good year-round utility, as well. Pair this with more contemporary decor for a modern aesthetic with a pop of color.
A more baroque, maximalist high back wing chair
Maybe minimalism isn’t your thing. Maybe you want your wing back chair to make a statement—or to feel like sitting in it instantly transports you to another era.
We’re here to make that happen with this ornate, detailed chair. With scrollwork along the back, sides, arms and feet of this chair, this is a maximalist chair that’s guaranteed to make you and your guests feel special whenever you use it!
We love that it comes in a minimal color theme, though—making it easy to bridge the gap between vintage and modern and making it much easier to style with your current aesthetic.
Wingback chair that’s a beautiful floral statement
Interested in giving your home some high-class feminine vibes? With a large-scale floral print, your chair can feel modern and artsy at the same time. We like a floral that’s abstract enough to feel like contemporary art—making it a great choice for anyone who’s interested in making their home feel colorful and fun.
This more subdued wingback silhouette is a perfect pair for the louder fabric, resulting in a balanced feel overall.
Perfectly piped, subtle neutral high wingback accent chair
Don’t want to make a loud visual statement? Ready, instead, to enjoy a quieter chair that offers comfort and texture instead of bold colors?
With perfectly-placed vertical lines and precise upholstery decorating the back of this chair, you’ll enjoy a wingback statement that doesn’t feel like it’ll be the main focal point of the room. With shiny metal legs, this chair feels like it’s a wingback with mid-century modern influences; perfect for an enduring sense of charm that will be trendy now and later.
Extra high back wing chair
Want to see a wing back chair that’s approximately as tall as you are? With this extra-high number, any other chairs you have in the room will simply be dwarfed in comparison—definitely instilling anyone who sits in this chair with a sense of power.
Because of its muted shade, though, it doesn’t feel overly demanding. This soft chair with a dramatic back is one we’d recommend using as a statement piece in a modern or minimally-decorated room.
Oversized wingback chair with traditional upholstery accents
When you want an oversized chair, you really want something that you can curl up in as if it were basically a loveseat. That’s what this overstuffed, gigantic chair offers. With traditional accents such as plumed buttons scattered over the back and studs dotting the outline of the chair, you’ll find that this wingback is here to feel regal and traditional (but make you feel as comfortable as possible while doing so).
What’s more, it’s available in a wide array of neutral shades, making this one of the easiest chairs to decorate with yet!
Extra tall wingback chair without arms
Hear us out: Arms on armchairs are great, but sometimes without them a chair can feel more modern. It can also provide extra room in the body of the chair, making it easier to cozy up in them or use them as dining or desk chairs.
This extra tall chair enjoys that sense of versatility without sacrificing any style. With a deep blue color, studs, and lightly plumed wingbacks on either side of the top of the chair, this is definitely a statement piece that’s made to be usable, too.
Wide, slightly slouched high wing back chair
Wingback chairs can make a room feel very formal. Sometimes, that’s the goal. Other times, not so much. We love this type of muted wing back chair because the wings are subtle—almost giving off a sense that the chair is fashionably, relaxedly, slumping over just a little bit.
In our opinion, this takes a little of the formal edge off the chair, making it easier to see it as a comfortable lounging chair, instead!
Wingback chairs never go out of style, thanks to their classic design and versatility. First introduced back in the 17th century, the wingback chair’s signature curved sides and high back were meant to keep occupants cozy in drafty houses. Today they are still considered cozy additions to any room, whether it be in front of a fireplace or a corner reading nook.
You can fit high wingback chairs into any home decor style, from farmhouse to mid-century modern, by choosing different sizes, colors, and upholstery fabrics. Look for different materials, including leather, velvet, or microfiber, to suit your home aesthetic.
Wingback chairs aren’t just for living rooms anymore. Add a streamlined set to your dining room table to add a touch of drama to the room. Place them in your bedroom or home office to make the room pop.
For a traditional touch, look for wingback chairs with button-tufted upholstery, rolled armrests, and ornate turned legs. For a modern home, try sleek tapered legs, box-style armrests, and an ultra-high back.
High wing back chairs can take up a lot of room, so you’ll want to place them properly. With their backs to a corner, high wing back chairs can often most efficiently present a cozy place to sit and a great focal point.
Placing chairs like these on either end of a long dining room table can also be a great way to go.
Finally, if you have a smaller sofa in your living room and space for one other chair, consider supplementing a small sofa with a larger wing back chair to proportion your living room in a cozy yet efficient way.
High wingback chairs look best as a solo accent piece in your living room or used as a set of two. However, it depends on the layout and size of the room and your current décor.
To create a conversation set, place two wingback chairs in front of a fireplace for a cozy romantic feel. A small coffee table between the two chairs is perfect for placing a beverage on while you socialize.
Or, add visual interest to a corner in your room with one high wingback chair. These beautiful and unique furniture pieces make stunning accent pieces when you select brightly colored or boldly patterned upholstery.
Incredibly Awesome Vintage High Wing
Incredibly awesome Vintage high wing back chair in cool yellow/ orange color. I love its tiny wooden curved legs, nicely decorated with leaves pattern. I simply adore wing chairs, that's why this one is my number one!
Porter High-Back Club Chair
It is an armchair that has got solid and stable legs made of rubber wood. It includes a soft seat and a high backrest with additional pillow. Its back is button tufted and its arms are finished with nailheads.
1960s queen anne style wing back
The striped wing back armchair, perfect to stand near to the fireplace. The high back and armrests guarantee the comfort during relaxing in this piece of furniture. The armchair is finished with the walnut wooden legs.
Designed by Christopher Guy, this high back chair constitutes a great combination of style and comfort. Its eclectic form and beautiful, shiny, button-tufted upholstery will embellish even the most refined interiors.
Luxurious chair with high wing back available in two colours versions - black and bright. It has wooden legs in fancy shape. Both seat and back are covered with delicate fabric and decorate with miniature buttons.
Striking high wing back chairs. Love their quirky attitude, they'd look at home by Mad Hatter's table... Extra tall backs sport deep diamond tufting with wite buttons, and the armrests are extravagantly splayed outwards.
Vintage high wing back chair. This armchair has wooden elegant kickstands. It is covered of ecru leather and decorated of little metal buttons. This stylish chair will be fit perfectly to your living room.
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An excelent wing back armchair in a Gothic spirit. It features an exceptionally high backrest for greater comfort. It's in a pure, deep black color with visible golden nailheads at the edges. An eye-catching accent of any room.
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A stylish wing back chair in a pure black color. It is characterized by the high back with clean lines that provides support for you back and head. It features faux leather upholstery that gives it a sophisticated character.
The Point Lookout Chair available boasts a high back with grand sweeping curves
MODERN QUEEN ANNE CHESTERFIELD WING ARM CHAIR EXTRA HIGH BACK LIME GREEN VELVET
This high wing back chair constitutes a great example of British classicism. It's beautiful design shall be enticing to all antique enthusiasts. Incorporate a bit of the sophisticated, aristocratic climate into your living room or office.
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The exclusive wingback armchair covered with high quality leather. The base was made of beautifully cutted cherry wood. The comfortable armrests and the very high backrest guarantees the excellent support for user's spine.
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Retro decor cannot do without a piece featuring classic 50s design. This wing armchair was created by Vladimir Kagan. It's loved up to now for its low seat, curved body and eye-drawing T-shaped backrest.
Very unique, one-of-a-kind design. Traditional, almost antique frame matched with a very unusual, purple upholstering and an overstuffed seat cushion. Perfect addition to an elegant, classy bedroom.
Modern wing back dining or occasional chair
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This fashionable slipcover is made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex, suitable for wing chairs with removable T shaped cushions. The slipcover is elastic (stretches up to 30%), durable, and easy to install. Machine-washable.
It is a stretch suede wing chair cover that has got an ebony color and is perfect for any style and décor. This cover is easy to care for, machine washable and looks fantastic in your home.
A chair exuding elegance, the Essex Manor High Back Wing Chair comes upholstered in a classy paisley fabric and hand-carved solid wood feet.
This fashionable slipcover is made of 90% polyester and 10% spandex, suitable for wing chairs with T shaped cushions. The slipcover is elastic, durable, pet-friendly, and easy to install. Machine-washable.
A piece of fabric that plays the role of a slipcover. The shape of this cover fits many types of standard wing chairs. It is a product made of polyester and spandex, so it is elastic, durable and very attractive.
This stylish slipcover in raven black color is designed for wing loveseats with removable T shaped cushions. The cover is elastic, made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex, and can be stretched up to 30%. Wrinkle free. Machine-washable. Do not iron.
A comfortable vintage wooden armchair with low round brown tapered legs. It has a thick seat, thin panel arms, a tall wide wingback. Upholstery is of quality fabric with a closely unidentified pattern in prevalent blues, reds, greys and white.
Add comfort, elegance, beauty and style to your living room with this beautiful arm chair. It has got a sea glass blue color, silver studded trim finish and solid wood construction. You need to have it.
Sporting the exaggerated wings and the softly hued glax this wingback chair is a nice option for your living room or study, especially since it comes with the eight-way hand-tied seat construction of huge durability.
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