Create a lounge area for adults, teens, or kids with these comfortable indoor seating ideas!
11 Great Ideas and Tutorials for Comfortable Indoor Seating
When the weather is cold out, there’s nothing better than curling up in a cozy corner with a good book and plush throw.
Actually, any time of year, there are few things better than a comfy spot to sit and read!
From a big project like a DIY chaise lounge with storage to a quick sewn floor pouf, we’ve collected 11 of our favorite indoor seating ideas to make that good book even a little bit more enticing… also great for watching your favorite streaming show or napping!
DIY Floor Pouf
For a casual living room, family room, or play room, this Land of Nod knock-off floor pouf is a cozy place to sit or to put your feet up.
Get the sewing tutorial here from our guest Charlotte from Ciburbanity — it’s easier than you think!
Don’t want to sew? Shop here instead.
Oversized Floor Pouf
For teens and adults, that floor pouf needs to be bigger! Encourage your teen or tween to get reading (or maybe at least to put down the phone!) with one of these comfortable West Elm inspired oversized poufs.
Check out the tutorial over at the Shabby Creek Cottage.
How cute is this toddler bed fainting couch?! I didn’t even know what a fainting couch was and now I need two (though it’s more commonly called a chaise).
Perfect for a kids’ playroom or reading corner. Learn how to build one from scratch from Reality Daydream’s fabulous tutorial.
Chaise Lounge with Storage
So you aren’t jealous of your toddler’s fabulous fainting couch, build yourself a chaise lounge that also has storage space inside!
A daybed with some fabulous bedding is a comfortable seating option that works double duty as sleeping arrangements for overnight visitors. See how our guest Perfectly Imperfect made this one from old doors.
And how Liz built a set of daybeds with storage — from scratch!
Daybed Reading Nook
Make a day bed even cozier by building a reading nook around it! This DIY bohemian style twin bed reading nook is cozy and great for a guest room or teen’s room.
Window Seat Bench
A bedroom window seat is the perfect place to make your own cozy retreat. The Rozy Home shares her cozy window nook here.
Related Reading: 25 Cozy Window Seating Nooks
Quilted Floor Cushions
A floor cushion makes for versatile and comfortable seating in a reading corner, play room, or TV room. Pick up some fun fabric and make a whole room full of these fun quilted floor cushions from Dobleufa — or ditch the sewing machine and shop for your favorites here.
Closet Reading Nook
Turn a spare closet into a cozy reading nook for your little ones — and hopefully they’ll share when you need a breather, too! Our guest Joy2Journey shows her closet to reading nook transformation here and you can see another great closet reading nook here by Pretty Handy Girl.
DIY Bean Bag Chairs
What child doesn’t have wonderful memories of snuggling into a beanbag… and then feeling a little bit smothered. Just me?
Okay, then, try out these great rolie polie bean bags with the tutorial over at So You Think You’re Crafty (or skip the sewing machine and shop on Amazon 😉
Reupholstered Cozy Sitting Chair
When you’ve got a cozy chair that just looks worn, keep the cozy and give it a fresh look by reupholstering! See how guest Unexpected Elegance redid this chair for her nursery plus get tips for reupholstering different kinds of chairs here.
Need a new comfy chair? Shop our favorite upholstered accent chairs here.
Hammock Swing Chairs
How cozy is a hammock swing?!? These popular rope or cotton chairs can be hung indoors or outdoors.
Be certain that you use the proper hanging hardware to ensure safety while relaxing.
Some of these exact items are no longer available so the links have been updated to a similar style.
- A: Hanging Cotton Rope Hammock Chair
- B: Hanging Caribbean Rope Chair
- C: Nautical Stripes Hammock Chair
- D: Cotton Padded Hammock Chair
- E: Cushion Hammock Chair
- F: Hand-Woven Hammock Chair
See more Indoor and Outdoor Hanging Chairs
For more seating ideas, check out these:
- DIY Ladder Chair Step Stool
- 15+ DIY Benches
- Kitchen Nook Makeover | Adding a Banquet Bench
- 20 Inspiring Window Seats
- Alphabet Block Chalkboard Play Table + Storage Stools