What are some styles of comfortable reading chairs?


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A few reading chairs with good designs include patchwork chairs, armchairs and chairs with firmly tufted backs, for better support. Even a cane chair with storage options for books and magazines and broad arm rests for beverages is a good option.

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Reading chairs covered in soft and comfortable fabrics such as leather, velvet and real or false suede are good options. The plush fabric is cosy and inviting, but must be protected against spills and stains from food and drink. Chairs with high firm backs provide good back and neck support while reading. Wingback chairs and high backed chairs with reclining options are good examples of chairs with good back support.

Lighter reading chairs made of cane or rattan can be moved easily from room to room or even outdoors if required. Chairs with a separate or attached foot rest or footstool prevent the feet from swelling during extended reading sessions. Larger chairs are more comfortable as they also accommodate a cosy throw or blanket, along with cushions and a pillow. Some of the best-loved reading chairs in the market in 2016 are the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, the Callan chair with a seat made of eco-friendly foam, the handmade Lookout Mountain Rocker and the American Bungalow chair made of cherry wood and brown leather.

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