The 24 Best Modern Lounge Chairs For Any Style Home
When it comes to investment pieces for the home, the modern lounge chair is at the top of our list of comfortable staples, ranking second only to the sofa. In addition to providing comfort, lounge chairs offer an opportunity to incorporate a piece of design-forward furniture.
Consider the classic Eames lounge chair and ottoman, which remains timeless—or, a mid-century modern swivel lounge chair, which multitasks beautifully as a dining or desk chair. Let’s not forget the wide array of outdoor lounge chairs and chaises that extend indoor comforts into the open air.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite modern lounge chairs that offer lasting comfort and eye-catching style—plus, a place to unwind, kick back, stretch out, and simply just relax.
Look no further than this cloud-like chaise lounge chair for the perfect, lazy Sunday reading chair. Topped with a single, long cushion in feather down (which brings added emphasis to the sinuous silhouette), this chaise makes for effortless lounging in both living and bedroom spaces.
With a sumptuous shape, this one makes for a modern statement piece in the home. Arrange a pair of these chairs in a corner to create an intimate conversation area for two, or deploy around a coffee table for a cozy gathering spot.
Designed to be easily disassembled, this modular lounge chair can be rearranged into either a chaise or a sofa. Made with comfortable and lightweight Tecnorev padding, this minimalist lounger makes for a seamless addition in a contemporary living space. Pair it with other modular designs that complement its pared-down appeal.
If you’re like us, there’s always room for an iconic mid-century modern piece. This 1970s zero gravity lounge chair by Danish designer Poul Kjaerholm offers a dose of classic mid-century modern style. Set on a polished stainless-steel frame, the elegant curved rattan seat provides an ideal spot to stretch out with a book or take an afternoon nap.
Janine Abraham and Dirk Jan Rol
Pair of Sun Chairs in Wicker and Black Metal, 1950s$3,118.62 BUY NOW
Play up a sense of Provençal ease with this 1950s wicker lounge chair set, originally made in Europe. Constructed with braided wicker, these sun chairs provide a deep seat that cocoons the body comfortably. The round lounge chair design is paired with thin tubular legs, which give it an airy appeal that’s well-suited for rustic and modern spaces.
This club chair and matching ottoman invite lounging. Clean-lined and tailored in design, the pair boasts classic good looks, making them easy to work into any room. The cushions are upholstered in a luxurious mohair velvet, adding a shiny finish to the overall cozy appeal.
There’s no denying the glamour and allure of this chaise lounge. The chic channeled tufting makes for a striking design element while the curvy shape lends a sophisticated Art Deco edge. It’s a glam showpiece, wherever you place it, and it will mix beautifully with vintage-style pieces and geometric motifs.
Primed for outdoor use, this woven acrylic lounge chair is perfect seating for a covered patio or porch. The weather-resistant fiber along with the performance fabric means it can comfortably stand up to heavy splashes and use. Just be sure to still purchase lounge chair covers for extra protection from the elements come fall and winter.
Casual and glamorous, this chaise was made for all-day lounging by the pool. The weather-proof acrylic gives it an airy appeal, while the comfy cushion covered in performance fabric makes it easy to care for (just wipe it down). Place it under an umbrella and pull up a side table, then just kick back with a refreshing drink.
If your style is more boho, consider the classic peacock chair. Always a sculptural statement piece, it makes for a fabulous and functional lounge chair for any modern setting. This one has contemporary, geometric cutouts and is crafted from powder-coated metal, so it can captivate both indoors and outdoors.
Leave it to Italian design maestro Piero Lissoni to create a lounge chair with an ottoman that checks all the design boxes: a streamlined contemporary form, deeply comfy cashmere upholstery, and perfectly wide proportions for lounging, napping, and curling up with a book.
For lounge chairs that are truly one-of-a-kind, consider these refurbished Verner Panton fiberglass seats. This leather lounge chair set has been reupholstered in black-and-white Brazilian cowhide, providing stylish contrast to the design-forward plastic forms. In a minimalist room, they’ll add just the right dose of unexpected color and texture.
Saarinen’s iconic, sculptural Womb chair and ottoman are forever classic. Reupholstered in bouclé made of alpaca wool and cotton, this version has a cozy, soft texture that complements the chair’s gentle curves. There’s no better place to curl up with a throw blanket at the end of the day.
With its fiberglass-shell seat, chrome legs, and natural oak base, this mid-century modern lounge chair by Charles and Ray Eames is an undisputed icon. A seamless chair for both sitting and reclining in, it’s guaranteed to be a focal point in any setting or environment—whether it’s a contemporary bedroom or a rustic living space.
Like all rounded, oversized armchairs, comfort underscores this luxe design by Kelly Wearstler. The smooth leather upholstery (paired with tight cushions and soft, pillow-like arms) scores this piece major points. The clean-lined yet overstuffed shape also makes it an easy piece to mix with other modern furniture and décor. Try it in an office, a den, or an open-concept living space.
Teak and gorgeous texture are always a charming combination. Here, they’re beautifully combined for a chair that’s exceptionally comfortable, ample sized, and made for use in both indoor and outdoor spaces. It was inspired by a famed designer William Morris’s Rush Sussex Chair from the 19th century.
Perfect by a pool, on a terrace, or in a sunroom, these reclining outdoor lounge chairs are made for sophisticated al fresco living. The durable seat cushion and the tailored silhouette make them effortless additions to any area. Next to a floor-to-ceiling window, it becomes an instant reading nook all on its own.
When it comes to patio lounge chairs, a reclining chaise is an elegant option that offers extra leg room and comfort. This outdoor design with a rust-proof metal frame will make for a refined accent seat on a deck or patio and in the garden. A perfect blank canvas, try adding colorful outdoor pillows to liven it up.
A sculptural chaise lounge that harkens back to the modernist designs of the 1960s and ’70s, this piece is both furniture and functional art. Made of steel tubing that’s lined with foam padding and new upholstery, it’s a recliner that’s more comfortable and supported than it looks. Give this showpiece pride of place in an open area in the home.
This cozy lounge chair has all the elements of classic Scandinavian design: a beautiful curvy, wood frame, simple linen cushions, and a comfortable sloped seat. Opt for a pair with any modern sofa to create a conversation and seating area that feels effortlessly curated.
Carl Hansen & Søn
Carl Hansen MG501 Cuba Chair in Oak Oil with Natural Cord by Morten Gøttler$1,040.00 BUY NOW
There’s so much to love about this Scandinavian folding lounge chair design by the venerable Danish manufacturer Carl Hansen & Søn. The light solid oak frame and the woven cotton seat and back lend simple elegance to the chair. It stands out beautifully on its own or as part of a pair in a contemporary living room setting.
A metal frame wrapped with woven wicker, this organically shaped lounge chair is made for both indoor and outdoor spaces. The comfortable sloped seat adds to the deceptively simple form of the chair, which is an ideal seat for kicking back with a cool beverage.
With its birch frame and thin flexible plywood seat, this beach lounge chair is unlike any other design. At once an elegant chair and an impressive art piece, it makes for a refined addition in a library, office, or living room corner.
Durable without appearing bulky—and generously scaled yet airy feeling—this outdoor lounge chair is both elegant and minimalist. Conceived by star design brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, it’s design-forward without sacrificing function and comfort. Pull one up poolside or on a patio for seating that’s primed for the elements all year round.
Wide proportions, clean lines, and durable powder-coated steel make this an ideal outdoor chair for comfortable lounging in any environment. A pair can easily be used as pool lounge chairs or as part of a set to complete al fresco dining space. Wherever you incorporate them, they’ll add instant modern appeal.