Swivel Chairs Are Trending — Shop Our 26 Designer Selects

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Published on June 20, 2023

When you think of how your living room should look and feel, “comfortable” is probably one of the words that immediately comes to mind. It’s the place where you gather with friends and family, maybe put on a movie, and take the time to chill out. So securing the right seating options is paramount.

Finding a good sofa is key, whether you go for a sectional or not, but you’ll also want at least one armchair in the mix, too. And a swivel armchair can be a great option that’s not only ergonomically pleasing (especially for those with a TV in their living room), but perfectly stylish, too. 

The best swivel chairs for your living room will look refined and elevated, but they’ll also be comfy enough for you to sink into for hours—whether you’re caught in a good read, a good binge, or a good conversation. Here, Havenly designer Kasee Smith shares 26 gorgeous options to help you find your ideal seat.

1. Simple slipcover

slipcovered swivel chair for living room

This white swivel chair is a timeless option for a minimal or classic space—plus, its 50% down, 50% polyester cushion filling makes it especially comfortable. The overstuffed style of this chair gives it an especially inviting look.

2. Classic stripes

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With its pronounced, pitched back and low slope arms, Interior Define’s sleek Kinglsey Swivel Chair in a bold charcoal stripe strikes the perfect balance between modern and traditional.

3. Modular cool

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The angular shape of this swivel chair makes it well suited for modern spaces, while its off-white hue lends it a sense of versatility. Its basketweave fabric has a subtle boucle texture, which gives it dimension.

4. Boucle beauty

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If there’s one iconic swivel chair on the market these days, it’s the Gwyneth Ivory Boucle Chair from CB2. Like it’s namesake and creator, this chair embodies a laid-back chic – from the playful curves to the comfy texture.

5. Soft sage

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Our design team has long thought of soft sage green as more of a neutral. If you’re looking to bring in a chic, organic twist to your space, consider these velvet swivel chairs from The Inside by Havenly. This is one of our best-selling pieces!

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6. Ultra plush

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Channel art deco elegance with this armchair that features tufted backing and a vibrant orange velvet fabric—and, of course, a swivel design. Maximalists, this one’s for you.

7. Moody jewel tone

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The deep cabernet color of this velvet swivel chair makes it look especially sumptuous, and its Italian-inspired curved design takes it to the next level. With a brass base, it can quickly become your living room’s crown jewel.

8. Sweet ’70s

rust swivel chair for living room

Old meets new in this 1970s-inspired swivel chair. Its deep orange-red hue is a great warm accent color, and its sleek silhouette makes it well-suited for a modern home.

9. Luxe blue

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If you want to add just a hint of color to your space, this muted blue swivel chair is a great option. Its high-back design gives it a refined, upscale look.

10. Sunny marigold

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For a pop of retro yellow perched on an equally retro base, look no further than Interior Define’s Savona Swivel Chair in Marigold Performance Velvet. We love the elegant sloped arms and hidden swivel base – it’s stylish yet understated.

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11. Contemporary mood

leather swivel chair for living room

With its sleek vinyl upholstery, this boxy seating option looks strikingly contemporary. Its faux leather look can help you to mix up the textures in your living room. It would look right at home in a cool urban loft. 

12. Sleek slopes

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This cognac swivel chair from Pottery Barn is an elegant iteration of the classic living room armchair. The leather upholstery feels fresh and unexpected, while the silhouette is timeless PB.

13. Dynamic cutouts

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The cut-out style of this modern swivel chair is striking, and its gray upholstery looks great with any high-contrasting color palette. You can even go monochromatic in your space with a mix of cool gray tones.

14. Modern edge

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A black velvet chair is always bold and glamorous, without distracting from the rest of your decor. This is a great option for a living room that leans into a luxury feel. 

15. Traditional touch

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Elegant piped upholstery takes center-stage on the Lawson Swivel Chair from Interior Define. We love the subtle traditional touch this design detail adds to the modern, swiveled silhouette.

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16. Striking squiggle

Curve swivel chair for living room

Here’s a conversation-starter: This soft-edged swivel chair feels like the adult version of a bean bag chair. Its organic shape and pink hue make it whimsical—but its metallic base grounds it with a modern finish.

17. Perfect pleats

Blue velvet swivel chair for living room

The beauty is in the details of this cornflower blue swivel chair. Its pleated back is so stunning, you’ll be especially grateful that it spins. Consider it an ideal accent piece.

18. Plush plum

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Graceful lines and edgy, exaggerated proportions take center-stage with Interior Define’s Tegan Swivel Chair. Opt for the brand’s Eggplant Performance Basket Weave for a moody, luxe touch.

19. Vibrant green

Emerald swivel chair for living room

Velvet green sofas are a designer favorite—but green swivel chairs can also make an amazing impact. The rich emerald hue of this rounded armchair from our Reese’s Book Club collection is bold yet easy to pair with a wide range of color palettes. 

20. Sleek swivel

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For a swivel chair that doesn’t scream “swivel chair,” this new launch from Interior Define is a go-to. The Maxwell Swivel has all the elegance and charm of a traditional armchair with a sleek, hidden swivel base.

21. Curvy cloud

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Designers can’t get enough of the bouclé trend, and this sculptural armchair is the perfect way to bring it into your space. Its style is a good balance between formal and casual—making it a great fit for a wide range of interiors.

22. Lounge-worthy

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Interior Define’s Marshall Swivel Chair is the ultimate, lounge-worthy seat. With an oversized, extra-deep seat, it’s the perfect reading chair or stand-alone living room accent chair that’s just as stylish as it is cozy.

23. Cozy gray

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If you like boucle but feel a little nervous about bringing white upholstery into your space, that’s totally fair. So, instead, consider this warm gray option, which has a stylish, low-profile design that sets it apart.

24. Perfect neutral

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Love modular leather armchairs, but wish they were a little cozier? Love bold velvet armchairs but wish they were a little…quieter? This muted caramel swivel chair is your ideal in-between.

25. Breezy boho

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When it comes to eye-catching materials, rattan is always a stand-out. This woven swivel chair is perfect for bringing a bohemian, coastal touch to your space, in a way that truly looks and feels fresh

26. Glam gold

Best swivel chairs for living room

With an exposed swivel base, the Tegan Pedestal Swivel Chair is as unique as it gets. With a small footprint and soft curves, the Tegan is the perfect choice for small living spaces or apartments. Choose from three different leg finishes and 100+ fabrics!

Need help pairing the perfect on-trend swivel chair with the rest of your space? Our designers will hand curate your shopping list for a dream room. Start with our style quiz.

Words by Rebecca Deczynski