The best armchairs for comfort and support

Nothing is as awkward as running out of seating space when you have guests at home or in your office. Scattering a few armchairs around the room adds an inviting touch that lets visitors know they’re welcome to sit and talk for a while.

Armchairs are as stylish as they are functional. Adding a plush leather armchair in front of a roaring fire, or a pop of color from accent chairs, is a great way to bring a sense of personality to any space. Armchairs in neutral hues feel traditional and sophisticated, while bright colors add a touch of whimsy and fun.

If you don’t want to paint the walls — or you’re in a location where painting isn’t allowed — using armchairs to communicate your sense of style is an affordable way to personalize your space. We’ve found several beautiful options to make it easier for you to decide on the best armchair for you.

HomePop Swoop Armchair

Best Velvet Armchair

This gorgeous, transitional armchair from HomePop is made from plush polyester velvet, lending a sophisticated, scholarly vibe to any space. The rich walnut legs are made from sturdy wood. The swooped arms provide visual interest and style. This armchair is available in seven colors, so you’ll find one to compliment any space. Best of all, it can accommodate up to 300 pounds, so it’s a great fit for most.

Baxton Studio Sorrento Mid-Century Lounge Chair

Best for the office

If you love the look of mid-century modern designs, this stylish armchair from Baxton Studio might be a good option. It features a dark walnut wooden frame and neutral, medium gray upholstery. The cushions are firm enough to provide back support, yet comfortable enough for you to kick back and relax on your lunch break. A perfect blend between professional and fashionable, this armchair compliments any office.

Rivet Revolve Modern Leather Armchair

Best Living Room Accent

Few pieces of furniture bring a sense of elegance and dignity to a space the way a leather armchair does. This stunner from Rivet Revolve is a minimalist's dream with its tapered wooden legs and plush leather cushions. The warm caramel hue makes it a perfect accent color in any living room, lending cohesion to a warm color scheme or a pop of contrast against cooler tones.

If you want to change the look of your space without painting or doing any construction, there’s no easier way to do it than by adding an armchair or two. You’ll be amazed at how much fresher your space will look with an armchair in an interesting color or a uniquely textured fabric.