How to pick the perfect reading chair

A well-padded backrest for support. Ample arms to nestle into. And a prime spot next to a table with your favourite tipple. There’s lots to consider when picking the perfect reading chair.

As for style, that’s up to you. Traditional English roll arm, mid-century lounge, tub, swivel – doesn’t matter so long as you can sit in it for long periods without nodding off or getting numb.

Click below to see what Ed O’Donnell and other leading interior designers look for when cosying up with a book.