If cuddling up with a good book is your idea of fun, you understand how critical it is to have a comfortable reading space. Whether you’re an avid reader or an infrequent bookworm, curling up in a chair makes consuming a page-turner all the more delightful. However, not just any chair will suffice; it must be one in which you can recline, curl up, or even lie down for a time while reading through your latest bestseller.
“When choosing a reading chair, comfort is critical,” says Decorist interior designer Elizabeth Herrera. “A high or rounded back provides excellent support and creates a comfortable atmosphere. ” She suggests choosing a larger style or one with a recliner. Chair-ottoman combinations are also excellent, and depending on your favourite reading position, you may want to choose one with armrests.
Additionally, you’ll want to examine the material and size of the upholstery in the actual seat and overall measurements. While there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all reading environment, we discovered numerous solutions at a range of pricing points that check the majority (if not all) of the boxes.
Joss & Main Highland Armchair
In general, the best reading chair is unquestionably the Joss & Main Highland Armchair, which features a boxy seat cushion, wide armrests, and a super-plush back. With a robust wood frame and four square legs, you can rely on the sturdy construction for years of use. Apart from its exceptional comfort, this beautiful chair is available in a whopping 145 colours and a variety of upholstery materials. This selection includes velvet, acrylic, cotton, microfiber, imitation suede, stain-resistant canvas, and performance polyester, ensuring that you’ll discover just what you need.
Jummico Fabric Recliner Chair
We recommend the Jummico Recliner for bookworms on a budget. This best-seller features a sturdy steel frame, breathable fabric upholstery, a padded back, several reclining options, and even a footrest. It’s available in five different colours to match your style, but keep in mind that it’s not the best solution for compact rooms. Some assembly is required, but you will not require any tools and it should take no more than a few minutes.
Latitude Run Jazouli 25.5” Wide Linen Barrel Chair and Ottoman
Are you looking for a piece of furniture to place in your bedroom, apartment, or home office? Take a look at this Wayfair chair and ottoman combination. The Jazouli is almost 25 inches broad and has a rather shallow seat, making it ideal for use in doorways and other tight locations. And what it lacks in terms of size, it more than makes up for in terms of comfort. Not only is the chair extremely comfortable, but the ottoman also provides additional recline space. To complete the appearance, choose from ten colours, including basic neutrals and bolder hues.
Kelly Clarkson Home Negley 56” Wide Chair And A Half
As Herrera noted, large armchairs, such as this gem from Kelly Clarkson’s Wayfair collection, are luscious for reading. The Negley has everything we love about the chair-and-a-half trend, with curled arms, an ultra-plush T-shaped back, and an extra-large seat with sinuous springs. Additionally, it is available in 100 colours and a variety of upholstery materials, including a few stain-resistant textiles that are ideal for houses with children or pets.
Article Gabriola Bouclé Lounge Chair
Herrera is a fan of Article’s Gabriola Bouclé Lounge Chair, and we can see why. There’s a lot to like about the bouclé upholstery, which is very soft and faintly fuzzy (but not too so)—and that’s not all. Additionally, this reading chair features a kiln-dried wood frame, sinuous spring cushions, and a sturdy, slightly inclined back. Although it is only available in two hues (grey and ivory), the bouclé fabric assures that your chair is far from boring.
Pottery Barn Irving Square Arm Leather Power Recliner
If you’re a fan of leather furniture, the Irving Power Recliner from Pottery Barn is a must-see. This elegant reading chair, inspired by vintage club chairs, features a kiln-dried timber frame, solid yet comfortable cushions, and top-grain leather upholstery in over 30 aniline-dyed colours. But that’s not all—the Irving reclines into the ideal reading posture and releases its built-in footrest for optimal comfort at the stroke of a button.
Wade Logan Gusman Tufted Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Wade Logan designed this undoubtedly comfortable chair and ottoman set from Wayfair specifically for reading. The Gusman features a plush seat, a thick pillow-style back, and comfortable armrests with a side pocket for your book or e-reader. Additionally, we appreciate the strong hardwood frame and legs, as well as the included throw pillow. To create the chair of your dreams, choose from seven upholstery choices, including traditional grey and brown suede.
AllModern Jase 23.6″ Armchair
If you’re a fan of midcentury modern style, you’ll adore this AllModern velvet armchair. With a solid wood frame, tapered dowel legs, a low profile, and a clean-lined shape, the Jase is sure to elevate any environment. It’s also exceptionally comfortable, thanks to its extra-wide, foam-filled seat and back cushions—ideal for long days spent reading.
Milliard Cozy Saucer Chair
Are you looking for ideas to get your child to read more? A comfortable reading chair, such as this saucer-style choice, is an excellent place to begin. It features a plush spherical cushion and elegant gold metal legs that collapse for convenient storage and transportation. With a wide seat and a weight capacity of 265 pounds, it’s suitable for both teens and adults, whether in a bedroom, playroom, basement, or dorm room.
La-Z-Boy Jasper Wall Recliner
Recliners make incredible reading chairs, and surprise, surprise, La-Z-Boy continues to manufacture the best. The Jasper features thickly cushioned armrests, a pillow-style back, and an opulently soft seat. However, when you lift the side lever, it effortlessly adapts to your desired slope and disengages the integrated footrest. While this is not the most fashionable option, it is the most comfortable—and is virtually sure to last for years.