Monday Matters: The Perfect Reading Chair

sofa-seating-pillows-deer-print-on-wood-wallI’m in the market for a new reading chair!  I love the big, oversized stuffed chairs or chair-and-a-half with comfortable upholstery big enough to curl up in.  Right now I’m using my husband’s big leather chair-and-a-half and although it is comfortable, I prefer a soft chenille or tweed fabric.

So what can make or break a great reading chair?  It’s obviously a very personal choice but for me, I want three things:

  1. Again, soft fabric upholstery in a nubby tweed (preferably not itchy) or beautiful chenille.
  2. Big rounded everything!  I like my chair to have rounded arms and back for extra comfort and a stable place to sit my Kindle/book or a folded throw blanket.
  3. And, a large seat cushion for sitting crossed-legged or sharing space with the occasional pet. Also, the extra space on the seat cushion gives you a wonderful place to display pillows when not in use.

Luckily, this time of year is great for hitting terrific sale prices. Also, don’t rule out the reading chair as an awesome holiday gift for the avid reader on your list (also for the avid knitter, crocheter, gamer, etc.).  Enjoy! 

Beautiful oversized reading chair
Keereel Sand Chenille Fabric Upholstery Traditional Rolled Arms Oversized Chair

 

oversized chair and a half with ottoman
Barrish Traditional Fiber Sisal Color Chair and a Half With Ottoman
leather chair and a half with matching ottoman
Frontier – Canyon Chair and 1/ 2 by Ashley Furniture
leather-chair-in-corner-bookshelf
via Pinterest
Baby Relax Hadley Double Rocker, Beige
Baby Relax Hadley Double Rocker, Beige

 

Signature Design by Ashley Claremore Chair and a Half, Antique
Signature Design by Ashley Claremore Chair and a Half, Antique
wicker-enclosed-nap-reading-chair
I love this amazing wicker nap/chair! via Pinterest
FlowerHouse FHPC100-BRK Pumpkin Chair with Stand, Bark
FlowerHouse FHPC100-BRK Pumpkin Chair with Stand, Bark
Double Papasan Chair with Microsuede Cushion
Double Papasan Chair with Microsuede Cushion

 

Chelsea Home Furniture Dakota Swivel Chair, Tote Saddle/Cozy Burlap
Chelsea Home Furniture Dakota Swivel Chair, Tote Saddle/Cozy Burlap

 

Ms. Stretchy Pants

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