Contemporary Armchairs UK
It’s true that an armchair allows you some freedom to play with colour and texture. It’s small enough that you can use bold colours or tactile fabrics to accentuate the personality of your space. It’s a great way to pull out colours used in curtains and rugs or lighting. We feel fairly strongly that it doesn’t have to match the sofa – in fact, we will advise you not to match fabrics or style to your sofa. This is a perfect way to create personality in a space. Take a neutral grey sofa and see what happens when paired with spots of orange or yellow or deep blue - complement it with a similarly toned throw tossed on the back of the sofa or some cushions.
Armchairs, however, are not only accent pieces, sometimes they are the main seating in very compact spaces. A pair of high backed armchairs can create a cosy and relaxed sitting area and using colour wisely can make a small area really stand out.
High Backed Armchairs
The Zed armchair pairs a metal base in black or white with an upholstered back, sides and head cushion. This chair has a swivel and return action so that it always ends up in the position you want when you get out of the chair. Relaxed comfort.
The Kush armchair has all the curves of a mid-century style with an updated angular profile. This chair exudes elegance. Stylish comfort with a ridiculously comfortable (and adjustable) neck cushion. The neck cushion and Kush footstool are optional extras but almost everyone who tries them orders both. It’s the little extras that make this chair our stand out best seller. Leather is not available on the Kush chair and only selected fabrics work well with this shape – we love it in all colours of velvet.
The Casa armchair has a similar feel to the Kush but it has a more rounded, buttoned back. Opt for contrasting buttons to add personality. The design of the Casa is all about gentle curves and graceful proportions.
The Laze armchair has a cocoon-like back, complete with bolster cushion for supreme comfort. Try the Laze footstool for the full laid back experience. This chair looks great in wool, velvet and many of the cotton fabrics with solid weaves.
The Blackbird armchair is the ultimate in sleek, deep buttoned leather. Swivel action & tilt action are options along with a black or white fibreglass frame. Gently rounded and padded arms combined with perfect proportions make this armchair charmingly tempting. Available in Matrix or Aniline leather only.
Mid Back Armchairs
The Angel armchair has a gorgeous cushion like design – perfect for chilling, reading and streaming! With a removable cover and several different feet options, the Angel also comes is a super wide version which is more like a Love seat.
Our Tahoe armchair, Hammett armchair, Bryce armchair and Loki armchair all have mid back heights and can be combined with head rolls and footstools if you want to recline fully. These also have two widths which make them very versatile, choose the smaller width or opt for a wider cosy armchair for two.
Low Back Armchairs
If you’re opting for a low back armchair because it needs to fit under a window, dado rail, or just not overwhelm a room then explore our super comfy options below. Low back should be just as satisfying as high back, without the dimensions.
The Jules armchair is one of our most popular models because it really feels divine to sit in – it’s got tiny proportions but feels like you are sitting in a soft cloud. Jules has a loose cover – choose from a zipped and Velcro fastening or a loose skirt & toggle fastening (see available fabrics for each). We love it in velvet and soft linen. This chair is all about soft sitting.
The Cooper armchair is Small. Chic. Elegant. Comfortable. Those adjectives say more about the Cooper armchair than maxi sentences. Reflecting the shape of the mini cooper bucket seats this chairs looks great in leather as you might guess but it also looks stunning in velvet. Available with a striking metal frame in a variety of finishes.
The Roma armchair has angular wood armrests with tightly upholstered seat and back making for a very tailored look. Everyone loves this armchair because it looks great, has a strong design and isn’t too wide.
Removable Cover Armchairs
As with all of our sofas and loveseats, our armchairs are available in the entire Adventures in Furniture fabric collection (see Kush restrictions) and many can be made in leather as well. See our fabrics guide to explore the full range.