Chairs are an integral part of the furniture in your house. Be it a living room or any other room, a chair will always be essential. Choosing the right type of chair will not only add to the level of comfort of a room or a unit but will also help in brightening up that space. There are various options to choose from while looking for different chairs that fit different needs. This can also get a little overwhelming since more options can make it difficult for you to choose the right design, finishing, and size. It’s always good to do some research before spending money.
You must have seen a lot of chair designs in stores or someone’s home but do you know their names as well? If not, then this blog is for you. Here we will be discussing different types of chairs you can put in your lounge, bedroom, garden and even on the roof. Even though the final decision will always be yours, we will guide you on a few extra things you need to consider before you go shopping for chairs.
Types Of Chairs
Before we jump on to the main part of this piece i.e., types of chairs, we have gathered a list of things you will need to consider before making the final purchase:
Colour and comfort are two things you will need to pay more attention to because if either is chosen poorly, it will result in the chair looking unsuitable for the room or it could ruin the whole outlook of the room.
Here is a list of chairs that you can fit into your home decor with appropriate colours and upholstery:
- Fauteuil chair
- Fireside chair
- Rocking chair
- Office chair
- Dining room chair
- Garden chairs
The term fauteuil has a French origin which means armchair. A fauteuil chair is a comfortable armchair that comes in many designs, shapes and upholstery. The chair was invented in France where it was known as Fauteuil Comfortable, a comfortable armchair. Fauteuil is an umbrella term that covers different chairs serving different purposes. These are:
- Club chairs: These are deep seats covered in leather and as the name suggests. These seats are commonly used in clubs where a person would prefer comfortable seating. These are also used in living rooms.
- Wingback chairs: This particular chair adds flair to the area where it is placed while maintaining the comfort level. These chairs are characterized by their high backs that surround the sitter and make a perfect chair for reading or having a cup of coffee in your lounge
- Bergère chairs: If you want to add a touch of royalty to your home, these are the perfect chairs to do that. Unlike club chairs and wingback chairs, these have more exposed wood on legs and armrests but one can always alter them to add padding on the armrest.
Recliners are luxury chairs that allow you to lift your feet and legs and recline your back to relax. These are more expensive than other chairs but you pay for their features. Its electronic and manual variants come in different colours, leather and fabric and styles. Usually, these make perfect lounge furniture to watch television or just relax but you can also put them in the corner of your bedroom by a window to make a relaxing book nook for reading.
Fireside chairs are also high back chairs and often come with a footstool. These are designed in such a way that they support your posture; your legs are at the right angle and your arms are relaxed. Most famous in hilly areas, these high chairs are slightly reclined and usually come in leather covers but if you are getting them made, you may use a fabric of your choice. These chairs are something to look forward to on chilly days in winter where you can sit near a fireplace and just relax if these don’t make you fall asleep.
Rocking chairs have a space in every home for toddlers and parents alike. These may seem like old school but these emit style and it’s a joy to sit on them. These chairs have curved bends on their legs and swing back and forth, a feature that puts babies to sleep and makes elders relaxed.
If you have one already which is antique, it might be made of wood entirely. Modern rocking chairs come in wood, plastic and aluminum with variety in shapes and styles. Many furniture designers have their recliner variants as well which can make their place in your living room. It gives a touch of traditional look to the house but it can also be placed on a balcony or in the garage.
If your job requires you to work from home, you will need to set up your office at home. This will only require a table and an office chair which is comfortable and keeps your posture straight.
There are different types of office chairs out of which the executive chair is the most comfortable and best if you work for several hours. If you have a study room then it’s easier to match the look of the room with office furniture but you can also get a basic understanding of how to design a home office by reading this guide.
Dining Room Chairs
A dining room is the most important part of your home, especially if you frequently entertain guests or have family gatherings. You can have an open or a broken living room space or a closed drawing and dining room but the décor of your dining room has to be in sync with the overall interior of the space. The dining table and chairs are the focus of this room and their colour and design should complement the sofas if it’s the same room.
If you want to make a statement among your guests, the place that comes to your mind is the dining room. It is the most formal part of the house and this is where the comfort, size and design of the chairs will play a big and important role.
There are numerous designs to select from if you are not going for ready-made furniture. The most preferred seating designs are without armrests and seat coverings are made up of fabric or artificial leather. Since it is a one-time investment, make sure you consider all the designs and themes before you move forward with the final choice.
The elders of the house mostly prefer to spend their mornings reading newspapers and if it’s a pleasant sunny day, they will definitely prefer reading it outside. It’s relatively easier to select furniture for your gardens because you can let go of the design and décor part and just focus on comfort.
Garden chairs are lightweight and usually made up of plastic, however, iron chairs for gardens are also readily available. The most common chairs for outdoor seating are plastic patio chairs, wicker patio chairs and lawn chairs. These require very low maintenance but their utility is higher and can be used indoors as well.
This brings us to the end of this piece. Now you know the names of most commonly used chairs around the house and you don’t need to frantically look for pictures to show retailers in case there’s a particular design you require for your abode.
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