Though Amazon is basically the digital equivalent of a shopping mall, few of us go window-shopping there. We only turn to the website when we’re in dire need of something specific—not when we’re in the mood to shop without a worthy excuse. Over the past few years, however, Amazon has quietly upped its window-shopping game. The site is more than books and essentials—it boasts statement rugs, chic bar carts, and sleek mid-century modern furniture. It’s also amassed one of the prettiest seating selections the internet has to offer.
Type “seating” into Amazon’s search bar, and you might not be wowed. But navigate to Amazon’s furniture tab, and you’ll be prompted to browse an array of bold, colorful pieces. Soon, your screen will be littered with rich jewel tones, luxe materials, and sophisticated silhouettes. Every sofa, armchair, or loveseat that comes your way will be sleek enough for the Soho House (or some other excessively glamorous location of your choosing). And you’ll soon begin to wonder why you ever wasted time shopping furniture somewhere else.
Truth be told, this drip-with-luxury aesthetic isn’t everyone’s go-to. Some may prefer simplicity to opulence—minimalism to grandiosity. But you can have fun looking, even without purchasing. The joy of window-shopping lies not in its practicality, but in its inherent invitation to daydream. For a few minutes (or maybe even an hour), you can transport yourself to some other, idyllic place—in this case, a trendy palatial room filled with vibrant colors and plush fabrics.
Maybe you don’t want to spend the rest of your days sprawled out atop a cerulean velvet couch, but that doesn’t mean you’d hate to spend a few minutes there—even if only in your imagination.
Modway Scalloped-Edge Velvet Armchair
Classic in structure and contemporary in palette, this sleek chair comes with juxtaposition built in.
Modway Sublime Tufted Velvet Sofa
This sleek sofa is sure to steal the show in any home—no matter how many statement-making pieces surround it.
Safavieh Home Collection Tufted Accent Chair
Some living rooms are too small for two couches, but many armchairs aren’t commanding enough to fill the void. This seat promises to fill the space thoughtfully and offers the room a little coziness, too.
Sunpan Modern Kwan Armchair
Consider this structural leather beauty a chic take on the classic recliner.
Kmax Velvet Accent Chair
A little slighter than some of the other retro velvet chairs, this lovely seat offers luxe appeal—without demanding a ton of space.
Kardiel Kidney Bean Modern Sofa
This incredibly sleek sofa is sure to transform any room it enters, acting as a focal point and complement in equal measure.
Meridian Furniture Green Velvet Accent Chair
Dress up your living room by filling it with rich emerald green velvets and silhouettes crafted with ritzy vintage bars in mind.
CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan Rooney Accent Chair
Any bare corner is made better by the addition of a comfy seat—especially one as eye-catchingly lovely as this one.
Modway Opportunity Channel Velvet Sofa
A couch that’s as classic as it is contemporary, this millennial pink beauty would make a seamless addition to any home.