Types of Chairs: 48 Best Styles Of Chairs Should Be at Your Home & Offices

There are many types of chairs to choose from. When choosing furniture for your house, you will want to consider what style of chairs you want. Look at the below furniture glossary, and choose a chair you love.

Types of Chairs

Types of Chairs List

Here is a list of commonly found types of chairs at homes and offices. What type of chair should you buy?

  • Baby chair
  • Cantilever chair
  • Deck chair
  • Egg chair
  • Folding chair
  • Garden chair
  • Hammock chair
  • Industrial cafe
  • Ladderback chair
  • Mid-century chair
  • Operator chair
  • Park bench
  • Rocking chair
  • Side chair
  • Throne
  • Upholstered bench
  • Vintage French
  • Waiting room seat
  • Armchair
  • Ball chair
  • Chair
  • Dentist chair
  • Executive chair
  • French bistro
  • High chair
  • Lounge chair
  • Modern bentwood
  • Parsons
  • Sofa
  • Traditional bentwood
  • Wheelchair
  • Adirondack chair
  • Barber chair/ Salon chair
  • Cross back
  • Desk chair
  • Pushchair
  • Stool
  • Tulip chair
  • Windsor
  • Bench
  • Cuddler chair
  • Dining room chair
  • Student chair
  • Wing chair
  • Bowl chair
  • Director’s chair
  • Wood chair

Types of Chairs | Examples & Pictures

Baby chair

Henry gurgles happily in his baby chair.

Deck chair

Donald was sitting in a deck chair in his garden next door when part of the chimney fell on him.

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Egg chair

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Folding chair

After the game, Mutombo looked relieved to be sitting in a folding chair with ice packs surrounding both knees.

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Garden chair

Price from about £265 Left: The Verbania garden chair from Rovergarden can adjust to five different positions.

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Hammock chair

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Mid-century chair

A cheery baby room is decorated in white with pops of color and mid-century classic furniture pieces like the Eames rocker.

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Operator chair

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Park bench

The old tramp taught the newcomer how to make himself comfortable on a park bench.

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Rocking chair

In the living room, I sit, feet up huddled in a rocking chair.

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Upholstered bench

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Vintage French

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Waiting room seat

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Vernon was sitting in his armchair by the fire, his injured ankle propped on a telephone book.


Ball chair

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She rocks back and forth on her chair like a mischievous child.


Dentist chair

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Executive chair

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French bistro

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High chair

He looked at the child in the high chair.

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Lounge chair

I hear you! I could sit in this lounge chair all day. I love the Caribbean!

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Modern bentwood

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His newspaper was slipped out when he got to sleep on the sofa.


Traditional bentwood

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The patient was put into a wheelchair and trundled to the garden.


Adirondack chair

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Barber chair/ Salon chair

“All right, ” he said, settling into the barber chair. “Shave my head.”

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Desk chair

She slung her coat over her desk chair.

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Theresa is wheeling a pushchair and trying to cope with the twins.



He hooked his foot under the stool and dragged it over.


Tulip chair

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A boy and a girl were sitting on a bench. The boy was smiling but the girl looked angry.


Dining room chair

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Student chair

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Wing chair

She knocked and opened the door and saw Patrick asleep in his wing chair.

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Bowl chair

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Director’s chair

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Wood chair

A chair made of balsa wood is very light. If you’re hit with a balsa wood chair you won’t be injured.

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Chair Types | Infographic

Different Types of Chairs with Pictures

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