12 design-forward lounge chairs to update your reading nook

Posted On Thu, January 13, 2022 By

Posted On Thu, January 13, 2022 By In Design, Features, Furniture, Shop

There has never been a better time to design a corner of your home that’s dedicated to the pursuit of cozy. Whether it’s a reading nook, a scrolling snug, or a daydreaming den, this chill zone should provide a break from the home office, the home gym, and whatever part of your home is Grand Central Station. That doesn’t mean it can’t be as easy on the eyes as it is on your mood. Below you’ll find a selection of chic and cozy lounge chairs to elevate your off-duty oasis (and if you really still want a BarcaLounger, you’ll find one here).

All of these products have been hand-selected by team 6sqft. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these affiliate links. All prices reflect those at the time of publishing.


Womb Style Chair, $1,199 at Interior Icons; image courtesy of Interior Icons. 

The mid-century modern classic

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman Perhaps the most classic modern armchair of all has many imitators, and we can see why. Simple, natural curves, adjustability, lasts-forever-leather–and a footrest–add up to one beautiful relaxation machine.
Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, from $5,520, Design Within Reach
Womb Chair The name says it all. This sinuous modern classic envelops you in comfort and looks great in your space. Bonus: It’s available in a mind-boggling range of colors and fabrics including leather and velvet.
Womb Chair, $5,3370, Design Within Reach
This Danish-modern classic will definitely add intellectual heft to your library corner.
Penny Lounge Chair, $830, Industry West
For the more minimalist reading nook, this warm wood and cane chair is laid-back and on-trend; for a softer landing, it’s available in boucle and leather pad versions.
Kangaroo Lounge Chair, $750, Industry West
Originally designed in 1973 by Michel Ducaroy, this squishy, smushy modern must-have comes in an endless variety of shapes, sizes, and materials.
Vintage velvet Togo lounge set by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset (prices vary) at Design Market.
Image courtesy of Design Market.

Nubby, clubby, chic

Deandra 83.82Cm Wide Polyester Club Chair This inviting swivel armchair in a dress-casual boucle fabric adds texture to your time off.
Deandra Barrel Chair, $630 at AllModern
This cane-framed club chair adds Deco-era cool to cozy.
Kitsune Lounge Chair, $1,599, Industry West

The sasquatch chair

Snuggle into this rugged wood frame draped in shaggy Mongolian fur.
Clover Chair, $1,749,Industry West
It’s hard to talk about cozy without mentioning at least one beanbag. This one is a furry confection that’s as much a conversation piece as a seat you may never want to leave.
Big Joe Milano shag beanbag chair, $79.99, Amazon

The double-duty day bed

Nest Daybed This graceful curved wood daybed is a great spot for an afternoon break–or a spontaneous nap. A twin mattress makes it a secret guest bed, too.
Nest day bed from Union Home, $3,799, Wayfair
Frohna Queen Daybed with Mattress This sleek-yet-comfy day bed is a compact lounging spot for a small space; when needed, it converts to a queen-sized bed.
Frohna day bed with mattress by Brayden Studio, $919, Wayfair
Aguirre Design is a New York-based design studio known for creating custom furniture with exceptional materials and distinctive lines, giving each piece meticulous attention to detail. This elegant upholstered bench will elevate any room while providing a dreamy spot to relax and recline.
Lugano Bench from Aguirre Design, price upon request.
Photo by Asha Fuller courtesy of Aguirre Design

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