&tradition Fly Chair designed by Space Copenhagen, Nordic sofa chair, Snuggler chairs, Scandinavian design

The Dream. Plump cushions against smoked oak, the Fly Chair by Space Copenhagen for &tradition. © &tradition.

I have been on a tireless quest to find the perfect seat to fit inside our small bay window in our living room. It’s not the biggest space to fill, so options are limited when you have just under 130cm width to work with. Following hours of flailing around with a tape measure, I present the solution.

I give you the sofa chair. Or the Snuggler. Or the loveseat, if you like. Not quite a sofa, not quite an armchair, but a hybrid of superior quality lounging. I’m talking about the kind of chair you can nonchalantly swing your legs over the side of the arm in. A chair with a deep seat made for sharing. For when a lounge chair is not enough. If you have an awkward nook or more modest proportions where a sofa wouldn’t fit, this may be the answer for you too.

Outline Chair design by Anderssen & Voll for Muuto, Nordic sofa chairs, snuggler chairs, leather loveseats

Soft, buttery leather, a chair to grow into. Outline Chair, an Anderssen & Voll design for Muuto. © Muuto.

So I’ve trawled the web, pulling in my edit of nine Nordic style sofa chairs for your delectation. With one eye firmly on the price point, there’s a pretty comprehensive selection from just under £300 up to £2,000 to suit all budgets. I even went one step further in the name of design, seizing the chance to road test a few when the opportunity arose, so I’ll put my money where my mouth is. Most of the chosen designs come with a huge selection of upholstery (and I recommend you order samples) ranging from linen and cotton blends, velvet and leather. I may have found the perfect design for our living room, with a little restraint on my part – it’s hard to be practical when you’re exposed to such gorgeous designs. Of course, I’d love to throw a few thousand at a Nordic dream, but I have two children and a cat with claws. Oh. And a very clumsy husband…

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| 1 | Elton Snuggler chair in Barley Weave, Arlo & Jacob | 2 | Söderhamn chair, IKEA | 3 | Kalmar loveseat in Quartz House Weave, Swoon Editions  | 4 | Cuscino compact sofa, Habitat  | 5 | Mabel Loveseat in Uniform Blue, Sofa.com | 6 | No.142 Snuggler in Storm Grey, John Lewis | 7 | Fly Chair in Smoked Oak, &Tradition at Nest  | 8 | Outline Chair with leather upholstery, Muuto at Heal’s  | 9 | Avenue Loveseat in Velvet Grey, Fest Amsterdam

2 Comments on The Nordic Style Sofa Chair Edit From £300

  1. I can’t decide which one I want to snuggle into first! My little girl loves to have a cuddle in these chairs so nice to see some of them super wide

  2. I love these. The look so stylish yet still comfy. I would definitely opt for no. 6 from John Lewis though. The angle of those arm rests looks perfect for longing and reading a book in absolute comfort. Great selection. I’d love to know what you’ve opted for!

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