10 Best Reading Chair Ideas For Your Cozy Nook

A perfect reading chair is one you can sit in for hours and you can’t know that until you actually use it for some time. However, there are still some key elements to look for when searching for the ultimate reading chair. For example, look for an upholstered chair that provides good support for your neck, back and arms. It needs to be comfortable but it shouldn’t make you want to fall asleep. Another detail to focus on in the type of fabric that the chair is covered in.

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Modern living room corner design by Camillemoore

Look for something soft and pleasant to the touch that’s also durable and easy to care for. Make a choice based on any special factors that might influence this decision such as any pets you might have for example.

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The library corner by katechallis
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Bedroom reading corner with comfortable chair by Casabellainteriors

A great reading chair should also have comfortable armrests. These provide support for your book while you’re reading so make sure the height and overall proportions are right for you. Then there’s also the overall appearance of the chair to think about. Things like the overall style, shape, color, the height of the legs and the backrest and other such details all shape the overall appearance of the chair and the way in which we perceive it. It’s important to make an informed decision, one that you’ll be happy with for a long time. With that in mind, we’re hoping you can find your favorite reading chair among the ones described below.

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Scandinavian decor by lauraseppanen
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Library room with a simple leather chair by kriegerarchitects

Our Top 10 Reading Chairs Available on The Market

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This is more or less the type of design we’re picturing when first thinking about reading chairs. It’s simple and has a classic vibe but at the same time it’s super easy to picture this chair in a variety of different settings. The exposed wood base gives it a solid and somewhat formal appearance while the cushions make it seem super soft and comfortable.

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Wood Accent Living Room Arm Chair
Wood Accent Living Room Arm Chair

The stain-resistant polyester fabric ensures that this chair will last for a long time, even if used a lot.

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Not a big fan of classic armchairs? Maybe a chaise would be a better fit for you. The Dillestone chaise invites you to relax and lie down with a good book and keeps you alert yet very comfortable. It has two support pillows and soft leather upholstery and it has a laid-back look without seeming too casual.

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Dilleston Upholstered Chaise Brown
Dilleston Upholstered Chaise Brown

You can bring this chaise into the living room, home office or bedroom and it would look right at home in each case.

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This is another example of a chaise lounge that could potentially serve as a reading chair. It has an aristocratic appearance and is defined by soft curves and rounded edges. It has fabric upholstery available in beige, teal, gray, red and ivory. The button-tufted seat seamlessly merges into the curved backrest, following the flowing line of the frame, supported by elegant birch legs.

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Bellanca Fabric Tufted Chaise Lounge Chair
Bellanca Fabric Tufted Chaise Lounge Chair

This tufted chaise lounge Is a wonderful addition to any room in your home.

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A comfortable chair such as this one needs to be paired with an ottoman in order for the setup to be complete. Only then can you really call this a reading chair. Both the chair and the ottoman have sleek metal frames which create a lightweight and delicate appearance. The chair is also built around a curvature true fiberglass shell covered in premium high density foam which allows it to retain its shape and to be comfortable for a very long time. The entire set is hand stitched. 

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Kardiel Womb Chair & Ottoman
Kardiel Womb Chair & Ottoman

Removable ottoman and chair seat and back cushions

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The Alfred club chair retains a simple and classic appearance while at the same time being quite outstanding. The tufted diamond pattern on the backrest gives it an elegant and sophisticated look complemented by the studded trim. Together with the matching ottoman it becomes the perfect reading chair for spaces like the living room, office or bedroom.

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Alfred Tufted Fabric Club Chair with Ottoman
Alfred Tufted Fabric Club Chair with Ottoman

Of course, it's also a perfect lounge chair for those moments when you just want to lie back in front of the TV.

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The Burrow armchair and ottoman set also offer outstanding comfort which is very important for a reading chair but this time in a more imposing form. What’s really cool about this furniture pieces, besides the design, is the built-in USB charging port which comes in handy especially if you’re using your tablet or Kindle for reading.

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Burrow NLSO-SL-1-LO-BW Armchair and Ottoman
Burrow NLSO-SL-1-LO-BW Armchair and Ottoman

The black leather definitely gives the chair and ottoman a rather formal appearance doesn't make this reading chair any less cozy.

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If you prefer fabric and a more modern design, perhaps this is the reading chair for you. It has rubber wood legs and an exposed bottom frame which contrasts beautifully with the brightly-colored upholstery. This comes as a set together with the matching ottoman. The seat is wide and curved, offering ample room for you and your favorite books. The armrests are also set at just the right height.

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Yellow Living Lounge Room Armchair and Ottoman
Yellow Living Lounge Room Armchair and Ottoman

The overall dimensions of the chair are 59.5"L x 40"W x 32.5"H. 

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This armchair is higher and also more slender compared to everything else we described so far. It has a high backrest that’s slightly wider towards the top and which gently transitions into two built-in armrests and a comfortable seat. The chair is designed to mold around the user’s body like a warm embrace. It comes in six exciting colors.

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Acantha Mid Century Modern Retro Contour Chair with Footstool

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Now this is a classic armchair is we ever saw one. It would fit nicely in a traditional living room or a rustic lounge area. It has leather upholstery and a robust construction which gives it a solid look. You can pair it with a footstool or an ottoman for added comfort if you want to use it as a reading chair.

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Tufted Bonded Leather Club Chair
Tufted Bonded Leather Club Chair

A classic look with modern curves and luxurious Tufted Leather that complements with every curve

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A recliner chair could also work and this one has some pretty cool features. It has a powered lift system which uses a silent electric motor to push up the entire chair, making it easier to stand up. It also reclines to 140 degrees allowing you to stretch and relax. The built-in footrest extends, providing extra support. The power lift and reclining mechanisms can be easily operated via a very simple remote control with only two buttons.

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Lift Recliner Chair
Lift Recliner Chair

There's also a built-in cup holder, a side pocket and front pouches so you can store your book and other things.

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