5 Tips for Choosing the Right Armchair


An occasional chair or armchair is perfect for relaxing by the fire in the evenings or reading your favourite book. It is worth investing in a good quality armchair that is comfortable and will last for years. If you are looking for a new armchair, there are a number of factors you should take into account. Here are some tips for helping you to choose the right armchair for your home.

1. Interior Theme

Before deciding on the armchair for you, consider the existing interior theme in your home. You want to find an armchair that blends perfectly with the current decor and furniture, not something that sticks out like a sore thumb. If the room in question is slightly modern, don’t pick a rustic looking armchair. Your new chair should fit seamlessly with the rest of your furniture. Colour is also important so stand back and take in the colours both inside the room and outside the window and consider which colours and patterns would work in the space. If possible, try to get a fabric swatch sample to check how the colour would look in the room.

2. Material

Once you have decided on the right colour and style for your chair, it is time to consider the choice of fabric or leather options available and what is right for your current home environment. For example, if you have indoor pets or young children jumping on the furniture, a leather or plush velvet fabric chair would not be right for you as they are more likely to tear. There are a range of finishes you can choose from, including fabric, faux leather, leather, velvet fabric, suede look and more. If you are looking for a low-maintenance armchair, then go for a leather option as leather armchairs actually look even better as they age.

3. Size

As with all furniture, dimensions are key! When deciding on an armchair, check the dimensions of the space you plan to place it and the dimensions of the chair itself. If the room is small and there is limited space, try to opt for an armchair that is low in height, as higher chairs can make the room seem even smaller. If you choose a chair with a reclining or swivel option, ensure there is ample space for it to move. Often, people do not take into consideration the space it will take up when reclined. Another thing to pay attention to is the seat height. The seat height is the height from the floor to the seating area and should be measured against your own height to ensure you will be able to sit comfortably on the chair.

4. Support

When choosing the right armchair for you, ask yourself some questions. Do you need extra support for your back or head? Do you want a reclining chair to support your legs after a long day of work? There are a range of armchairs available that will provide fantastic back, arm, leg, neck and head support, while still boasting a stylish look in your home. The trick is deciding what support you need. If you are prone to backaches, then we would definitely recommend a high back armchair with excellent back support.

5. Make a Statement

Make a statement in your room with a modern and distinctive chair. When picking a statement chair for your home, forget about what is trendy and choose a shape and style you love. Hopefully, the chair will be there for years to come so you want to be sure it is the perfect style and look for you and your home. Statement chairs are becoming increasingly popular in homes as they can have a wonderful impact on any room and are often available in a range of bright colours. Just look at how this beautiful Fama Lenny armchair creates a modern look in this home.

Are you looking for a new armchair for your home? If you have any questions about which armchair would suit your needs, let us know!

28th June 2023

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