Best armchairs UK 2022, from leather, wooden to oak frame

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Best armchairs: stylish living room chairs made of leather, wood and oak

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It may sound grandiose to rave about the importance of a good chair, but to quote Montgomery Burns of The Simpsons: “From the most powerful pharaoh to the humblest pawn who enjoys no good to sit?”

A great armchair offers you the most beautiful thing there is: a safe place to relax and unwind after a busy day. Good armchairs should not only be supportive and comfortable since you spend so much time in them, but they should also look good.

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Whether as a standout piece in a minimalist space or as part of a larger furniture group, you want your armchair to look as good as it feels.

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The best armchairs Germany 2022 at a glance:

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Linen, leather, wool or velvet? Which armchair suits me?

There are so many options to choose from that it can be overwhelming to even begin a search: with materials ranging from leather and velvet to wool and linen, and then not even mentioning the styles, from two-seaters and accent chairs to club chairs and lounge chairs.

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The most important thing is to first think about the look of your home: is it more minimalist, with neutral tones, or do you love individual and colorful accents? Then, as you search, you’ll find that you’re more naturally drawn to certain shapes and materials, be it boucle, velvet or leather.

leatherwe will add is fantastic if you have messy creatures in your house, be they furry friends, little ones, or even if you like to eat in the living room and tend to spill (guilty).

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velvet is lush to touch, very tactile while bouclewe will warn, tends to be more difficult to clean.

Do not ignore linen, However. Arguably a less sexy choice than leather or velvet, it’s machine washable, stain-resistant and subtly charming. In addition, linen feels pleasant on the skin.

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How we chose the best armchairs

In our roundup of the best armchairs, we’ve included every possible style, material and color to ensure you find one that suits you and your home. We’ve included a whole range, from the most traditional that only get better with time, to those that have a clever trick (or sofa bed) up their sleeve.

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We’ve included some at the more expensive end of the price spectrum but also affordable options, so no matter your budget or style, you can find an armchair you love.

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The Mars swivel chair made of genuine leather with a matching footstool in chocolate

The Mars swivel chair made of genuine leather with a matching footstool in chocolate

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