15 Best Swivel Chairs to Complete Your Living Room

Browse comfortable and stylish picks from Pottery Barn, Walmart, Amazon and more.

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15 Best Swivel Chairs to Complete Your Living Room

When choosing a new swivel chair for your living room, reading nook or library, comfort and style are typically at the forefront of your mind. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current reading chair or add cushioned seating to an empty corner, we’ve rounded up the best swivel chairs for every design preference.

Not only do swivel chairs elevate your home aesthetic, they afford flexibility in your space. You can spin to face one side of the room in seconds during family game night or crowded holiday parties without having to stand up and move your chair. Move back and forth while focusing on a book or working from home — a great way to keep your legs moving. The best swivel chairs feature 360-degree swivel, sturdy bases and high-quality fabric. (Hint: When shopping for a swivel chair, consider if the bases are made from metal or wood and check reviews for opinions on the sturdiness and comfort of the cushion.)

Browse swivel chairs for small spaces, high-back swivel chairs and barrel chair designs in a variety of styles and fabrics. Depending on your budget, there are affordable styles from Amazon, Walmart and Wayfair, alongside splurge-worthy picks from West Elm and Pottery Barn. And for new parents, we even sprinkled in comfortable styles for the nursery!

This plush chair is similar to the popular Gwyneth Boucle Swivel Chair — at a fraction of the price. Featuring a 360-degree swivel at the base and a poly-blend boucle-like fabric, this barrel arm chair provides a perfect spot to curl up with a book. The armchair comes in beige, taupe, dark gray, brown and green to match any living room. Online reviewers are raving over the quality and beautiful style, especially for the low price point.

The velvet material, array of color options and funky design make this chair a perfect accent piece for a living room. Choose the bright teal, yellow, red or purple for a pop of color, or stick to muted tones like brown, pink or beige. The 360-degree swivel base of this chair allows you to rotate or stay still with your feet up on the matching ottoman — either way, you’ll be cozy all day long with the chair's high backrest and high-density foam cushions.

Sink into this classic barrel armchair with high-density foam cushioning, polyester upholstery and a 360-degree swivel. No matter which color you choose — natural, teal or blue — the silver nail trimming serves as an elevated accent in the living room. According to thousands of five-star reviewers, this chair is comfortable, the fabric feels soft and it's a "perfect size for small spaces."

Drew Barrymore released her new furniture collection, "Beautiful" with Walmart, which includes this stunning swivel chair. Available in sage and white, the stylish chair has a 360-degree swivel metal base and the oversized seating allows you to curl up with a good book. Hundreds of customers love the comfort, quality and appearance — one writes, "This is a really nice chair for the cost. It's a beautiful color, nice size, comfy, and sturdy." Note, assembly is required, but most reviewers agree it's a breeze!

Simple and to the point, this swivel chair is affordable, stylish and has over 20 color options or patterns to match any room. The base is made of wood with a black finish and the seating is cushioned with a coil spring and anti-bacterial upholstery to help keep germs out of the house. It's earned thousands of five-star reviews, with one customer writing that the "chair is comfortable and adds that pop of color I needed! Great that there was no assembly too… just take it out of the box and it's ready."

Perfect for new parents, this stylish chair has gentle 360-degree swivel motion and forward and backward gliding. Not to mention, the high, pillow-back design allows moms and dads to lay back fully as they swivel. According to online reviewers, this practical pick is super easy to assemble and it's the perfect size, even for smaller nurseries. Feel free to pair it with the matching ottoman!

With sloped arms and a curved shelter-style back, this club armchair looks modern and provides plenty of comfort. Online reviewers give the comfort and appearance five stars, with one writing, "These chairs are fabulous. Not only are they sturdy but they look much more expensive than they are." Choose from a number of trendy shades and fabrics, like burnt orange velvet, cream velvet and beige performance fabric.

If you're going for a classy look in a reading room or living room, this chair is a great option. The faux leather material looks elegant and timeless in any space, and the metal base swivels 360 degrees with ease. This pick arrives fully assembled and there's even a five-year warranty in case something goes wrong, but most customers agree it's durable and sturdy.

The retro style and petite shape is the perfect addition for any child's room, especially if your kid loves to read! Your child can sit comfortably in this miniature, barrel-shaped, plush chair. There are tons of fabrics and colors to choose from, from yellow basket slub to gray chenille and blue velvet — just note some fabrics may take a few weeks to deliver.

Currently available in nine chic colors, this soft polyester chair is oversized with a barrel back and armrest and is paired with a large footrest for maximum comfort. The brand says it can hold up to 450 pounds of weight (spacious enough for two) and that it's made with stain-resistant fabric, making this luxe option worth the price tag.

If you're looking for a swivel chair for the dining room, this narrow style is suitable for a smaller space or can be placed at a kitchen table (who says spinning in circles is exclusive to the living room?). This chair's barrel back wraps around into comfortable armrests with a clean-lined silhouette for a modern look. Easily move the chair from the dining room to the living room with its smooth wheels and small design.

This bestseller on West Elm may be a luxe pick with a higher price tag, but it's well worth the cost. The large design features a thick, cloud-like cushioned seat, a barrel back rest and three pillows — making it a perfect spot to cozy up or take a nap. Spin in any direction with the 360-degree swivel base and note it's made from a sturdy kiln-dried pine and wood frame.

Most furniture comes in solid colors and neutral tones, but this swivel chair takes things to the next level with a unique pattern on the fabric. The six-inch cushion provides maximum comfort and the 360-degree swivel allows you to change directions with ease. "Love Love Love these chairs. Comfortable, lightweight, easily movable, fashion statement pieces that dressed up my room just right," one customer wrote.

Available in a variety of colors, this pick can be purchased individually or in a set of two — for you and a friend! The sponge cushion means you'll feel like you're sitting on a cloud as you sink into your seat and this chair's fabric will feel soft on your skin.

Isabella Cavallo is a freelance editorial assistant at Prevention. She graduated from Binghamton University with a bachelor’s degree in English: Literature & Rhetoric. Isabella gained a passion for health journalism after a rare cancer diagnosis and treatment. When she’s not writing, you can find her listening to music, playing Bananagrams, or running through Central Park.

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