Contemporary Upholstery - The modern armchair

24 May 2022

Contemporary Upholstery - The modern armchair

Contemporary Upholstery - The modern armchair
Consider this scenario: you've designed the house of your client’s dreams with all the essential decorations and furnishings, such as a sofa, bookshelf, and entertainment area, but you've still wanted some accent piece to complete your project. These magnificent and sophisticated armchairs complete the look of any interior project and home decoration. Today, they are one of the most important pieces to any living room or even a bedroom corner.

Reasons to place or specify contemporary armchairs for your interior design projects

Contemporary armchairs are important because they bring comfort to your project while also enhancing your interior design set by their beauty.

In the end, what matters is the outcome of the complete interior design process. As luxury is in the details, the more details the project has, the more impact it will have on your clients, and it will almost certainly ensure you with  the best costumer service award!

In this article we discuss some important details to take into consideration when looking for an armchair to finish your project. 

Identify the Purpose

munique armchair

In the image: Munique armchair

First and foremost, consider what role an armchair will play in the entire interior design project. Whether you're intending to use it to create a cosy corner in the bedroom, a statement piece in the living room, or a hideaway in your client's home office.

If it's for decoration purposes, the quality and fabric of the upholstery are crucial, if it's for a bedroom corner or a home office, it needs to be supportive and comfortable. Either way, armchairs should always be relaxing to sit in and ravishing to look at.

The right dimensions

As an interior designer, it is always important to examine the layout of the space and the size of other furnishing items. The room's aesthetics shouldn’t be cluttered, you should create a desirable space for your customers, where every item coexists with each other, in perfect harmony.

If you are limited in space, however, get something smaller that acts as a decorative piece and serves its purpose. You need an armchair that will be part of your client’s social space for guests to sit and relax or simply to fill an empty corner.

The look and style of the modern armchair

Research about the style and the overall look that you want for your project. Do you want an armchair with modern contour and silhouettes, or a simple design will suffice your customers’ requirements? Should you invest in an ergonomic armchair, or do you want just an accent piece? Think about these questions to reach an informed decision that will elevate your overall design project.

Accent armchairs should give the room a unique feel. Choose the colour and upholstery with care, making sure they complement the other items in the space. It should reflect your client's personality while also being inviting to sit on.

neutral living room

in the image: Moon armchair

In this Lookbook, Laskasas  maintained its iconic neutral colours throughout the design. An incredible harmony is visible between all the products, perfectly balanced almost like a symbiotic current that forms on one side of the living room. The pair of armchairs in this room blend in perfectly with the rest of the decor, while at the same time managing to contrast with a bolder colour thanks to their upholstery. This is a perfect example that the style and design of an armchair can be used as an important part of the whole project.

Armchair’s comfort

After you've decided on an armchair style, the next step is to consider comfort. This may take a while longer as there are a few factors to consider.

The chair's structure is one thing to consider, because this is the component that will sustain your client’s weight, the following aspects need to be considered.

Feel - The seat should be comfortable and supportive. Getting out of the chair can be difficult if it has sunk in too deeply. If it's too stiff, on the other hand, your client with become uncomfortable after a while. 

Angle – If your client's knees are pointing down or up, there is no way he  will be comfortable in the new armchair. Because of this, it is important to get a chair with a seat height that is right for him.

Depth – If your client is a taller person, browse the range of modern armchairs that feature greater depth. These can readily adjust your leg length, allowing you to be more comfortable. 

These features should make your choice easier, making the armchair that you pick more welcoming without compromising on quality and comfort.

neutral armchair

The Sophia armchair is a lounge chair with a curvy and shimmering ottoman. Practical and comfortable, this seating piece features a metallic base that can swivel 360 degrees and a fully upholstered body in classy velvet. It’s the perfect example of visible comfort, inviting feel, and beautiful design.

Armchair's durability


Your client wishes to invest on furniture pieces that are durable and that won’t go out of style any time soon. So, you should be able to distinguish between durable and non-durable items. Check for quality materials such as solid wood, plywood, hardwood, or veneer before purchasing. As a result, you will have a more long-lasting product.

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Adriano Tavares

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