Savvy Favorites: Swivel Accent 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 swivel chairs, calculate the diameter for the chair and make sure you have enough space for it to  swivel around 360 degrees.

Ok, now that you know all the reasons why you might want a swivel chair, let me share a few of my favorite swivel chairs with you! All of these swivel chairs are available online and if they have reviews, they’re rated 4 stars or above so you know it’s a great piece!

I even broke the swivel chairs down into three price ranges, under $500, under $1000 and under $2000, just depending on your budget!

Shop These Seven Swivel Chairs

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Lorine Swivel Chair via Wayfair

Madison Park Swivel Chair via Overstock

Seibert Swivel Chair via Wayfair (more colors available)

Cayden Swivel Chair via Wayfair (more colors available)

Kira Swivel Chair via AllModern (more colors available)

Everly Quinn Swivel Chair via Wayfair (more colors available)

Twist Swivel Chair via Lexmod (more colors available)

Shop Modern & Contemporary Swivel Chairs under $1000

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Judith Swivel Armchair via Wayfair

Otis Swivel Chair via Room & Board

Bella Swivel Armchair via Wayfair

Spin Cutaway Swivel Chair via LexMod

Augustine Swivel Chair via Perigold

Gather Petite Swivel Chair via Crate & Barrel

Aurora Swivel Chair via Perigold

Shop Modern & Contemporary Swivel Chairs under $2000

Pasargad Swivel Chair via Overstock

Turner Swivel Barrel Chair via Perigold

pollack slipcovered swivel chair via Arhaus

Helena Swivel Armchair via Perigold

Merrill swivel chair via Arhaus

Bowen swivel chair via Arhaus

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!

Just a heads up! This post contains affiliate links. What’s that mean? It means that if you click on a link and end up purchasing something, I’ll earn a small commission, and you’ll never pay a penny more! It’s a win-win so I can continue creating free content like this!

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