20 Classic Upholstered Armchairs In Every Design Style

 

Lifestyle expert, journalist and interior design blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 20 of the best classic upholstered armchairs in every design style. They are perfect for your living room, family room, bedroom, home office and more.

 

Redesigning or redecorating your home can be tough since there are so many different trends to choose from. I tend to gravitate toward the classics since they’ll look amazing in any home. I simply adore traditional pieces like classic upholstered armchairs since they look fabulous paired with leather furniture, upholstered sofas, sectionals and that’s just the beginning. There’s nothing quite like a gorgeous statement-making armchair in a living room or family room. I own a couple of recliners that are quite the showstoppers. They always garner compliments and are my favorite items in my living room.

Upholstered armchairs can make decorating rooms like your living room or a bedroom much easier as they will complement nearly every popular trend.  Interior design styles come and go, but classic furniture is here to stay. Like you, I’d rather splurge on one gorgeous item that I know I will love for years than buy a trendy inexpensive furniture item that I’ll grow tired of once it’s no longer popular.

Today, I’m excited to share 20 of the best classic upholstered armchairs that will look fabulous in any home regardless of style! You can pair them with rustic, contemporary, leather, coastal, farmhouse, and glamorous pieces The best part is many of them are on sale for a limited time.

 

 

Classic Upholstered Rolled Armchairs You’ll Love

Don’t you just love classic furniture with modern details like this Avignon chair? I adore everything about it, especially the “streamlined back.” This beauty can be customized in many different colors and prints. In fact, you can also customize the legs and casters, so you can make it uniquely yours!

The Avignon armchair looks just as beautiful in white as it does in blue and white nautical stripes in the breathtaking coastal inspired living room shown on the Serena & Lily website!

Serena and Lily Avignon Chair classic upholstered armchairs living room furniture rolled arm modern
Serena & Lily Avignon Chair

 

 

 

This oversized roll arm upholstered chair has long reminded me of the classic Manhattan chair we have adored for years! This gorgeous chair is currently up to 25% off for a limited time and can be customized in the color of your choice! Don’t you just love how they paired it with this pretty gray rug? I do, too! In fact, this chair will look amazing paired with any rug regardless of color or print! That’s one of the many things I love about classic neutral furniture, it pairs well with EVERYTHING!

Pottery Barn Buchanan Roll Arm Upholstered Armchair classic armchairs living room furniture
Pottery Barn Buchanan Roll Arm Upholstered Armchair 

 

 

 

If you love the look of roll arm furniture, but searching for one with more narrow arms, you’re in luck! The classic Brixton roll arm upholstered armchair is an absolute must! It can be customized in a multitude of fabrics and colors. The best part is you can save a bundle for a limited time.

Pottery Barn Brixton Roll Arm Upholstered Armchair classic upholstered armchairs living room furniture
Pottery Barn Brixton Roll Arm Upholstered Armchair

 

 

 

It doesn’t get any better than classic club chairs! This style has long been my favorite. I have featured this particular club inspired armchair in leather, and with or without nailheads since the readers of the Candie Anderson have adored it for years! This beauty can be customized in the fabric and color of your choice. I adore them all, especially performance heathered tweed ivory. How about you?

Pottery Barn Irving Roll Arm Upholstered Armchair Performance Heathered Tweed Ivory classic club chair
Pottery Barn Irving Roll Arm Upholstered Armchair Performance Heathered Tweed Ivory

 

 

 

You can’t go wrong with stripes! This lovely country chic inspired Bashir armchair with nailheads is available in four color combinations. They’re all chic, especially in beige/white. This particular color combination is currently on sale and under $280 with free shipping.

Birch Lane Bashir Accent Chair Beige White Stripes classic upholstered Armchairs
Birch Lane Bashir Accent Chair Beige White Stripes

 

 

 

The Best Tufted Upholstered Armchair

Button tufted furniture is my absolute weakness! This tufted chesterfield roll arm upholstered chair is spectacular! It will look just as fabulous in your living room as it will your bedroom or nook. It’s the perfect place to work from home or relax with your favorite book and a cozy throw blanket.

Pottery Barn Chesterfield Roll Arm Upholstered Armchair button tufted certified nontoxic classic armchairs
Pottery Barn Chesterfield Roll Arm Upholstered Armchair

 

 

 

The Best Wingback Armchairs

Like you, I love charming wingback upholstered armchairs. This certified nontoxic Berkeley upholstered armchair is classic, but also has modern details like the “pared down wings”. It can be customized in many different fabrics including performance Everyday velvet, performance boucle, and Everyday suede to name a few! Don’t you just love the nailhead trim? I do too!

Pottery Barn Berkeley Upholstered Armchair classic armchairs nailhead trim sale
Pottery Barn Berkeley Upholstered Armchair

 

 

 

This handsome petite wingback chair with nailhead trim is striking in blue! Have you had a chance to see it in other colors? It is just as stunning! I can see it in a living room, family room, or bedroomhome office.

Pottery Barn Delancey Petite Upholstered Wingback Armchair Blue Nailhead Trim classic upholstered armchairs living room furniture
Pottery Barn Delancey Petite Upholstered Wingback Armchair Blue Nailhead Trim

 

 

 

Classic Upholstered Armchairs With A Modern Twist

Over the last few months, I have fallen more and more in love with slope arm furniture! I featured a few of the best slope arm sectionals recently, and can’t get enough of this slope arm Toulouse upholstered armchair. It is available in countless different fabrics and colors! I think it will look amazing paired with your favorite classic or modern inspired throw pillows and blankets. This statement-making chair will look fabulous in any home regardless of design style.

Pottery Barn Toulouse Upholstered Armchair classic upholstered armchairs slope arm
Pottery Barn Toulouse Upholstered Armchair

 

 

 

If you know me, you know I can’t get enough of furniture with nailhead trim! This Roscoe upholstered armchair is classy, classic with a hint of modern! Be sure to grab this beauty while it’s still deeply discounted! It will be a favorite for years to come.

Pottery Barn Roscoe Upholstered Armchair classic armchairs modern nailhead trim sale living room furniture
Pottery Barn Roscoe Upholstered Armchair

 

 

 

Who says you have to stick with roll arm furniture or square arm furniture when shopping for a new sofa and armchairs? This sophisticated slope arm armchair looks outstanding with that classic upholstered sofa! I love how they incorporated modern and classic pieces in this gorgeous living room. One thing is for sure, you can’t go wrong with the Reyes upholstered armchair! It will look amazing in any home regardless of style.

Pottery Barn Reyes Upholstered Armchair classic upholstered armchairs living room furniture
Pottery Barn Reyes Upholstered Armchair

 

 

Pottery Barn Reyes Upholstered Armchair classic upholstered armchairs living room furniture white
Pottery Barn Reyes Upholstered Armchair

 

 

 

It is a rarity to find furniture on sale at One Kings Lane! Thankfully for a limited time, you can save a bundle on this discounted swoop arm Holmes accent chair. PS: Be sure to enter coupon code OKLTAKE10 at checkout to save an extra 10% on this beauty.

ONE KINGS LANE Holmes Accent Chair, Talc Linen classic upholstered armchairs modern slope arm neutral
ONE KINGS LANE Holmes Accent Chair, Talc Linen

 

 

 

This classic Louis XV inspired armchair in a modern gray finish is an absolute dream! It stopped me in my tracks as soon as I spotted it. Not only would it be perfect in a living room, but I think it would make a great desk chair. I currently use a French country-inspired desk and have been looking for the perfect desk chair. I think this would look fabulous with it!

Pottery Barn Edward Upholstered Armchair classic furniture modern gray finish
Pottery Barn Edward Upholstered Armchair

 

 

The Best Spool Armchairs In Every Style

I am officially obsessed with spool armchairs, which are also known as bobbin chairs, turned wood chairs, spindle chairs and that’s the beginning. As someone who loves perusing social media for interior design inspiration, I have been seeing so many popular bloggers and editors feature these chairs in their homes, especially their living rooms!

The thing I love the most about spool armchairs is that they look amazing with a variety of furniture and home decor! They’re a must in traditional, farmhouse, modern farmhouse, coastal, and vintage inspired homes. You can pair them with rustic coffee tables, media consoles, leather sectionals as well as upholstered sofas! Here are a few favorites in a variety of price ranges. A few are on sale for the next few days. Don’t miss out!

 

It’s a rarity when Serena & Lily’s armchairs are on sale! For a limited time, you can save a bundle on their classic Beckett bobbin chair. You can customize it in a variety of fabrics. My favorite is the performance “perennials basketweave” in white. This is perfect for me since I have dogs and a cat who loves to curl up on furniture! This fabric will resist “wear and tear”, “staining, mold, and UV radiation.”

Serena and Lily Beckett Chair - Driftwood spool armchairs bobble chair wood classic cushions
Serena & Lily Beckett Chair – Driftwood

 

 

How gorgeous does this 17th century inspired chair with a modern twist look with light blue upholstery? It looks amazing paired with complementing furniture and decor!

Serena and Lily Beckett Chair - Driftwood spool armchairs bobble chair wood classic cushions
Serena & Lily Beckett Chair – Driftwood

 

 

The Beckett chair also looks phenomenal with white turned wood arms! It is so cozy, luxurious and classy!

Serena and Lily Beckett Chair - White classic upholstered armchairs living room furniture bobbin chair spool armchairs upholstery
Serena and Lily Beckett Chair – White

 

 

 

This gorgeous turned wood chair can be upholstered in a variety of prints to complement your existing furniture (or new furniture) and home decor! I simply adore it in gingham check.

Serena and Lily Beckett Chair - White classic upholstered armchairs living room furniture bobbin chair spool armchairs
Serena & Lily Beckett Chair – White

 

 

 

I love that Williams Sonoma Home gives you the chance to customize the finish on the spindles! This beautiful Spindle chair is available in black leg, white leg and natural (leg). You can also customize the fabric! This spindle chair is beyond gorgeous and will be a staple in any home. It is one of many furniture items currently 20% off with coupon code “HOME”.  PS: This beauty is also available in leather!

Williams Sonoma Home Spindle Chair classic upholstered armchairs sale living room furniture
Williams Sonoma Home Spindle Chair 

 

 

 

Frontgate is currently having an amazing furniture sale! This beautiful Miller Bobbin accent chair is available in over 80 different colored fabrics and prints. You can go with a classic white, a modern guava velvet (which is a trendy terracotta shade), or my favorite – zebra print! There are so many different prints to choose from, it’s unbelievable. I am head over heels in love with this beauty!

Frontgate Miller Bobbin Accent Chair Item #157237 classic upholstered armchairs spool chair turned legs arms living room furniture
Frontgate Miller Bobbin Accent Chair

 

 

 

This chair is perfect for relaxing in or entertaining friends and family in the living room! It looks stunning in this lovely green print. It complements the white vase, wood accents, and green wallpaper beautifully.

Frontgate Miller Bobbin Accent Chair Item #157237 classic upholstered armchairs spool chair turned legs arms living room furniture green print traditional
Frontgate Miller Bobbin Accent Chair

 

 

 

Budget-Friendly Bobbin Chairs

This budget-friendly classic armchair with a contemporary twist is under $500 with free shipping. It comes in five different colors that will complement your existing furniture extremely well. In fact, the chair with dark taupe cushions is actually under $250 with free shipping.

Studio Designs Home Contemporary Studio Designs Colonnade Spindle Accent Chair, Grey, Cloud living room classic upholstered armchairs modern
Studio Designs Home Contemporary Colonnade Spindle Accent Chair, Grey, Cloud

 

 

 

Have you had a chance to check out the Kelly Clarkson furniture collection at Wayfair? It is beyond gorgeous and at incredibly low prices! The best part is it has great reviews. This French country inspired Chelle bobbin armchair is upholstered in a few different neutrals and a few modern shades that will definitely make a statement in any home!

Kelly Clarkson Home Chelle Armchair Linen Fabric classic upholstered armchairs living room furniture sale
Kelly Clarkson Home Chelle Armchair Linen Fabric

 

 

Elegant Slipper Chair On Sale

I am head over heels in love with this neutral button tufted slipper chair! It is an absolute dream. For a limited time, you can save well over $100 on this sophisticated chair. It’s perfect for your garden room, living room, family room, or bedroom.

One Kings Lane Eloise Tufted Slipper Chair, Talc Linen classic upholstered armchairs sale neutral
One Kings Lane Eloise Tufted Slipper Chair, Talc Linen

 

 

 

Classic upholstered armchairs are perfect for every home regardless of design style. Lifestyle expert, journalist and interior design blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 20 of the best neutral classic upholstered armchairs.

 

 

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