Friday Fun: Bookchairs

All of us readers are on the look-out for that perfect comfy chair where you can have plenty of books within easy reach, and perhaps a place to put a snack, a coffee, a glass of wine, a bookmark or notebook. None of the ones I’ve found so far quite answer all of my needs.

Ergonomic but slightly unstable looking. From Architecture and Home Design.
Ergonomic but slightly unstable looking. From Architecture and Home Design.
More book capacity here, but the wood looks a bit too hard for my old bones. From Jongform.
More book capacity here, but the wood looks a bit too hard for my old bones. From Jongform.
This looks more comfortable, but it's more suitable for storing magazines. From Furniture Fashion.
This looks more comfortable, but it’s more suitable for storing magazines or folders. From Furniture Fashion.
A rocking chair is an interesting idea - but again, why no cushioning? Don't they know I can read for hours? From homedit.com
A rocking chair is an interesting idea – but again, why no cushioning? Don’t they know I can read for hours? From homedit.com
Promising cushioning, plenty of storage space, but it could do with a footrest. From toxel.com
Promising cushioning, plenty of storage space, but it could do with a footrest. From toxel.com
This one has higher back support, meets my coffee and snacking reads... but why is she working on a laptop instead of reading? That's just wrong! From Trendhunter.com
This one has higher back support, meets my coffee and snacking reads… reminds me a little of a seat on an airline’s business class. But why is she working on a laptop instead of reading? That’s just wrong! From Trendhunter.com

So, in the end, the best solution is clearly a window seat which combines comfort with storage and pretty views.

You could lose me here for days... From freshome.com
You could lose me here for days… From freshome.com

 

35 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Bookchairs”

  1. The only real advantage of the business seat is that there’s room for the teacup. It’s missing its footrest, plus why block out the light?

  2. Hands down, it is the window seat. I have a comfy wicker chaiselounge next to my bedroom window with a fabulous view of the chateau…

  3. I’m with you, Marina Sofia! Still, the one from Trendhunter looks very nice, too. What a great topic for a post!!

  4. Window seat for me too! At home I just have a chair by a wide window sill which ends up with piles of books on it.

  5. Window seat no doubt. I have wanted a window seat since my teen days when I’d sit in my bed with a big window right next to me, and the sun would shine on my books and a huge tree brushed against the pane. It was as close to a window seat as I’ve ever gotten.
    I like the one above it, but it does need a footrest.
    But how does one keep all that clean?

      1. Oh, wonderful, hundreds (I hope) so we can choose our particular favourite nooky ones and equably read silently and snugly together, each in a window nest box of our very own!

        1. That is my dream: to have a really big house with lots of comfy reading chairs and window seats, full of bookshelves in every room, of course, and lovely bookish people free to wander, sit down, read and chat about books with… wine and food provided by me!

        2. A magical dream. We all hope it comes true for you and will be waiting for our invites!

          The least we can do is bring chocolate , only the finest of course

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