Whether you’re visiting Hogwarts, Narnia, a chocolate factory, or the Shire, putting aside your work or prep books to get lost in a novel is a relaxing adventure. Being comfortable while visiting is very important. Nothing interrupts a great experience like a crick in the neck or a pain in the back. Below are the top 6 best reading chairs approved for visiting and getting lost.
Best reading chairs at a glance
- Christopher Knight Home Felicity Mid-Century Fabric Arm Chair
- H. Better Chaise Lounge
- Best Choice Products Faux Leather Electric Massage Recliner Chair with Ottoman
- Homall Recliner Chair
- Our favourite: Amazon Brand- Stone & Beam Lauren Down-Filled Oversized Living Room Accent Armchair
- Rosevera Collection Fabric Nailhead Home Gustavo
Our Top 6 Reading Chairs Reviewed
Through our research on reading chairs, we looked for several characteristics. We first looked for excellent customer reviews. Next, we looked for comfort and durability. We wanted chairs that would encourage enjoyment in reading, and contentment in sitting while being easy to clean. The final characteristic we looked for was size. We wanted chairs that would be easy to sit in. Looking at these characteristics helped us come up with our top 6 reading chairs, and we hope you found the one you love like we did!
This chair comes in two colors; the polster is 100% polyester. It has birch legs and an extra padded cushion. There is some assembly required. The arm height to floor is 22.5 inches. It has sharp lines and tufted back.
This chair is perfect for a shorter person, less than 5’5”. Unlike the Amazon Brand chair, it does not have an extensive seat, but the extra padding in the cushion is comfortable. The assembly is very easy, as it is just attaching the four legs that simply screw on. The legs give this chair a mid-century look. This chair offers comfort for a couple of hours.
- Extra padded cushion
- Strong lines
- Small for anyone over 5’5”
This chair is artificial leather. The chaise lounge has an ergonomic scroll design. It has a tufted button detailing and stable wood legs. It is easy to clean and has a weight limit of 220 lbs.
The design of this reading chair is very elegant and is a perfect fit for you if you like to lounge while reading. It would be very easy to get lost in your novel as this chair offers comfort. We feel like it would be great for the bedroom, living room, or reading room. We love that it is easy to clean. The artificial leather is similar to the Best Choice Products chair.
- Lay down design
- Elegant style
- Weight limit of 220 lbs.
- No arms
Full of features, this chair offers massage and heat therapy after a long day at work. It can black and brown artificial leather. It has a metal base. For the massage function, it has five pre-programmed massages, nine intensity levels and two modes. You can control it with a remote that can store the remote in the built inside pouch. It will massage someone’s upper and lower back, thighs, and calves. It has a double padded backrest and soft cushion armrest, seat, and ottoman. The chair has a weight capacity of 250 lbs, and the Ottoman’s capacity is 200 lbs. There is some assembly required.
We love that you can get lost in a novel and get a massage at the same time. The massage feature isn’t a deep tissue massage and more of a vibration. However, it is very relaxing. This chair is comfortable and ideal for someone between 5’5” and 6”. Much like the H.Better chaise lounge, it is easy to clean du same material. One downfall of this chair is that it must be near an electric outlet to use the massage feature.
- Massage Function
- Soft cushion in armrest, seat, and ottoman
- Must be near an electrical outlet
This push back recliner has an adjustable footrest and wide, curved arms. It has a steel frame with four wooden feet and is upholstered in artificial leather. The feet have non-marking pads to protect wood and tile floors. It comes in six colors and requires some assembly. Its weight capacity is 265 lbs.
The curved arms of this chair give it a modern design and comfort. The artificial leather doesn’t suffocate the skin but allows it to breathe, unlike the H.Better chair and the Best Choice Products chair. It is easy to clean and easy to return to sitting upright as it is a lightweight chair. The multiple reclining positions allow varied ways to sit. It is smaller in size and may not be suitable for anyone over 6’.
- Multiple reclining positions
- Adjustable footrest
- May not be suitable for anyone over 6’
In this chair, we can sink into. This overstuffed chair is a classic style with a clean, simple silhouette. This chair is upholstered with a durable performance fabric and has a solid hardwood frame. It comes in seven colours. There is no assembly required and has a three-year warranty.
This chair is our favorite on this list. It is a chair that you can sink into and get lost not only in a book but also in the chair. It is so comfortable as it hugs all sides. The only thing that would make it better was if it came with an ottoman. You can purchase the Ottoman separately as well as matching couches. The durable fabric is easy to spot clean and is moisture repellent and stain-resistant.
- Extremely comfortable
- Hugs on all sides
- Moisture-repellent and stain-resistant fabric
- No assembly required
- Sits low
This club chair with Ottoman comes in beige and grey. It has accented nailheads and a well-padded seat and back. It is built on a hardwood frame; this chair is new to the market. A mid-century design with a tailored silhouette requires some assembly. This assembly is screwing the four legs on the chair and then four legs on the ottoman.
We love the look and feel of this chair. It is great for small spaces and is stable and strong. Similar in design with the Christopher Knight chair, this chair has a mid-century look. It offers a detached ottoman for added comfort. The upholstery is high quality and breathable. We feel this chair is very well put together and will last for many years of sitting while engulfing yourself in a novel.
- Stable and Strong
- Easily assembled
- Seat width is small
A Buyer’s Guide for Your Reading Chair
A reading chair is about comfort. Deciding on the perfect reading chair to buy can be difficult without trying the chair first. Here are a few things to keep in mind while purchasing a chair, especially if you can’t try it out.
Features of a Chair
We think a reading chair should have a few features. First, we think it should have arms. Arms are great to prop up a snack or even a book on while sitting in the chair. They should be a comfortable height for no strain. The only chair that doesn’t have arms on this list is the chaise, and that is because you are more laying down than sitting up. Next, a chair should have a deep and wide seat. These features allow you to curl up in the chair if you find that comfortable. It also gives you the ability to sit across the arms if you find that comfortable.
A tall back is an ergonomic feature that will reduce strain on your neck. This tall back can be curved or winged. An ottoman is nice for comfort but not required. We also think the chair should have lumbar support to add extra comfort.
When purchasing a reading chair, there are some preferences to take into consideration. One of these preferences deals with your body type. If you are tall, you want a taller chair. If you are hippy, you want a wider chair. Your body type should be considered when purchasing a chair.
Other preferences deal with style. Consider what size chair will fit into the space you have. Also, the chair should be pleasing to the eye and fit into the decor of the space the chair will be in. The upholstery should be complementing the space. It should also be comfortable, thick, and durable.
Without being able to try a chair, purchasing can be rather difficult. However, if you take into consideration the features you desire of a chair and your personal preferences, finding one will come easier. This list consists of several chairs with different features, and we know one of these chairs will be the perfect fit for you. If our reading chairs are too small for you and you are after something bigger, have a look at these big man recliners.
Purchase one today and get lost in a novel.