If you have a large pile of books waiting to be read but you don’t have someone comfortable enough to read them, it’s well worth creating a designated spot in your home for sitting back and falling into your favourite books.


We’ve taken a look at several designs and put together our pick of the best reading chairs, paying special attention to the shape and style for a chic and cosy reading spot.

Best reading chairs to buy in 2023

Wahson Velvet Modern Armchair

This stylish two piece has both a curved back that you can sink into with a hefty novel, as well as a curved ottoman so you can put your feet up as you race through the pages.

They share a button back design and the armchair set is available in a number of colours so you can complement the rest of your décor, ranging from vivid greens and oranges to a more subtle grey or beige option.

Made with a sturdy metal frame you'll feel safe and secure as you lose yourself in your story, and get cosy on the soft velvet exterior which will keep you comfy for hours.

Rocking Recliner

Get into the rhythm of your read with this rocking recliner from the SONGMICS store, for the ultimate relaxing experience. We love the softly curved shape that should contour to your body, and there's also the option to adjust the footrest to your perfect position.

This chair is upholstered in breathable cotton material - great for the summer month. It even has a foam padding headrest section for additional comfort although this can be removed if you'd prefer to lean back without it.

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Sully Modular Floor Cushion

Packing with polystyrene beads, this is a cross between a chair and a bean bag, letting you sink into the cushion as you dive into your next novel. Ideal for a quiet corner in your home, this pleasant pouffe design should cosily absorb your weight as you read.

Plus, it's also more lightweight and portable than a conventional chair, which means you can move it around if you'd like to change up the scenery between chapters.

Eddie Fabric Tub Armchair

If you're looking to create a compact reading nook, this tub armchair from Dunelm may be your best bet.

Available in a natural tone or a more dramatic charcoal, it has a smooth, curved design and a foam-filled cushion for maximum comfort. This is both a stylish and sturdy piece with solid wood legs and a subtle silhouette that will fit a variety of spaces and decors.

Habitat Hudson Velvet Cuddle Chair

A subtle but plush armchair, once you sit on this piece you'll find comfort from every direction. It has a bottom cushion made with sprung foam filling and on either side of your arms there are two more fixed cushions made with fibre filling offering support for curling up with your latest read.

The chairs has been covered from top to bottom in a dark green velvet giving it a dramatic look and feel that's the perfect complement for a thrilling page-turner.

Habitat Callie Fabric Wingback Chair

If you want to maintain a firm posture while you read or you're just looking for an eye-catching design, this wingback armchair has a high, defined back and arms, with button back detail and Scandi style legs.

It also comes in a versatile array of tones, from bold teal or yellow to low-key charcoal or grey. Whatever you go with, each features the same foam fibre for a comfortable reading experience.

Doris Accent Armchair

A chair so stylish you may be tempted to forget the book and instead stand back and admire it, the Doris from MADE is packed with cosy curves and stands on four slanted wooden legs.

This chair can be purchased in a selection of vivid colours which include the orange weave for a retro feel or the understated slate and navy options.

Alcee Natural Linen Armchair

This mid-century design from Graham & Green features a quirky leg and arm rest combo made from oak wood with a comfortable linen cushion for a standout seating area.

Perfect for a study area, it has a bold button detailing on the back and a sleek and clean feel overall, helping you sit back and read in style.

Elliot Armchair

Combining a high back with fixed cushions, this is a simple but supportive armchair that works as a sleek piece of furniture and will also keep you cosy as you crack the spine of a new read.

Once you're up and perusing your bookshelf you can truly step back and admire the curved edges which complement the tapered wooden legs it stands on.



Andrew LloydDigital Writer

Andrew Lloyd is a digital writer covering the latest gadgets, appliances and devices across Immediate Media's special interest brands. Whether you’re relaxing at home, exploring a mountainside, or staring into space, he likely has a recommendation for you.