October is National Book Month and a great time of the year to start thinking about where you will curl up to read during the long winter months. On Episode 21 of Hang Your Hat I discussed the ergonomics of reading chairs and what to look for when picking the perfect chair for your reading nook. Today I am sharing 3 comfy, pretty, and inexpensive reading chairs that might just be the chair you need.
At $329.99 this is the most expensive of the 3 chairs, but it is also the prettiest. The velvet upholstery and turned legs with casters give it a traditional look, but the Fuchsia color makes it modern. I have sat in this chair at my local World Market and I found it firm but comfortable, and very luxurious feeling. I do have some concerns about the chair's durability, however - those castors look pretty delicate.
The Clarice chair is the cheapest of our 3 chairs at only $199.99 with free shipping. It also comes in multiple color combinations (some of which are even cheaper) to fit several home decor color schemes. The overall appearance of the Clarice chair is quite traditional, but the style lines of the wing back armrest combo keep the chair from looking too old school. I will admit I am a little suspect of a chair that costs so little, but it has 4.5 stars on Amazon with over 100 reviews, and the written reviews are pretty positive, so I think it is worth considering, especially if your budget is pretty tight.
The Strandmon winged chair is the chair on the list that I plan to make a part of my own reading nook. At $229 dollars it is very reasonably priced, comes in lots of colors, has pretty good reviews, and a 10-year warranty. I have also sat in this chair at Ikea and I found it very comfortable. This chair is a little on the small size. I am 5'4" and I felt like it was made to fit me, however, my husband, who is 6'4", thought it was reasonably comfortable as well.
If you have a favorite reading chair you would like to share, please let me know about it in the comments!