20 Spectacular Side Chairs for All Budgets & Styles

20 Spectacular Side Chairs for All Budgets & Styles

Nancy Mitchell
Mar 19, 2017
(Image credit: CB2)

Maybe you're looking to perk up the look of a living room or bedroom, or perhaps you have a space that needs just a little extra seating to make it perfect. What you need is a new side chair — one that's lovely to sit in but also lovely to look at. Something distinctive that suits your style, but also your budget. We've got just the ticket.


  1. Pacific Blue Elliott Wingback Chair at World Market, $329.99
    A slightly modernized take on the classic wingback chair in a saturated color.
  2. Velvet Parker Armchair at Anthropologie, $1,248
    Here's a traditionally-styled armchair with just enough of a twist to make it interesting.
  3. Accent Chair Velvet Pool at Target, $599.99
    This accent chair comes in a lovely color, and besides just being good-looking it also seems to be — what might be even more important — very comfortable.
  4. Accent Chair Mystere Peacock at Target, $399.98
    This chair is a bit a chameleon — a little bit English pub and a little bit Alvar Aalto. I can see this working equally well in a traditional interior as in a very modern one.
  5. Linen Bixby Chair at Anthropologie, $898
    The barrel shape and button tufting give this little chair an oversize presence.


  1. Kaia Club Chair at Urban Outfitters, $429
  2. \Beautiful and just a bit slouchy, with an Italian-modern feel that's very now.
  3. Softline Swivel Square Chair, Sky Blue at ABC Carpet & Home, $1,142.10
    Beautiful styling, and a beautiful color; the rose gold base is a particularly nice touch.
  4. Metal Frame Upholstered Chair at West Elm, Starting at $759
    This slick lounge chair definitely channels Milo Baughman.
  5. Velvet Ardmore Chair at Anthropologie, $1,298
    More velvet, with a bit of a swanky '70s feel.
  6. 366 Concept Design Armchair in Velvet Sky Blue at Lovely Market, 550€
    There's something about the velvet upholstery and Scandinavian styling of this chair that just gets me every time.


  1. Leather Dowel Arm Chair at Urban Outfitters, $649
    Looks like a project you might have made in shop class, if you had been really, really good at shop class.
  2. Giron Leather Scoop Chair at ABC Carpet & Home, $805.50
    Unusual and eye-catching, in a slouchy leather that make it perfect for the most Bohemian of spaces.
  3. Jax Leather + Wire Chair at Urban Outfitters, $579
    A perfect balance of modern styling and earthy texture.
  4. Sierra Chair at Croft House, $1,075
    I love the simplicity of this design — so comfy and so delicate all at the same time.
  5. Cinto Lounge Chair at CB2, $649
    A twist on the safari chair, rendered in a snowy all-white that makes it almost sculptural.


  1. Rug-Printed Losange Chair at Anthropologie, $1,248
    There's definitely something intriguing in this Italian-modern shape rendered in a patterned velvet.
  2. Kaishi Chair at CB2, $599
    Here's a totally unique design, a sleek, modern shape rendered in both warm and unexpected materials.
  3. Mcanally Teardrop Chair at Wayfair, $379.99
    Perfect for indoors or out, a tear-drop wicker side chair reads "I'm a world traveler,
  4. Randen Upholstered Chair in Multicolor Prints - Acrylic Legs at World Market, $447.99
    I love the combo of the intricately patterned upholstery, which recalls Renaissance tapestries but also William Morris prints, and the lucite legs.
  5. WHIT Geo-Printed Wingback Chair at Anthropologie, $1,498
    A familiar shape in a print that bursts with energy.
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