Armchair Addict

In the good old days, the armchair in your living room always matched the sofa. It was always big but very comfortable and you never really considered the design of it. It was a functional element. But buying a full sofa and armchair suite is now seen as very old fashioned and thus the armchair has come into its own. Here are our top tips on how to choose the best one for your space.


When shopping for an armchair it is important to consider the overall style and décor of your home. Consider the style of your other furniture and or the period of your home as you do want all the furniture to work well together.

Do not feel however that the armchair should match your sofa in any way. In fact, contrast it in some way, let it stand out and be a feature piece of your interior. You can also add a few well-chosen cushions to the sofa or armchair to pull the whole look together while each element maintains its own personality.


Be realistic about the size of your space and measure the area where you plan to locate the armchair. Select too large a chair and your room will be cramped and cluttered. Too small a chair and it may be uncomfortable to use or look lost in the space.


Think carefully about the use of this armchair. If it is going to be used every day for reading your book or watching a screen then long-term comfort, good seat firmness and lower back support are essential. If this chair is purely decorative or for very occasional use, then worry less about comfort and more about size and style.


An armchair is a great way to add colour, pattern and texture to your room. Selecting the right covering can really add great personality to the room especially if you have played it safe with the main sofa or the colour scheme. When choosing a style of covering do consider the long-term wear and tear. Fabrics are warm and comfortable while leathers are stylish but can be a little cold. Both options have pros and cons in terms of maintenance. If possible select an armchair with fully removable covers so that you can wash them and refit. If you choose a fixed cover armchair be prepared to have it re-upholstered in a few years’ time.

Cost & Longevity

While an armchair is not as expensive as your sofa it is still an investment piece. Our advice is to always buy the best possible quality that you can afford. A cheap armchair my last 3 – 5 years while a high quality well-made armchair with a price tag to match should last you a lifetime.

To discuss your new armchair, contact the LOMI Design showroom at 01 8397001 to make an appointment or be inspired online at

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January 15, 2019

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