Armchairs are solo seating options that lend flexibility and cosiness to any space within the home – be it a quiet spot for your reading nook, extra seats in the living room, or even a catchall for that pile of clothes. Discover the comfort and style that come with these seats.

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Desmond Leather Armchair
Solid Wood Frame, Top Grain Leather
Cammy Armchair
Removable Cushion & Cover, Velvet
Solange Performance Bouclé Chair
Spill-Resistant, Petite, Curved Back
Wayne Armchair
Spindle Frame, Rubber Wood, Retro
Pebble Armchair
Brass Leg Cap, Curved Edges
Arden Leather Swivel Armchair
360° Swivel, Water-Resistant Leather
Adams Armchair
Removable Covers, Machine Washable
Maui Outdoor Lounge Chair
Handwoven Rope Backing, Acacia Wood
Wayne Armchair with Ottoman
Spindle Frame, Rubber Wood, Retro
Dawson Swivel Armchair
Machine Washable Cover, Feather-filled
Adams Armchair with Ottoman
Removable Covers, Machine Washable
Madison Leather Armchair
Grid Tufted, Top Grain Leather
Sorrento Outdoor Lounge Chair
Aluminum Frame, Water-Repellent Cover
Madison Armchair with Ottoman
Grid Tufted, Open Base, Walnut Stain
Pascal Leather Sling Armchair
American Wax Leather, Water-Resistant


Armchairs That Suit Your Style

An armchair is the most personal item of furniture in the house. As a single seater chair, an armchair provides solace, comfort and respite. For this reason, choosing the right armchair is an important task. Whether you opt for a recliner, a chaise lounge or an accent chair, your selection will depend on a variety of factors.

Types of Chairs in to get in Australia

There are various types of armchairs to choose from in Australia. Understanding your seating needs will guide you on the type of chair to select. The most prominent types of Sydney armchairs include traditional armchairs, accent chairs, easy chairs, recliners and chaise lounges.

Accent armchairs provide the most style out of all the options. Although they are more compact, they include more of a design feature. Some accent chairs have a wingback or high back design, for example. Accent armchairs can work as a feature item in a Sydney living room set, particularly if you choose bright colors like hot pink, lime green or canary yellow.

A chaise lounge is a French creation translated to “long chair”. It is a hybrid chair and bed which allows for reclining, much like the Persian divan, but higher up from the ground level. A chaise lounge is a good option for those who wish to have the option of reclining.

While the chaise lounge is long and static, recliners work on a lever system. This way, you have the option to sit upright, much like a traditional armchair, or recline. Recliners work by either pulling a lever or pressing a button to expose the footrest and lower the back of the seat. Recliners also can be static or come on a swivel.

Another more traditional, yet still very comfortable option, is the easy chair. The easy chair combined the static style of a traditional armchair with the recumbent position of a recliner. Easy chairs are more for relaxation or sleeping than sitting upright and watching TV. Recliners work best with a minimalist Danish design, using muted tones such as grey, beige, brown, blue or even mustard.

Lounge Chair & Accent Chairs: Space & style in Australia

The most important factors when selecting an armchair or a lounge chair are space and style. Some armchairs take up a large amount of space, like plush recliners with high backs and protruding armrests.

Consider other furniture items in your Australian living room like sofas, footstools, ottomans or poufs. Do you have a coffee table, side table or TV unit? Will it add to the clutter or supplement the living room set?

You can also use an armchair as a complement to your existing furniture or as a way to add some contrast. It’s best to think about upholstery options too, like leather, velvet, or something completely different like rattan or wooden finishes. Pair colours and materials with existing furniture to create the perfect living room.

If you're looking for fun additional seating, look no further than our swivel chairs that lends flair to your home without taking up much space. The perfect accent armchair for any Australian house or apartment.

Browse our most popular armchairs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and beyond by type, colour or size


Where's the best place to put armchairs and accent chairs?

Armchairs and accent chairs can be used in living rooms, bedrooms, offices, or any space that needs additional seating or a touch of style. They are versatile pieces that complement various design styles.

What types of armchairs and accent chairs are available?

We offer a wide range of armchairs and accent chairs including regular and swivel. They come in different materials such as leather, velvet, boucle and rattan, and colors including black, gray and green.

What is the difference between armchairs and accent chairs?

Armchairs are typically larger, more formal chairs with armrests, while accent chairs are smaller, decorative chairs that add a pop of style to a space. Armchairs tend to have a larger and more substantial design, while accent chairs offer versatility and can be used in various settings.

How do I choose the right color for my armchair or accent chair?

Consider the existing color palette and aesthetic of your space. Opt for colors that either complement or contrast with the surrounding elements to create a visually pleasing and cohesive look.

How do I choose the right material for armchairs and accent chairs?

The material depends on your preferences and lifestyle. Leather offers durability and luxury, while fabrics like velvet or boucle options provide comfort and a range of style choices.

How do I choose the right size of armchair or accent chair?

Measure the available space and consider the scale of your existing furniture. Ensure the chair's dimensions are proportionate and allow for comfortable seating and easy movement around the room.

How do I determine how many armchairs I need?

Consider the size of your space and the desired seating arrangement. For smaller areas, one or two armchairs may suffice, while larger spaces can accommodate multiple chairs for a more conversational setup.

Can armchairs and accent chairs be reupholstered or refurbished in the future for a refreshed look?

Yes, many armchairs and accent chairs can be reupholstered or refurbished to give them a fresh look. This allows you to update the chair's appearance without having to replace the entire piece, offering flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

What are the design considerations for incorporating accent chairs into a living room or bedroom setup?

Consider the available space, the style of existing furniture, and the desired function of the accent chair. Choose a chair that complements the overall design and provides additional seating or a focal point.

How do I determine the appropriate seating height and depth for optimal comfort?

The seating height and depth should be proportionate to the average height and build of the individuals using the chair. A general guideline is to aim for a seat height of around 18-20 inches and a seat depth of 20-24 inches for comfortable seating.

Can armchairs and accent chairs be mixed and matched for a more eclectic look?

Absolutely! Mixing and matching different styles, materials, or colors can create an eclectic and visually interesting space. Just ensure there is a cohesive element, such as a shared color palette or design theme.

How do I care for and maintain wooden armchairs and accent chairs?

Regularly dust the surface with a soft cloth and use wood polish or oil to maintain its shine and protect it from wear. Avoid placing wooden chairs in direct sunlight or near sources of heat to prevent warping.

What are the advantages of upholstered armchairs and accent chairs?

Upholstered chairs offer comfort, softness, and a wide range of fabric options to suit your taste. They provide a cozy and inviting seating experience while adding texture and visual interest to your space.

Are there armchairs and accent chairs suitable for outdoor use?

While most of our armchairs and accent chairs are designed for indoor use, we do offer outdoor chairs made from weather-resistant materials such as rattan or metal.

Can armchairs and accent chairs be used in small spaces?

Yes, we offer armchairs and accent chairs in various sizes, including smaller options, specifically designed for compact spaces. Additionally, armchairs and accent chairs can be used to fill awkward spaces in odd-shaped rooms.
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