The 10 Best Armchairs
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in July of 2020. Armchairs have comforted human beings for thousands of years. From queens on thrones, to little old grandpas in rockers, it should come as no surprise that a vast number of people prefer the luxury of armrests. As popular as these chairs are, there's an overwhelming amount to choose from, so we've done our best to supply you with some of the worthiest contenders available. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 10, 2020:
Just like papasan and egg chairs, it’s hard to resist the relaxing allure of armchairs. As seductive as this style of seat may be, we urge you never to throw yourself down into one too hard or fast, as doing so can break them, or even worse, hurt you. Similarly, how you sit in any chair can lead to injuries and health issues over time, so please consider your posture and avoiding sitting for long spans whenever possible.
In general, we erred on the side of wider seats and higher backrests, since smaller folks can fit into larger chairs while the reverse might not always be the case. That being said, people with shorter legs may find models like the Modway Engage and Stone & Beam Leila uncomfortable because the seats are on the tall side, which could leave their legs dangling or at stiff 90-degree angles.
For the most part, we didn’t include recliners as we already have several lists dedicated to different varieties of those. One exception to this is the Christopher Knight Home Mervynn, which is such a good option that it would have made the list either way and just happens to be a reclining model.
Masaya & Co Founded in part by a former Peace Corps member who has a passion for social and environmental sustainability, this manufacturer of artisan chairs began as a reforestation project. While most of their offerings are a little more expensive than what you'll find above, it's a small price to pay to ensure your armchair is made from renewable resources that are responsibly sourced. masayacompany.com
Chairish Featuring a carefully curated selection of antique and artisan furniture, lighting, and more, this business helps connect discerning shoppers with worthy sellers. As such, both their options and prices are all over the place, making it the sort of site you can obsessively return to and comb through on a weekly basis. Their collection of armchairs includes one-of-a-kind offerings you won't find anywhere else which might be gone by the next time you visit. chairish.com