At the end of a long day, there's nothing lovelier then grabbing a cup of something warm, a book you can't put down and curling up in your favourite reading chair for the evening. What's that? You don't have a reading chair? In that case, let us help you out...
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How reading chairs can breathe new life into your home:
Thinking about doing up your abode? House renovation costs can start to tot up, especially if you’re fitting a new kitchen or adding an extension. However, there are ways that you can uplift your home without having to splurge out thousands of pounds.
Have you thought about how you can make the space you already have, work better for you?
According to a survey of 1,007 UK adults by lighting supplier Ultra LEDs, 85 per cent of Brits have upgraded at least one room in their house into a multifunctional space.
It's clear that many of us have already taken on the challenge to transform spaces into hoAme offices, gym areas or a place for home schooling, but what we think you need is a place to unwind. That's where a reading nook comes in.
As well as being a zone to host your ever-growing library, a reading nook can also give your living, dining or spare room a new edge or cosy atmosphere.
Plus, it's a place to put your feet up at the end of the day, unwind and soak up the ambience.
What makes a good reading chair?
A cosy, comfortable reading chair is an inviting piece of furniture that you want to spend long winter nights in and warmer days escaping to. Household goods are personal to your style and taste; that said, when choosing the best reading chairs, there are a few essential features to look out for:
Support: If you're spending a couple of hours in this space a day, you want to ensure the chair has good neck and back support. For extra comfort, look for an option with memory foam.
Choose a chair style: Whether you're opting for a reclining, wingback, rocking or any other type of chair, do your research before you buy it. All of these options have different functions that may or may not work for you.
Design: Instead of forking hundreds or thousands of pounds on decorating a room, choose a chair that works with your existing décor - do this by selecting complimentary upholstery or cushions.
Don’t forget to invest in the best upholstery cleaners for every spill and fabric to protect you from any accidents.
The best reading chairs 2022
Comfy reading chairs
Best reading chair overallDelivering the wow factor, this armchair is everything you could want for your home because of the high back, studded detail and overall luxurious feel. We can picture this next to your fireplace. What we love: • The grand design• Sturdy build• Padding for extra support
Best budget reading chair Not only is this chair affordable but it's so comfortable too. Choose between white or charcoal to suit your home. So sit back, put your feet up and unwind. Plus, the footstool even has a handy magazine and book holder, so you can keep your favourite read close by.What we love:• The price• Magazine and book holder in footstool• Comfortable to sit in
Best rocking reading chairThere's nothing better than spending your evenings moving back and forth on this chair reading a thriller novel or catching up on a knitting project. What we love:• Available in dark grey, cream white and light grey• Made from breathable velvet• Strong frame design
Best reading chair for supportIt's by no means cheap but how grand does this chair from Wayfair look with its high back? Featuring handcrafted detail work and a toss pillow, it's ideal for your living room, bedroom, office and more. What we love:• Available in blue or grey (brown is currently unavailable)• Incredible wingback build• Comes with a toss pillow
Best subtle reading chairWhat a show stopper! This lovely number will feel right at home in your garden room or conservatory. As well as being easy to put together, this chair will last for years to come, thanks to its high-quality build. What we love:• Winged sides for extra comfort• Rubber floor protectors on wooden legs• Great for small spaces
Best reading chair for living roomWe love the colour of this wingback chair which oozes elegance. The perfect chair to curl up in with a book, it's ergonomically designed to ensure your back is protected while you sit as well as being easy to clean with hardwood legs. What we love:• The classic feel• Duck egg fabric• Free next day delivery within the UK available
Best foam reading chairComing with a footstool so you can you put your feet up, the Ducon wingback chair has a frame made out of varnished beech wood and a comfy seat filled with foam. It's available in eight different colours too so you can make sure it suits your home. What we love:• Relaxing feel• It's unique character• Scandinavian style
Best reading chair for aesthetics Sink back into the deep padded seat cushion of the Moby armchair, covered in luxuriously smooth pine green velvet fabric. Utterly stylish, the gold legs make this reading chair stand out from the crowd. What we love:• Choose from vintage gold velvet, vintage pink velvet or pine green velvet• Its brass finish legs• Helps to great a calming atmosphere in your home
Best reading chair with footstoolWith a high-density sponge seat, this reading chair is comfortable and durable, the fabric made from cotton blended fabric that is soft to the touch.What we love:• The recline design • Easy to assemble • Good for snooze
Best reading chair for living room The chair features a classic seat design but with a contrasting exterior geometric pattern, it adds a unique twist to the traditional shape.What we love:• The grand upholstery• Versatile feel • Strong attention to details