The best fabric armchairs for your living room

Cozy chairs to sink into with easy assembly.

Settling into your favorite armchair with a book, or lounging back to catch up on your streaming – are the kinds of things most of us look forward to at the end of a long day. The right chair can make a living room both comfortable and stylish, make for easier everyday living, and make gatherings with your family and friends possible. Fabric upholstered armchairs are made for comfort, function and style.

Fabric upholstery can be plush, cozy, and inviting and can range from soft velvets to simple linen. We’ve selected the best stylish fabric armchairs for your living room from classic comfort, to chic swivel – perfect for the everyday and sophisticated enough for your special gatherings.

Best for roomy comfort: CHITA Fabric Accent Armchair

Simple Assembly

Velvet and plush. Amazon

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Generous in size, this velvet polyester fabric armchair is a good choice to sink into after a long day. The chair features a high-density polyfoam core, solid wood frame, and legs and can hold up to 350 pounds. This club room style chair has decorative nailhead trim and is offered in muted grey and green colors. The only assembly involved in this chair is adding on the legs, and all hardware needed is included in the package.

Best printed accent: Christopher Knight Home Boaz Fabric Club Chair

Solid Construction

Eye-catching comfort. Amazon

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This comfortable fabric armchair is cozy-up-with-a-book size, and it’s unique with its on-trend blue floral print. The fabric is also durable and easy to clean (being 100 percent polyester). Solid birch wooden legs are dark brown, and a decorative nailhead design is found along the base of the chair. Some assembly is required to attach legs to the chair frame–note the chair best supports up to 200 pounds.

Best design: Baxton Studio Sorrento Mid-Century Retro Modern Wooden Chair

Removable Cushions

Less fabric for kitty to tear up! Amazon

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This armchair is a combination of fabric and wood, designed in the trendy mid-century style. The frame, arms, and legs are all made of a solid rubberwood finished in dark walnut color. The back of the chair is upholstered in grey fabric, to match the removable seat cushions. Piping details along the edges give the upholstery a finished look. This is a great option if you are looking for a more modern look without upholstered arms.

Best rotating: CHITA Swivel Accent Armchair

Four Color Options

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This stylish modern armchair boasts a curved barrel design with a full 360-degree swivel rotation. Offered in four colors, this chair is a nice accent piece perfect for guests. The base of the chair is made from steel, and the chair can support 350 pounds. A good option for areas where the guest wants to switch view positions easily.