Investing in updated modern chairs can be a great way to refresh your decor theme without replacing larger furniture elements or structural elements. We’ve collected our favorite modern chair designs from across the web, with selections to suit every room in the house. Whether you’re looking for attractive modern accent chairs for living spaces, stylish modern dining chairs, creative modern chairs for your office desk, or modern rocking chairs for the nursery, you’ll find stunning examples for every budget below. Find the perfect piece to complete your decor update with this exciting compilation.
Geometric Modern Black Chair: Clean lines allow this accent chair to make a minimalistic statement in the most modern decor themes. This piece measures at roughly 30 inches across each way for compact placement in living rooms, bedrooms, or even entryway waiting areas. This piece is available in six faux leather colorways for ample coordination options.
Customizable Minimalist Modern Chair: Sleek metal framing and smooth, comfortable seating ensures this accent chair will serve as a versatile accent for a living space. This piece is fully customizable – choose from a diverse range fabric colors and materials to create the ideal fit for your interior decor theme. Consider opting for an especially bold color to transform this design into a true statement piece.
Black Modern Leather Accent Chair: Strips of woven leather provide comfortable support while lending this sophisticated accent chair a striking mid-century modern look. This piece is available in four adaptable colorways to fit a wide variety of decor themes. Depending on its surroundings, this piece can lean either contemporary or vintage.
Striped Modern Chair with Black Frame: Striped upholstery allows this modern accent chair to add a pop of pattern to any room in the home. This piece is also available with grey upholstery or cognac leather upholstery. Because this piece looks great from every angle, it’s well-suited to central placements within a living area.
Industrial Modern Leather Chair: Ultra-plush padding makes this accent chair an especially alluring option for lounge spaces. The cushions are upholstered in genuine top-grain leather for an ultra-soft touch, the cognac coloration allowing for easy coordination with mid-century decor themes. This piece is also available in black leather that coordinates well with industrial spaces.
Modern Gold and White Lounge Chair: Celebrated modern designer Jonathan Adler created the Goldfinger Lounge Chair with luxe and luxurious comfort in mind. The backrest and seat are deeply channel-tufted to provide lofty support sure to last. Choose from three colorways – glam white and gold, vibrant orange velvet, and a playful two-tone blue.
White and Wood Modern Living Room Chair: This beautifully crafted accent chair is constructed with a solid ash wood frame, its sweeping leather straps arranged in a sling to support the plush cushion. The cushion is fully removable for easier cleaning. For greater versatility, choose the Made to Order option to customize the cushion fabric.
Mid Century Modern Chair and Ottoman Set: Create a comfortable lounge spot anywhere in the home with this striking chair and ottoman set inspired by an updated take on mid-century style. This set is upholstered in biscuit tufted fabric and boasts graceful curves for welcoming support. This set is also available in blue or dark grey.
Washable Mid-Century Modern Accent Chair: Are you looking for a resilient accent chair to decorate demanding placements, especially in homes that are shared with pets or young children? This attractive pick from Levity Home is made with 100% machine-washable cushion covers so that you can enjoy tasteful mid-century style without the worry.
Jens Risom Modern Lounge Chair: Originally designed in 1949, the iconic Jens Chair remains a favorite with serious mid-century collectors today. This sophisticated work of art is crafted from a choice of solid oak or solid walnut, the cushions available in a range of fabric upholstery colors or supple genuine leather.
Mongolian Fur Modern Accent Chair: Kora is a soft and satisfying accent chair made with a frame of solid oak wood, its seat and backrest upholstered in a voluminous cloud of authentic Mongolian fur. Use to lend a glam element to modern interiors or a luxurious element to mid-century themes.
Uchiwa Quilted Modern Lounge Chair: Design duo Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien created the Uchiwa lounge chair drawing inspiration from traditional Japanese hand fans. Choose from a wide variety of two-tone colorways – this model features an exterior upholstered in smooth cognac leather, the interior in biscuit-tufted fabric.
Woven Modern Accent Chair: Use this gorgeous accent chair to provide a strong textural element to any interior space – warm, welcoming, and wonderfully stylish. This piece is crafted with a solid oak base for sturdy stability, the cushions well-padded with foam for enduring comfort.
Elegant Modern Papasan Chair: While most papasan chairs occupy a large footprint to provide a luxurious lounging experience, this delightful accent chair keeps things conservative to fit within any nook or cranny throughout the home. This piece is made from natural rattan that has been expertly shaped to provide delightful style and reliable support.
Rattan and White Modern Lounge Chair: Jonathan Adler’s eccentric Riviera collection draws inspiration from the rattan furniture trends of mid-century France, reimagined and reworked with a breezy glam aesthetic to better suit the most luxurious modern homes. This lounge chair is hand-shaped and handcrafted from natural rattan, the cushions upholstered in an oatmeal boucle for ultra-touchable comfort.
Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman: Eero Saarinen’s famous Womb Chair is an iconic mid-century modern design that proves instantly recognizable thanks to its curvaceous well-molded silhouette, striking enough to stand as a statement piece and comfortable enough to curl up on with a book. Choose from a spectrum of upholstery color options – each one including the matching ottoman.
Tuxedo Mid Century Modern Chair: With its track arm design and tight cushioning, this club chair makes effective use of the space it occupies. This piece measures at 35 inches across each way and makes every inch count. Use in a freestanding placement or place along a wall. This chair is available in four upholstery colorways, each one perched atop mid-century hairpin legs.
Green Modern Chair and Ottoman: Keep things light and low with this perfectly on-trend lounge chair and ottoman set, upholstered in family-friendly polyester for excellent resistance against staining. This piece is available in five color options for flexible coordination. Add the optional lumbar pillow to complete the look.
Adler Modern Wingback Chair: An oversized wing gives postmodern appeal to a classic chair format. This exciting Jonathan Adler design is available in oatmeal boucle with black tapered legs or stunning blue velvet with gleaming gold legs. The exaggerated proportions of this chair invoke a sense of intimacy and comfort, ideal for placements like libraries and cocktail lounges.
Fatboy Slim Modern Bean Bag Chair: Beanbag chairs have entered the world of high design with the adult-centric Fatboy beanbag chair brand. This piece is part of the Slim line, its sleek silhouette easy to store and even easier to enjoy anywhere around the home. This design makes a bold statement with its red geometric print, also available in blue.
Gubi Pacha Modern Swivel Chair: Pacha is a voluminous, cloudlike lounge chair sure to turn heads with its luxuriant curves and its plush boucle upholstery. This piece maintains a stylish low profile and easily swivels so that its occupant can keep up with any lively conversation that surrounds.
Dark Grey Swivel Modern Reading Chair: A comfortable high back construction makes this plush chair an ideal candidate for reading nooks and home libraries, comfortable enough for prolonged sitting in any setting. Choose from grey fabric upholstery or cognac top-grain leather upholstery. Both options are equipped with a smooth swivel base.
Mid Century Modern Swivel Chair: Tapered, angular silhouettes give this chair a fun Atomic Age aesthetic well-suited for mid-century interiors and vintage lounge settings. This excellent Jonathan Adler design smoothly swivels for flexible positioning. This piece is fully customizable in a wide variety of fabric colors and base finish options.
Mid Century Modern Recliner Chair: Recliners don’t have to be the large, bulky pieces of furniture they once were. This piece is constructed with a mid-century modern look with clean lines and tapered wooden legs. When the footrest is retracted, this piece looks like a stylish standard armchair.
Swiveling Modern Faux Leather Recliner: This modern recliner design is upholstered in supple faux leather, available in five colors for easy coordination. Unlike many standard recliners, this piece foregoes the retractable footrest and instead includes a comfortable ottoman.
Minimalist Modern Leather Recliner Chair: Clean lines bring chic minimalism to this modern recliner design. Full power functionality makes adjusting the position a breeze for exceptional relaxation. This piece is available in a light grey leather upholstery or in the dark navy leather pictured here.
Modern Velvet Club Chair: Channel tufted velvet exudes luxury with this gorgeous tuxedo armchair design. This piece is available in four colorways – the versatile grey you see pictured here, and colorful options like emerald, navy, and mustard yellow. Create a complete living room set by investing in the matching sofa.
Genuine Leather Modern Club Chair: Supple genuine leather upholstery and ultra-plush cushions make this armchair an alluring relaxation spot for your living room, media room, or office. This piece is equipped with a built-in USB charger to keep your devices topped up while working from home or relaxing with your e-reader.
Modern Faux Leather Dining Chair Set: Living spaces aren’t the only places that can benefit from a refreshed chair configuration. This dining set gets modern with an Eames-inspired silhouette, the chairs upholstered in resilient faux leather for enduring comfort and easy everyday cleanup. This chair is available in sets of four and sets of two.
Wood and Leather Modern Dining Chair: Sculpted from durable solid ash wood, these smooth dining chairs draw inspiration from the Danish masters of furniture design while enjoying the best of modern construction. The seat is upholstered in buttery top-grain leather for lasting comfort.
Wooden Modern Dining Chair: A playful geometric silhouette makes this modern dining chair stand out from the rest – suitable for use at a desk, vanity, or around the dining table. Each one is made from durable solid ash and upholstered in a performance weave for easy upkeep and care.
Grand Prix Modern Black Dining Chair: Legendary designer Arne Jacobsen created the Grand Prix dining chair in 1957, utilizing the latest wood molding techniques that continue to captivate designers today. This piece is available in six timeless colors, and offers a choice between wood or tubular metal legs.
Green and Gold Modern Dining Chair Set: A curvaceous, padded backrest and a fully padded seat give this dining chair alluring comfort while maintaining a lighter-than-air aesthetic. This model combines emerald velvet upholstery with gold metal framing to suit even the most elegant dining and kitchen themes.
Stokke Modern Highchair: Stokke’s cult-favorite Tripp Trapp highchair is a favorite among influencers and design-savvy parents, and for great reason. This piece offers a stylish way to accommodate children of all ages – and can readily adapt as they grow. Choose from a wide range of color finish options.
Modern Faux Leather Counter Chair: Sled base construction and a smooth molded seat allows this counter-height stool to maintain a minimalist silhouette, its cognac faux leather upholstery lending a touch of classic sophistication. Use this modern bar stool to complement kitchen themes like contemporary and industrial.
Grey and Blonde Modern Stool: This modern counter height stool features uncomplicated finishes for easy coordination with a wide variety of contemporary themes. The seat is upholstered in performance fabric while the backrest is made from molded wood veneers in a breezy blonde finish.
Caprice Modern Counter Height Chair: Bent blackened steel provides an artistic, continuous flow that unifies every element of the Caprice counter stool by Jonathan Adler. The seat and backrest are upholstered in premium yellow velvet, while the back handle is wrapped in comfortable leather.
Velvet Modern Vanity Chair: Want to upgrade your vanity or writing desk with a cute modern chair? This design features a scalloped backrest and gleaming gold legs to capture attention from across any room. Choose from a spectrum of on-trend velvet colors to perfectly flatter your bedroom or walk-in closet.
Black and Gold Modern Computer Chair: In a world dominated by utilitarian computer chairs, the casual home office desk deserves something a little more stylish. This attractive task chair features a gold finish and soft black velvet upholstery, comfortable enough for moderate periods of sitting but attractive enough to appreciate day after day.
Glam Sheepskin Modern Desk Chair: Plush faux sheepskin upholstery and gleaming gold finishes ensure this modern desk chair will add a pop of luxury wherever you place it – perfect for writing desks, bedroom vanities, home offices, and more.
Cane-Back Modern Office Chair: Tired of desk chairs that feel overly industrial? This attractive modern office chair incorporates natural materials for a warm and welcoming look. The framing is made from solid beechwood, the backrest woven from rattan cane, and the seat is upholstered in resilient linen.
White Boucle Modern Office Chair: Boucle is soft, resilient, and extremely fashionable. This well-formed desk chair features a sculpted seat with a high back and convenient armrests, all upholstered in soft boucle made from stain-resistant nylon. A white base completes the crisp and clean aesthetic.
AAC Modern Leather Office Chair: About a Chair is one of the most beloved modern seating collections of the past few decades. This diverse series by Hee Welling is available in an endless variety of upholstery types and base configurations, including high-end desk chairs perfect for casual work and styling.
Mid Century Modern Desk Chair: Bentwood construction gives this affordable desk chair a charming mid-century modern look. The seat and backrest are lightly padded and upholstered in grey fabric, providing just enough support to facilitate your most productive work or creative endeavors.
Bent Plywood Rocking Chair: Bent plywood construction centers the beauty of natural wood grain with this creative rocking chair design. Use as a stately accent in living rooms, entryways, and offices or use as a stylish architectural alternative to a traditional nursery rocking chair. Select from three wood finish colors.
Modern Tufted Velvet Rocking Chair: Ultra-plush padding gives this modern rocking chair an especially inviting and luxurious look. Velvet upholstery beckons the touch while deep diamond tufting lends classic elegance. This piece is available six colorways – almost every color of the rainbow.
Tufted Modern Rocking Chair: Make a truly modern statement with this casual rocking chair design. The exterior is smoothly molded in fresh white, the plush tufted cushion available in three on-trend colors. The cushion is fully removable for cleaning.
Modern Outdoor Rocking Chair Set: Outdoor living spaces deserve smart modern furniture too. This modern outdoor rocking chair set includes comfortable seat cushions and backrests for cozy comfort on the patio with friends and family. This set is available with a black metal finish or a white metal finish.
Outdoor Modern Chaise Lounge Chair Set: This five-piece set includes everything you need to create a bold modern outdoor seating area. This set includes a tall side table, two modern chairs, and square ottomans that are perfectly sized to transform the chairs into chaise lounges. Use the chairs together as a sofa or apart.
Outdoor Modern Folding Chair Set: These modern outdoor chairs include convenient folding functionality, easy to store away between seasons – or for portability between the beach and the backyard. Choose from four sling fabric options.
Modern Outdoor Lounge Chair: Smoothly sculpted solid teak framing makes this stylish modern outdoor lounge chair especially resilient, able to last a lifetime with proper upkeep. This piece is stylish enough to use indoors and durable enough to resist the elements right on the patio or at the poolside.
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