Armchair Shopping Guide

The top 10 best places to buy a stylish armchair

Armchair Shopping Guide


When it comes to armchair shopping, it’s a case of both style and substance. You want something that not only looks good in your living room, but also comfortable enough to curl up with a book in or demolish your latest box set. We’ve compiled a list of the best places to buy that perfect lounge addition.

Over at SHO, we’re big fans of Not only do they have a vast array of beautifully designed, yet practical, armchairs at a great price:quality ratio, but they also support fresh design talent to create their original collections.


Oliver Bonas

If you’re looking for a statement armchair, then Oliver Bonas is the perfect place to shop. They specialise in producing eye-catching design in a variety of decadent shades. Perfect for the modernists amongst you.


Maison du Monde

Maison du Monde is well known on the continent and is building an impressive reputation in the UK. Not only do they have a wide range of beautifully designed armchairs on offer, but they also tick the ethical box too. They have a strong CSR programme and offer responsible products in terms of traceable, certified items that are eco-designed.



Renowned for its design-led products, Habitat specialises in classic pieces that will last a lifetime. They produce armchairs in a wide range of materials, from wool to velvet and leather, so you’re sure to find something that works for your home.


Swoon Editions

At the heart of Swoon Editions’ business, they aim to produce beautiful handcrafted furniture without the sky-high price tags. There really is a design to suit any taste here, from Rococo-inspired armchairs to Swedish minimal design.


Graham & Greene

Comfort is king. Graham & Greene understand this and bring you a variety of contemporary design, which are perfect for lounging. Their classic shapes feature a wide range of fabrics from soft cottons to sumptuous velvets.


Cox & Cox

Cox & Cox offer an eclectic mix of designs, which have the power to transform any space. You can choose between minimalist velvet designs to rattan tub armchairs, and everything in between.


John Lewis

If you’re looking for a quality armchair at a reasonable price, then John Lewis is a great place to shop. They have a wide range of materials, designs, colours and price points, meaning that you’ll struggle to leave empty handed. Plus, if you’d like to road test comfort, then you can go in-store for a firsthand experience.



Now we bring you the fun option. Etsy is a goldmine for shopping one-of-a-kind items, directly from the designers themselves. You name it, Etsy has it. From personalised chairs to reupholstered numbers, antiques to Scandi designed treasures.

If you’re looking for a beautiful, iconic, investment piece, then is the place to visit. They’re a design destination that showcase and celebrate a wealth of creative talent. The focus is on longevity with interior pieces that will last a lifetime.


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