13 Vintage Armchairs That are Comfortable And Stylish

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Can you think of anything better than lounging on an armchair, cup of coffee in hand, watching a movie, or reading a nice book? The power of a good armchair is underrated when you think about putting together the perfect living room, as most people tend to focus on the sofa or coffee table before they pay attention to armchairs.

The true joy of an armchair comes in its versatility. Not only do the large chairs bring a certain element of charm and decoration into a room, but they are also great practical chairs that act as a place of sanctuary or rest. What’s more is that there are endless types of armchairs on the market: from cavernous and plush to angular and minimalist, you can find an armchair for any taste and budget. Some of our personal favorites include old-school leather armchairs and colorful modern ones!

If you’re in the market for a new armchair or are just looking to upgrade your boring one, check out our picks of the coolest armchairs.

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Boucle Bentwood Armchair

boucle bentwood armchair

Ulla Petite Accent Armchair

ulla petite accent armchair

Kennett Chair

kennett accent armchair

Boucle Bentwood Armchair

Boucle Bentwood Armchair

boucle bentwood armchair

Upholstered in textured, ivory boucle, this armchair lends warmth to any seating arrangement, living room, or reading book. 

What may look to be a simple white armchair from a distance is, upon closer inspection, a boldly textured ivory boucle chair that is perfect for a contemporary home. Taking cues from minimalist Scandinavian design, the low-standing chair has a sleek natural oak construction that is contrasted by the warmth of the boucle upholstery.

  • Boucle upholstery; polyester, acrylic
  • Includes one throw pillow
  • Kiln-dried oak wood frame and legs
  • Professionally clean only

Ulla Petite Accent Armchair

Ulla Petite Accent Armchair

ulla petite accent armchair

A vibrant twist on mud clothes with overprinted shapes and bold color combinations, for an effect that's both playful and modern.

Minimalists stay away: this armchair is for the lovers of the bold and exciting. The Ulla Petite Accent armchair from Anthropologie is inspired by traditional textiles and patterns found in African mud cloths. Where the traditional patterns would be brown and simplistic, this modern iteration features sharp black and white contrasting shapes with maple-finished legs.

  • Screen-printed cotton upholstery
  • Indian rosewood frame and legs; medium maple finish
  • Removable legs

Kennett Chair

Kennett Chair

kennett accent armchair

Crafted in a modern silhouette with a bold rug-printed motif.

The Kennett Chair is a more laid-back version of the bolder Ulla accent chair, although they both feature bold black and white patterns. Crafted in a modern, low-lying silhouette, the Kennett armchair has plush, upholstered arms that make the chair more comfortable for lounging.

  • Printed cotton upholstery
  • Due to the crafted nature of this item, expect slight variation in the fabric appearance of each unique piece
  • Mortise and tenon frame; medium colonial finish

Rug-Printed Split Armchair

Rug-Printed Split Armchair

rug-printed split armchair

The textured, woven designs of its low-slung seat balance beautifully against its bare oak frame for a chair that is at once untraditional yet classic.

The classic mid-century minimalist armchair gets a bohemian update with this rug-printed split armchair from Anthropologie. Perfect for beach houses or modern cottages, the low-slung chair is made with light oakwood that is complemented by the sky blue rug-style upholstery.

  • Cotton rug upholstery
  • Oakwood frame and legs

Chloe Velvet Arm Chair

Chloe Velvet Arm Chair

chloe velvet arm chair

Bring a luxe, modern look to your space with this sleek velvet arm chair. 

The classic armchair got a luxury upgrade thanks to this velvet Chloe armchair from Urban Outfitters. Stunningly understated yet still sleek and stylish, this soft rose velvet armchair with black metal legs is perfect for hipsters that appreciate classically feminine decor.

  • Polyester, foam and metal

Selena Arm Chair

Selena Arm Chair

selena arm chair

Upholstered arm chair with tufted seaming for a Parisian-femme look we love. 

Something so cozy has never looked so stylish! We love this yellow upholstered armchair from Urban Outfitters that has all the characteristics of a bold feature chair but can still be practical. The classic-shaped chair has a cushioned seat, back and arms in a mustard yellow tone on top of four natural wooden legs, and the back has wonderful tufted seaming that adds Parisian flair.

  • Pinewood, rubberwood and polyester

Lucille Velvet Arm Chair

Lucille Velvet Arm Chair

lucille velvet arm chair

The perfect reading nook, this velvet arm chair provides an elegant, welcoming space to rest. 

Velvet armchairs are always a good choice. Not only do they look elegant, but the velvet upholstery makes them extra comfortable to sit on. This Lucille armchair from Urban Outfitters is more refined than some velvet chairs thanks to the soft taupe hue, square cushioned silhouette, and tapered metal legs.

  • Polyester, foam and metal

Wade Logan Jordynn Tufted Armchair 

Jordynn Wide Tufted Armchair

jordyn wide tufted armchair

This armchair strikes a 50s-style club chair silhouette with a gently slanted back, wide track arms, and four flared dowel legs in a rich woodgrain finish.

Dreaming of living like Don Draper from Mad Men? Look no further than this sophisticated armchair from Wade Logan. Available in either faux black or camel leather, this chair has a gently slanted back, wide arms, and four legs in a dark wooden finish. The faux leather upholstery (which is kinder on our hipster budget) also has tufted stitching.

  • Poplar wood, polyurethane, and foam

Everly Quinn Elian Swivel Armchair

Everly Quinn Elian Wide Velvet Swivel Armchair

everly quinn elian wide velvet swivel armchair

This product is the epitome of elegance and simplicity. Featuring a modern design with soft, velvet upholstery and channel back detailing. 

Armchairs are already pretty great as is, but an armchair that swivels? Sign us up immediately. The Elian velvet armchair from Everly Quinn has a modern design that boasts plush velvet upholstery (available in cobalt blue, blush rose, or gun-metal gray) and channel back detailing.

  • Pine, rubberwood, foam, and velvet360-degree swivel

Club Chair by Christopher Knight 

Arabella Farmhouse Fabric Upholstered Club Chair

arabella farmhouse fabric club upholstered chair

This piece combines a classic look with a striking twist to create a chair that will bring a refreshing atmosphere for you to enjoy.

Just looking at this chair transports us to a Southern mansion with a glass of sweet tea in our hands! The club chair is the perfect farmhouse armchair with its subtle wingback design, ultra-comfortable seating, and traditional checkerboard pattern. The tapered birchwood legs are stained black, bringing a modern element to such a classic piece. You could grow old on a chair like this…

  • Wood, foam, and fabric

Safavieh Couture Tub Chair

Safavieh Couture Razia Channel Tufted Tub Chair

safavieh couture razia channel tufted tub chair

A modern update of a classic, the Razia Tub Chair is brimming with sophistication. Artfully crafted in smooth, dusty rose velvet and shimmering gold legs, this chair makes an elegant statement in any living room.

Art deco glamour got a modern update and we love it! The Razia Tub Chair from Safavieh is exactly the kind of chair you would find in a swanky New York hotel with its soft dusty-rose velvet upholstery and gold legs. We also love this chair because of how comfortable it is - just look at that plush tub shape and tell us you don’t want to sit in there!

  • Velvet, metal, and wood

Kittredge Armchair

Kittredge Armchair

kittredge armchair

Crafted from mahogany wood, this piece features tapered legs and comes awash in a neutral finish, blending effortlessly with a variety of color palettes. Upholstered in leather that showcases a weave-inspired pattern, this piece features small nailhead trim that connects the arms together.

Taking a different route from the rest of the armchairs on this list, the Kittredge armchair from All Modern is totally unique. The chair still has that low-slung style of the classic armchair (to ensure maximum comfort), but the woven leather design emulates bohemian rattan furniture that would fit perfectly in industrial or beach homes. Crafted from mahogany wood, the tapered legs are available in a variety of natural wood finishes

  • Mahogany and leather

Christenia Armchair

Christenia Armchair

christenia armchair

The mid-century modern design is crafted with button tufting on the seat, back, and dramatically angled arms. A solid rubberwood frame supports the design.

The Christenia armchair is exactly the kind of armchair you’d find in your grandparent’s home: not too fancy, but still perfectly vintage looking. This particular chair is deep and low-slung, making it a great place to sit back and relax without taking up too much space. The mid-century modern design has button tufting on the seat and back, and angled wooden arms in a burnt walnut finish.

  • Rubberwood, foam, and polyester

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