Let’s face it… lounge chairs are good in so many spaces, it’s hard not to love them. They’re comfortable, versatile, and look amazing in so many different rooms. Whether they provide a seating area in spacious bedroom, flank a fireplace, or add a comfortable spot to the living room, they work so functionally. However, there’s one thing we don’t particularly love about them – the staggering price tag!
If you’re not looking to spend over $1k, it’s incredibly difficult to find a decent readymade option. If you’re considering custom upholstery, you might as well budget well over $3k. If that doesn’t exactly seem ideal, we’re here to help. Check out our lounge chair roundup below … all under $500! That way, you can actually afford a pair.
Before you dive in and get excited about online shopping, we’re here to remind you to consider scale when you’re shopping for a lounge chair. Definitely note the dimensions and take the time to measure it out. There are a lot of puny, under scaled (in a bad way) chairs on the market. Nothing says comfort quite like a chair that’s way too small. Ha!
Mid Century: winston velvet chair | book nook armchair | Playful: kira dotted accent chair | green chippendale chair | Wingback: stein swivel lounge chair | granville swoop wingback | Natural: teak lounge chair | lincoln cane chair
Another thing to know about lower priced lounge chairs… the fabrics definitely aren’t as amazing as a custom or high end upholstery option would be – but that’s the trade off. Neutral, woven fabrics are always a safe bet. The mid century options above are perfect examples. They look higher end (despite their low price tag) because of their soft texture. I’m really into the velvet option, as well as the heathered greige.
If you have a large master suite and have room for a seating area, two matching occasional chairs would be the perfect addition. They certainly add a level of comfort and increase the cozy factor! The brass and velvet blush option below would look so chic.
Slipcovered: suzie striped slipcover chair | cannon apartment chair Velvet + Brass: kaia club chair | elowen armchair | Curved: laurence barrel chair + ottoman | hailey striped club chair | Formal: madison striped arm chair | louis XVI dining chair
Here’s a trick often used by designers and small space dwellers alike: instead of purchasing a lounge chair for your living room, try a dining chair with arms. It will totally fulfill your needs for additional seating when guests are around, but won’t take up as much room, and typically comes with a smaller price tag. I’m also digging all the striped options above, especially the pinstriped club chair with the rounded back!
Petite: | clark slipper chair | viceroy blue velvet chair | Modern + Leather: parker leather chair | leather papasan chair | Modern + Velvet: alverstone velvet chair | kristina blue velvet accent chair | Masculine: rhett cantilever chair | waldorf lounge chair
Other details that make an inexpensive chair look like you paid way more for it? A piped edge, separate loose cushions, real leather, metals, and vintage shapes.
What are your favorites from this roundup? There are so many good chairs that won’t break the bank! Tough choice.