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Living Room Chairs Buying Guide

Whether you’re looking for a simple desk chair, a cool sitting chair, or something inflatable that can be stashed away when your friend isn’t crashing on it, there are plenty of living room chairs that will make your room the ultimate chill spot in the dorm.

Below is a round-up of the best living room chairs, listed in no particular order.

1) Modway Remark Armchair, Sunny | 2) Boss Office Products B809-BY Wingback Chair | 3) Handy Living Sasha Arm Chair | 4) Bonded Leather Rocker and Swivel Chair | 5) Bonded Leather Rocker Living Room Chair | 6) Baby Relax Rylan Swivel Gliding Recliner | 7) Delta Furniture Morgan Rocker Chair | 8) babyletto Madison Swivel Glider | 9) Coaster Home Furnishings 460406 Chair | 10) Accent Chair (Drak Grey) | 11) Pulaski DS-2278-900-5 Accent/Living Room Chair | 12) Giantex Deco Solids Accent Chair | 13) Massage Recliner Sofa Chair | 14) Best Selling Davis Leather Chair | 15) Lounge Chair Cushion | 16) Modern Velvet Accent Living Room Chair | 17) Giantex PU Leather Recliner Chair | 18) Kebo Lounge Chair Chaise | 19) Niche Mia Reclining Bentwood Chair | 20) Costway Set of 2 Dining Arm Chairs | 21) Merax Fabric Dining Chairs | 22) Flash Furniture Vintage Leather Recliner | 23) Simpli Home Austin Accent Tub Chair | 24) Modern, Ikat Blue Slate Large Accent Chair | 25) Giantex Deco Solids Accent Chair | 26) Modway EEI-2551-GRN Kelly Green, Armchair | 27) Dorel Living Clairborne Dining Chair | 28) Zuo Modern Providence Arm Chair | 29) Merax Contemporary Recliner and Ottoman Set | 30) Giantex Accent Leisure Upholstered Arm Chair | 31) Madison Park Caitlyn Roll Back Chair | 32) Lounging Accent Chair | 33) Kebo Chair, Black and White Geometric Pattern | 34) Cortesi Home Largo Damask Accent Chair |

When you are updating the chairs in your living room, you want to choose pieces that are not only comfortable and stylish but durable enough for family and friends to sit on for years.

With armchairs in various fabrics, wing-back chairs and other accent chairs available, you have many choices when selecting living room furniture for your home. This buying guide will help you find the living room chairs that fit your style and provide you with tips on caring for your living room furniture.

Buying Living Room Chairs

  • Take notes: Before choosing your living room chairs — or any furniture, for that matter — measure the room, particularly the spot where you are planning on placing your chairs. You’ll want to make sure the chairs you choose not only fit into the spot, but also allow walking room around them. Make sure that the chairs won’t feel too small for the room or your sofa.
  • Be complementary: You’ll want to find a chair that goes with your sofa, but you don’t have to find an exact match. Coordinating the color or style between your sofa and chair will make your living room look like a decorator chose them for you. Sticking to furniture pieces that are influenced by a similar time period can help pull your living room together, too.
  • Atmosphere: Think about how you’ll be using your living room chairs. If your living room is a more formal room used only on special occasions, look for chairs with upright backs. If your living room is a casual gathering place, look for armchairs that are meant for lounging, such as recliners.

Leather Chairs

  • Styles: Leather chairs come in a variety of styles, including leather armchairs, recliners and club chairs. With their smooth fabric and clean lines, leather club chairs will give your living room or office a classic, masculine feel. Leather club chairs feature armrests and, in traditional designs, low backs that are almost level with the arm rests. Try taller leather armchairs made of softer, plusher leather for comfortable seating around the TV.
  • Care: Leather chairs scuff and wear naturally, which adds beauty to the look. That said, leather is a natural material and requires some care. Here are a few maintenance tips to ensure your leather chairs will last for many years:

Leather Chair Care

  • Clean your leather chair regularly with a commercial leather-cleaning product. Use a soft cloth and only wipe in one direction. Regularly vacuum behind the seat cushion.
  • Rub light scratches with a chamois cloth to buff them away.
  • Wipe up any spills immediately to prevent marks. If a spill is not noticed right away, wipe the stain with a clean cloth lightly dampened with distilled water.
  • Keep leather chairs out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources to prevent sun-bleaching, cracking and brittleness.
  • Once or twice a year, use a leather conditioner to maintain the suppleness of your leather chair.

Fabric Chairs

  1. Styles: Fabric armchairs are available in many colors and patterns. If you want something casual or colorful, fabric chairs may be the choice for you. Since you’ll be spending a lot of time in your fabric armchairs, consider an upholstered arm chair. Wing-back chairs are other options. With their tall backs, arm rests and winged sides, wing-back chairs were originally designed to protect from drafts but now lend a dramatic, old-world look to your living room.
  2. Care: Whatever shape of chair you choose, a fabric chair will be a place where you’ll want to spend a lot of time. Here are some ideas for extending the life of your fabric chairs:

Fabric Chair Care

  • Vacuum your fabric chairs before there is visible dirt. Once you can see the dirt, it may already be ground into the fabric.
  • Most upholstery fabrics are designed to be durable and cleanable. Check your manufacturer’s guide to see if the particular fabric you have requires special cleaning.
  • If you are concerned about staining, consider using a spray treatment to protect the upholstery on your fabric chair. These protectors don’t prevent all stains but can give you more time to clean up a spill. Test the spray on a hidden part of the fabric before using it on the whole chair to check that it doesn’t affect the color.

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