Upgrading Your
Corner Chair

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Upgrading Your Corner Chair

Stylish men should have a stylish chair

A statement leather chair can work wonders for your living room. They're where you watch your movies. They double as a WFH seating area and are perfect for your afternoon siestas. And when not being used, the best ones are good-looking enough to enhance the overall vibe of the room. Since most of us spend the majority of our time at home, it's worth investing in a comfortable and well-made chair in which to lounge. I call it the “corner chair.”

It's the best seat in the house. The chair with a good view out the window or with the perfect angle to see the TV. It can sit in the corner and instantly make a room look better. Personally, I arrange the rest of the furniture around our corner chair—a handsome style, covered in tan leather with chunky wooden legs. The color allows us to keep the rest of the room neutral and to play with other natural wooden tones to keep the room warm and minimal. Although most leather chairs come with a hefty price, they're worth the investment because they're able to last for a few decades and tend to look better the longer you have them. Sure, it will initially cost you a low four figures to cop one. But the price of resting in a stylish and cozy chair is priceless, right? We've rounded up some of the best options on the market that will complement any living room in style.


The Best
Leather Chairs in 2023

The Modern
Sling Chair

This angular chair takes inspiration from a 1950s Spanish-style silhouette. Sitting on a wooden oak frame and crafted from one single hide of vegetable-tanned leather, the design is perfect for lounging around and enjoying your slow mornings. The leather is bound by fitting it through slats in the frame and will naturally stretch over time to conform to your figure and provide a more comfortable fit.

Leather sling chair,
$1,500 by Parachute

The Mid-Century
Modern Chair

This is the chair in our space, and it gets comfier each time I sit down. It's upholstered in a full-aniline leather that has a soft hand and is untreated for an all-natural aesthetic. Although the chair doesn't recline, it certainly feels like you're laying back far, thanks to the feather-filled cushions. The solid wood frame makes this chair easy to assemble and allows flexibility for any interior updates.

Timber Charme
leather chair,
$1,199 by Article

The Forwarding
Thinking Chair

You've probably seen this chair all over social media, but it's actually been in production for 50 years. In 1973, Michael Ducaroy created the now iconic Togo—all-foam cushion seating with no hard points. It sits low to the ground, but it's incredibly comfortable since your body naturally buries itself into the oversized L-sharped cushions. The chair's exceptional and sculptural design fits comfortably into any modern interior space and remains one of the brand's most sought-after pieces.

Togo leather chair,
$2,935 by Ligne Roset


The Italian
Inspired Chair

This '70s Italian-inspired chair, designed by Janis Ellenberger in a curvy silhouette, is wrapped in a decadent and supple Moore & Giles leather. The tobacco color offers a timeless feel, and the leather will patina like a well-worn pair of 501s. Four metal braces add some structure and gives the chair an edgier, editorial look.

Brace leather chair,
$2,699 by CB2

The Steel
Single Seater

Brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec designed the Can sofa in 2016, and the chair would soon follow. The exposed tubular steel frame is sturdy and fitted with a hammock-like canvas sling supporting plush seat cushions. The cushions have anti-slip backing and Velcro straps marrying design and function for a cool and rugged chair that's built as tough as it looks.

Can leather chair,
$2,195 / $1,865.17
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for HAY

The WFH Chair

Perfect for your living space or WFH office, this chair is streamlined and sophisticated. Soft top-grain leather is finished with slim carved wooden and brass legs and wrap-around buckled armrests. The foam core cushions are wrapped in delicate fiber padding and a hypo-allergenic blend of down and feathers adds extra cushioning. Meaning this is the kind of chair you can comfortably sit in for hours at a time. It's deep yet supportive.

Havana leather chair,
$1,498 by Anthropologie

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Plan your rest

According to Becoming Minimalist, scheduling a rest time should be on your calendar much like any other activity to make sure you prioritize your rest. Whether you sit down for 15 minutes or an hour, make sure to slow down and reset.

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