One thing in interior design has been with us pretty unchanged. Well, design can vary, but not the concept. It is the armchair. A symbol of comfort and elegance, it remains part and parcel of our home and office decor. And in today’s market of thousands of choices, you can feel a bit overwhelmed choosing the right one for you. But there are some elements that you can consider before looking at the long line in the furniture shop.
While we talk about modern armchairs, the first thing that comes to mind about choosing one is comfort. It all depends on the structure of the chair. The design should always be supportive of the seating as well as on the back. Less on any places, and it could be an uncomfortable one for a long time sitting. So choosing an ergonomic design structure is a must.
Then comes the second most essential part, the cushioning. There should be the right amount of cushioning in every place, including the back and the armrest. Too much of it, and it can be called a bed, and you surely do not want that. The modern design trends also encourage a less-bulky design.
Materials it is made with
The materials of the chair is another point to consider while shopping. There are leather, velvet, polyester, and so on. You have to go for something comfier. Remember, it’s not just the materials. It’s also about you. Which material fits you best is up to you. While leather might be a good choice, it requires a lot of maintenance. Velvet or polyester is comfy and easy to handle and clean. And most of the modern armchairs nowadays come with this pre-fitted. Pay attention to the base as well.
Match like a pro
As minimalistic designs are the new trend, you can look for something that doesn’t take much space but still is stylish and sturdy. Colourwise, you have to be very careful. The colour of your interior should match the armchair. Something too bright would spoil the surrounding mood, and something too shallow would be upsetting. So going for a chair that is in the middle area of colour combination and goes well with any atmosphere would be the best.
Placement of the chair
Place your armchair anywhere near the fireplace or the window so you can have a little bit of everything. Placing it in the middle of the room would be very much okay. But who wants to sit without having a homely feeling finding a corner looking out the window? Place it on the side of a table so you can have a book to read and or rest your smartphone on it. It’s all about your personal choice. You can also situate it around the TV, so you don’t have to get up or switch places to watch your favourite show. With good structure, comfy cushioning, great covering material and colour, you have your perfect armchair.