Shop the Contemporary Armchairs Sourcebook

Browse our shoppable sourcebook of our favourite contemporary armchairs from the latest collections.

If you’re looking for a comfy, squishy armchair or snuggler for super-chilled relaxation sessions then we’ve found some real beauties for you.

Or maybe you want a comfortable, contemporary armchair that provides a little more structure and support. A modern take on the classic wingback chair will fit the bill perfectly.

You’ll find both of the above here in a range of up-to-date fabrics like wool, cotton, linen and velvet.

And let’s not forget classic leather. We’ve rounded up some extremely handsome contemporary leather armchairs too.

Accent chairs (also known as cocktail chairs) are perfect for smaller spaces such as bedrooms, hallways, small living rooms and reading nooks.

Team their streamlined silhouette with bold colour and pattern to create a stunning statement piece. Or opt instead for tranquil, muted shades for a more classic look.

Relaxed contemporary armchairs & snugglers

Juni blue snuggler armchair with geometric scatter cushion from Barker & Stonehouse
Juni Snuggler Armchair from £699, Barker and Stonehouse

Loaf Doodler Snuggler Armchair in navy Doodler Snuggler by Loaf £1,299, John Lewis

Yellow snuggler armchair, Snowdrop Loveseat from Sofa.com in yellow cordSnowdrop Loveseat from £890, Sofa.com

Hampstead Cotton Snuggler grey contemporary armchair with buttoned back and arms in greyHampstead Cotton Snuggler £1,600, The White Company

Copenhagen contemporary armchairs from Marks and SpencerCopenhagen Armchair from £599, Marks and Spencer

Red velvet contemporary armchair by SwoonPorto Armchair from £549, Swoon Edition

Structured & wingback contemporary armchairs


Victoria Button Back Armchair from £1,299, Heal’s


Albie Armchair from £599, John Lewis

NOR11 Mammoth wingback contemporary armchair and footstoolNORR11 Mammoth Chair Fluffy Wool from £1639, Houseology

Fritz Hansen Ro Easy Chair - contemporary armchair in wingback style in pinkFritz Hansen Ro Easy Chair £2,686, Heal’s

Striped Losange Chair £998, Anthropologie

Dexter Armchair in Grey Velvet £695, Graham & Green

Frame Armchair in Blush Velvet £599, MADE

Contemporary leather armchairs

Tobin Leather Amrchair £945, Barker and Stonehouse

Halo Groucho Leather Armchair £999, John Lewis

Leather Sling Back Chair £495, French Connection

Ayam Armchair £1,895, Lombok

Leather Lounge Armchair £2,060, Out There Interiors

Newman Grey Leather Armchair £1,300, Habitat

Accent chairs & cocktail chairs

Floret Occasional Chair £468, Anthropologie

Roco mustard yellow accent chair by MADE.comRoco Chair £449, MADE

Roberta Tufted Chair £445, Brissi

teal velvet cocktail chair for small spacesAlpana Printed Velvet Cocktail Chair £395, Graham & Green

Richmond Velvet Tub Chair £575, The White Company

Duke Cocktail Chair £349, Swoon Editions