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How to Buy a Living Room Chair

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A couch is a good start to furnishing the living room, but a few other pieces of furniture are needed to create a well-rounded space. Add items that are comfortable and act to enhance the styles already present in the room. You may also want to purchase items that will help define a conversation or gathering area.

Find a chair or chairs that fit well with your motif, whether traditional, contemporary, or eclectic. Also, look for chairs that won't clash with your sofa or other furniture items, and think about how your chair will be used. Some materials are more durable than others, and some will be more comfortable to lounge in.

Leather Chairs

Homelegance 14379-1 Golden Eagle Leather Upholstered Chair, Antique Caramel

Leather living room chairs will always add an element of style to a room. They are comfortable, have a timeless style, and are known for their durability. However, it should be taken into consideration that leather chairs also require some amount of care if they are expected to look good over time.

  •  • Your leather will need to be cleaned regularly with a commercial leather-cleaning product of some sort. Follow the instructions on the bottle to insure the best results.
  •  • Spills need to be handled immediately to prevent any permanent staining or color loss.
  •  • Leather chairs should not be put in direct sunlight. They can dry and crack, and the leather has a tendency to bleach.
  •  • A few times per year, you should use a leather conditioner to keep your chair looking and feeling nice.

Like most chairs, leather chairs come in a variety of different styles. You may choose a recliner, arm chair, or something more traditional that will add to the ‘old timey’ feel of your room. Or, you might choose a low back chair or something more comfortable and contemporary.

Fabric Chairs

Fabric chairs are available with many more options than your average leather chair, they either can be cheaper or more costly, the feel is much different, and they can come in a variety of different colors and patterns.

Like leather chairs, fabric chairs can be designed to be durable, stain-resistant, and are generally easier to clean and maintain, though they still require an element of care. You may need to turn your cushions on occasion, vacuum your fabric, and use a specific cleaner or cleaning method to keep your chair stain-free, depending on the material.

Some tips with fabric chairs:  Make sure your colors/patterns do not clash, decide whether you want a recliner, a chair with an ottoman, or a straightforward armchair.

Focus on what your chair will be used for and who will be using it. If, for example, you have young children, you may want to choose a more durable stain-resistant fabric, like microfiber.

Other things to consider

Be sure you know exactly where your chair goes, and how much space it will use. Check the dimensions listed on our site to help you with any questions you have regarding spacing. You will also want to decide whether or not you need an ottoman or foot stool of some sort, and you’ll want to be sure your chair will fit in with any side or coffee tables your already posses.

Your living room is a great place to make a statement. We have many chairs and styles to choose from all of which are priced for the best value, and we have people to help. So, decide what you need and we will do our best to assure you are 100% satisfied.

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