Lounge Chair Buying Guide
More than just a piece of furniture
Lounge chairs are where we retreat to at the end of a long day, curl up with our favourite book or take a nap on a Sunday afternoon.
They’re spaces we feel drawn to and claim as our own. Which is why when it comes to choosing one for our homes, it’s important to get it right.
From high backs to recliners, we have a fabulous selection of iconic lounge chairs on offer. Depending on the style of your interior or how you prefer to relax, some types of lounge chair may be more suitable for you than others.
Before you start shopping, it’s a good idea to think carefully about how and where it will be used and what you’d like from your new showpiece furniture.
Like to recline?
If your new lounge chair is destined to be the main seat in your living room, you’ll want to choose a design that’s flexible and offers a supreme level of comfort. This is where our luxury recliners and lounge chairs with matching ottomans come in. You’ll be able to stretch out, put your feet up and generally make yourself at home in their generously proportioned frames.
Tight on space?
Lounge chairs come in all different shapes and sizes so you’ll be able to find one that fits your home perfectly in our collection. If you’re short on space, consider a design with petite proportions to avoid overpowering your room.
Want to rock?
If you’re comforted by a little movement when lounging, then one of our rocking chairs is the answer.
Now that you know what type of lounge chair you’re looking for, you can start to think about the material.
Leather has a luxurious look and feel and is exceptionally durable. Over time it will soften, whilst still retaining its shape and strength, and develop a gorgeous patina that will keep getting better with age. Leather can come in a variety of colours, including natural tan, black and white.
We offer a wide range of fabrics for our upholstered chairs, including different types of wool as well as velvet and sheepskin options. Fabric lounge chairs are soft, welcoming and have a gorgeous tactility.
Wood, metal and plastic
We also offer wood, metal and plastic lounge chairs, each which will bring a unique personality to your space.
Swatches are available to help you reach a decision. Get in touch and we’ll be happy to source for you.
Colour choice is personal to each individual, but there are some shades that work better than others in certain scenarios. For example, darker colours are ideal if your lounge chair is destined for a high traffic area, or if you have a young family or pet. Paler shades work really well in minimalist interiors and bright shades can help create a focal point in your home.
Factors to consider
Now that you have a good idea of the type, material and colour of your lounge chair, it’s handy to run through a few final practical questions before making your purchase. After all, your lounge chair will be with you for many years to come.
Is it the right shape for the way you like to sit and relax? Will it fit comfortably in the space you have available? Does it coordinate with the rest of your furnishings and décor? Is it practical for how you live day-to-day?
We hope these questions will help guide you to the lounge chair that’s perfect for you, but we also encourage you to follow your heart if there’s a design you truly love.
We hope you found this guide useful. If you need further help, please get in touch by calling 0114 243 3000, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via Live Chat.
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