Everyone has their favourite armchair. The question is, have you found yours yet? At Furniture Village, we have a fantastic range of armchairs of all shapes and styles, designs and materials.
Beautifully crafted, built to last, and offering varying types of support and comfort, there is sure to be the perfect armchair in store, just right for you and your home.
Types of armchairs at Furniture Village
There are many types of armchair to choose from, with each contributing to your comfort in its own unique way. For example, a larger cuddle chair simply offers more room. This type of armchair is designed to seat two people, but they’re just as perfect for one person who loves to stretch out. You can also take things up a notch with a recliner armchair that effortlessly glides back and lifts your feet off the ground.
Recliner mechanisms can also be found in our swivel chair range. This type of armchair allows you to relax, but also very quickly and easily turn to face the TV or a family member for a chat. Riser recliners have a neat trick in store too, lifting and tilting forwards to help users get back on their feet. They’re the perfect armchair style for anyone with limited mobility.
If armchair design and style are the most important criteria for you, consider an accent chair. These armchairs are intended to complement the main seating in your living space – your sofa and other armchairs – but can often take on the role of a living room centrepiece, thanks to their gorgeous design, material and colour. If you prefer something more traditional, opt for a classic wingback chair instead, available in sumptuous fabric and classic leather.
Discover more armchair styles and options in our handy sofa and armchair buying guide.
Choosing the right material for your armchair
The shape and style of your new armchair is one consideration, but another is how it looks and feels. Your choice of upholstery, in addition to the colour, can make an armchair seem modern or traditional, subtle or eye-catching, depending on the effect you want to create.
With a leather armchair, you can easily achieve a classic feel especially if you choose a wingback armchair style, perhaps featuring a buttoned back. But modern designs are available in leather too, and in a wide range of colours. The advantage here is that leather is generally hard-wearing and easy to clean, handy for busy households or families with children.
For a modern feel, a fabric armchair might be the way to go. Look for a soft cotton blend or a luxurious velvet for comfort combined with contemporary flair. You’ll find a huge choice of colours and patterns right here.
Caring for your new armchair
An armchair is an important purchase. It’s likely going to take pride of place in your living room and be enjoyed by friends and family alike. Once you’ve taken the time to carefully choose your favourite armchair, be sure you take good care of it. You’ll find plenty of expert advice around looking after your new armchair in our upholstery care guide.
The finishing touches
With your new armchair selected, the time has come to create the perfect setting. How will other furniture look alongside it? Would a contrasting sofa in a subtler colour scheme or design help it stand out, or would you prefer something along the same lines?
Do you want your armchairs to be part of a modern or traditional setting? For a contemporary look, an industrial or Scandi sideboard might work, but if you have a leather chair and want something classic, then a traditional oak sideboard could be perfect.
Invest in some modern lighting and literally shine a spotlight on your new purchase. A tall floor lamp next to an armchair paired with a footstool creates a more intimate setting, and is good for cosying up with a book at night.