As a home editor, I see a lot of trends come and go (read: Barbiecore). Yet, as the era of curvy furniture and cozy fabrics rages on, there’s one item that seems to be more in demand than ever: reading chairs. More specifically, comfortable reading chairs that basically beg you to curl up with your favorite book and sip on a hot cup of cocoa.
That said, there are a slew of new options being released—from contemporary and coastal styles to compact chairs that can fit in the corner of an apartment (or oversized versions that are basically a mini sofa). And while, yes, these releases are certainly gorgeous, it’s hard to figure out how they feel (and ensure you’re not buying a chair that doubles as a concrete slab). So, after hours of digging, I’ve come up with a definitive list of the most comfortable—yet chic—reading chairs on the market, including budge-friendly barrel chairs that start at $200 to designer-favorite swivels, loungers and bean chaises that often splash the pages of Architectural Digest. (Plus, here’s a list of some of our favorite books to go with it—happy Hygge season.)