How to choose the right armchair for your home
“Art should be something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue.” – Henri Matisse
We all love moments when we come home tired, prepare a cup of coffee or tea, and relax in a comfy place. We also love to relax with a glass of wine and a good book in our favorite spot. Armchairs are not a necessary piece of furniture in every home, but it’s perfect for making a perfect spot for all those enjoyable and relaxing moments.
History of armchairs
Armchairs were invented in Ancient Egypt, and after that Romans, Greeks and Chinese used them too. Thousands of years ago rich and royal people used armchairs. First chairs were used as imperial, royal, and papal thrones.
In the 16th century, armchairs were available for citizens too, but only for wealthy ones. People put pillows in the sitting area. The next step was that armchairs were perfect for their guests and showed them how wealthy they are. Armchairs were made of wood, metal, and even leather. Leather armchairs were invented in Holland.
After that people used different materials to make the sitting more comfortable.
Types of armchairs
Armchairs are a great spot for relaxing, so the main purpose of them is to be comfortable. Despite the comfort, it’s a very important aesthetic of the chosen armchair. There are various types of armchairs and some of them are wing chairs, club armchairs, rocking chairs, egg chairs, lounge chairs, wingback chairs, etc.
A wing chair is a comfortable chair with wings on the back. It’s also called a fireside chair because its wings protect it from the heat of the open fireplace. And that was the major purpose of this type of armchair.
It looks very stylish, and it goes very well with retro and rustic styles. If you want to combine it with a sofa, Chesterfield sofas are a perfect combo.
Club armchairs were invented in France. They are usually made with leather. They provide comfort and they can be a perfect fit for the reading corner.
Club armchairs can be combined with different styles and one of them is an industrial style.
Egg armchairs. If you want to have a stylish and comfortable armchair, this one is just for you! Even if it doesn’t look so comfortable, it’s designed to have great spinal support.
This type of armchair fits excellently with plain designs or larger rooms.
An armchair in the living room
Armchairs in the living room go in a pair, or just one can be enough. You should place your armchair near your sofa or in the room’s corner. If you put the armchair in one empty corner, you can make your reading corner or just fill the space.
It’s essential to match the style of your armchair with other furniture in your living room.
An armchair in the bedroom
Many bedrooms have armchairs and this can be very functional if you like to relax in your room, read a book before you go to bed, or drink your morning coffee.
Place the armchair in the empty corner if the space allows it. Another pleasant spot is at the end of the bed. You can sit there and watch TV or hang your clothes during the night.
First, think about the purpose and style. Everything else will go smoothly.