By Cecilia Ardouin. Armchair. Published at Friday, March 09th, 2018 - 02:08:35 AM.
What do you need to think about when choosing armchairs? For me, the first thing I consider is comfort. There is no point in having a great looking chair if you cant sit in it comfortably for any length of time. Being comfortable in armchairs is crucial, as how else are you going to sit and enjoy that two-hour movie! Obviously, the material covering the chair is important too. Leather is an incredibly popular choice these days and understandably so.
The notion of reconnecting with the past may spur us to find antique furniture pieces and welcome them in our homes, but this is not the only reason why we do so. Our taste for old glamour sends us back to adoring beautiful carvings and exquisite craftsmanship of traditional and classical designs. Nothing beats Victorian armchairs in magnificence and intricacy. They are luxurious to look at and even more luxurious to sink in to. The luscious velvet upholstery envelops your body like a warm embrace. Chippendale armchairs with their pagoda or gothic designed backrests attract the eyes with their complexity and fascinating fusion of style. Chinese yoke back armchairs have light and curvaceous silhouettes with smooth and rich solid wood that reminds you of another dynasty, another culture. Some of the most extravagant looking antique armchairs came from the Queen Anne period when they served royalty and nobles, now they provide a comforting piece of sitting and lounging furniture in a modified classical living room or a masculine and eclectic library.
A great rule of thumb is the fact that the bigger your space, the 'heavier' your armchair could be (and the other way round). A study covered with walls of book shelves and wood panels can accommodate a heavy, dominating chair. Look at armchairs for sale who have rich detailing and more classic design. For a more modern space, especially a smaller space, look for free standing legs and slimmer arm rests, and straight, clean lines.
Swivel armchairs come in several different styles, one for the home, which tend to be larger and one for the office. The standard office versions come with several different features, such as those mentioned already as well as two arm rests; depending on the model you may be able to lift or lower the arm rests to provide your arms with support after several hours of typing. The standard seats are covered in fabric, though you could pay more for a water resistant cover to prevent sweat from being absorbed into the cushions and creating a smell. When buying a swivel armchair, check whether it has specially designed padding, which is shaped to follow the contours of your back giving you extra support.
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