Welcome to our living room and family room chair guide!
One of the primary functions of the living room is to be a gathering spot. Whether you’re alone or with family and friends, the living room is the place where you all go to relax and socialize.
One very important element of any living room or family room is the seating. Choosing the right chairs can be an interesting decision. There are a number of things to balance when choosing your chairs. Do they fit with your design? What emphasis do you put on comfort? What kind of versatility and function are important to you?
No matter what your needs, there is a chair for you, and we are here to help you sift through the plethora of options!
If you are looking for a cozy and roomy chair for reading and relaxing, consider a club chair. A club chair is a extra deep upholstered armchair that is perfect next to a sofa for a great deal of relaxation. This is the kind of chair that you can curl up in and forget about the world. The chic design of a club chair is a fun, stylish and, most importantly, comfortable chair option.
When you want to conserve space in your living room, a slipper chair is an option. This kind of chair is a petite chair that is lower to the ground, armless, and upholstered. This is a great space saving chair, and looks great as extra seating around a coffee table.
Sometimes you need something a bit more mobile, but still stylish. Occasional chairs are lightweight chairs that are simple to move. These chairs are not the kind of chairs you could fall asleep in, but they can bring a great deal of style to a room, and can be used when company shows up. Also, given their lightweight nature, they are easy to clear out of the way when they are not needed.
If you want something a bit larger, you could try a wingback chair. Wingback chairs are great for balance, look great accompanying a sofa, and feel very at home on either side of a fireplace. These kinds of chairs are noted by their noticeable sides which surround the occupant and create a large and cozy area to sit back and relax.
When you simply have to create an elegant and sophisticated look, the bergère is the chair for you. The bergère can be identified by its exposed wooden frame and upholstered seat and back. These kinds of chairs are well paired with an elegant sofa and ottoman. They do not often take up much space, which makes the bergère a good choice for many different styles and different kinds of living rooms. (source: Onekingslane)
Recliners are another choice that emphasize comfort. Recliners are reliably the most versatile chairs in the terms of comfort. From sitting, to leaning back, to nearly laying down, recliners will have you relaxing any way you want. There may be a bit more limitation in terms of style and in the look of a recliner, but there are still plenty of varieties to fit a great deal of styles.
If you really desire a fully laid back option that still has quite a bit of design potential, a chaise lounge is the chair for you. This kind of chair is a designed for maximum relaxation at all times, and they come in a wide variety of styles and shapes.
Gliders are chairs where the seat is set on gliding rails to create a rocking chair functionality with a more modern design. Gliding chairs come in a great deal of styles, and can actually combine elements of other chair types.
If you are going for a vintage look, a good old fashioned rocking chair is a seating option that will fit well in a rustic or antique based design style.
Three cozy looking wingback chairs around a round table and a fireplace. These chairs are welcoming and cozy, and a great deat to have next to a roaring fire.
A club chair that matches the sofa on one side and a bergère with a fur upholstery on the far end of the table. Chairs don’t always have to match, and don’t limit yourself to sone style if your design allows for exploration.
There are multiple different chairs in this living room. Leather is a great way to give a chair a rustic and rich texture and tone.
Two comfy wooden chairs with lose cushions mirrored on the other side by more modern and sleek chairs accompanied by matching ottomans.
A very modern relining chair with an ottoman in this simplistic and minimalistic design. This chair is a great chair to sit in to relax, and watch some television. Just take it easy.
Four fun matching club chairs surround a glass table and sit near a fireplace with a large glass window backdrop. This is a luxury living room with amazing chairs to fit the lovely design.
This sleek and uncluttered design works well with this vintage style chair. The chair here used an accent color to really make the design of the room pop.
Club chairs sit on the sides of the fireplace, facing the sofa. This creates a nice space for visiting with friends or family.
These two elegant and fancy wingback chairs are sophisticated and work to elevate this already luxurious living room.
Two wing backs and a interesting chaise lounge give a variety of seating options in the bright and spacious living room.
If you are looking to have an accent chair, a mix matched chair can be perfect. Sometimes the chair can stand out and serve its function better than ever.
A sleek and modern take on the wing back chairs create an interesting, inviting and comfy area to enjoy a book, or the company of your nearest and dearest.
These twin dark club chairs sit along the side of a simple table. These make great primary seating for this simple sleek living room.
These club chairs match the walls and tuck well into this pace below the line of windows. These chairs are a great and comfy addition to this warm and welcoming living room.
This club chair matches the sofa and the table between them. This makes the chair almost an extension of the sofa, not only increasing the seating, but keeping theme unchanged.
A elegant bergère chair in an otherwise sleek and simple family room. This is a good example of how something does not need to match to look look in area. Not matching gives the chair a chance to shine on it own.
This is a perfect chair for this space. It has a fun pattern, and an interesting design that increases the visual appeal of the area, adding layers to the look.
These chairs offer a great deal of room, and a comfy sit. These are the kinds of chairs that you can curl up in with a book for a long time.
Two round backed club chairs make comfy additional seating in this modern and sleek living room.
These two luxury chairs that sit on either side of this round table are two toned, and have a subtle floral pattern that blends the palette and marries the contrasting colors.
These very modern chairs accent the room very well. Being of a wildly different colors than most of the other room draw attention and increase the visual appeal.
Two matching bergère chairs add sophistication to this room. These kinds of chairs are great for adding some sophistication to a room without getting too stuffy.
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