The sofa is the king of the living room. Of this, there is no doubt. However, no room is complete without its ideal complement: the armchair. They provide the rest, comfort, and practicality you need with an investment in budget and less space. Here is a brief guide from MAISON Furniture, Now let’s focus on what type of living room chair to buy.
When to incorporate an armchair in the living room?
Furnishing a living room is not so easy, right? Whether it’s square, rectangular, has enough space, or just the opposite, there’s always a risk of overfilling or underfilling those spaces.
There are multiple options for armchairs: wingbacks, vintage style, upholstered, or the so-called designer armchairs. Why not opt for a nice armchair?
Let’s see what elements have to be considered before finally deciding on an armchair for the living room or not.
Elements to assess before buying an armchair for your living room
The starting point to buy an armchair, whether for the living room or for any other room, as well as to buy a sofa, is comfort. And this is a completely subjective criterion. It depends on each person, even each member of the family, but it is key.
Aesthetics is another factor to consider. Obviously, we all want each piece of furniture to participate in a general style, to bring some warmth to the space and, why not, also some personality.
Along with these two main scales, to choose the best armchair for your living room you must evaluate these other factors.
Available space (and where it will go)
Living room armchairs are the perfect complement for rooms that are smaller in size or have shapes (corner seats). If you have a lot of space, they help to close off the area or create your own, for example, with a side table.
Moreover, where the armchairs are going to be placed in the living room will also determine whether it is more appropriate to buy two units or if a single individual armchair will suffice.
How to measure the space to know if the armchairs fit? Most living room armchairs use standardized measurements, so you can use various online simulators to present your living room and the elements that are going to make it up (or that already make it up). However, you can use these references:
- When the armchair is placed ‘adhered’ to a wall, measure it and subtract 90 centimeters to save other elements and not compromise circulation in the space.
- The individual armchair is usually placed on the right side of the larger piece of furniture or in front of it.
The backrest, or its height, is another factor to consider: Try to make sure it’s wide, stable, and high enough to make it comfortable for you to relax. Think that, if you are going to use it as a base for naps, if you do not support your cervicals correctly, you will come out of it with neck pain.
The upholstery of the chairs
The size is as important as the upholstery. Choosing the best upholstery marks the style of the furniture and the living room. However, you also have to attend to the use and, above all, to the inhabitants of the house.
For example, armchair upholstered with cotton or a cotton-polyester blend is very resistant to use and easy to wash, but if there are pets in the house you will have to eliminate them from the list: they trap a lot of dirt (hair, food in the case of children), and are easily caught by nails (especially with cats). It will have a very bad age.
In the case of living room armchairs upholstered with natural leather, the biggest obstacle is usually the price, although they are the most durable and resistant, especially if there are no children or pets at home.
Hamza Fazal is a reporter for The Hear UP. After graduating from the University of Abbottabad, Hamza got an internship at the NPR and worked as a reporter and producer. Hamza has also worked as a reporter for the Medium. Hamza covers health and science for The Hear UP.
Advice On Extending The Life Of Your Memory Foam Bed
The ultra-absorbent polyurethane foam used to produce memory foam mattresses sometimes referred to as “synthetic viscoelastic foam,” provides pliable support that makes lying on one feel like lying on a cloud. Given that NASA developed memory foam for space shuttles, that is logical. Customers have gushed about the wonderful comfort these beds offer since memory foam entered the mattress market.
Maintaining the quality of the best memory foam mattresses you have purchased became essential over time. At the end of this post, you will grasp the tips on how to maintain the comfort and durability of your memory foam mattress. read in advance;
1. Ensure Your Mattress Is Safe
Innovative mattress protectors. A mattress protector should fit snugly, like a fitted sheet, to prevent spills and stains. Encasement protectors, which cover all six sides and have a zipper, are also available (including the bottom). Sleepers with allergies or bedbugs can utilize the best mattress encasement protectors. Whether you eat in bed or not, a mattress cover is vital to protect your mattress from bodily fluids, skin flakes, spilled food, and drinks.
2. Lay A Firm Foundation
Having a base isn’t required for a memory foam mattress to operate well, but it will raise your bed to the right height. If you use memory foam mattresses, your base must be solid, level, and gap-free. Slats on a slatted base should be no more than 2.75 inches apart to prevent uneven mattress wear. If the slats are too far apart, you’ll need to buy extra or use a plywood board.
3. Prevent Pets And Children From Jumping
This counsel is direct. Pets who roam freely and lie on the bed stimulate the spread of germs, insects, and bacteria where you sleep. The perfect situation is when you meet a nice and cuddly bedmate. The worst-case situation is parasite eggs nearby about to hatch. It’s encouraged to ban youngsters under 8 from jumping on beds. Bouncing on the bed is not only hazardous, but it also damages the mattress. The memory foam is overworked by the quick up-and-down movements, which don’t prolong its life.
4. Rotate Your Mattress Regularly
It’s common if you’ve heard of this advice, but have you ever put it to use? Rotate your memory foam mattress 180 degrees every season, starting right away. This method is based on the idea that sleeping in the same spot on the mattress every night could be uncomfortable and lead to a concentration of wear and tear in that area. It should be noted that certain high-end made in the USA mattress producers make mattresses that don’t need to be turned.
5. Make Your Mattress Clean
Your memory foam mattress may be protected against sweat, dust mites, and other allergies by vacuuming it at least twice a year. Start by sprinkling baking soda on your stripped mattress since the longer it remains there, the better. A few drops of essential oil are an optional addition. At some point, take out the vacuum and completely remove the baking soda using the upholstery attachment. The tufts, seams, and areas between the mattress and foundation are known to be dust mite havens.
6. Do Not Make Your Bed
You did indeed read that correctly. While it might appear illegal to put off making your bed, it is not recommended. Delaying making the bed gives your memory foam mattress and linens time to breathe, giving any moisture that may have accumulated throughout the night a chance to evaporate.
Umar Nisar was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Umar Nisar has contributed to many online publications including PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Umar Nisar earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Umar Nisar follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.