If you love cozying up with a good book, you'll know how important the right chair is. Choose the wrong kind, and reading can quickly turn from a pleasure into a pain. If you're tired of dealing with a sore back and an aching neck, check out our pick of the 10 best reading chairs to relax in.
10. Milliard Cozy Saucer Chair
If you're looking for a way to encourage your kids to stop spending so much time in front of a screen and more time in front of a book, look no further than the Milliard Cozy Saucer Chair. A super comfy, saucer-style reading chair, it's ideal for kids to snuggle up in with a book. With its wide seat and 265-pound weight capacity, it's also big enough for parents and little ones to sit and read a story together. Available in a choice of grey, pink, white, and blue, the chair's easy-to-clean, faux fur fabric and sturdy, gold metal legs will look chic in whichever room you place it in, whether that's the playroom, bedroom, or basement.
9. Wade Logan Gusman Tufted Lounge Chair and Ottoman
If you like to put your feet up while you're enjoying a good book, the Wade Logan Gusman Tufted Lounge Chair and Ottoman makes an excellent choice. The thick, pillow-style back can be adjusted into six different positions, making it as suitable for people who like to recline while they read as those who prefer a more upright seating position. The frame and legs are both made from solid hardwood, ensuring both durability and a very elegant aesthetic. As an added bonus, there's a side pocket that makes it easy to keep your e-reader or book by your side. The chair comes in a choice of seven colors, including luxurious brown suede and classic dove grey.
8. CB2 Pod Hanging Chair
If you're looking for a reading chair with a difference, look no further than the CB2 Pod Hanging Chair. Ideal for homes that are short on floor space, this nifty swinging chair features an egg-shaped, handwoven wicker basket that's blissful to snuggle up inside. Simply throw in a few cushions and you'll have the perfect reading nest. If you prefer to read outside, choose the optional tufted cushion made from water-resistant fabric. The chair comes with a galvanized metal chain and hook, making installation a breeze.
7. Human Touch Perfect Chair PC-420
If you like lying down to read, the Human Touch Perfect Chair PC-420 could be your ideal match. The chair features a manual incline that allows you to use your own weight to gently incline into your perfect sitting position. Capable of extending to 180 degrees, it's great for people who like to stretch out as they plow through a good book. As attractive as it is functional, the chair is made from a hand-carved, hand-painted wooden base paired with either premium leather or SōfHyde upholstery.
6. Dilleston Pillow Top Chaise
Named as one of the best reading chairs on the market by improb.com, the Dilleston Pillow Top Chaise lets you stretch out as you read, while still ensuring plenty of support for your back and neck. The design comes with two supporting pillows (one intended for your head and the other for your lumbar region), making it easy to find your most comfortable sitting position. Thanks to the arched design, your lower body will be just as comfortable as the rest of you. Made from faux leather and durable metal legs, it's a comfortable, stylish option that looks just as good as it feels.
5. Domesis Renu Leather Wall Hugger Power Lift Chair
Recommended by wellnessgrit.com as one of the best reading chairs for 2021, the Domesis Renu Leather Wall Hugger Power Lift Chair is a super stylish option that offers superb levels of comfort. Thanks to its two-button control, you can easily adjust the sitting position to suit your preference. There's a handy side pocket to store your book or e-reader away, while the space-saving design makes it a great option for those with limited floor space. Made from exceptionally soft, durable leather, the chair is available in a choice of black, brown, burgundy, and cream.
4. Jummico Fabric Recliner Chair
A comfortable reading chair doesn't have to cost the earth. Case in point, the Jummico Fabric Recliner Chair, which, despite its very affordable price tag, offers just as much comfort as a premium model. With a built-in footrest and multiple reclining positions, it can be easily and quickly adjusted to suit your preferred seating position. The breathable fabric upholstery is available in a choice of five colors so you can be sure it'll match your decor.
3. Dries Leather Sling Chair
If you prefer an upright seating position, the Dries Leather Sling Chair makes a fine choice. Made from a durable metal frame and superbly soft aniline leather upholstery, the chair is deep and cozy enough for you to sink into and relax. The waxy finish of the nutmeg-colored leather has an antique look that will suit a wide range of decors.
2. Joss & Main Highland Armchair
Recommended by The Spruce for its excellent support and stylish design, the Joss & Main Highland Armchair is ideal for anyone looking for a comfortable, chic reading chair that offers long-lasting support. The boxy seat cushion, wide armrests, and plush back guarantee hours of comfortable reading time. The wood frame and solid square legs are clearly built to last. The real selling point, however, is how easy it is to customize - with a massive 145 colors and a choice between velvet, acrylic, cotton, microfiber, faux suede, stain-resistant canvas, and performance polyester upholstery, you'll have no problem in finding the perfect match for your decor.
1. Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is the last word in luxury. It might not be the cheapest option on the market, but if you want the best of the best, it's worth splashing out on. Made from butter-soft leather and solid wood, it looks a dream. The curved frame is perfect for lounging, while the matching ottoman lets you rest your feet as you dive into a good novel. Sophisticated, contemporary, and utterly luxurious, it's guaranteed to turn your reading time into a treat.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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