Choosing the right armchairs

It will hardly be a revelation that a purchase of armchairs is an exercise which has to meet many requirements at a time. Apart from being comfortable and functional, it has to look nice and fit with the interior and it has to last for long. To make sure you will meet all these criteria, you can compile a checklist you can apply during research, individual or with the help of a specialist.

 

It will hardly be a revelation that a purchase of armchairs is an exercise which has to meet many requirements at a time. Apart from being comfortable and functional, it has to look nice and fit with the interior and it has to last for long. To make sure you will meet all these criteria, you can compile a checklist you can apply during research, individual or with the help of a specialist.

Beauty does not suffice


While it is very important that your armchair pleases your eyes, do not fall in the trap of being enthralled by design and colour alone or, in other words, with the shell. You should ask whether your preferred item meets any British standards and, if yes, which ones. Inquire about the frame, springing, construction, upholstery/fabric or leather/ and padding.

Decide about arm sets and type of legs /wooden or metal/ or even swivel. If you intend to relax on such an armchair it is advisable to look for one with leg support or extension.

Armchairs should all be built to last for several years at least. You should also be entitled to warranty of at least two years. These are the durability and functionality tests which your checklist must definitely have.

Neat fit with surroundings


Having a good armchair also means that it fits nicely with the room or hall it is intended for. A good strategy would be to prepare a full layout of the room to decide on its dimensions. If you begin furnishing the room from ground zero, then consider buying a full kit all at once. Then you will expand your range of choices with non-standard items, be it in regard to curvatures or modern or yet retro design. If, on the contrary, an armchair is to be a complement to an already existing interior, then you should add to the list of your requirements the latter's colour and design, stools.

Where to find armchairs?


DFS is the shop for those who love full-suite solutions. Hence, when browsing expect your armchairs to be featuring a combination with same-style sofa and/or footstools. With more than 90 stores countrywide, you have the opportunity to double-check that the item you've seen on the Internet is just what you are looking for. See which store is closest to your location, go and make your sitting experience before taking a final decision.

For those who cannot resist the pull of fashion items, visit Macy's. There you will find, albeit at a higher price, armchairs which will add the boutique touch to your place.

Make your choice at Made. With its extensive list of armchairs only, there is something for any taste. You can filter the results by price or by collections and can enjoy free delivery if the purchase costs at least £300.

Big stores can offer a wide range of models, but you may check with some manufacturers for bespoke armchair to fit your needs and requirements.

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