At International Furniture, we know how important it is to find the right armchair.

Everyone has their own personal needs when it comes to finding the perfect armchair and what’s right for you, might not be the ideal solution for someone else.

The ideal armchair is meant to provide comfort and style. It should be a perfect match for the interior of your home while also being a joy to sit in, without feeling any discomfort.

To make sure you find the right one for you, here’s our simple checklist:

Decide on the arm chair design and materials

Your armchair needs to fit in with its surroundings and, while you might not be absolutely sure what colours, style and fabric you want, make sure you have an idea of what the best options are.

The design and colours of your armchair should fit in with your lounge (or other location) where you will use the armchair.

Armchairs are typically made of wood, metal, or plastic although other materials are sometimes available such as rattan or wicker.

Traditional wood armchairs are most popular. Armchairs are also upholstered with fabric, vinyl, or leather. Armchairs can also be made from other materials like wicker or rattan.

If you are buying a 2 or 3 seater sofa or a cuddler chair, then it’s best to have similar design and materials for all of your furniture.

Decide on the type of armchair

The next thing you need to do is to decide what type of armchair you want. Do you want a recliner, a swivel chair or maybe a leather armchair with a footstool?

Reclining sofas are becoming increasingly popular, and a reclining chair makes it easy for you to sit back and relax. It’s perfect for watching TV or reading a book, although it does take up a bit more space than other types of chairs. They are also less suitable for children or people who like to get up and down often during the day.

A swivel chair has an arm on each side that allows the seat to rotate. This is great if you need to regularly change the direction you want to face.

The type of chair and materials will also depend on if you have pets or children and how you will use the armchair (such as for watching TV or snoozing).

Take your time when choosing

It’s important not to rush your decision to avoid the risk of making the wrong choice.

Make sure you are comfortable and happy in your chosen armchair and, if you aren’t sure, contine to look at other options and ask for advice.

You might also want to go away and have a think about it, or ask others such as family members who know you and your home better. We can also provide you with suggestions and ideas when you visit our furniture store in Andover.

Try the chair out – give the chair a go!

There’s no better way to know if it’s the right chair for you than by sitting in it and testing it out.

If you come across an armchair in our furniture shop that you like, make sure to try it out and ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Is it comfortable, and does it have the right soft or hardness that you like?
  2. Will it be comfortable to sit in for extended periods?
  3. Can I get up easily from it?
  4. Is it suitable for practical usage such as watching TV or reading a book.
  5. Is it comfortable for my legs?

Depending on your answers, you might want to consider the following:

If you find the armchairs a bit tricky to get up easily from, you might want to consider our range of recliners which are more flexible.

For watching TV, consider an armchair that offers neck support, and make sure to try out different types of armchairs to find out what the right comfort and style works best for you. 

We also provide a range of footstalls for extra comfort and to help anyone wanting to put their feet up!

Visit our Sofa Shop today! 

To help you buy the right armchair, make sure to visit our furniture store in Andover, Hampshire - not far away from Basingstoke and Winchester.

We stock a range of armchairs as well as 3 and 2 seater sofas and cuddle chairs. You might also be interested in our range of high-backed sofas to compliment the purchase of your new armchair.

Our team are always to assist and guide you so that you find the right furniture for you, whether it be over the phone or in-store.

Visit us today, we are open 9 am-5.30 pm Monday-Saturday.

Tel: 01264 333 323