How to Choose a Reading Armchair That Meets Your Needs

What do you do in your free time? If reading is your favorite hobby, then the reading chair is probably on your wish list. This type of armchair provides the ideal comfort and warmth to spend good hours in your favorite reading corner area of the day with a pleasant and thought-provoking read. 

But how to choose the ideal reading armchair model? We help you with lots of tips and ideas. Just take a look.

How to Choose the Perfect Reading Chair

Armchair Style

It’s not just the color and print that the armchair is made of, its design is also super important. The idea is that it matches the environment where it will be used. That is, a modern room, for example, is perfect with an armchair of the same style. 

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t play with the different styles, as long as they harmonize with each other, either by colors, textures, or some other characteristic in common. A modern armchair has straight lines, generally neutral colors, and the absence of adornments such as capstones or ruffles. A classic armchair, on the other hand, usually has a higher backrest, arms, and light neutral colors, such as beige, white, and shades of off-white.

For those who prefer a retro-style armchair, you can look for those that have a wooden structure with stick feet. 

Upholstery fabric

Another detail that you need to be aware of is the fabric used in the upholstery of the armchair. Fabric impacts the decorative style of the furniture, but it also says a lot about ease of cleaning and maintenance. Fabrics like cotton and linen are one of the most comfortable and breathable, that is, they do not heat up. Unlike leather or leatherette, which tend to retain body heat and warm the armchair, however, they are easy to clean and are waterproof, making them suitable for outdoor areas. 

Speaking of external areas, fabrics of the aqua block type are the most recommended for environments of this type. Synthetic fabrics like suede, for example, are great for those with pets at home because their weaves are more closed and prevent the kittens’ nails from causing damage to the furniture. Another advantage of suede is its ease of cleaning.

Velvet is yet another fabric option. However, it heats up and is more difficult to clean, and can stain easily. It is also not indicated for those who have pets at home, since the hair tends to stick to the fabric.


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