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The best 6 tub chairs of 2024

Add some stylish seating to your living space with an on-trend tub chair. I'm loving the choice @makeovermarketst made.

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A contemporary alternative to the traditional armchair, the tub chair, with its rounded design, curved arms and padded upholstery, is the perfect piece of sitting room furniture you need to add to your home. 


The tub chair, which also goes by the name bucket chair, boasts a distinctive backrest that slopes continuously into armrests, forming its iconic design.


Made with both ultimate comfort and high style in mind, the tub chair’s cocoon-like features and deep seats were invented to envelope the sitter in luxury, creating an irresistible experience you won’t want to leave.


A familiar fixture in hotels, restaurants and waiting rooms, the trusty tub chair has a reputation for supreme comfort.


It is believed the tub chair’s existence came about more than 250 years ago, with its popularity owed to King Louis XV in 18th Century France, when it is thought the monarch was one of the first to use an upholstered tub chair to hold court.


The tub chair’s new found popularity finds itself at a grander level of colours, fabric choices and functions, with a new wave of tub chairs hitting the interior world.


The tub chair has long been a style icon for seating and was designed to be an exemplary statement item of furniture. As a stand-alone piece, the tub chair provides a great opportunity to add a pop of personality into the home. With so many fabrics, shades and styles now available, you can create a spectacular centrepiece.


Add to an existing seating arrangement as an interesting addition, use to inject a dash of colour to an otherwise neutrally decorated room or as a chic seat to a cosy reading corner. The possibilities with a tub chair are endless.

Read on to explore my pick of top tub chairs to add a cosy and contemporary addition to your home:

1. Bailey Accent Chair


Boasting curves in all the right places, the Bailey Accent Chair promises to add pretty shapes in all living spaces.


It’s shapely arms, rounded back and tapered wooden legs give it a retro-inspired look, while the soft touch fabric and foam seating offer optimum comfort.


Key features:

  • Available in 3 attractive colours
  • Foam seat interiors as standard
  • Part of our quick delivery service
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


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2. Lana Accent Chair


Stunning designs, plush velvet fabric, slim tapered legs and foam seat interiors; if you’re looking for a striking velvet tub chair for a stunning centrepiece, it doesn’t get much better than the Lana Accent Chair.


Its sloping arms and rounded shape make it perfect for lounging.


Key features:

  • Available in 3 vibrant colours
  • Foam seat interiors as standard
  • Part of our quick delivery service
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


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3. Hoxton Velvet Standard Chair


Add a style statement with our Hoxton Velvet Chair. Guaranteed to grab attention, the Hoxton cuts a sleek and sophisticated silhouette with a shapely design and back button detailing adding a retro charm.


Finished in sumptuous velvet fabric, the Hoxton offers a touch of luxury and unbeatable style.


Key features:

  • Available in 6 stunning colours
  • Foam seat interiors upgrade available
  • Choice of 2 wooden feet 
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


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4. Down to Earth Scallop Accent Chair


Part of our new Paloma Home range, the Down to Earth Fabric Accent Chair is guaranteed to add a pop of personality to any living space.


Available in a range of eye-catching colours, including a lively leopard print, our Down to Earth chair offers unbeatable style and comfort with luxurious upholstery and foam seating as standard.


Key features:

  • Available in 16 statement shades
  • Foam seat interiors as standard
  • Scalloped detail
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


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5. Margot Standard Fabric Chair


Gorgeous in grey, the Margot Standard Fabric Chair is a modern take on the traditional tub chair, featuring a square shape and distinctive lined detail.


Boasting foam seat interiors as standard, the Margot is a fantastic option for a cosy grey tub chair, with 2 shades of grey and a stunning silver.


Key features:

  • Available in 12 eye-catching colours, including 2 grey and a silver shade 
  • Foam seat interiors as standard
  • Complimentary scatter cushions included
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


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6. Hoxton Leather Snuggle Chair


Crafted from luxurious leather, the Hoxton Snuggle Chair is a great option if you’re looking for a leather tub chair to add a mature, modern look to your home.


Designed for supreme comfort, this superb chair is wider than your average, offering extra lounge room and is completed with bolster cushions for added cosiness.


Key features:

  • Available in 5 stylish colours
  • Choice of 2 wooden feet
  • Complimentary bolster cushions included
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


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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.