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Our Handy Guide To Choosing A Super Comfy Armchair


If you need to fill a space or out of sheer necessity, an armchair is a great way to complete a room and is another investment you need to think carefully about.

Of course an armchair is not as dominant in a room as a sofa is, but you still need to follow much the same thought process in your deliberations, taking in size, colour/fabric and style. As the Nabru armchair collection amply illustrates, you can choose from modern or traditional styles, or you can go for square-shaped, upright, armless or with a chaise end. The choice really is yours, but the key, as ever, is a balance between individual taste and finding something that suits your practical needs and your environment.


What size should your armchair be?

What size of armchair do you want? This often comes down to your intended practical use. Do you want to curl up and disappear into it, do you want to sit up and read near the front window? Or is it more of a statement fashion accessory, and will only act as an occasional chair? If you have the space, a pair of matching armchairs makes even more of a statement and provides some welcome symmetry in a room.

What colour should your armchair be?

An armchair is a great way to introduce a colour theme into a room, or to continue one. You can use colours that contrast with your sofa, or match accessories such as lamps, vases, candles and wall art. Many armchairs form a set with an accompanying sofa, but depending on your room, this could be overpowering. Introducing an armchair allows you to be creative and add flair and character to a room, so don’t be afraid to be different.

What style should your armchair be?

The style of an armchair is very much down to individual taste and circumstance. The type of comfort has to be right for you, in terms of how you sit and how you want to use it. You can opt for a deep, soft armchair or a stylish, upright armchair. The angle, depth and feel can vary quite significantly, and you can also have a high or a low back. You can also have wide arms that you can use almost like a side table, or you might want ornate, narrow arms. So while style definitely matters, comfort might be more of a factor for you.

So many of our armchairs can be matched to an accompanying sofa, but that isn’t for everyone and space restrictions might be a limiting factor, but because of the nature of their use, an armchair often lasts longer than a sofa, so technically this is a longer term investment that merits plenty of attention and thought.

Our range of armchairs offer a cost effective way to add style, colour and comfort to your living room, and also offer the versatility to complement or contrast with your sofa, in terms of both style and colour. There is so much to choose from, and as ever, our sofa experts are on hand to help you, so please call us today on 0800 042 0266.

Author: Iain Cowsill

Hi! I'm Iain, owner of Nabru self assembly sofas. Established over 15 years ago, Nabru is the UK's leading name in quality self assembly sofas, sofa beds and corner sofas. Our sofas are guaranteed to fit through your door! Shop our range of sofas at today.

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