When you’re furnishing a small living area, finding comfortable chairs for your small space is a challenge. It seems like you have to choose between the style you adore or the comfort you long for – kind of like shoe shopping 😉 .
To help you out, we gathered a selection of comfortable chairs that are perfect for getting cozy in your tiny space.
To make our list, these comfortable living room chairs for small spaces had to meet a few criteria:
- Small footprint – chairs with narrow sides and snug upholstery take up less floor space
- Raised off the floor – when you can see under and through the piece, it makes the room feel more open
- Not tall-backed – an unobstructed view across the room feels less crowded
- Arms are a must – if there’s a danger of falling out of it when you doze off, it doesn’t qualify as a chair built for comfort!
There’s a variety of styles here, so no matter what your decor, one of these comfortable chairs ought to do nicely in your small space.
10 Comfortable Chairs for Small Spaces
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The Janet Arm Chair is Perfect for Small Living Rooms
Well, HEL-LO, my pretty! I adore this chair, but then I always was a sucker for black and white. But if you’re not…don’t worry because the Janet Arm Chair from Target’s Handy Living Collection also comes in a lovely amethyst or burnt orange, as well as solid colors, like a charcoal gray and taupe.
Here’s a few more details about this comfortable chair for small spaces.
- Polyester fabric means no-fuss cleaning
- Holds 300 lbs
- Comes in 7 colors
- Measures 34″W x 31″D
This timeless design works well with just about any decor style. If you click the link to check out this chair at Target, you’ll see there’s enough variation in the choice of colors and detailing that it’s a great chair for both a masculine or feminine room.
Medford Club Chair is Ideal for Small Spaces
This sharp-looking beauty is the Medford Club Chair. In addition to its super reasonable price and positive reviews, here’s a few more reasons it makes our list of comfortable chairs for small spaces.
- Easy-to-clean Microfiber
- Nailhead accents for rich look
- Choice of 8 colors
- Measures 28.00″W x 29.5″D
The color choices are very diverse and include this fabulous teal and gray floral print!
I want to add a note here about comfort when it comes to chairs for small spaces – these are not overstuffed chairs. They have tight upholstery which is usually going to feel a bit firm until they’re broken in some.
You may want to add a throw pillow or two so you have the option of some extra cushioning when you want it. Plus, throw pillows are a great way to add accent color to your space!
Wendy Chair and Ottoman Set is Small and Comfortable
For that truly “Ahhhhh” feeling, there’s nothing like putting your feet up. So our list of comfortable chairs for small spaces wouldn’t be complete without chairs that include ahhhhhtomons. 😉
The fantastic feature of ottomans is that they can be extra seating for guests or place a tray on them and they’re an instant side table. When you buy this Wendy Chair and Ottoman Set, you’re getting 2 pieces of furniture with one purchase, which is a lot of bang for your buck!
Here’s a few more details about the Wendy Chair.
- Easy-care Polyester fabric
- Extra thick cushioning!
- Holds 300 lbs
- Comes in 4 great colors
- Measures 35″W x 34.5″D
The Wendy Chair is the widest of the chairs on our list, but it’s still compact enough to be a comfortable living room chair for small spaces.
If you like the chair/ottoman combo, you should also check out the Leonardo Armchair and Ottoman from the Handy Living Collection. It’s slightly narrower than the Wendy and very comfortable as well.
Finnkarelia Club Chair is Comfortable for Small Spaces
I love the traditional look and bit of nailhead detailing on this comfy Finnkarelia Club Chair. The neutral brownish-gray color blends with an array of color schemes too. Here’s a few more details about this comfortable chair for small spaces.
- Easy assembly
- Holds 300 lbs.
- Priced right!
- Measures 29.3″W x 27″D
This chair also comes in brown leather, which looks great too!
Mills Tufted Grey Club
Similar to the Finnkarelia Club, but a bit more minimalistic, is the Mills Tufted Grey Club. It’s a lovely gray with more blue undertones, rather than brown.
- Easy assembly
- Good price and reviews
- Measures 28.75″W x 30.75″D
The Mills Club Chair also comes in beige. It’s a classic, comfortable chair for a small living room.
Babyletto Madison Swivel Glider Chair
When you’re looking for comfortable chairs for small spaces, a good category to check out is nursery chairs. Because if it’s comfy enough for mom and dad to rock junior to sleep, then it’s comfy enough for your small living room, right? Plus, they are designed to be small enough to tuck into a corner.
The Babyletto Madison Swivel Glider Chair isn’t raised off the floor, but it makes our list of living room chairs for small spaces because of its small footprint and big comfort! Here’s some more details of this cozy nursery favorite.
- Comes in 3 colors
- Easy-care microsuede
- Nice, silent swivel action (360 degrees!)
- Supports 300 lbs.
- Measures 29.75″W x 29.75″D
The Babyletto Swivel Chair is a great quality, comfortable chair for small spaces and has excellent reviews from folks who have to do a lot of sitting! 😀
Ikea Poang Chair and Ottoman
The Ikea Poang Chair is widely known for its sturdiness and comfort! The back is a bit high, but we’re still including it on our list of comfortable chairs for small spaces because of its small footprint and open lines. Here’s some more details about this Ikea fan favorite.
- Supports 375 lbs
- Covers are removable and washable
- 10 year limited warranty
- Chair measures 26.75″W x 32.25″D
- Ottoman measures 26.75″W x 21.25″D
The Ikea Poang chair and ottoman set is also available in an eye-catching red.
Comfortable Recliner Chairs for Small Spaces
Recliners for small spaces are the ultimate in living room comfort! You only have to make sure you have the room to recline back (12 – 24 inches usually, depending on how far back you go).
One thing to keep in mind when buying recliners for small spaces is that they are smaller than your typical recliners. This point may seem obvious, but you’ll notice it is a common discussion in the reviews.
If you’re over 5’8″ or so, you may find that your head is taller than the headrest. Of course…everyone sits differently and pillows behind your head or back can solve many discomfort issues.
The point is, if you’re tall and need a recliner for a small space – read the reviews and understand the chair measurements to make sure it’s the right size recliner chair for your comfort.
The Lucas Smoky Recliner Chair
At about 27 inches wide, The Lucas Recliner offers loads of comfort for a tiny footprint in a small space. When it’s closed, you can’t even tell it’s a recliner just looking at it.
Here’s some other nice features of this recliner chair for small spaces.
- Easy assembly
- Comes in 7 colors
- Super price and good reviews
- Measures 26.75″W x 34″D
There is a good variety of color choices that include a black leather recliner chair as well. There used to be a beautiful floral print option in this listing, but that one seems to go out of stock frequently. Check the link though, and maybe you’ll get lucky.
Davis Recliner Club Chair is Comfort in Small Spaces
This fabulous recliner chair for small spaces is both sleek and comfortable. I’m a traditionalist at heart, but I love the funky, modern look of the Davis Recliner Club Chair in orange. Here’s some more details about this relaxing chair.
- Lever-free, push recliner
- Supports 250 lbs
- Comes in 4 colors
- Easy assembly
- Great chair for the price!
If you’re not a fan of bright colors, don’t worry, the Davis Recliner also comes in easy-clean black leather and a fabric dove gray or beige.
Ethan Tufted Leather Recliner Chair
This Tufted Leather Recliner from the Christopher Knight Collection is just gorgeous! I love this shade of gray and the classic look. Check out some more details about this comfortable recliner chair made for small spaces.
- Buttery soft, wipe-clean leather
- Holds 250 lbs
- Measures 26.75″W x 35.6″D
This beautiful chair comes in chocolate brown too. Either color is a great choice for a small living room, especially if you’re looking for a more masculine feel.
Add one of these comfortable chairs for small spaces to your living room and you’ll be all set for curling up with that deep read (or Netflix bingeing – we don’t judge!). Plus, you’ll beautify your small living room in the process!
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