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The best love chairs of 2024

The love story of love chairs dates right back to the 17th century. Renowned for their comfortable nature, compact design and inviting appeal, love chairs are the perfect spot for couples to sit closely together. Here are a selection of my most highly rated love chairs.

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What does a love chair look like?

Distinctively compact, a love chair looks just like a small sofa, though it’s specifically intended for two people to sit snuggly.

Love chairs are designed for couples and loved ones to sit comfortably side-by-side. They’re wonderful for an area in your home where a larger sofa won’t quite fit but you’d still like a place to sit, such as a snug or even in a bedroom. 

Why is it called a love chair?

Love chairs get their name from their unique design that offers an intimate seating arrangement for loved-up couples to share.  

Why choose a love chair?

Available in classic and contemporary options designed to suit all interior styles. Let’s take a look into the benefits and considerations of a love chair…

Benefits of choosing a love chair

  • Love chairs can provide a comfortable and cosy space for couples or individuals to connect and spend quality time together
  • Easy to move around the home
  • They come in various designs and styles, so you can find the perfect match for your home
  • Perfect if you need extra seating but can’t fit in a standard-sized sofa as some love chairs are designed to be compact, making them suitable for smaller living spaces

Things to consider when choosing a love chair

  • Remember they offer limited seating 
  • Consider your other furniture and room layout
  • How you typically use the space 
  • If you have a busy household consider choosing an easy to clean material or a chair that has removable, machine-washable covers

What is a love seat called?

Also referred to as a snuggle or cuddler chair, a love seat has several names but essentially they all mean the same. It’s also synonymous with a small two-seater sofa as it typically has two upholstered seats.

What are snuggle chairs?

A little bigger than an armchair though smaller than a sofa, snuggle or snuggler chairs are incredibly versatile and another name for a love seat or cuddle chair.

As the name suggests they’re the perfect spot to snuggle up with your significant other, or if you fancy curling up in front of the TV when you get the evening to yourself. Snuggle chairs typically only have one cushion making every position comfortable. 

Can 2 people sit on a cuddle chair?

Yes, snuggly!

As a cuddle chair is designed for couples, it’ll certainly fit two people on, though you will be sat pretty closely together. 

What are big round chairs called?

That’ll be a twister chair.

Loved for their versatility and sometimes referred to as a swivel chair, twister chairs offer maximum comfort.

As the name suggests you can twist and swivel in them as the seat rotates 360 degrees to the left or right. The perfect option for those who find movement comforting and relaxing.

They come complete with foam-filled seat cushions that keep their circular shape and provide the right amount of cushioning so you’re free to sway in any direction you wish.  

How to style a love, snuggle, cuddle or twister chair

They can effortlessly create a relaxing corner, inject colour and style into your home, as well being a practical way to add additional seating.

Once you’ve invested, you may be wondering how best to style your chair. How about opting for a Parisian style?

Channelling the city of love only seems right! Pairing your chair with romantic blush pink accessories, such as a chunky throw or velvet scatter cushions for a certain je ne sais quoi. 

Or perhaps you’re looking to go for more of an Industrial style, with monochromatic furnishings and complimentary wooden furniture. Cool-toned grey fabrics work perfectly for this look as they act as a neutral backdrop of which you can experiment with. 

The beauty of a love seat is you can interchange the cushions and any other soft furnishings you like to have strewn across the arms of the chair to create different looks depending on personal style or current trends. 

The best sofas for small living rooms

Having a small room to work with doesn’t mean you have a small amount of sofa choices to select from, not if you’re exploring our extensive sofa ranges.

From narrow sofas to shallow sofas, here are some designs to get you started on your small sofa journey:

1. Abbey snuggle chair

Made for snuggling, the Abbey snuggle chair is a contemporary twist on the classic Chesterfield sofa, combining a timeless style with beautiful, modern features.

Boasting elegant scrolled arms and distinctive button detail, the Abbey is finished with sumptuous soft touch velvet fabric – perfect for a cosy night in.

Very pleased with my chair. It is perfect for the space.

Only £ 749 .99

£ 20.83 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Soft & supportive

Soft & supportive

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2. Cloud love seat


Strengthen your connection on our snuggly grey loveseat, boasting luxury chenille fabric for a soft and sumptuous feel. 

It has the seal of approval from our customers too. Here’s what they had to say about the Cloud love seat:

Really comfy could easily fit 2 people on I would highly recommend this chair.
Louise Issa
“This chair is lovely and very comfortable. Very stylish too.”
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Only £ 649

£ 18.03 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

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Soft & supportive

3. Bloom love chair

Add some flower-lovin’ into your home with the wonderful Bloom love chair.

Specifically designed with your comfort in mind, sit back relax and cosy on up in front of the fire on this beauty. 

I am very happy with my chair. It is very comfortable.
Zarah A
Beautiful colour and super comfortable. Created a reading nook with this chair – everyone loves it!

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Was £ 779

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£ 16.11 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

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Seriously supportive

4. Rockcliffe snuggler chair

Get ready for a romantic night in with the Inspire Rockcliffe snuggler chair, the perfect addition to your home. With premium foam seat interiors and fibre filled back cushions you’ll have all the support and comfort you could need.

Steve T
Nice, firm seating. Is very well made and looks of very good quality material. Excellent value and speedy delivery.

Buy 2 or more and save £400

Inspire Rockcliffe Fabric Snuggler Chair | Inspire Rockcliffe Sofa Range | ScS
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Only £ 869

£ 24.14 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

5. Ashton love chair

If you're looking for a cosy and stylish addition to any living room, the Ashton love chair is for you.

This love chair also benefits from being available in a reclining option for ultimate relaxation.

The seat is so comfortable and snuggly it is just perfect. The fact it is larger than an armchair provides me with that extra bit of space to spread out if i want to..
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Only £ 749 .99

£ 20.83 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

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Soft & supportive

6. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Sovereign snuggler chair

With four stunning fabric colours to choose from, this sumptuous snuggler chair will be sure to add a chic and sumptuous addition to your living room, reading corner or snug. 

The Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Sovereign snuggler chair comes in a range of gorgeous colours including mink, chocolate, silver, oyster and moleskin.

Looks good in our lounge and comfortable very pleased
Beautiful big chair, material is top quality and ordered the more expensive inner material but 100% worth it
LLB Sovereign Fabric Snuggler Chair | LLB Sovereign Sofa Range | ScS
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Seriously supportive

7. Ferndale love chair

Create the perfect hideout with the Ferndale love chair

Offering a slightly retro design, the Ferndale features distinctive button detail and is finished with plush velvet fabric and accent scatter cushions, completing its inviting appeal.

K Smy
Beautiful colour (blue) in a lovely fabric. The chair is spacious and cosy – love curling up with a book and a blanket.
Bought two of these as accent chairs for my living room in green. They’re beautiful and stand out just as I wanted. So comfortable and easily fit 1 adult 1 child or 2 adults sat close together.

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Only £ 549

£ 15.25 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Soft & supportive

Soft & supportive

8. Whisper love chair

The perfect companion for a cosy night in, our Whisper love chair will be sure to keep you company.

Sink into the fibre filled seats or upgrade to foam for enhanced comfort and with a range of fabric colour options to pick from you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Cuddley Matt
Perfect for us, lovely and comfortable, highly recommend
Very comfortable, spacious, looks great. Family love it

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Whisper Fabric Standard Back Love Chair | Whisper Sofa Range | ScS
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Only £ 1,159

£ 32.19 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

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Very soft & cosy

Very soft & cosy

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9. Marshmallow Fabric Snuggle Chair


Our charming Marshmallow snuggle chair combines exceptional comfort with a stylish design

Recline and unwind on this sumptuous chair. Beautifully crafted with smooth, gentle lines, this snuggle chair will pair seamlessly with classic and traditional interiors. 

The perfect addition to your living room or reading corner, this chair just calls for snuggling up on.

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Only £ 699 .99

£ 19.44 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Very soft & cosy

Very soft & cosy

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10. Fraser love chair

Boasting retro-inspired designs, the Fraser love chair brings an elegance to any living space.

The stylish angled arms, rounded foam filled seats and accent scatter cushions make it the perfect place to cuddle up.

The chair is perfect…It’s big enough for two…and the seat is really comfy and sturdy so you don’t sink into it.
S Samrai
Fantastic size chair, like a bigger single. Love the colour as well.
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Only £ 549 .99

£ 15.28 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Seriously supportive

Seriously supportive

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Looking for something a little bigger? Check out our top compact small sofas.

Ashleigh Ellis

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Director of Upholstery & Furniture

at ScS

2nd January 2024

Having been a part of the ScS family for over two years, Ashleigh is intricately woven into the fabric of the upholstery world, a legacy she inherited from a lineage of Manufacturing Directors within her family. Ashleigh's journey spans manufacturing, upholstery suppliers, and furniture retail across 23 years, and her expertise is only enriched by her lifetime of passion and knowledge. Balancing her professional life in Doncaster, she's a proud mom to two teenagers and two playful mini sausage dogs. To Ashleigh, upholstery holds a special place in her heart which is why she actively advocates for inspiring younger generations to consider the upholstery manufacturing industry. Her dedication and first-hand insights breathe life into every sofa she encounters.