Savvy Favorites: Top-Rated Swivel Chairs For A Modern Living Room

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We’ve all been there — endlessly scrolling the internet waiting for the perfect piece of furniture to jump out at you.

Shopping online can be time consuming, tedious, and just outright scary! Not to mention you have to sort through the millions of options available! It’s no wonder why it can be so overwhelming. Where do you even start?

I’ve been sourcing so many pieces of furniture for design projects lately, and thought I would put my research to use and share some of my favorite items I’ve found along the way, hoping to save you a little time and research of your own!

I’m excited to introduce a new, ongoing series called Seven Savvy Favorites, and I’m starting it off with my top picks for living room swivel chairs!

Images via MGBW Home & Kelly Hoppen

I feel like swivel chairs aren’t used too often, and I think it’s a total bummer!  You know the feeling when you’re at a hotel, restaurant, bar, or a friend’s house and discover your chair swivels?! Is it me, or does this make your experience that much more fun?! Maybe it’s my inner child typing… but I don’t think I’m alone on this one.

Other than them being fun to sit in, the real question is, why choose a swivel chair over a normal accent chair?

It’s a personal preference really….but for large, open floor plans, swivel chairs can be more functional than a standard accent chair.

Swivel chairs allow you to see all parts of the room without the annoyance of having to turn completely around. Ahhh, the little things… am I right? But in all seriousness, if you’re going to take time and money to redesign your living room, why wouldn’t you want it the most comfortable and functional it can be for you and your guests.

In my previous post, “Contemporary Living Room eDesign – Get The Look,” I used four swivel chairs around a coffee table creating a new entertaining area in the living room. It worked perfectly in that space because there were multiple focal points in the room, including a baby grand piano and tons of windows. Opting for swivel chairs in that space allowed for people to see everything while maintaining their comfort.

SAVVY TIP: When planning and measuring your space for a swivel chair, calculate the diameter of the chair and make sure you have enough space for it to swivel 360 degrees.

Top-Rated Swivel Chairs Under $500


Rumaisa Swivel Barrel Chair via Wayfair

Bonham Swivel Chair via Wayfair

Seibert Swivel Chair via Wayfair (more colors available)

Cayden Swivel Chair via Wayfair (more colors available)

Dorton Round Swivel Barrel Chair via Target

Leony Swivel Accent Chair by Greyson Living via Overstock (more colors available)

Ranks 31.9” Wide Swivel Barrel Chair via Wayfair (more colors available)

Shop Top-Rated Contemporary Swivel Chairs under $1000


Judith Swivel Armchair via Wayfair

Lyndon Square Arm Upholstered Swivel Armchair via Pottery Barn (more colors available)

Viv Swivel Chair via West Elm (more colors available)

Bennett Swivel Barrel Chair via All Modern

Augustine Swivel Chair via Perigold

Gather Petite Swivel Chair via Crate & Barrel

Bryson Swivel Chair via Stoffer Home

Shop Modern & Contemporary Swivel Chairs under $2000


Pasargad Swivel Chair via Overstock

Tate Swivel Chair via Williams Sonoma (more colors available)

Balboa Swivel Chair via Pottery Barn (more colors available)

Lotte Swivel Chair via Lulu & Georgia

Phoebe Swivel Chair via Williams Sonoma (more colors available)

Larkin Swivel Chair via Pottery Barn (more colors available)

Cora Swivel Chair via High Fashion Home

There you have it, my favorite swivel accent chairs! So what you think about this round up of chairs for your living room? I hope this post helps saves you time from endlessly scrolling and shopping for a swivel chair of your own! I’d love to know which one’s is your favorite in the comments below! And if you have any requests for posts similar to this one, or something totally different, I’d love to hear!

Until next time,


  1. Marie says:

    Swivel chairs are the best ! I live in a very compact space so finding elegant, comfortable furniture is a big challenge. Prior to seeing this post I searched relentlessly for to find accent chairs that are 1. not too deep 2. Stylish. 3. Comfortable 4. High quality, I finally took a risk and ordered these chairs in a luscious off white boucle fabric. Took a risk and broke one of my rules to never buy a piece I haven’t sat in but these are winners. Went way over my budget but these chairs are so cute and comfortable I have no regrets. They look stunning in my living room and could even work in a bedroom! Love your blog Terra and I always look forward to your Instagram posts

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  3. terra says:

    Love this! Thank you!

  4. Sleep Center says:

    Wow, great recommendations!! Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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