The Best Indoor Lounge Chairs of 2021
Lounge chairs are an excellent addition to any room in the house where you plan on kicking back and relaxing.
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Lounge chairs get overshadowed by sectionals and recliners, but they’re a functional alternative that can really give your space a pop of style and comfort. Add one to a quiet nook by the window for the ultimate reading spot or make it the best seat in the house for game day in your living room.
You’ll hear people refer to a recliner as a lounge chair. And while the terms get used interchangeably, the main difference between a lounge chair and a recliner is the lounge chair is fixed in a reclining position. Beyond that, there’s almost no limit to the colors and shapes you can choose for a lounge chair. Here are some of our favorites.
Eames Lounge Chair
A timeless classic, the Eames Lounge Chair fits right in with the innovative, modern design and relaxing atmosphere of Family Handyman’s Getaway cabin in the woods of Northern Wisconsin. Like the Getaway, this chair, originally developed in 1956, is a refuge from the outside world. The chair is built on a molded plywood and metal frame wrapped in seven-ply walnut, palisander or ash. It’s available with four upholstery options, from leather to mohair supreme and seven different wood shells.
If the original chair isn’t in your budget, you can get a replica inspired by the Eames chair for less than $1,000. It’s made of solid wood with leather upholstery and available in nine different finishes.
Yarmouth Chaise Lounge
Kicking back never looked as glamorous as it will in this tufted linen chaise lounge chair. A solid maple frame and turned wooden feet can hold up to 750 pounds. Nailhead trim along the sides adds another striking visual element. The real star here is the curvy silhouette that elevates a cozy seat into a conversation piece.
Channeled Sling Chair
This chair is perfect for a quiet corner in the office or a dorm room. Take it anywhere you want to kick back — it’s collapsible. Extra thick padding and vegan leather on an iron frame with an understated antique bronze finish bring together comfort and durability. It would also make a great gaming chair that won’t dress down the TV room either.
Carlisle Upholstered Chaise Lounge
What better way to wrap up a long day at work than melting into the deep cushions of this classic chaise lounger. Made in America using time-honored woodworking techniques, this chair features fine details like adjustable levelers for uneven floors, turned wooden legs and a classic silhouette that will look great in any room of the house. Easy-to-clean upholstery is available in dozens of fabrics.
Latitude Run Power Reclining Full Body Heated Massage Chair
If you’re looking for a massage chair that doesn’t eat up an entire room, look no further than the clean lines of this lounger. It’s just 22.5-in. wide and 67-in. from end to end. It also features a heated massager with multiple settings that can cover the full body or focus on a tight spot.
Aubrey Lounge Chair
The Aubrey features 100 percent top-grain leather upholstery on an iron frame. Grab one to round out a cozy reading nook, or buy a pair for the perfect conversation area.
Littrell Chaise Lounge
This chaise is a great piece for any room thanks to its versatility. An adjustable head rest lets you find the most comfortable position—it can even lay flat. Its modern design fits well in small spaces without sacrificing seating area. The polyester, linen blend upholstery is easy to clean; just wipe up spills with a damp cloth.
Simple Living Chaise Lounge
Mahogany legs and nail head trim make the Simple Living Chaise a stylish addition to any room. It’s got a durable hardwood frame and microfiber upholstery that’s easy to keep clean. Best of all, the seat lifts to reveal a hidden storage compartment where you can stash blankets and pillows for sneaking in a nap while nobody’s looking.