Swivel Chairs For Living Room

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Swivel chairs are a fabulous furniture choice for living rooms to create a functional and stylish conversational area. The ability to turn in any direction makes swivel chairs great for positioning in an open space. You can get swivel chairs for living rooms in various shapes, materials, and upholsteries, with a similar trait - a seat base that allows the chair to turn in all directions.

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Updated 25/01/2023
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Contemporary Classic Wingback Swivel Chair

Contemporary Classic Wingback Swivel Chair

Sand & Stable™ Baby & Kids

This lounge chair in three abstract chenille fabrics has a subtle wingback shape with low arms, a high back, and a 300-pound weight capacity. The seat height is 19” tall with a 21” to 28” seat depth. 

$359.99 $499

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Chenille fabrics can be an excellent upholstery choice for living room swivel chairs, both for their soft texture and durable quality. Another way that swivel chairs vary is by the seat shape. Wingback designs can make a great choice for casual swivel seating due to the high back and wide sides that provide privacy and comfort.

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High Back Rounded Swivel Barrel Chair

High Back Rounded Swivel Barrel Chair

Andover Mills™

Swivel chairs for living room can come in a barrel design with high arms and a rounded arched back resting on a spinnable base. This 300-pound capacity chair has a 21” seat depth and 19” height in 31 stain-resistant anti-microbial fabrics.

$279.99 $315.99

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A barrel-shaped swivel chair gives body-hugging support with the high back and sides, while the sloping frame creates a comfortable place for your arms to rest. When picking a swivel chair for your living room, paying attention to the chair’s weight limit, seat depth, and height will get you an appropriately sized living room swivel seat. 

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Chic Modern Tufted Upholstery Swivel Seat

Chic Modern Tufted Upholstery Swivel Seat


This updated upholstered swivel armchair rests on a 300-pound capacity solid wood frame with a 21” to 28” seat depth and 19” height. Nailhead trim and a tufted button upholstery in three colors wrap the curved barrel frame.

$289.99 $499

Designer Advice:

Because there are so many swivel chair styles, finding designs that show your style tastes can take time and effort. An easy way to upgrade a traditional curved barrel frame is with a nailhead trim, which accents any upholstery type. Button tufting can also be a fun way to accent upholsteries and swivel chair frames.

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Modern Flared High Back Swivel Chair

Modern Flared High Back Swivel Chair

Mercury Row®

This compact 19” tall, 21” deep high back swivel chair has a 250-weight capacity in 27 shades of stain-resistant polyester. The modern swivel back barrel chair has a high curved back with rolled flared arms on a wood frame.

$284.2 $309.99

Designer Advice:

Swivel chairs living room can have wood or metal bases - sometimes a combined material mix frame. Naturally, the base material will affect the chair’s weight limit. And the swivel frame shape can vary enough to give unique twists to traditional styles, like the rolled flared arms of this modern swivel back seat with the standard high-backed curved barrel back and sides. 

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Understated Luxurious Faux Leather Swivel Seat

Understated Luxurious Faux Leather Swivel Seat

Sand & Stable™

This slim, compact 18.1” tall by 21” to 28” deep swivel chair living room has a sleek base and distressed faux leather in four finishes. The distressed upholstery, wood frame, and matte black circular metal base finish the look.

$329.99 $419.99

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Faux leather upholstery can easily add a luxurious upscale feel to your living room. Distressed marks over the soft material give a worn, lived-in look that accents the wood and black metal frame. While the compact size and slim shape make this piece the perfect choice for rooms with limited space for multiple pieces of furniture.

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Swivel Chairs For Living Room

Buying Guide

Do you need a new chair for your living room? Discover how to choose the best upholstered swivel living room chairs based on your specific needs and preferences.

  • Leather - Swivel leather chairs come in various styles. Their clean lines and smooth finishes never fail in offering living rooms a sophisticated, luxe feel when they’re matched with modern style furniture. Leather chairs can wear and scuff naturally, adding beauty to their look.
  • Fabric - Are you looking for a living room chair that’s casual and colorful? If so, then your best upholstery material option is fabric. A fabric upholstered chair provides a splash of color regardless of the room it’s added into. The upholstery material also offers you with so many options when it comes to patterns and hues.
  • Microfiber - If you have children and/or pets, then you’ll need a living room chair that’s extremely low maintenance. An easy-to-clean material is microfiber. The problem with this upholstery material is it doesn’t offer lots of options for the pattern and color. However, you can still choose from a ton of styles plus the added benefit of ease of maintenance.

When you’re selecting the best upholstered swivel chair for your living room, consider the mood that you want to create. For a quiet atmosphere, go the opposite direction that you would’ve taken if you were looking for a chair with a retro vibe. Clean lines and less detailing are your best options. If you want carvings or elaborate details, you can still create a serene atmosphere with an all-white swivel chair.

On the other hand, you may want to add a focal point for your living room. If so, then consider the room’s existing theme, as well as what you want your guests to think about your home.

A rule-of-thumb when looking for a chair that will act as the room’s focal point is to give it 10% of the room’s overall color. This means the chair should reflect some design features that are already present in the living room. The purpose of this is to tie your living room’s look together.

A chair that’s a focal point can be thought of as the room’s exclamation point. It should fit in well into the space without looking or appearing out of place. Remember also that there is a fine line that’s right in between demanding attention and capturing it.

Bonus tip: Consider how practical your new chair should be. A swivel chair with an ornate design can look stunning, but if it isn’t comfortable to sit on, it will definitely just be used in your space as a decorative element. In that case, it’s best to be added in your front door where friends and guests remove their shoes.

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Upholstered swivel living room chairs

The beautifully upholstered swivel lounge chair is an excellent way to make a functional and cozy decor. Beautiful design and unusual form of armrests and backrest make this chair a little fun for fans of exotic furniture.

High back chairs for living room

A lovely pair of matching arm chairs for contemporary interiors, that will bring you as much comfort as visual benefits. Each chair is upholstered in a patterned fabric, has a removable seat, a soft back cushion and it swivels.

Buchanan Swivel Armchair

Buchanan Swivel Armchair

Want to experience a true feeling of comfort? With this off-white fabric upholstered chair you are getting not only an over-padded back, a soft seat and rolled arms, but also a 360 degrees swivel motion.

High back swivel chairs

A chic comfortable swivel armchair with a wooden frame. It features a thick button-tufted backrest with wide wings, a deep cushioned seat and rolled out arms. It's foam-padded and upholstered in plain light beige fabric with brass nailhead trims.

Swivel glider chairs living room

Presented here upholstered swivel living room chair has increased comfort functions - more spacious armrests, a recess adapted to support the loins and a more comfortable backrest. Naturally, brown fabric blended well with white floristic embroidery.

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A gorgeous pair of matching arm chairs for contemporary interiors, that will bring you as much comfort as visual benefits. Each chair is upholstered in a yellow fabric with a stylish skirt, has a softly-padded seat and back, and it swivels.

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Now you can easily turn your regular chair into a rocker for your baby's nursery. This piece sports a cream finish and comes with an ottoman to put your feet up, while the swivel function makes it more comfortable.

Larwill Swivel Chair

Larwill Swivel Chair

If you need true comfort, then this swivel chair will surely do the trick, providing you with plenty of ways to relax and supporting your lumbar area completely, while still adding to the interior style immensely.

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Jenny Slope French Yellow Vintage Upholstery Fabric Arm Chair Armchair

Vintage armchair with sloped armrests line, covered with mustard yellow fabric that resembles of linen. Rectangular toss pillow provides comfy lumbar support. The frame is constructed of birch wood with walnut finish.

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