With a great combination of functionality and style, it’s no wonder swivel chairs are growing in popularity year-on-year. But with so many different types available - including swivel armchairs, swivel chairs with footstools, swivel chairs with rockers, and swivel recliner chairs - what are the benefits, and which one is best for your home?
Let’s find out!
The main benefit of a swivel chair is that it offers you the ability to move around in your chair, without getting up. This means you can continue to benefit from the additional lumbar support, while still being able to easily reach your cuppa, the TV remote, or simply turn around to maintain eye contact with your friends and family. Swivel chairs make excellent options in many spaces, from home offices and bedrooms to open plan living rooms.
With additional features come additional safety requirements, and while swivel chairs are an excellent option for elderly people or those with reduced mobility, many - quite rightly - worry about the safety and stability of chairs which are designed to move around. Therefore, when shopping for a swivel chair, it pays to choose one from a reputable retailer who does their due diligence on all their products. Here at DFS we extensively test all our furniture prior to sale against multiple safety parameters, and this includes stability - which is particularly important in furniture like swivel chairs, which do not have a fixed base. We can therefore say with confidence that all our swivel chairs are perfectly safe to use, and will be stable and secure as long as they are used properly.
Absolutely! Swivel chairs tend to have more padding and cushioning than an office chair, but with similar swivel functionality, making them a super comfortable chair that works well anywhere in your home.
The good news is that there are plenty of shapes, styles and colours to choose from within our range of swivel chairs - so whether your thing is modern and sleek, or cosy and timeless, you’ll definitely be able to find an option that suits your style.
Now you know a bit more about the benefits of swivel chairs, let’s take a look at some of the different styles, shapes and options within this clever, multi-functional category of chairs.
If you only have a small space available, you can still benefit from the clever functionality of a swivel chair. These small swivel chairs are ideal to slot into an unused corner, whether you’re creating a cosy reading nook or simply somewhere to put your socks on in the morning.
Opting for a swivel chair with a footstool gives you somewhere to put your feet up, which is comfortable for everyone, but may have additional health benefits for the elderly or those with poor circulation. Regularly elevating the feet can help alleviate pain and fluid build up in the lower body, making this option ideal for health reasons as well as comfort.
Whether it’s for rocking babies to sleep, or really getting into that racing game - rocker chairs provide a surprisingly versatile function that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Swivel rocker chairs also often come with additional features, such as recliner functionality.
Fancy turning your space around with a snazzy new swivel chair? Explore our range below to find one that’s just your thing.