17 Comfortable Chairs We Love for Small Spaces

updated Apr 18, 2024
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When it comes to small-space living, it’s all about making the most of the square footage you have. To properly do that, it’s important to be smart with the pieces you introduce into your space. Possibly the most essential piece of furniture you’ll bring into your home, big or small, is your seating. From sofas to dining chairs, the right seating is more important than you might think.

However, when you’re in a small space, finding seating that adds to your space without taking up too much space is the key. That is where the humble accent chair comes in. A good accent chair can not only provide an additional cozy seat, but it can also be the piece that pulls your entire space together. Below, we rounded up 17 of the most comfortable chairs for small spaces that’ll give you the stylish seating you’re looking for without leaving your space feeling cramped.

Do you have a cozy small-space chair that you love? We want to hear all about it! Tell us about your favorite finds in the comments below.

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Pottery Barn
was $899.00

The only problem with Pottery Barn's Pacific sleeper armchair is determining which style to choose as there's a range of colors, prints, and even textures. Maybe you're more basketweave or boucle or you want a fun velvet moment. Regardless of which option you choose, the sleeper has three reclining positions and is similar in size to a twin bed.

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was $256.99

We love a double and triple threat in terms of furniture. Featuring a trendy mid-century modern design, this convertible chair is great because you can use it as a chair, chaise, or flat bed. Oh, the possibilities!

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If your style leans toward mid-century modern, you’re going to love this next one. The Avenue Six Davis Chair from QVC features a classic MCM profile, with its streamlined wooden frame topped with a cream-colored seat.

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was $239.99

This next pick combines two of our favorite trends: barrel chairs and teddy fabric. Soft to the touch, this swivel seat is the perfect way to add some cozy seating to your space. The best part? It comes in 10 colors so you can find a pick that works with any color scheme you may have.

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Raymour & Flanigan
was $799.95

The sleek Carmine chair packs a lot of charm and only takes up a small space in your office or bedroom. There are the tufted details on the seat and arms, as well as the tapered legs that create such a classic feel. Also, with a range of names like Santa Rosa adobe, Elliot sunflower, and Suede So Soft Indigo, there's a color for every taste.

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The Cammy armchair measures just under 30 inches wide but the rounded corners and tapered metal legs add major style points to any room. The colors, which include green, gray, tan, and even mustard, are fairly neutral but can also add some color and texture to any decor. Also, the small cushion provides great lumbar support.

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was $279.99

Super budget-friendly, super compact, and super versatile — this convertible sleeper armchair checks all the boxes. We found it on TikTok, where people were mesmerized by its ability to seamlessly transition from a chair, to a recliner, to a bed, all without taking up any more floor space than a regular armchair.

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was $399.00

Vying for velvet? The Hendrix Upholstered Barrel Chair is just what your space needs. Coming in a mix of neutral and jewel-toned hues, this seat features scalloped edges, vertical tufting, and gold legs that'll instantly add a touch of glamour to your home.

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was $759.00

Not only can you choose the color of Burrow's Lodge Chair, but you can also choose between a walnut or oak frame. The design is elegant, but the pitched back and wide armrests make this a chair you'll want to get cozy in. The back is actually ergonomically designed just for that.

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Bed Bath & Beyond
was $169.99

Perfect for living and office spaces alike, this swivel chair from Art Leon is a beyond gorgeous, small-space-friendly find. It comes in six stylish hues and features a vintage-inspired style, complete with a mid-century modern bucket-shaped seat, vertical tufting, and eye-catching metal legs.

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was $189.99

Looking for a chair that’ll let you kick back and relax? Opt for the uber-popular Lazy Chair from Welnow. This chair features a body-hugging ergonomically curved design to support your spine at the perfect angle. Top that off with a matching footrest, built-in side storage, and a myriad of color options and we want to add this to our reading nook ASAP.

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was $374.89

A leather chair, like the Aichele Vegan Leather Wingback Chair, is a great pick if you’re looking for something that’ll warm up your space. Wrapped in a faux leather, this wingback beauty is eye-catching, thanks to its biscuit tufting and gorgeous color options: brown, chestnut, and gray.

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It’s hard to get more glamorous than Ashley Furniture’s Crosshaven Accent Chair. A statement piece if there ever was one, its X-base design and plush gray seating make it a pick you (and guests) will never want to leave.

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West Elm

West Elm’s Penn Chair just screams cozy, doesn’t it? Thick cushions and high arms make for a comfortable sit, while the soft velvet finish and bold metal legs give it just enough flair.

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Albany Park
was $749.00

Want something that you can curl up in? The Albany Armchair is for you. It sports a sleek and modern silhouette and comes in a variety of colors and fabrics, not to mention two different leg-style options!

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West Elm

Looking for a recliner that won’t take up half of the room like your dad’s La-Z-Boy? At first glance, the Auburn Recliner looks like a regular ol’ high-back accent chair, but one kick back and you’ll find a hidden recliner that’ll have you lounging in style.

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Raymour & Flanigan
was $299.95

If your style leans toward mid-century, you’re going to love this next one. The My Scene Accent Chair from Raymour & Flanigan features a classic MCM profile, with its streamlined wooden frame topped and neutral colored seat.