A statement chair in your lounge should bring more personality to your home than Elton John on stage. However, it still has to be comfortable. Use Klooftique’s handy tips for buying the perfect statement chair.
The seat should feel soft to sit on yet offer firm support. If it sinks in too much, you will have to struggle to get out of it. If it is too hard, you may become uncomfortable after sitting in it for even a short period.
Your thighs should be perpendicular to the floor because you can’t be comfortable if your knees are pointing up or down. Look for a seat height that is right for you.
Another factor to consider is the depth of the seat. If you are taller, look for a seat with greater depth. The extra depth can easily accommodate the length of your legs. A shallower depth is good if you are not very tall, or suffer from bad knees.
A wider seat such as in a chair and a half is good if you like to lounge in your chair. A chair and a half is also a good substitute for a loveseat if you are short on space. Take a look at the RC Green Chair and Half.
Backs can be high or low, but more than anything, the back is there to offer lumbar support. If you read or watch TV in your chair, you would also want some neck support, so those chairs would be better with high backs. Chairs with lower backs are good for conversations, and you tend to sit up straighter in them, but they are hardly meant for lounging.
Tight back or pillows
There are two basic kinds of seats and backs, those with a tight cover or those with loose cushions. You can choose whichever look appeals to you, but if you are looking for comfort, cushions do make it a little cozier. You can also choose a mix with a tight back and a cushioned seat or the other way around.
You need more information?
Please feel free to give us a call or come and visit our showroom in Kloof Street, Cape Town.
Klooftique: 87 Kloof Street, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 424 9458