Monday, 28 February 2022
It’s a bit like an old friend, someone you trust and can rely on again and again.
Yep, we’re taking about your favourite cosy winter chair! After a long hard day, when the mornings and evenings are still dark and cold, this is your comfy space to hunker down and escape all the gloom. And if you’ve chosen wisely, your armchair will keep on giving year after year.
But if you’re looking to buy a brand-new chair this wintertime, then how do you make the right choice when you’re faced with thousands of options? Here’s our guide to help you make the right decision:
Comfort and relaxation
Firstly, why would you want or need a cosy chair for the winter? Well, even if you’re living in a new-build house, you can still feel the cold on dark wintry days. In the UK, we’re well known for having four seasons within one day. So, even when it’s summertime, you might just want to snuggle up in a cosy chair on a cool evening.
Think about how the chair will support your body. Do you need a good level of posture support? Check the comfort factor of a potential chair, as some styles will be more comfortable than others. A reclining chair has extra functionality, so you can put your feet up and lay back to an almost sleeping position. You can choose from a push back, manual latch, power recliner and a rise-recliner chair, along with a wide range of different functions.
Snuggly soft seating
On a cold day, you’ll appreciate a cuddly chair that embraces your body with large squishy cushions. The Keston is a firm family favourite for this very reason. Covered in super-soft jumbo cord with deep padding and large cushions, this reclining chair is great value and there’s even a reclining sofa to match. Warm, snuggly fabrics will provide you with all the warmth you need on a winter’s day. Linen covered chairs are another good option, as this fabric keeps your body at an optimum temperature all-year round come rain or shine.
If you’re someone who always feels the cold, then you could opt for an armchair with a heat function. Our popular Salisbury chair comes with a heated base, giving you the perfect way to soothe an aching back. And you can enjoy a spa experience in the comfort of your own home, as this chair also has a massage function with eight inbuilt pads. Perfect for a spot of pampering on a dark winter’s night!
There’s nothing nicer than snuggling up to watch your fave box set or the latest Netflix exclusive. And let’s face it, during the wintertime there’s often little else to do! Surely that’s the purpose of a lazy Sunday afternoon when it’s raining, and it feels like the sun won’t ever shine again? If you’re likely to be curled up watching TV or films, then you might appreciate a few handy features – and a soft, cosy throw…
The Cinemax has been designed with home entertainment in mind. Complete with drinks holders, handy side pockets and covered in wipe-clean faux leather, you also won’t have to worry about any spillages. And this amazing rise-recliner also has a heated backrest and massage function.
If you have a family member who enjoys playing console games in your lounge, then choose a chair with either a rocker or swivel function, so they can feel the thrill of the game. These particular chair features are also excellent for nursing mums comforting new-borns in the early hours. Many recliners are now designed to fit in smaller rooms such as bedrooms.
Create a focal point
A well-chosen chair will upscale and revamp any living area. Just choose your preferred style, fabric and colour. If you love patterns, then our popular tartan Eden Push Back comes in four colourways. It has a discrete recline function and due to its compact size, this armchair will fit in small spaces.
Along with your cosy winter chair, there are many ways you can make your home feel even cosier – see our recent blog for useful tips, How to Create a Perfect Cosy Living Room.
Buying a cosy winter armchair could be one of the best decisions you ever make. It’s a place you can relax day after day, no matter what life brings. So, we hope the above guide helps you to make an informed choice, so you can invest in the very best armchair your money can buy!
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