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Chairs

Whether you need seating for the living room, dining room, or even the classroom, you want furniture that is comfortable and stylish. When looking for an armchair or school chair, you will want to consider the following questions.

What types of living room chairs are there?

There are five main types of room chairs that you may come across:

  • Chair and a half: This piece of furniture is larger than normal room chairs to provide a place to lounge. They are often made from microfiber or leather, making them comfortable.
  • Wing chair: This seating has side panels that are often called wings. The wings were originally designed to shield against drafts though now they are used for decorative purposes.
  • Club chair: These are cushioned armchairs that have comfortable arms and a low back. They are made for general sitting and relaxing. They often are used as accent chairs in living rooms or home libraries.
  • Occasional chair: This piece of furniture is often used as extra seating when needed. When not in use, they often are designed to be accents and usually have unique patterns or fabrics.
  • Slipper chair: This type of furniture is armless and has short legs. This makes it a comfortable choice for many when it comes to seating.

What should you consider when looking for a chair?

  • Materials: Some accent chairs are made from fabric while others are made from leather or faux leather.
  • Comfort: No matter what you are using your seating for, it should be comfortable and promote good posture.
  • Strength: Home furniture should be strong and durable to last for years.
  • Functionality: When looking for an accent chair or school chair, you may want to determine how long a person will be sitting in it and what it will be used for. If you need to stack it, you want to make sure that it is designed to do that.

What should you consider when looking for school chairs?

There are four main things you may want to consider when looking at classroom chairs:

  • Size: Depending on the age of the kids who will be using the school chairs, you will need to pay attention to the seat height. For example, preschool kids may need seat heights that range from 5-inches tall to 11.5-inches tall.
  • Stacking ability: For schools that have limited space, having school chairs that can be stacked is essential. Stackable school furniture is specifically designed to be able to easily interlock when they need to be stored out of the way.
  • Seat material: Most seats are made with hard or soft plastic, both of which are durable. Some school chairs are also made from wood.
  • Leg style: Many classroom chairs have plastic or metal gliders that make them easy to move while others have wheels.

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