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Living and Dining11 Best Swivel Chairs & Armchairs In Australia

A beautiful swivel chair not only elevates interiors but also lets you scan the room in seconds without straining your neck or leaving the comfort of your armchair. And Amen to that!

Swivel chairs are more functional than regular armchairs because they have a central base that allows the seat to revolve 360 degrees. But while they’ve often been pegged to desks, these handy lounge chairs are making a big name for themselves as luxe statement pieces for living areas. Pair them up with a sofa or a bar cart – the choice is yours.

To help you find the ideal seating for your style and taste, we’ve done the research for you and put Australia’s most stylish swivelling armchairs in one handy spot.

Top Tips For Buying A Swivel Chair

Caramel swivel chair in a living room next to a beige sofa.
Sarah Ellison Huggy Armchair in Malibu Caramel
  • How easy is it to clean? Especially if you have kids and pets in the house, take into account what kind of surface or materials you choose. Leather is heaven for quickly wiping down, whereas fabric usually requires spot cleaning.
  • Are you looking for curves or clean lines? Not only do curved armchairs soften a room and look amazing paired with arched mirrors and curved sofas, but they also cocoon you for maximum cosiness. A square armchair, on the other hand, has an urban modern edge and looks fabulous in symmetrical rooms.
  • Size affects how you’ll use it – Want to be able to pull your legs up or slouch down in your armchair? You’ll need enough depth in the seat to do this. Some chairs are quite shallow and only really suitable for sitting upright, while others are custom-built for movie night.
  • Do you need armrests? Swivel chairs can be a little harder to get up from than other styles, so if your chair will be used by family members who need a little extra support, armrests are a good idea.

11 Luxurious Swivel Chairs For Every Type Of Room

Ready to find an armchair that delivers as much function as it does style? You’re sure to find it in this shortlist of favourites. Enjoy!

Donna Velvet Swivel Lounge Chair, $1030

Front and side view of blood orange velvet armchair.

After a pop of colour? In blood orange, the Donna armchair makes a mighty big statement. The tub-like shape includes a rounded backrest and supportive armrests for long days spent lounging. Dense cushions keep you from sinking too far into the chair and the 360-degree swivel offers brilliant mobility.

Autumn Swivel Leather Accent Chair, $1499

Tan leather accent chair against a white wall

What’s not to love about Italian leather and retro curves? The Autumn Swivel Chair oozes sophistication wherever it sits. It features a hidden base, a fully curved back for maximum comfort and an easy wipe-clean surface (great if there are kids around!).

LOLA Leather Swivel Armchair, $2199

Leather swivel armchairs in taupe and charcoal

Available in six spectacular colours, the top-selling LOLA armchair is a chic statement piece, with clean lines and all the comfort you expect. With a splayed swivel base and a low back, you have a 360-degree vision of the whole room.

Ferm Living Rico Swivel Lounge Chair, $5353.90

Ferm Living Rico Black and White Striped Lounge Chair

This fascinating collaboration by Ferm Living and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art takes inspiration from the graphic lines in Louisiana architecture – and puts a Scandi twist on it. Supportive and packed with personality, this monochrome beauty will lift any room.

Amber Fabric Swivel Chair, $649

Upholstered grey fabric swivel chair from Castlery

It’s all about curves with the Amber – and we can’t get enough of it! Available in the grey-smoke fabric shown here or a bouclé chair, it’s comfy, compact and complementary to virtually any type of decor. A fixed cushion is included.

Sarah Ellison Huggy Swivel Armchair – Malibu, $1699

Made using certified-sustainable hardwood, the super-luxe Huggy comes with a high-resilience memory foam seat and lumbar cushion. It’s available in two irresistible velvet shades, both ready to slide into modern living seamlessly.

Satara Audrey Swivel Chair, $1443

Audrey swivel armchairs shown in green and tan shades.

Both lavish and inviting, the Audrey Swivel Armchair offers a glorious curved back for snug seating. It comes in a choice of four finishes and colours, but we can’t go past these earthy shades for pairing with just about any interior style.

Addie Swivel Armchair, $1499

Grey accent chair in a lounge room next to a large window.

With curves in all the right places, the Addie has an engineered wood frame and high-resilience foam cushions. The neutral colour is a cinch to style and the 360-degree metal swivel base lets you see the whole room without getting up.

Barrel Swivel Armchair, $990

Ocean and Mustard coloured swivel armchairs shown from different angles.

From Ochre and Denim, Salmon to Forest Green, the Barrel swivel armchair is available in every shade under the sun. A gently curved back provides maximum support while you lounge and the high-density cushions keep the comfort dialed up for years.

Plush Snuggle Swivel Armchair, from $1599

Fabric Snuggle swivel armchair on an outside terrace with garden in the background.

If you fancy the idea of whiling away an afternoon on a cloud, look no further than the Snuggle swivel armchair from Plush. Big enough for two and made using premium materials, this one boasts quality timbers, high-density foam support and fixed cushions. Choose from leather or fabric upholstery.

Tubby Armchair With Swivel Base, $2049

Two swivel armchairs with gold bases in white and charcoal.

With luxurious upholstery and a rounded shape that moulds to your body, we love the Tubby for quiet corners or home offices. But of course, with looks this good, it’s just as fab for modern living rooms, too!

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After something different? Take a peek at our roundup of favourite mid-century armchairs. And if you need the right partner for your new chair, don’t miss this shortlist of Australia’s best concrete coffee tables.

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