The best armchairs you can buy and where to shop for them
- Armchairs come in all shapes and sizes, from large overstuffed behemoths that command the room and deliver big on comfort to slim accent chairs that add color and style.
- When shopping for an armchair, it's as important to know where it will be placed in a room as it is to consider how it will mesh with the rest of your room's decor.
- West Elm is out top pick for armchair sellers because the brand's high-end selection has seating for every type of interior style, from the midcentury modern to the casual country to the sleek Scandinavian design.
Before we talk about the best armchairs you can buy, let's take a step back and talk about armchairs more broadly. What is an armchair, exactly? After more extensive research than I care to admit, I came to a rousing conclusion: It's a chair with arms. The word "armchair" is an umbrella term for chairs with arms.
A recliner? That's an armchair. An executive desk chair with armrests? That's an armchair. A dining room chair with arms? Armchair.
Being that the armchair is such an amorphous term, really, rather than suggesting a few of the best armchairs you can buy, we'll be looking at a few of the best places to buy armchairs, while also highlighting a few of our favorite pieces.Knowing where to shop for armchairs means first knowing where the chair you ultimately buy will go. Is it the man cave, the sitting room, the living room, or somewhere else?
Once you know where the chair is going, the next step is to consider the rest of the furniture and decor that's already in place. Seeing as many armchairs are large, attention-commanding objects, you don't want to risk choosing one that will throw off the aesthetic of the space. Also, you don't want to buy an armchair that won't fit in terms of its physical size, either.
Assuming you have considered the space, the style, and the proportions, then it's time to start shopping for a great armchair. Here are five companies where you're sure to find just that.
Here are the best armchairs of 2019 and where to buy them:
- Best armchairs overall: West Elm
- Best classic armchairs: Crate & Barrel
- Best budget armchairs: Amazon
- Best recliners: Macy's
- Best armchair in a box: Burrow
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