Published at Tuesday, August 06th 2019, 01:50:32 AM. Armchairs. By Zurie Maurel.
The notion of reconnecting with the past may spur us to find antique furniture pieces and welcome them in our homes, but this is not the only reason why we do so. Our taste for old glamour sends us back to adoring beautiful carvings and exquisite craftsmanship of traditional and classical designs. Nothing beats Victorian armchairs in magnificence and intricacy. They are luxurious to look at and even more luxurious to sink in to. The luscious velvet upholstery envelops your body like a warm embrace.
Swivel armchairs come in several different styles, one for the home, which tend to be larger and one for the office. The standard office versions come with several different features, such as those mentioned already as well as two arm rests; depending on the model you may be able to lift or lower the arm rests to provide your arms with support after several hours of typing. The standard seats are covered in fabric, though you could pay more for a water resistant cover to prevent sweat from being absorbed into the cushions and creating a smell. When buying a swivel armchair, check whether it has specially designed padding, which is shaped to follow the contours of your back giving you extra support.
Recliners may come in different colors like black leather and brown leather. You can purchase those which either match your living room colors.
Deemed the original accent chair, wingback chairs have long held pride of place in the living room. Evoking sophistication and refinement, high backs, arm rests and winged sides are characteristic of a wingback chair.