Armchairs are not just an addition to your other living space seating so you can sit comfortably – they can add their own style and personality to your lounge. Whether it's placed next to your electric fire so you can spend the evenings reading, or in the dining room so you can socialise, armchairs are our comfortable place. They come in a wide range of colours and fabrics, each giving a different look and feel. Have a bit of fun choosing one, and don’t limit yourself to making it match your sofa – make a statement with an accent chair that stands out. With so much choice, take a little time to pick the one best for you.
What do you want the chair for?
Is your new chair a decorative piece that will be in the hallway or the bedroom where it won’t be used excessively? A tub chair or small armchair are ideal as the don’t take up much room. Perhaps you are adding a formal chair, and want something with a straight high back, which also helps if you have a back issue, or find it difficult to get up from a low sofa. If, however, you are looking a large comfy chair to sink into and relax at the end of the day, a cuddle chair will give you lots of room to lounge about on and a recliner gives you the flexibility of stretching your legs or sitting upright. Want to add something fancy to your office furniture? Go for a swivel armchair with a matching footstool – they move the full 360 degrees and look great.
Which fabric armchair to choose?
Picking the right material will affect the mood your furniture has on the room. If you have kids or pets, leather accent chairs may be better as they can be wiped clean, and not attract pet fur, but also create a sophisticated look. Darker colours such as black, navy and green are more durable as lighter colours will show marks and stains easier. And a grey armchair will mean you won’t need to compromise on style.
However, if you live in a pet or children free home, then you can afford to go for a fabric finish – maybe go for a cotton material. They are also warmer to the touch.
Colour of your chair
You probably have a good idea of what colour couch you want to go for, however there are a few things to consider. Darker colours such as navy and black are helpful if you have kids or pets, as lighter colours will show any marks or stains easily. Neutral colours like cream, grey and subtle blush tones are easy to accessories and suit most home decors. Choose a bold pattern or bright colour such as mustard yellow that is sure to be the perfect statement furniture piece in your home.
Now you have the perfect armchair for your home, add a few other pieces of furniture and some home furnishings to complete the look. A footstool will mean you can put your feet up at the end of the day and unwind. Settle down to watch your favourite Netflix or Amazon series which will look even better on a 4K TV and for cosy nights in, browse our indulgent recliner chairs to be able to really relax and watch a film. We can’t guarantee you won’t nod off before the end though! Is family film night coming up? Our range of sofas will leave enough room for everyone, so no need to end up squeezing in. We have a wide range of 2 and 3 seater couches and loveseats in luxurious fabrics or leather. Or if you are looking for something larger then corner sofas will let you stretch out and really relax. Or try a couple of large bean bags for the kids to jump on.
Coffee tables with storage are a great way of keeping your magazines and newspapers in order, and somewhere handy to place the board games if you are having some family time. Lighting is an important element of the mood of the room, and different lights provide different features. Wall lights will flood your room with a gentle glow, but give yourself a good reading light by popping a floor lamp next to your armchair and now enjoy your quiet time.