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9 Unique Armchairs You'll Want for Your Living Room - Rapport Furniture

9 Unique Armchairs You'll Want for Your Living Room

Armchairs are one of the staple accent pieces to any living room. They can either complement the style of a room or become a signature piece in their own right.

Velvet, swivel, and leather styles have become popular design trends in armchairs for living rooms today. However, each has its advantages to breathing life into a space. 

Unique Armchairs for Your Living Room

We’ve selected a variety of pieces to show off the different designs that are making waves in 2021.

From powerful signature pieces to build around for your entire living room to seamless accent pieces that will work together with various styles, each can bring an element of thoughtful design to the space.

- Velvet armchairs 

Velvet is an elegant, rich fabric that feels luxurious and glamorous. It does well with a variety of styles, and doesn’t have to break the bank.

The best velvet strikes a balance between comfort and style. It adds a touch of luxe to any interior while also providing an excellent cuddling spot. An armchair is the perfect amount of velvet for a space that doesn’t want to overdo its glitzy feeling while still adding some character.

Are velvet armchairs in style?

Yes. In fact, velvet armchairs come in various styles today, including retro, sofa-style, mid-century modern, and scalloped. The maximalist trend also loves the infusion of character a good velvet can bring. 

1. Armchair Desire Velvet Khaki by KARE

Armchair Desire Velvet Khaki by KARE Design

Apart from the formal design and the unobtrusive colourful styling in muted khaki, the sensuously soft cover made of soft velvet also plays a major role in this, adding that certain touch of sophistication with its fine sheen.

This fine look is only surpassed by the exquisite comfort offered by this elegant armchair.

2. Armchair Tudor Velvet Silvergrey by KARE

Armchair Tudor Velvet Silvergrey

A cool interpretation of the classic wing-back chair with sweeping armrests, diamond stitching and the simple Scandinavian-style frame.

With a touch of glamour this armchair enriches every living room. The trendy furnishing colour of silver-grey, which goes well with other colours, makes it particularly relaxed.

3. Relax Chair Lazy Velvet Blue by KARE

Relax Chair Lazy Velvet Blue by KARE Design

Apart from the formal design and the unobtrusive colourful styling in muted khaki, the sensuously soft cover made of soft velvet also plays a major role in this, adding that certain touch of sophistication with its fine sheen.

This fine look is only surpassed by the exquisite comfort offered by this elegant armchair.

- Swivel armchairs

Swivel armchairs use a rotating base to allow the user to move around in any direction. The versatility of swivel armchairs has led to a resurgence in their use, allowing them to be used both as an accent or a focal point.

They work great in pairs and work well as room dividers.

Are swivel chairs comfortable?

Depending on the design, swivel chairs can be very comfortable. They are best used for medium-length periods to have conversations with others but can be used for entertainment spaces, such as in front of the TV in the living room.

Are swivel armchairs in style?

Swivel armchairs are having a moment right now and have rocketed in popularity in recent years. The versatility of its movement combined with the comfort and style of the seats themselves have given them a spot in current furniture trends.

How much space do you need between two swivel armchairs?

You’ll need to account for the legroom of both users sitting face-to-face to know how much space is required between two swivel armchairs.

It can be ok to have a smaller space if you don’t expect the users to need to face one another fully, such as when they are used as barstools.

4. Swivel Armchair Carella by KARE

Swivel Armchair Carella by KARE Design

This armchair from KARE is great for both functionality and comfort. It will also fit in many different design aesthetics without overwhelming the look of a room.

5. Swivel Armchair Lounge Black Walnut by KARE

Swivel Armchair Lounge Black Walnut by KARE

Ready for a luxurious journey through time?

The Lounge swivelling armchair with its cosy egg-shaped seat and the elegant combination of genuine walnut and black leather-look cover catapults those who look at it into the Swinging Sixties with verve. But also back to the present time again - because this sophisticated design is one that lasts.

6. Swivel Armchair Eye Ball Brass by KARE

Swivel Armchair Eye Ball Brass by KARE

Legendary furniture design from the Seventies - that's what this armchair with its egg shape stands for.

A deluxe retro swivel armchair in brass with cream-coloured, easy-care covers on the inside, with the 360-degree swivel function you can discreetly keep an eye on everything. This unique piece stands out for its outer shell, which looks spectacular with its riveted and polished brass.

Leather armchairs

Leather armchairs look amazing in the fall, with their warm earth tones and ability to accent with a faux fur throw. Statement leather pieces also bring texture and warmth to a space, not to mention how comfortable they can sit on. 

Are leather armchairs in style?

Leather armchairs are a classic and traditional style that has seldom gone out of fashion.

7. Armchair Butterfly Brown by KARE


Armchair Butterfly Brown by KARE

A classic vintage styling in premium-quality leather, this piece is a favourite because of its individual styling.

This version features brown leather with a metal base in the same shade. Comfortable seating combined with innovative design. The brown colour shade gives this attractively looking armchair a warm aura, creating a real vintage hit and an article of furniture to be proud of.

8. Armchair Oxford Vintage Smart by KARE

Armchair Oxford Vintage Smart by KARE

Today Chesterfield-style club chairs and sofas find their place in industrial and loft-style room concepts.

They represent a skilful stylistic break with modern furniture. Its timeless design, which is easy to combine, makes this Chesterfield the ideal furnishing solution for any living area.

9. Armchair Country Side by KARE

Armchair Country Side by KARE

This armchair celebrates diamond studding, with the diamond pattern decorating not only the backrest but also its sides and back.

In addition, details such as the all-round decorative nails, perforations and elaborate studding create an exciting and exclusive look. Made of soft, exclusive leather and with comfortable upholstery, the Country Side armchair is a pure invitation to take a seat and relax.

Bottom Line 

There is no distinctly right or wrong way to use armchairs in a living room. Single statement pieces work, as well as two or even three accent chairs throughout the room. Swivel armchairs often work best in pairs, but even that rule isn’t set in stone. 

Look through the pieces and trends that speak to you and consider how those pieces might work in your preferred living room style. Consider too how that room will cohere with the rest of your space.

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