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Published on January 25, 2022

From limewash walls to Modern Cottage and beyond, there’s nothing we love more than a good design trend. We regularly scour Instagram, Pinterest, and our own design projects in search of the next “it” paint color, design aesthetic, or piece of furniture, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Speaking of trending furniture, let’s turn our attention to the humble swivel chair. This retro piece has roots in the 1970s, and is currently in the midst of its inevitable 21st century renaissance (alongside curved sofas and groovy prints). But unlike the lounge-y leather swivel chairs of decades past, today’s version is decidedly versatile — you can now find a swivel chair suited to any design aesthetic under the sun.

“The swivel chair is making a definitive comeback, and we’re obsessed with it,” says Havenly lead designer Vivian Torres. Ahead, get in on the trend and shop the best swivel chairs for your living room, as scouted by Vivian:

best swivel chairs for living room

Faye Slipcover Swivel Chair from Alder House

best swivel chairs for living room

This slipcovered beauty from Alder House will complement almost any aesthetic and boasts thoughtful features that enhance comfort — including the reversible seat cushions, handy cushion ties, plush feather down filling, and a comfy throw pillow.

Aris Track-Arm Swivel Chair from Crate & Barrel

best swivel chairs for living room

What’s not to love about this neutral swivel chair from Crate & Barrel? It boasts a classic silhouette that’s tailored and structured, plus endless upholstery options to flatter your style and palette.

Turoy Chair from Article

best swivel chairs for living room

Article kills it again with this grey rounded back swivel chair. We love the trendy curved silhouette, and the overall affect is delicate yet striking. Pair it with an angular sofa or sectional for a touch of stylish contrast.

Fitz Dale Blush Swivel Chair from CB2

best swivel chairs for living room

Leave it to CB2 to design the perfect channel tufted swivel chair. The deco-inspired shape, romantic shade of blush, and luxe velvet upholstery exude vintage flair, and we’re absolutely here for it.

Amelia Swivel Chair from Joybird

best swivel chairs for living room

This red-orange beauty from Joybird offers a fresh take on an iconic mid-century style. With its vibrant color and slightly sloped silhouette, it’s the perfect choice for those looking for a statement piece. (And in case you’re wondering, yes, earthy terra hues make a lovely complement to warm neutrals – just check out this dreamy living room.)

Arvilla Swivel Club Chair from Arlo Home

best swivel chairs for living room

If you’re looking for a head-turning statement chair, look no further than this glam number from Arlo Home. From the rich eggplant tone to the lush velvet fabric and metallic swivel base, this luxe beauty checks all the “best swivel chair” boxes.

Mallorie Blue Swivel Chair from Hudsonhill Foundry

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Old world blue meets an updated, curvy silhouette in this swivel beauty from Hudsonhill Foundry. We especially love the button tufted accents, curved barrel arm, and petite frame — it’s a great option for a tight space.

Brooks Accent Chair from Zuri Studios

best swivel chairs for living room

This sleek leather option from Zuri Studios will bring texture and sophistication to any contemporary design. With a slate gray tone and structured silhouette — it would look right at home in an urban loft. 

Ayden Swivel Glider from Pottery Barn

best swivel chairs for living room

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.

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 Kelsey Clark