10 Cozy Reading Chairs Perfect for Curling Up with a Book

published May 27, 2024
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There are fewer greater pleasures than getting comfortable and curling up with a good book. However, the “getting comfortable” component is often easier said than done. When looking to carve out a cozy book nook in your home, the ultimate reading chair is almost as important as the quality of the book itself! With so many options out there, it can be hard to tell which chairs will fit the bill when it comes to outfitting your reading corner. From finding the right material and the best color to match your decor to weighing whether to get extras (like pillows or ottomans), many factors play into making the right decision for you. Luckily we’ve taken a look across brands to bring you the ultimate list of comfy chairs perfect for settling in, kicking up your feet, and diving into your next read. 

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This circular, swivel accent chair is perfect for snuggling in with a good book. The spacious seat and three accent pillows will ensure ultimate comfort, and it comes in three different colors: cream, charcoal, and sage.

2 / 10
West Elm

If you’re looking for a chair with more lumbar support and want to keep your feet on the ground, this mid-century chair is the one for you. It comes in a large variety of colors and fabrics, so it should fit in with any space.

3 / 10

Nothing quite says cozy like a classic papasan chair. This giant cushion will cradle you in its swiveling wicker frame for hours as you devour your next read.

4 / 10

If you have lots of space in your book nook, this cushy left-arm module is the perfect addition. This super-sized chaise boasts cozy corduroy fabric, and you can always add more couch modules to it later if you want to expand your seating.

5 / 10
was $539.99

If your reading corner is on the smaller side, this accent chair should be a good fit for most spaces at just 30"x26"x30”. The style comes complete with a storable ottoman, so you can still kick your feet up for a long read.

6 / 10
was $899.00

This lounge chair is a great statement piece, whether you place it in a small corner space or slot it into a larger living scheme. It’s also built with ergonomic comfort in mind, so it's perfect for sitting back with a nice book.

7 / 10
was $570.00

This modern recliner automatically elevates any space it’s placed in. Not only does the chair's back recline, but a footrest also pops up for ultimate lounging (and reading).

8 / 10
was $1810.00

The words “sink down” are all we need to convince us that this is the ultimate cozy chair for a reading corner. Complete with a memory foam and blown fiber cushion, it's perfect for relaxing into a long read.

9 / 10
was $825.00

If an elevated bean bag is more your speed, this cloud-like offering from Lovesac should get the job done. It’s also portable, so you can make any space into a reading corner!

10 / 10

This round swivel chair is the ultimate transition piece. It's perfect for a book nook, living room, library — you name it! If you need a little more space, you can also upgrade this to a 1.5-size armchair for maximum lounging.