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Modern Armchairs for Low & High Budgets

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Furnish the room of your dreams on any budget! We’ve rounded up a list of popular chair styles that could complement any room, from living spaces to home offices, on both ends of the spending spectrum. The “low” end peaks at $349 while the “high” budget equivalents can cost over $1,000. Our findings are proof that you don’t have to choose between style and savings to furnish your space.

Photo: High Fashion Home; *This article contains affiliate links

Low – High



Green Velvet

Other than a slight difference in hue, these armchairs are practically identical! From the luxurious round bolsters to the plush tufted cushions to the stained solid wood legs, you’d think these seats came out of the same factory.

Left: $349; Poly & Bark

Right: $799 (retail $1200); Article.


Black Leather & Wood

Both of these sleek chairs are built with angled wood frames that are perfect for lounging back in at the end of the day. The biggest difference between the two is the left seat is covered with faux leather while the right one is made with authentic leather (it also offers a fabric option).

Left: $299; Wayfair

Right: $799 (retail $1400); Article.


Grey Fabric & Metal Legs

These cube-like side chairs are perfect if you’re looking for furniture that makes a room look both sophisticated and welcoming. The grey linens and silver legs lend a contemporary and polished look to any space.

Left: $299; IKEA

Right: $899; Joybird


Light Fabric & Wood

Sit back and relax in one of these cozy, mid-century modern seats. There aren’t many stark differences between the looks of these chairs; we can’t say the same for the prices.

Left: $195.49; Target

Right: $1,082; Scout & Nimble


White & Furry

These luxe seats are totally #twinning. The one on the left is made with faux fur while the one on the right is made with sheepskin, both of which look equally glamorous.

Left: $339.99; Overstock

Right: $774; High Fashion Home


Pink Velvet

You can’t get more fabulous than rosy pink velvet—you can get it at different costs, though. The geometric outlines of these seats give a contemporary feel to the elegant materials used in the products’ build.

Left: $229; Urban Outfitters

Right: $598; AllModernOutlet

Dani Caruso
Dani Caruso By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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