I wasn't expecting to find my new reading chair on Wayfair - but these on-trend and on-sale designs are SO elevated

Wayfair's Way Day sale is a trove of trend-focussed chairs if you know where to look. Our editor Pip Rich has found the best pieces for your home

contemporary accent chairs and reading chairs in white, blue and gray
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It's Day 2 of the two day Way Day sales on Wayfair, and I've surprised myself by going into overdrive. There are lots of offers on furniture and home decor - and a lot if it is not...what I'd personally go for. But if you know how to shop it you can find some absolute gems. And Wayfair's selection of on-sale reading chairs has helped me fill the corner of my living room I've been wondering what to do with for ages. 

Reading corners are the big interior design trend of right now. We all seem to want a little area of our homes to curl up in, hunker down in and let the hibernation vibes wash over us. For me, the perfect reading chair needs to be comfortable, smart and either cocooning or angled slightly back so that you feel like you're reclining. And Wayfair is managing to answer all these requests right now. 

In fact, although the Wayfair Black Friday sales are expected to be stellar, I think now is the time to buy, before the true frenzy begins. I truly believe this chair, below, to be the very best piece at this price available on the internet right now.

Though if you don't trust me, you can shop all of the chairs on Wayfair here.

The very best reading chair available on the internet right now

cream and wood reading chair

(Image credit: Wayfair)

As a wedding gift, some friends clubbed together and bought me a reading chair in a similar shape and style to this - I know how much it cost because I'd been bookmarking it for ages. It was just over $1000 (and it was quite a large group of friends who grouped together). I love it because the padded seat is so comfortable, the arms are so perfectly angled for resting on and the tilt of the back really helps you nestle in.

So I am buying this very similar chair - at a fraction of the price - to go as my gift's pair. It looks just as good as the expensive version, and yet costs only just over $100, marked down from nearly $200. 

I can see it paired with a curved sofa in a minimalist living room, or used in a more eclectic space to add some refinement to a patterned scheme. It comes in four colors - I hovered over the dark green - and I think you're going to be hard-pressed to find a better piece at a better price today.

Upholstered Accent Chair, was $196.99, now $151.99 at Wayfair

More perfect reading chairs in the Wayfair Way Day sale

You can shop the whole of the Way Day sale here - take a deep breath - there'e a lot on offer!

Pip Rich

The editor of Livingetc, Pip Rich (formerly Pip McCormac) is a lifestyle journalist of almost 20 years experience working for some of the UK's biggest titles. As well as holding staff positions at Sunday Times Style, Red and Grazia he has written for the Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times and ES Magazine. The host of Livingetc's podcast Home Truths, Pip has also published three books - his most recent, A New Leaf, was released in December 2021 and is about the homes of architects who have filled their spaces with houseplants.  He has recently moved out of London - and a home that ELLE Decoration called one of the ten best small spaces in the world - to start a new renovation project in Somerset.