Barrel Back Chairs

Buy the best barrel back chairs selected and recommended by interior designers. By Chloe Hughes.

You will feel like you are sitting in the lap of luxury when you plop yourself down in one of these upholstered barrel back chairs. They are very handsome and come in tons of upholstery options, not to mention they're very well made by some of the finest furniture makers. They have a classic look that will properly accent your space in style in class.

Cane Barrel Back Chair

Cane Barrel Back Chair

$399 $799.99

Cane Barrel Back Chair

Birch Lane™

$399 $799.99

Description

Made with sturdy and durable birch wood and cane, this cane barrel back chair has a tightback inset fabric cushion. The matching seat cushion features web suspension for support. Measuring 27.5” wide by 28.25” deep, the chair back reaches 33.5” high and has continuous sloped arms.

Designer Advice

We love the look of this cane barrel back chair. The combination of material and style suits both a traditional and transitional style home. Create a color palette for the rest of the room by first repeating the greige fabric color and the cane stain. Add a darker wood stain color, a little black, and then two or three accent colors. 

Mid Century Modern Barrel Back Chair

Mid Century Modern Barrel Back Chair

$144.99 $179.99

Mid Century Modern Barrel Back Chair

Steelside™

$144.99 $179.99

Description

Available in black or dark moss green, this mid-century barrel back chair’s upholstery is made with polyurethane that looks like leather. The chair seat base features formed plywood and comes in one piece. On delivery, screw the four wood legs into the base of the seat.  

Designer Advice

The scale of this mid-century barrel chair makes it ideal for small-space living. It takes up only 19.5” by 18.25” of space at its widest point. The seat height is just under 18”, so it can do double duty as an occasional chair for a living space and for sitting at a dining table or a desk. 

Commercial Barrel Back Chair

Commercial Barrel Back Chair

$289.99 $469

Commercial Barrel Back Chair

Gracie Oaks

$289.99 $469

Description

The stained legs on this barrel back chair are a unique driftwood color, giving the chair a contemporary look. It’s upholstered in a commercial-grade cream or gray linen that’s flame retardant. Measuring 28” high, the barrel back partially wraps around the sides of the chair. 

Designer Advice

This barrel back chair is made to commercial-grade standards. They’re tested for durability, stability, and weight-bearing qualities. Built to survive eight hours of use in a day, these chairs are ideal for doctor’s or lawyer’s waiting rooms. You can set them up around the perimeter of the lobby or pair two on either side of a sofa that’s upholstered in a contrasting color. 

Velvet Barrel Back Chair

Velvet Barrel Back Chair

$269.99 $599

Velvet Barrel Back Chair

Etta Avenue™

$269.99 $599

Description

Velvet upholstery and a brushed gold frame combine to give this barrel-back chair a contemporary and glamorous look. You can choose from one of the seven fabric colors available. The chair weighs 37 lbs and can support up to 300 lbs. It comes fully assembled.

Vintage Style Barrel Back Chair

Vintage Style Barrel Back Chair

$3033 $4085

Vintage Style Barrel Back Chair

Caracole Classic

$3033 $4085

Description

This one-of-a-kind vintage barrel back chair uses coral-like detailing in the leg and chair supports. The organic design is made from solid cast brass that’s finished in gold brush with white enamel. The seat and chair back are upholstered in a polyester blend fabric over a combination of foam and feather filling. 

Begonia Dining Chair

Begonia Dining Chair

$359

Begonia Dining Chair

Joss & Main

$359

Description

The timeless elegance of this side chair combines great style and quality in a versatile silhouette. Handcrafted with a deep cushion and fully upholstered base in a range of quality fabrics. Made-to-order in Illinois with a solid wood frame. This chair is perfect for any decor. No mattress included. Leg material details: quality fabrics. Number of chairs included: 1. Add a touch of refinement to your space with this classic piece.

Kayvien Tufted Velvet Dining Chair (Set of 2)

Kayvien Tufted Velvet Dining Chair (Set of 2)

$159.99 $289.99

Kayvien Tufted Velvet Dining Chair (Set of 2)

Everly Quinn

$159.99 $289.99

Description

Elevate your dining space with our unique velvet dining chair. This elegant piece features a wingback design, tufted details, and luxurious velvet upholstery. Supported by gold-finished legs, this chair adds a touch of glamour to any room. With a weight capacity of 250lb and a comfortable seat height of 19.25'', it's perfect for the dining room, vanity room, living room, or home office. Available in a range of vibrant colors, this chair is a must-have for modern decor. Upgrade your style and comfort with this chic and versatile piece.

Napa Boucle Fabric Dining Chair (Set of 2)

Napa Boucle Fabric Dining Chair (Set of 2)

$395.99

Napa Boucle Fabric Dining Chair (Set of 2)

Wade Logan®

$395.99

Description

Upgrade your dining room with the Napa boucle fabric dining chair. The rich boucle fabric upholstery ensures comfort for guests. The sturdy rubberwood and wood frame construction guarantee long-lasting use. This chair combines style and durability, making it perfect for any busy dining room or eat-in kitchen. The contemporary design adds a modern touch to your space. Add a touch of elegance and comfort to your home with this exquisite dining chair. Elevate your dining experience with the Napa boucle fabric dining chair.

Upholstered Dining Chair (Set of 2)

Upholstered Dining Chair (Set of 2)

$213.99

Upholstered Dining Chair (Set of 2)

Red Barrel Studio®

$213.99

Description

Enhance your dining room with our upholstered armless dining chair set, crafted with a minimalist and refined design. Made with a polyester fabric upholstery and foam fill, these chairs offer both style and comfort. Each chair has a weight capacity of 250lb and a seat height of 19.25''. The T-stitch design adds a touch of elegance to these contemporary chairs, making them the perfect complement to any dining table. Bring a touch of class to your home with these exquisite dining chairs.

Bernerd Open Barrel Dining Chair Arm Chair

Bernerd Open Barrel Dining Chair Arm Chair

$193.99

Bernerd Open Barrel Dining Chair Arm Chair

Wade Logan®

$193.99

Description

Infuse modern style into your interior with our full-wrapped faux leather armchair. The open-barrel design boasts a curved backrest flowing into down-swept arms, creating a striking play of positive and negative space. The quality faux leather upholstery is smooth to the touch, while the extra-thick seat cushion ensures a comfortable sit. With a wider back for added support, this armchair is both stylish and functional. Enjoy the classic look of matte faux leather with the assurance of a 1-year manufacturer's warranty. Upgrade your space today!

Upholstered Metal Armchair (Set of 2)

Upholstered Metal Armchair (Set of 2)

$269.15

Upholstered Metal Armchair (Set of 2)

wahson office chair

$269.15

Description

Elevate your dining room or living space with the modern and refined design of our Arm Chairs. Crafted with high-performance upholstery in White Sherpa or Orange Velvet, these chairs feature a unique three-legged design for a sculptural touch. With a versatile style, these chairs can easily transition from the dining room to a home office. Sold as a set of 2, these chairs offer both modern appeal and practical functionality. Choose from White Sherpa or Orange Sherpa leg color options to complement your existing decor. Add a touch of everyday elegance with these chic and stylish dining chairs.

Barnier Upholstered Armchair

Barnier Upholstered Armchair

$229.99 $800

Barnier Upholstered Armchair

Everly Quinn

$229.99 $800

Description

Add a touch of retro charm to your dining area with the Gianna Velvet Dining Chair from Meridian Furniture. This chair features a comfortable barrel design back and plush velvet upholstery. The stainless steel base with a gold finish adds a stunningly beautiful touch. Upholstered in polyester blends, the chair is filled with foam for added comfort. With a weight capacity of 250lb and a seat height of 19.5'', this chair is both stylish and practical. Upgrade your dining space with the Gianna Velvet Dining Chair today!

Retreat Polyester/Polyester Blend Upholstered Armchair (Set of 2)

Retreat Polyester/Polyester Blend Upholstered Armchair (Set of 2)

$1738

Retreat Polyester/Polyester Blend Upholstered Armchair (Set of 2)

Hooker Furniture

$1738

Description

Update your living space with the stylish and comfortable Retreat chair. Featuring a modern barrel-style back silhouette, this chair blends wood, cane, and neo-cream performance fabric for a chic organic design. Crafted with flat-cut cathedral oak veneers, the transparent finish highlights the unique grain patterns. The Retreat chair is perfect for creating a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere in your home. Add a touch of elegance to any room with this versatile and timeless piece.

Dawson Upholstered Barrel Chair

Dawson Upholstered Barrel Chair

$204.99

Dawson Upholstered Barrel Chair

Willa Arlo™ Interiors

$204.99

Description

Add a touch of glam to your home with this barrel chair. Crafted from kiln-dried solid and engineered wood, it features golden metal legs for a luxurious look. The cushioned seat is wrapped in high-quality polyester blend fabric, while foam filling and sinuous springs provide ultimate comfort and support. With a weight capacity of 220lb, this chair is perfect for reading or relaxing. Easy to assemble, this stylish piece is sure to be a showstopper in any room. Upgrade your space with this elegant and comfortable barrel chair today!

Ravon Velvet Dining Chair (Set of 2)

Ravon Velvet Dining Chair (Set of 2)

$224.99

Ravon Velvet Dining Chair (Set of 2)

Corrigan Studio®

$224.99

Description

Upgrade your space with the Skylar velvet dining chair. Its petite silhouette and artistic style create a timeless look. This chair features soft cushioning, a gently curving back, and a brushed base supported by gold legs. At just 11 pounds, it's easy to move around. Upholstered in luxurious velvet with foam fill, this chair is both elegant and comfortable. Suitable for conversation groupings or paired with various tables. With a weight capacity of 250lbs and a seat height of 19", the Skylar chair is a stylish addition to any home.

Aventina 24'' Wide Upholstered Barrel Chair (Set of 2)

Aventina 24'' Wide Upholstered Barrel Chair (Set of 2)

$239.99

Aventina 24'' Wide Upholstered Barrel Chair (Set of 2)

Corrigan Studio®

$239.99

Description

Elevate your home decor with our modern Sherpa barrel accent chair. Designed with a sleek steel frame and soft upholstery, this chair effortlessly blends style and durability. The iconic lounge chair silhouette adds a touch of sophistication to any space. With a weight capacity of 18lb, this chair is both functional and stylish. Perfect for adding a cozy touch to your living room or bedroom. Available in classic white, this versatile piece will complement any interior decor. Upgrade your home with our Sherpa accent chair today!

Jace Upholstered Armchair (Set of 2)

Jace Upholstered Armchair (Set of 2)

$299

Jace Upholstered Armchair (Set of 2)

AllModern

$299

Description

Bring a touch of mid-century modern style to your home with our Jace Upholstered Armchair. Featuring flared arms, splayed legs, and stain-resistant fabric upholstery, this chair exudes elegance. The walnut finish on the tapered legs adds a natural touch. Practical felt foot pads protect your floors. This chair has a weight capacity of 400lb and a comfortable seat height of 18.89''. Crafted with durable materials and a stylish design, this armchair is the perfect addition to any living space. Add a touch of sophistication and comfort with this stylish armchair today.

Upholstered Dining Chair (Set of 2)

Upholstered Dining Chair (Set of 2)

$303.99

Upholstered Dining Chair (Set of 2)

Red Barrel Studio®

$303.99

Description

The Barsky dining chair offers both style and comfort with its wide padded seat and curved backrest for added support. The lacquered curved legs provide protection and a subtle sheen, while adjustable levelers ensure stability on uneven surfaces. Made with soft performance fabric or faux leather that is free of formaldehyde and harmful phthalates. Perfect for the kitchen, dining room, or as occasional seating in the living room. Add a modern edge to any space with this versatile design. Seat width: 22''.

Upholstered Modern Kitchen & Dining Room Chairs With Solid Wood Frame/Curved Backrest (Set of 2)

Upholstered Modern Kitchen & Dining Room Chairs With Solid Wood Frame/Curved Backrest (Set of 2)

$269.99

Upholstered Modern Kitchen & Dining Room Chairs With Solid Wood Frame/Curved Backrest (Set of 2)

Corrigan Studio®

$269.99

Description

Add a touch of elegance to your dining area with this 2-piece dining chair set. Each chair features a solid and manufactured frame, supporting up to 300 lbs. Perfect for extra seating, the upholstered chairs have a square seat and clean-lined back. Crafted by skilled artisans, this set is both stylish and sturdy. Elevate your dining experience with these beautiful chairs.

Nayalis Low Back Upholstered Dining Chair (Set of 2)

Nayalis Low Back Upholstered Dining Chair (Set of 2)

$276.99

Nayalis Low Back Upholstered Dining Chair (Set of 2)

Mercer41

$276.99

Description

Upgrade your dining experience with this set of 2 modern dining chairs. The black steel frame with gold accents exudes contemporary style, while the padded upholstery offers optimal comfort. With a weight capacity of 300 lbs. per chair, these sleek chairs are perfect for any modern kitchen. Easy assembly with included tools. Transform your space with these eye-catching pieces.

Faranda Mid Century Modern Dining Chairs Farmhouse Linen Fabric Upholstered Accent Chairs Curved (Set of 2)

Faranda Mid Century Modern Dining Chairs Farmhouse Linen Fabric Upholstered Accent Chairs Curved (Set of 2)

Faranda Mid Century Modern Dining Chairs Farmhouse Linen Fabric Upholstered Accent Chairs Curved (Set of 2)

Red Barrel Studio®

Description

Elevate your dining room with our expertly crafted upholstered dining side chairs. Skillfully designed with a sturdy frame supporting up to 300 lbs., each chair boasts a square seat and clean-lined back in a soft beige fabric. The weather-worn wood legs add antique charm, while the rubberwood legs ensure stability. With protective pads to prevent scratching, these chairs are a perfect addition to any dining room table. Transform your space with these inviting and understated dining side chairs.

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Barrel Back Chairs

Buying Guide

Barrel back chairs are chairs which consist of a seat and then a large back piece which surrounds the chair and provides arms too. The name is taken from the fact that these chairs do look like they are made somewhat in the shape of a barrel, and their short legs often contribute to this look too. This is a look which has been featured in homes for decades, if not centuries, and you can opt for the modern versions of the chair or the traditional furniture.

The patterns will vary on upholstered barrel back chairs. Since they are upholstered, the most common material is fabric, creating a comfortable environment in your home. Let's consider some of the most popular patterns that people choose when buying barrel back chairs.

  • Subtle floral pattern: This is normally upholstered using one main color for the chair. For example, light brown or beige are common colors. The material is then embroidered with flowers and leaves which are a shade just slightly darker or lighter than the main color. This means that the floral pattern doesn't stand out too much, but is obviously not a completely plain piece of furniture.
  • Brighter floral pattern: Similar to the subtle pattern mentioned above, the brighter floral patterns have more contrast and are therefore more colorful. While the main background color might be beige or cream, the flowers will normally have some pink, green or purple thread running through them to add color. If choosing this pattern, consider any other prominent colors in the room to decide whether it will clash or work well.
  • Plain pattern: Since many of these chairs have an antique frame, the fabric upholstery is the chance to make it a little more modern. Since floral patterns are very traditional, many buyers like to consider plainer solid colors. Dark colors are popular if you intend to make the barrel chair a feature piece in a room or the only furniture for seating, while lighter colors work well as part of a wider living room suite.

A common look for older chairs is the distressed wooden look. While this may have been reinforced with newer wooden materials, the upholsterer is careful not to force the chair to look its antique look. A distressed frame paired with modern upholstery can create a beautiful contrast which is ideal for homes furnished with a shabby chic design.

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Lathe turned and trimmed legs and carved wood trim on this barrel backed upholstered chair are lime-washed to give a feeling of antiquity. Seat and back are neatly upholstered in natural linen-look fabric, trimmed with matching piping around the seat and across the back.

Barrel back chairs

The oversized barrel back chairs are an excellent combination of exceptionally smart antique styling and functionality. The whole, based on the beautifully carved wooden frame, creates a unique upholstered composition.

Vintage barrel chair

An absolutely adorable example of the shabby chic style, this accent chair will provide your bedrooms a regal character. Its inside delights with fabulous button-tufted upholstery, while the outer side features timeless black and white stripes.

Upholstered barrel back chairs

The nicely-framed barrel back chair is a perfect combination of style and functionality. Interesting details and solid wood construction are beautifully compiled with a light cover, which adds charm to the striped pattern.

French louis xvi style chair with a painted wood frame

French Louis XVI style chair with a painted wood frame.The barrel back extends to upholstered arm pads and curves down to the seat rail, and is scrolled and supported on tapered, fluted legs. The back legs are splayed. The top rail is scrolled with a cent

Mid century cane back barrel chairs hollywood glam 2

Mid century cane back barrel chairs hollywood glam 2

Barrel back chairs with solid wooden frames and classic lines. Gentle slope of the back provides additional comfort. Green-gold tone cushions are soft for more relaxation to any user. Four strong legs assure good stability.

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An elegant vintage chair with a woody frame and 4 quite tall angular tapered legs in brown. Its tub shell features a half-oval seat and full arms running to same height rounded back. Upholstery is of light brown leather with nailhead trims on edges.

Cane back barrel chair

Boasting of amazing hand-carvings and timeless elegance, this fine swan chair has a walnut-finished hardwood frame and quality gray upholstery. Includes a barrel back, a removable seat cushion, padded armrests, and flared rear legs.

Savannah Barrel Chair

Savannah Barrel Chair

Cozy barrel chair on tapered turned legs. The body is padded with maintenance-free faux leather in yellow with lime undertones. You may choose from toher upholstery colors to match the style to your current decor color scheme.

Amazing Pair Of Milo Baughman Wide Barrel Back Lounge Chairs Mid Century Modern

Amazing Pair Of Milo Baughman Wide Barrel Back Lounge Chairs Mid Century Modern

Set of 2 arm chairs mounted on wooden frame and reinforced with solid supports. It is upholstered with pleasant to the touch fabric. Great addition to the living room and others interiors according to taste.

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