When you’re greeted by the allure of a high back armchair everytime you enter the living room or bedroom, you cannot help but to slump down in its welcoming seat. The high back provides a taller and more comfortable support, while also giving a more striking appearence to complement a room. The perfect piece of furniture to add character to your home, here are our top 10 best high back armchairs.
Our 10 Best High Back Armchairs
10. Jocelyn Armchair
Amongst one of the best high back armchairs, the Jocelyn is a classic and designed for elegance and comfort. It’s available in leather and different accent fabrics with a wide range of colours to match, so perfect for your current or new décor.
Compact and versatile, this lovely chair has turned hardwood legs, giving it a modern twist and measures H90 cm x W63 cm x D81cm, allowing it to be easy to sit in and get up from, whilst its good looks ensures that it will blend in with both modern and characterful homes.
9. Ikea BENARP
This lovely high button backed armchair offers comfort and style in abundance. Classic Scandinavian design and solid craftsmanship makes the Ikea BENARP hardwearing and versatile.
It comes with solid beech legs, highly resilient foam that will withstand the test of time and the height of the back provides superior support for your head and neck.
With a height measurement of 106 cm and seat width of 50cm, comfort is guaranteed. Coming in formal Nordvalla dark grey or vibrant Skiftebo orange, its upholstery is easy to keep clean with a furniture shampoo and a vacuum cleaner; it comes with full, easy to follow assembly instructions.
8. Edinburgh Armchair by Home & Haus
This elegant design will look just as perfect in a country manor house through to an apartment, such is its stylish look. Available in steel grey and olive green, the high buttons backrest offers great support and curved armrests for extra comfort.
The Edinburgh Armchair framework is made from pine and stylishly turned wooden legs complete the chic look; the reasonable price is a bonus. This armchair will give many years of use, and such is its versatility, would suit almost any room in the home.
7. Ikea PELLO
If you are looking for an armchair that is fun and affordable, Ikea has come up with the perfect solution. The trendy design, with its cantilevered frame, comes in various colours, a framework which is a combination of tubular steel and birch veneer and easy to assemble instructions.
The fabric is 100% polyethylene which can be cleaned using an upholstery shampoo, and as with all Ikea furnishings, it is fire resistant. The Ikea PELLO is perfect for relaxing, yet stylish enough to impress friends and family.
6. Ikea POÄNG
The luxury of real leather together with a cantilevered oak veneer frame and competitive price, makes the Ikea POÄNG highly desired within contemporary homes.
The durable, soft, full-grain leather is easily cleaned with a soft cloth, and as it has been treated with a light protective coating, which ensures that it will keep its good looks for many years to come.
Also, you will love the natural variations that come only with real leather, which have been left visible. The excellent neck and back support provided by the tall 100cm backrest, and the seat width of 56cm puts comfort at the forefront. The Ikea POÄNG comes with easy to assemble instructions and also has a 10 year guarantee.
5. Zettle Armchair by Castleton Home
The stylish design, lovely textured polyester fabric and generously padded backrest and seat are just some reasons of why the Zettle Armchair by Castleton Home sits in our list of the best high back armchairs.
The Zettle Armchair look is completed with rubberwood legs in a coffee shade which matches the colour choice of teal or olive. The sprung and belted seat gives extra comfort and the slightly tilted back provides a welcoming platform for relaxation.
4. Ikea VEDBO
Designed by Francis Cayouette, the Ikea VEDBO is yet another classic high back armchair that has the flourish that only Scandinavian furniture has. The VEDBO provides not just a stylish armchair, but also one with versatility that you will discover looks good in the living room, bedroom or home office.
Available in a timeless Gunnared dark grey – the colour of which is named after a northern area of Angered, Gothenburg, Sweden – it will blend in with most décors and is easy to clean with a damp cloth, vacuum, dry upholstery shampoo or foam.
With its generous 80cm width, 68cm depth and total back height of 108cm, this could well be the comfortable, yet practical armchair you are looking for.
3. Genesis Armchair by Fairmont Park
For the ultimate in comfort and timeless design, the Genesis Arm Chair can take its rightful place in Buckingham Palace or a modern luxury home alike.
The unique high back armchair is emphasised by its stylish shape, deep foam seat and a lovely, button-tufted upholstery, including a nailhead trim and a high button back. It’s the perfect chair to relax in with a good book after a hard day, and as it will look perfect almost anywhere in a modish style home, it can be placed in your lounge, bedroom or study.
It comes already assembled with a seat offering medium firmness, whilst the fabric – made from 100% polyethylene – is easy to clean with a damp cloth or vacuum. The frame is made from solid wood; all stated as being NFPA Compliant.
2. Alexis Chair by NEXT
Available in no less that nine different fabric choices (free colour swatches are available), the Alexis Chair by NEXT can belong in any home with its many different patterns and textures.
Needing no assembly, this stunning armchair combines a style of contemporary and period with its well padded seat, high back and turned wooden legs which come in standard, dark and light shades of brown.
Measurements include a height of 80cm and a depth of 93cm. Your choice of fabric may well come Nextguard treated, to resist most stains and spills, often without extra charge.
1. Roco by MADE
This shabby chic style of armchair, in sumptuous Old Gold, Cedar or Retro Orange Velvet, provides the ultimate in luxury and style, and will be sure to attract admiring comments.
The design is inspired by a mid-century Italian design, yet looks straight out of the swinging 60.
It incorporates a high back for comfort and an angular frame for a distinctive look. The legs are made from metal and finished in black, the fabric is easy to clean 100% Polyester and its height is 99cm with a width of 73cm.
While our list of the best high back armchairs are in no particular order, the Roco by MADE has captured our eyes and hearts, and your home will be complimented by this vintage inspired armchair.