Armchairs are the ultimate in comfort. With their sturdy back and comfy arm rests, they’re great for lounging in, work well in a conversation space, and are ideal for quiet reading time.
They can also serve as décor accent chairs, for instance at each end of a table or in a room corner. Are you lucky enough to have good views? Choose a luxury armchair that swivels, for a fun seating option that’s good for both keeping up with the conversation in the room while idly swinging round to admire the vista through the window. If you’re looking into outdoor seating, consider designs made from earthy materials. For example, a wooden armchair with a rattan finish will convey that relaxed feeling instantly.
Yours needn’t stand solo. You could choose a pair of armless ones, called ‘slipper chairs’, on either side of a fireplace or flanking your sofas. Alternatively, ditch the matching symmetry and go for maximum comfort with one slipper chair, and another recliner chair in your living room.
Like a bold look? You could choose a vibrant, statement fabric. Or keep things neutral with a finish that’s more versatile, so that the chair can be moved to various rooms to change things up. Chair designers often apply casters on the plain legs of some leather armchairs, so they can be wheeled across or between rooms with ease.