Best chairs

Find chairs that are appropriate for each activity, the size of the room, and your personal style.

Selecting the best chairs for your room can be difficult with all of the options available. Perhaps you need a chair that works with your office furniture or just some extra seating for guests in your living room. Wherever you plan to add chairs, we’ve found the best ones to make the choice easier for you. Read on to find out which picks topped our list.

Best Office home office chair

Staff pick

Home Office Chair Ergonomic Desk Chair Mesh Computer Chair with Lumbar Support Armrest Executive Rolling Swivel Adjustable...

Mobile seating for your work space

Choose from eight different colors to match your setup with this must-have wheeled office chair.


  • Many color options
  • Holds up to 250 pounds
  • Easy to assemble


  • Back support could be improved

Sitting at your computer for work or school tasks requires a chair that keeps you comfortable. This option from Best Office has all the features you expect: 360-degree swivel, adjustable height, tilt, tension control, and fully rotating casters. The mid-back design provides lumbar support and is covered in a breathable mesh fabric.

Chill Sack bean bag chair

Best for movie night

Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair: Giant 5' Memory Foam Furniture Bean Bag - Big Sofa with Soft Micro Fiber Cover - Charcoal

Cuddle up on this fluffy seat

Plush bean bag with a cover that features a zipper for easy removal.


  • Super soft
  • Can fit multiple people
  • Removable cover


  • Needs to be reshaped often

Have you ever wanted a personal cloud to relax on while you watch TV or read a book? Chill Sack’s bean bag chair has a microfiber cover that is extra soft, stain-resistant, and even washable when it’s time for a refresh. Each bean bag is stuffed with shredded memory foam, which is really comfy, but will require fluffing as it flattens out over time.

COSCO vinyl folding chairs

Best for events

COSCO Vinyl Folding Chair, 4 Pack, Black

Easy to move and setup

A reliable style that you’re sure to see at large, informal events.


  • Vinyl and fabric options
  • Easy to store
  • Quick setup when needed


  • Cushioning is thin

Need extra seating for the extended family during holiday meals? These all-steel folding chairs are just the item you’re looking for. They come in vinyl and fabric cushion covering options and only require you to unfold them for setup. When all of your guests leave, they can be folded back up in no time and will fit in closets or under beds until you need them again.

OSP Home furnishings wicker papasan chair

Most versatile

Accent or match any décor

An iconic style that suits an enclosed patio or trendy living room.


  • Plentiful color options
  • Unique style
  • Swivels 360-degrees


  • Low weight capacity

Papasan chairs are shaped like a nest and are perfect for lounging. This option makes a great accompaniment to your existing living room or bedroom furniture because it comes in fun colors. You’ll also be able to swivel a full 360-degrees so you can get the perfect angle for your movie, TV show, or the view from your place.

YAHEETECH accent chair

Comfort and style

Yaheetech Faux Leather Accent Chair, Modern Barrel Chair Comfy Club Chair with Soft Padded and Solid Legs for Living Room ...

Yaheetech Faux Leather Accent Chair, Modern Barrel Chair Comfy Club Chair with Soft Padded and Solid Legs for Living Room Bedroom Reception Room, White

Modern color opti

Accent your current living room set or add seating to a bedroom with this comfy option.


  • Easy to clean
  • Solid wood legs
  • Holds up to 300 pounds


  • Stiff cushions
  • A bit short for taller people

An elegant barrel chair fits almost any décor due to its clean and attractive lines. This YAHEETECH option is available in six modern colors like matte black, gray, white, or navy. The PVC faux leather is incredibly easy to clean with a damp cloth. To assemble, simply attach the four wood legs with screws by hand, and that’s it.

Take a seat in your new chairs

Now that you’ve seen our favorite chair options, which one is right for you? Well, that all depends on which room you’re furnishing. If you need a place to sit in your office while working on the computer, then it’s hard to go wrong with the Best Office home office chair. It swivels, tilts, moves up and down, and it’s an all-around winner for scooting up to and away from your desk. Unlike vinyl or leather options, the mesh material allows airflow to keep you cool.

For anyone who needs immediate extra seating for guests—unexpected or otherwise—we recommend the COSCO vinyl folding chairs. The ends of the legs won’t scratch your floors, and the frame is durable yet lightweight. Plus, they’re easy to clean and fold flat for storage.

About the Author: Nicole Cozma

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