13 Reading Chairs Paired With the Perfect Books to Cuddle Up With
Spring decor usually means a lot of pretty pastels and subtle florals, but if we’re being honest, following age-old traditions can be a total snooze fest. From bright geometric gem planters in our DIY gardens to a vibrant dining room with serious color inspo, we’re not shying away from bold color this spring — even if that means breaking a few seasonal rules. Lately we’ve been on the hunt for the best and brightest reading chair to cozy up in on a warm springy Sunday. Scroll on for our top 13 contenders, plus our dream reads to binge in them.
1. Anthropologie Premium Leather Nailhead Clairmont Chair ($2,498): A modern take on a Jazz Age classic, this finely upholstered reading chair is just the bright and cheerful accent piece to put some much needed pizazz into your spring decor.
What to read in it:Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson ($16): Exploring a lifetime battle with mental illness in hysterical and digestible chunks, this bestselling book is a laugh-out-loud classic to comfortably binge this spring.
2. Ikea POÄNG Rocking Chair ($179): This beautiful earthy design is an homage to all the natural treats that come with springtime. Along with its reasonable price tag and an expansive ten-year warranty, this chair also boasts a dozen different cover options for maximum seasonal flexibility.
What to read in it:Lab Girl by Hope Jahren ($17): Keep nature in your thoughts with this thoughtful debut memoir about a female scientist whose passion for the environment is completely addicting.
3. Anthropologie Premium Leather Booker Armchair ($1,998): Wide enough to sit cross-legged, this gorgeously tufted Caribbean Sea toned leather armchair is just begging to be snuggled in.
What to read in it:The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney ($16): The must-read bestseller of the moment, this modern family drama is the perfect read to get lost in on a crisp April evening.
4. Urban Outfitters Frankie Chair ($379): This classic silhouette in statement turquoise is just the thing you need to make your spring decor Pinterest worthy — plus its mega comfy stuffing makes long reading binges a total breeze.
What to read in it:When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi ($16): An invigorating and moving memoir about a neurosurgeon who’s faced with terminal cancer, this deeply passionate read is an emotional investment that’s totally worth the tears.
5. BoConcept Imola Chair ($3,689): Lean back and relax in this hammock-style chair from BoConcept. It’s available in a variety of fabrics, though we’re quite partial to this stunning purple.
What to read in it:As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark ($19): A courtroom thriller meets the passionate search for a long-lost relative in this page-turner that will leave you on the edge of your luxe purple throne.
6. Anthropologie Knotted Melati Hanging Chair ($598): Can’t afford to take two weeks off of work but still longing for a taste of that beach town lifestyle? This stylish egg hammock is the perfect middle ground.
What to read in it:Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard ($12): The highly-anticipated second installment of the Red Queen series, this YA sci-fi fantasy is a sweet beach read for your personal spring oasis.
7. Cappellini Proust Geometrica Chair ($14,174): Let’s be real: This chair belongs in an art gallery. Designed to include almost every color imaginable, it combines a child-like color pallet with regal finishing, making it a statement piece fit to wow your guests — for a pretty penny, of course.
What to read in it:Room by Emma Donoghue ($11): Fans of the Oscar-nominated major motion picture will love this original tale of a mother and son’s impenetrable bond, told from the naïve eyes of a five year old.
8. Ikea Strandmon Wing Chair ($279): This low-budget option is great for those who are trying to save a little green while revamping their decor for spring.
What to read in it:Between You & Me by Mary Norris ($10): In this hilarious memoir from long-time New Yorker copy editor, the comma queen herself divulges all the wordy secrets of the biz.
9. Zipcode Design Felicity Arm Chair ($200): Pairing a vibrant floral pattern with a modest barrel design, this chic armchair is ready for reading and totally spring-approved.
What to read in it:The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh ($7): Most people wouldn’t volunteer to marry a ruler who takes a new bride every night and executes them at sunrise, but that doesn’t stop sixteen year old Shahrzad. In this epic tale of survival and outwitting, only one thing is certain: You’re gonna want to read it all in one go.
10. Wholesale Interiors Baxton Studio Francis Retro Mid-Century Fabric Arm Chair ($149): With beautifully bold geometric fabric and light wood detailing, this mid-century arm chair is a blast from the past that we’d gladly spend a cozy afternoon cuddled up in.
What to read in it:Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling ($15): Comedy queen and actress extraordinaire Mindy Kaling reveals all of her Hollywood secrets, including her complicated relationship with co-star BJ Novak, in this hilarious tell-all book.
11. Ceets Sweet Lip Lounge Chair ($563): Bold in shape and color, this ergonomic design is actually sculpted to fit the exact shape of our bodies. Talk about deluxe comfort.
What to read in it:The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin ($17): Cozy up in your new lounger with a devious tale about New York City’s 1950’s elite — starring the legendary friendship between literary legend Truman Capote and socialite Babe Paley.
12. Pier 1 Alex Wing Chair ($450): Pairing a gorgeous earth tone with a killer geometric print, this retro wing chair is all about turning the classics modern.
What to read in it:Girl in the Woods: A Memoir by Aspen Matis ($15): After a traumatic experience that the people around her beg her to cover up, Aspen Matis’ true story of finding herself on a 2,650 mile cross-country trail is shocking, empowering and a definite must-read.
13. Scandinavian Design Friesia Chair ($999): Another mid-century piece in a stunningly bold hue, this laid-back reader is perched upon an exposed wood base for maximum comfort.
What to read in it:All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr ($17): Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this World War II drama weaves two mesmerizing stories into one — just make sure you have the tissues ready.
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