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Armchair Buying Guide 

When it comes to buying an armchair there are key factors you must consider, to ensure you choose an armchair which answers all your needs and exemplifies your style. An armchair is where you relax, whether it is enjoying a warm drink, watching tv or talking with friends. Below I will break down the key things to remember when you are trying to decide on your perfect armchair, from its shape, size, design, and materials. 

1. Shape and Size

Planning out where you want to put a new armchair is integral and careful approach can help later. Consider the available floor space and your preferred height of armchair, you need to guarantee it fits and won’t dominate the room. Other details to remember are the ergonomic capabilities benefitted by the width and depth of the armchair, for someone with long legs a high base is best, while broad shoulders would benefit most from spaced out armrests. 

This crucial first step can be softened as a hurdle when you consider the next step, design, and style. 

2. Design and Style

Deciding on style comes naturally when choosing a piece of furniture, but always take time to consider what suits the rest of your décor. Whether the armchair embodies a mid-century design or is stylish modern armchair, or you are short on space a small armchair is best. If you want to bring a flair of style to your home a dynamic reclining armchair could be what you’re looking for.

Most modern furniture comes in a diverse variety of colours and patterns, this grants you the ability to choose the perfect option to suit your personal style. This can be narrowed down by the last factor to consider when buying an armchair, the material.

3. Type of Material

Once you have decided on your favourite armchair next is its material, this can impact both the armchairs durability and comfort. Both a fabric and leather armchair have their own merits. Leathers are easy to clean with a lasting durability but may not be as comfortable as the soft touch offered by contemporary fabric. The best way to decide between the two materials and their available colours is to come in person and get a real feel of what the opposing two have to offer.

Here at The Granary website, we try to bring you as close as possible to the instore experience by producing a plethora of swatches to give you a taste of what is available.

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