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Swivel Barrel Chair

Looking for a new furniture for your living or family room? A swivel barrel chair just might be the one you are looking for. Here are some of the best swivel barrel chairs available on the market.

Buyers Guide

  1. Where is the best place to put a swivel barrel chair?

    Answer: The main purpose of a swivel barrel chair is to provide relaxation. Think of it as an upgrade to a regular chair. So you can put it in a room where you usually relax such as the living room or family room. You can use it while watching a movie or reading a book.

  2. Will it take up a lot of space?

    Answer: Not really. Unlike a recliner, most swivel barrel chairs do not lean back and they also do not have a foot rest so they do not really take up a lot of space. Even those that recline are relatively smaller than a true-blue recliner.

  3. What features do I need to look for?

    Answer: If you live in an apartment or a small house then you need to choose a swivel barrel chair that is space saving. The swiveling and sliding motions also need to be smooth. A chair that is stain and water resistant is a plus.

Our Top Picks


Babyletto Madison Swivel Glider, Mocha Microsuede

  • Water and stain resistant
  • Space saving design
  • Features smooth and effortless gliding motion
  • Comes with a durable metal base

Accidents happen. No matter how careful you are, sometimes you still cannot prevent spilling water and other liquids on your furniture. It is a good thing that this glider from Babyletto is water and stain free thanks to its microsuede cover. So even if you spill milk or juice on it for example, all you need to do is to wipe the liquid off with a dry cloth. If you have a small home, you will also appreciate the fact that this slider has a space saving design. It doesn’t mean though that you will feel cramped while sitting on it. In fact, you will be surprised at how spacious the seat is. It looks good too and will surely complement any nursery or living room.


Mac Motion 54-LO3-10-101 Collection Hamar Black Top Grain Leather Oslo Recliner and Ottoman Merlot

  • Reclines easily for supreme relaxation
  • Allows users to conveniently swivel
  • Has an ergonomic lumbar support for maximum comfort
  • Made with breathable air leather

The design of this glider says retro but its features are actually state-of-the-art. Everything about this chair is meant to provide supreme relaxation. It reclines easily and smoothly and it even has an ergonomic lumbar support to make sure that your back is properly supported. This recliner is not only comfortable, it is therapeutic as well. It is also made with breathable leather that will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. The seat contains a generous amount of memory foam that will make you feel like you are sitting on a cloud. And if you want to put your feet up after a long day at work, then the angled ottoman can take care of it.


Roundhill Furniture Noas Contemporary Round Tufted Back Tilt Swivel Accent Chair, White

  • Comes with a sleek yet stable metal base
  • Features beautiful upholstery with fine details
  • With cushioned seat and mid-back design
  • Available in 6 colors

Fun is one of the words you can use to describe this swivel chair from Roundhill. Chic is another. It is a chair that fashionistas will definitely fall in love with. And if you are not happy with the standard white color, you will be happy to know that it is available in 5 other colors. If you take a closer look at this chair and will surely appreciate the fine details of its beautiful upholstery. The sleek metal base does not only add a futuristic look to the chair, it also makes it stable. The cushioned seat and mid back design provides comfort even for extended hours of sitting.


Container Furniture Direct Madge Collection Traditional Classic Fabric Upholstered Barrel Back Living Room Accent Chair with 360 Degree Swivel, Beige

  • Perfectly sized
  • Features refined craftsmanship
  • Has a simple modern design
  • Versatile

Don’t be fooled by the simple design of this unassuming chair. If you care more about comfort and function than style, then this chair is perfect for you. It is perfectly sized. Not too big but not too small either. You can use it in your living room, guest room, or even in your bedroom.It is skilfully crafted out of durable wood with a barrel back accent that ensures it can take the wear and tear of everyday use and abuse. The beige fabric may not be something to be excited about but it will surely match your home no matter what your style is. The 360 degree swivel mechanism and padded seat make it the ultimate chair to relax and unwind on after a tiring day.


Baxton Studio Julian Black Faux Leather Club Chair with 360 Degree Swivel

  • Made with black brown faux leather
  • Has a plywood and MDP frame
  • Cushioning is made with Polyurethane foam
  • Has a steel base with non-marking feet

This is another unassuming-looking chair that offers more than what initially meets the eye. Its classic design may not stand out but it will surely fit in any room in your house or office. It is stylish without being extravagant. It is an affordable chair made with faux leather but it doesn’t look cheap. It is durable too with a frame that is made with plywood and MDP. The dense foam cushioning will make sure that you or your guests will feel comfortable sitting on it even during those intense corporate meetings. The circular metal base with non-marking feet allows users to effortlessly swivel when they have to reach for something.

Comfort, style, durability: these are the features that you should look for in a swivel barrel chair. The models above have all three. So it just boils down to your preference and of course, your budget.