Living Room Planning: How to Choose the Right Armchair

You’ve chosen the perfect sofa for your living area, now how do you choose the ideal armchair to complement the room? If you have to follow one design rule: choose living room chairs based on the overall style of your home. For example, in a modern open concept, simple chairs with streamlined lines can add a sculptural touch to the rest of your decor. You want to choose an armchair that complements your sofa, but doesn’t necessarily match it. Whether you prefer perfect symmetry or an ecelctic mix and match style, living room armchairs are going to be a key investment piece in the overall look of your home. Here are some tips on how to choose:

Comfort: The number one consideration is comfort. If you don’t want to sit in it, then what is the purpose? The purpose of the armchair should be to put your feet up at the end of a long day or hunker down on the weekends with a good book.The name speaks for itself. The soft seat and lumbar support cushion of the Lazy Chair by Calligaris puts this armchair high on the comfort scale. Available in multiple colours, the solid ash wood base version of the Lazy chair can easily fit in the living area, in a bedroom as bedroom armchair or office. Lazy Ottoman also available.Make an Impact: The Electa Chair by Calligaris speaks to making a statement. Whether your house is traditionally styled or modern, don’t let your armchair be a wallflower. The Electa with its swivel mechanism has it all: comfort and style. The high backrest and wrap-around seat in expanded polyurethane foam ensure maximum seating comfort. The central cross-shaped, steel base allows 360-degree swivelling. With its soft, rounded lines the ELECTA chair is perfect for use in a living room, study or even a bedroom. Available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers, it’s the ideal choice for leisure and relaxation.

Consider the Fabric: How will the chair be used? Choose a fabric that fits your lifestyle. If you have children, for example, durable leather might be the ideal choice. If you have a cat, plush velvet may not be the most practical choice. With a little TLC an armchair should last for years, but the type of fabric you choose will impact its longevity. Washable loose covers are a sensible option, whereas in a more formal room, a fabulous fabric could be the perfect finishing touch.

The Oldschool Chair by Innovation Living features a classic tufted seat and back with an adjustable backrest that can be adjusted independently to three different positions. With its pocket spring mattress, it is ideal for comfort and lounging. Pair with the Oldschool sofa for a versatile piece that is sure to fit in with many different spaces. Available with brass, simple wood, or retro style legs.Leather for Longevity: The best thing about leather is that it gets better with age. While leather can be more costly, it is an investment piece that will serve you well for years. The Amy Recliner by Lafer is enough to transform your living room into a comfort zone. The Amy has a polished aluminum base that makes it very sturdy, and a headrest you can adjust manually according to your relaxed head position. The ergonomics of the Lafer recliners assures you the best of comfort, regardless of choice of style. The Amy recliner is offered in two versions, manual and powered.


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