Once confined to offices and kitschy retro pads, swivel chairs have made an interior design breakthrough and are now one of the most sought after items on our site. Everyone seems to want one, and we won’t lie, we love them too! Multifunctional, comfortable, and stylish, swivel chairs are quickly spinning their way to the top of the 2019 interior design trend list. You can find gorgeous swivel chairs within each of our design styles from French Country to Hollywood Regency. And at first glance, you would probably peg many of our swivels for ordinary living room chairs. With concealed swivel mechanisms, we selected swivels with a modern luxury twist that dispel preconceived notions about what these chairs should look like and how they should be used. These are not Thomas Jefferson’s swivel chairs! (Did you know he invented them?!)
One of the best suited spaces for a swivel chair is the living room. A swivel chair is a great living room chair to choose because it creates versatile conversation areas with silhouettes just as chic and cozy as any regular arm chair. For traditional living spaces with a casual, rustic air there are classic, linen skirted swivel chairs such as our Cyrus Modern Classic Slipcovered Glider. Our Dulce Modern Classic Brown Upholstered Gold Wood Living Room Chair looks lovely in an elegant, vintage inflected sitting room. Masculine dens call out for a leather swivel arm chair. Swivel chairs are especially functional in open concept living spaces, so you can easily pivot to wherever the action is happening.
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The swivel chair makes an excellent addition to bedrooms as well. Consider tucking one in the corner by the window for a cozy reading nook. For larger bedroom suites, pair two swivel chairs to create the perfect his and her late night reading nook. Swivel slipper chairs are the perfect chic seating solution for bedroom vanities or desks.
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Swivel chairs are obviously not just for inside the house. We’d be amiss not to bring up the beautiful swivels we’ve seen for outdoor spaces. Picture yourself sipping your morning coffee (or an evening glass of wine) in a cushioned rattan swivel on the front porch. You won’t even have to get up to say hello to the neighbors or call out to the kids. Let the chair do the work and pivot! Poolside patios and back decks are also prime swivel chair territory. Pair a set with your outdoor dining table for the perfect al fresco dinner party seating solution.
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Though swivel chairs are no longer relegated to the workspace, they still make an excellent office seating solution. With a functional design that makes it easy to literally pivot from one task to the next, it is no wonder that swivel chairs have become such mainstays in office environments. And these days, there are so many designs beyond the black leather, stainless steel prototype you may be used to. (We do have those too though, in case that’s your thing). For spare, rustic inflected home offices, consider a sleek, natural wood swivel office chair. A velvet upholstered swivel office chair brings a serious dose of style and comfort to a cozy, mid-century inspired office.
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