Swivel chairs are officially back in style, and I’ve found my absolute favorites

If you’re looking for a fun addition to your home office or living room, these swivel chairs are ideal

A three panel image of the best swivel chairs
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Call me old-school, but I absolutely love a good swivel chair. Not only do they let you get into the perfect position for writing or working around your desk, but they also now come in so many different styles, from traditional desk chairs to more elaborate velvet pieces.

These days, you can get swivel chairs utilizing all the current design trends, such as velvet furniture options, the bouclé trend, and so much more. They're not just for a desk, but also for making a style statement in their own right. 

With so many options on the market, it's easy to get lost in all the choices. I've worked my way through dozens of swivel chairs to find my very favorites. 

Best swivel chairs 2024

Swivel chair FAQ

Will a swivel chair ruin your floor?

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While swivel chairs are generally easy on marble floors, hardwood floors are another story: They can scratch. However, there are some ways you can protect your floors: First, opt for chairs with soft rubber or polyurethane caster wheels instead of hard materials that are more likely to cause damage. You can also add chair mats or floor protectors beneath the swivel base to provide a smooth surface for rolling, all while shielding the floor from scratches.

Nikhita Mahtani
Style Editor

Nikhita is the Style Editor for Homes & Gardens, making sure our home-savvy readers are always aware of the latest trends and deepening their knowledge of classic design. Nikhita graduated with her Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism from New York University, and has spent a decade in interior design and shopping roles at shelter publications ELLE DECOR and Domino Magazine.