Having a big, comfy chair all to yourself is the perfect way to while away a few hours in front of the TV or with a gripping novel. Arranged next to a matching sofa, or observing the modern trend for unmatched furniture, it’s a lovely addition to any living room, and with a range like ours to choose from, there’s an armchair waiting to fill that space in your life
You might have a preconception of what an armchair looks like. For many, that’s a large, heavily cushioned seat with big arms. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’re definitely in luck, but it’s only a fraction of the types of armchair we stock. You can go full-on contemporary, with a small, neat, but no less comfortable armchair, covered in a cool, light fabric for the ultimate chic. There’s also the cafe-style armchair, where the back and arms wrap around in a warming hug, a lovely smart look that takes up the minimum of space.
As well as helping the aesthetics of your room, fabric armchairs can be the most comfortable pieces of furniture in your home, ensuring that you can come home and relax after a long day. Perfect in the living room, conservatory, or even as bedroom chairs, armchairs are versatile pieces of furniture. Choose from our selection of small armchairs, featuring soft and attractive upholstery to provide a wonderful place for you to curl up and relax. Similarly, a cosy high back armchair or reading chair is the perfect choice if you like to spend your evenings with a riveting book or glossy magazine.
Reclining armchairs are always going to be popular, of course. They’re comfy enough in the upright position, but the moment you lean the back down and feel the weight come off your feet, you know you’re in new territory when it comes to chilling. An alternative is to get a swivel chair with matching footrest. Some of them also recline, so you can lie back and enjoy some you-time.
There’s also the life-changing recline and rise armchair. This electric-powered chair lets you recline with your feet up, but when it’s time to stand, it will tip gently forwards to help you to get up. It’s impossible to gauge how transformative this is to many people, so take a look if you have mobility issues.
A big, round swivel chair is another fun and modern take on the armchair. It’s designed for the ultimate in lounging, as you can sit upright, lie down or snuggle up, all in equal comfort. The fact that you can rotate it is an added bonus.
The look of your armchair isn’t just about the shape and size – it’s also about the finish. At Dunelm, choosing a finish to complement your living room is easy. From the bright and colourful to the muted and grey, you can make your armchair into an accent piece or let it quietly go about its business. With all sorts of fabrics to choose from, including leather, you’re bound to find one that suits your style.