ROM's Guide To Choosing The Perfect Armchair For Your Home.

POSTED: November, 26, 2019

Whether you are looking for a cosy space to snuggle up on after a long day or the perfect piece to brighten up an empty corner, armchairs make a stylish yet practical addition to the home. Being a stand-alone piece, they don't necessarily need to match the rest of your sofa scheme, whether you go for something clean-lined and modern or choose to mix and match retro or vintage style chairs with 21st century furniture, you'll find there are endless designs and sizes to choose from that will suit even the most individual of tastes. There are however many factors that need to be considered when choosing the perfect chair - especially if you want it to command attention within your interior. So to help you on your way, we've put together a step-by-step guide to choosing the perfect armchair for your home.

Things to Consider Before Purchasing Your Armchair

Before you purchase your dream chair, it is essential to take into consideration the space that you have at hand as well as your décor. If you are working with a smaller area, opting for a low, contemporary design with narrow arms can help make a room feel larger, as the floor can be seen beneath it. If the piece is for family spaces, it is crucial to consider the material of your armchair, children often bring spillages and accidental stains, therefore opting for a fabric that can be easily cleaned and washed will make your life easier in the long run.

It is also important to consider how the fabric will wear over time and if it will really suit your lifestyle. You may long for a velvet piece, however the maintenance of the fabric will require frequent brushing to avoid dust becoming ingrained. Our Kaleido fabric range is an excellent alternative, delivering the luxurious feel of velvet with the practical benefits of being easy to clean and maintain. On the other hand, leather chairs, make for an incredibly durable option and look fantastic over the time due to the natural wearing of the material.

Choosing the Right Armchair Style

Setting the tone for the rest of the room, it is very hard to decide which armchair will suit your interior. Choosing a piece that reflects your true sense of style and personality is key, however it’s also important to consider the rest of your décor too. Armchairs can be a great way of bringing colour and pattern to your scheme, whether you are styling the bedroom, the living room or even the hallway, there are endless designs that will fit cohesively with all interiors.

If you want your chair to create a visual interest, start by going for a colour that contrasts beautifully with the existing décor - think opposites. If you have an interior that is bursting with colour and pattern, why not opt for something simple that will add variation and depth? Instead, if your home is decorated with a more subdued palette, a bold chair that picks out a colour in the room can really add an eye-popping aesthetic. Our Rico Queen armchair is the perfect option for this type of space - the refreshing blue adds a striking statement to living rooms especially when paired with minimalist accessories and styling.

Or why not go wild and choose a completely statement shade? Our Pepe green armchair provides the perfect addition for those with a more eccentric taste.


Make It Your Own

Finally, it’s all about those all-important finishing touches. Once you have chosen the design, size and considered all the important factors of where to position your armchair, all that’s left is the accessories. Cushions and throws are great for adding the perfect finish to your living room scheme; they bring personality to the space whilst pulling the space together and providing that extra element of warmth. As soft furnishings can be changed with ease, they are perfect for updating your space quickly. Rather than matching the cushions to your chair, choose a hue that complements the rest of your scheme. Light coloured cushions and throws are perfect for spring and can be replaced with warmer tones in the autumn and winter months. These minimal changes will help to keep your home up to date and fresh throughout the whole year.

To find your ideal armchair, explore our collection online or head to your local retailer.  

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