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10 Things to Look for When Choosing a Chair

Choosing a chair, especially the perfect one, for your home design can be a hard task. There is a lot you need to look for in order to make the right choice. So, today, we gathered some of the best tips to help you ease this process. Let’s do it!

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10 things to look for

1. Lumbar Support

Lumbar support is necessary for the lower back to function pain-free. This involves not only the muscles but also the spine. If the lower lumbar is injured or constantly stressed, it can cause discomfort and stiffness. So, this is for sure a key point to look for when choosing a chair.

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See also: The Importance of Choosing a Good Chair

2. Width and Depth of The Seat

The seat should be wide enough to allow you to sit comfortably while being narrow enough to allow you to use the armrests. It should ideally be the width of your hips plus a little extra room on either side. The seat should be deep enough to accommodate the entire length of the thighs.

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3. Material

There are different types of materials to use in a good chair, so this is for sure a thing you need to look up for when choosing yours. Chairs can be constructed from wood, metal, or other durable materials such as stone or acrylic. In certain circumstances, multiple materials are utilised to make a chair, such as metal legs and frames and plastic seats and backs.

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4. Armrest

Armrests provide excellent support for your arms and hands. They will assist in guiding both your arms and hands into a relaxed position, relieving muscle tension that occurs when they are not in the proper position.

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5. Swivel

Swivel lounge chairs are ideal for socialising. In your living area, a comfy swivel chair allows you to swivel and converse without straining your neck. The chair’s rotation allows you to quickly join conversations in any direction of the room without ever leaving the chair.

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6. Comfort

Uncomfortable chairs lead to bad posture – If you are in a seat that you do not feel comfortable in, you will find yourself slouching over the desk and leaning back too far to relax your muscles and give you a sense of comfort, but in the long run, this is terrible for your posture and could have long-term consequences. So, make sure when you are choosing a chair that it is as comfortable as possible.

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7. Maintenance

When choosing a chair, you should be aware of the importance of its maintenance. This means choosing a fabric that is durable and easy to clean so that the chair lasts longer.

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8. Durability

We have discussed this topic in the previous one, but the idea when choosing a chair is sometimes to pay for quality. If you are invested in the process of choosing the best chair possible for your home decor, you want it to be perfect and last much longer. So, it is sometimes necessary to take your bet in a better chair and pay its price.

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9. Adequacy

These last two points are about your point of view on your home design and how you want it to be and feel for you and your guests. Make sure the chair fits the room it will be inserted in – for example, for a living room, you can add a counter stool, but an armchair would be more appropriate.

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10. Aesthetic

At last, when choosing a chair, choose one that fits all your demands. Be aware of all the different styles and types of chairs and which one would look better in the final result of your home.

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See also: Modern Chairs for the Living Room Design

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