When it comes to our living spaces, we want everything to look fabulous. We want our spaces to function like a charm for our families, to be spill/stain/child resistant, and for our furniture to look like a million bucks. When it comes to Interior Design your clients tend to express their desire for a space that wows their friends, but that also reflects their lifestyle. I am here to tell you that both can be achieved.
The living room chair needs multiple qualities to ensure it is inviting for guests to sit in, for a fabric that looks clean and is likewise easy to do so, and finally a chair that reflects your style. Listed below are a few points of interest you should keep in mind when it comes to picking our your perfect living room chair.
Avoid Trends If you want something that truly wows your guests, it won't be something you have seen ten times over on popular design blogs, magazines, and DIY projects. Pick a fabric that colors "speak" to you, colors that compliments (NOT matches) your wallpaper, decorations, and already in-use furniture. Chairs can be powerful exactly because they’re different than the other furniture in your home.
Consider a unique pattern or a strong accent color. Leather may also be a nice alternative for some homes, whereas sometimes fabric works best. A chair gives you a chance to add seating to your living room as well as a unique furnishing.
Go Big or Go Home Your furniture tends to be a big investment, so buying well-made pieces (pieces you feel safe with putting your body weight on the arms..) and classic silhouettes that won't go out of style is key. The construction is important: look for lasting details like solid wood frames and sinuous steel springs.
Be Careful of Secondhand Chairs Some people like to search flea markets and thrift shops to find rustic and inexpensive home elements. The construction of the chair is critical to its success in your home. Although you may find a steal with a flea market chair that looks antique, it’s impossible to see the interior of the chair – whether it’s made of hardwood inside or is poorly stapled together. If you found the bones of a chair you absolutely love, strip it down: replace the stuffing and most certainly the fabric. The last thing you want to discover is bed-bugs or unpleasant stains on your recent investment.
Check The Seat It needs to be comfortable. I don't care how lovely that expensive looking chair looks. If it isn't comfortable no one will want to sit in it. So sit in the chair (they're on display to be abused), sprawl out, sit comfortably, formally, like you are about to fall asleep, and how you would if you were going to read a book for a few hours. It is important that as well as being comfortable that you can also easily get up from the chair.
For example, when people sit on the seat, they should feel the backrest on their back and the seat under their thighs. A seat that’s too deep will put unnecessary pressure on the rear of their knees, potentially creating orthopedic or nerve damage. A shallow seat can cause other problems, mainly discomfort and bad posture.
Fabric Suggestions Chairs can survive wine attacks due to a treatment with a stain-resistant fabric finish called a fluorochemical, which most stores urge customers to buy for an extra $30 to $100, depending on the size of the piece of furniture. Want to learn about fluorochemical more click here. If adding a finish is too expensive for you, try looking for a fabric pre-treated with Crypton, buying a leather or thick vinyl will also work beautifully for stains.