chair dream meanings

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

A chair is used merely as a temporary resting place, but after a long day, a person might long for this short sweet escape.

A chair in your dreams is symbolic of momentary or fleeting rest. It reveals something about the amount of work you do from day-to-day, whether it is at home or at your job.

Chairs can serve several other purposes in daily life. They are used at business meetings, in classrooms, in front of desks, at the dinner table, and in front of the television. The multitude of uses for chairs in the waking world shows a versatility that your dream may be trying to show you. In other words, a chair in your dream represents the many roles you play in your own life.

In your dream you may have

  • Sat in a chair.
  • Been a chair.
  • Been stuck in a chair.
  • Seen a chair for a variety of uses.
  • Encountered a recliner or parlor chair.
  • Encountered a chair at a dinner table.
  • Encountered a chair by itself.
  • Encountered a dentist’s chair or other specialty chair (therapist, massage, etc.).
  • Encountered a car seat.
  • Encountered an office chair.
  • Been surrounded by chairs.
  • Noticed an unusual number of chairs.
  • Felt as if you needed a seat.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You felt relaxed and at home in the chair.
  • You were able to freely sit down and stand up at will.
  • You were seated for important news.

Detailed dream interpretation

If you have ever read the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” you know the importance of finding the perfect chair. Furniture stores carry hundreds of types and models of chairs for homes and offices, hoping to help you find your perfect fit. This is why it is important that you were comfortable in the chair in your dream. If you are unsure of what to think of the chair (i.e. there were no other signs within your dream to help you interpret it), think about the level of comfort you felt. Whether it was a comfy recliner or a patio chair, if you felt safe and relaxed then it is a good sign.

If you became a chair in your dream, then you may feel tied down to too many things at once. Your body is longing for some relief from you busy lifestyle. You can’t relax forever, but you do have to be willing to give yourself a break every now and again.

If you were stuck in your chair, or if you were unable to stand up and sit down freely in your dream, then there is something you are very stressed about. You must accept that sometimes you need to let things go and let other people handle important issues. You cannot be everywhere at once, and your subconscious is trying to teach you some self-control.

If you encountered a recliner, you are either feeling relaxed and refreshed or you are soon going to have this feeling. Enjoy it—but not for too long. Rest and relaxation are great, but do not neglect your other responsibilities.

If you encountered rickety furniture such as a patio chair, then you are experiencing some instability in your life. Even if you felt comfortable and safe in this type of chair, you may want to look around your life and see if there is anything you can improve even more.

If you were seated at a dinner table in your dream, then you are stressing out about home life. You need a break from the stress and the worry. Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed by your family duties or by personal money issues. If you encountered an office chair, you are hoping for a break from your work responsibilities.

If you encountered a car seat, you want a break from the travel and running around in your life. You long for stability. If you were in a specialty chair in your dream, such as  one at a dentist’s office or a masseuse’s office, you are longing to be pampered and refreshed.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • Work and home life.
  • Personal finances.
  • The level of comfort in your life.
  • Rest and relaxation.
  • Travel and business obligations.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a chair

Relaxed. Rested. Anxious. Trapped. Stuck. Relieved. Strained. Exhausted. Comfortable. Busy. Overwhelmed. Satisfied.

By Florance Saul
Jun 14, 2012