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Relaxing chair: how to choose the right armchair for physical well-being and relaxation?

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The relaxing chair is the perfect solution for relaxing at the end of the day and finally carving out a moment of well-deserved tranquillity.

Thanks to its comfortable seat and ergonomic structure, this type of armchair adapts to the shape of your body and is extremely comfortable. Moreover, furnishing your home with this type of product allows you to create a small space dedicated to personal well-being.

How to choose the right relaxing chair for the salon?

Unlike traditional armchairs and those created by the world’s most famous designers , a relaxing chair can assume different positions. As the name suggests, the purpose of this particular piece of home furnishing is to make sitting comfortable and to offer a space in which to relax and ease the tensions accumulated during the day.

An armchair in which to relax thus combines design and functionality. All models have ergonomic lines that favour the maintenance of a correct posture and support the back and neck muscles, thus reducing the onset of pain and contractures.

Those who need an even more incisive action can turn to relaxation armchairs with massaging action. These models are equipped with various automatic massage programmes, which can be operated by remote control. Standard models of relaxation armchairs also favour rest, thanks to the possibility of reclining their backrest and elevating the feet. In this sense, designers offer both manual and electric models of relaxation armchairs.

This type of armchair dedicated to the well-being of the body works very well both when it is proposed in combination with the sofa and when it is placed next to the bookcase. In the first case, the relaxing chair has more of a convivial character and is used when in the company of the family, to have a chat at the end of the day or to watch a film all together. In the second case, on the other hand, the armchair becomes the protagonist of the corner dedicated to reading and represents the space in which to enjoy a good book, in complete relaxation.

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What to evaluate when choosing a relaxation armchair?

The design and functionality of the relaxing chair are certainly the most important parameters to consider when choosing. When evaluating the design, one should not only consider the chair’s exterior, but also pay attention to the quality of the upholstery and padding, and also the style of the product.

Defining the dimensions of the armchair is one of the aspects that take priority. One must check that the available space is sufficient to hold the armchair, also taking into account the size of the model when reclined. This is trivial, but it must be remembered.

Secondly, one must consider the relationship that is created between the armchair and the rest of the furniture. In this sense, not only is the relationship between the armchair and the nearest furnishing elements, such as the sofa or a small table, relevant, but also the relationship that arises, more generally, between the relaxing chair and all the other furniture that decorates the room.

As is natural, when choosing the perfect model of relaxation armchair, it is also necessary to take into account the functions the armchair performs and the relaxation movements it supports.

Finally, the characteristics of the materials that can be used for its upholstery must be carefully evaluated. A fabric armchair is well suited to a contemporary or minimalist décor, for example, while a leather model is excellent in a traditional and elegant context. 

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What do you need to know if you want to furnish your living room with a relaxation armchair?

If you want to furnish your living room with an armchair dedicated to your well-being and relaxation, you can decide to include only the armchair with reclining functions in the space, or you can combine it with a matching ottoman. The presence of an ottoman improves the functionality of the seat and its comfort, allowing you to stretch your feet better. In addition, the ottoman makes the overall look more elegant, transforming it into the perfect solution to complete the furnishing of any living room.

Another observation. In the living room, the relaxing chair can be proposed either in coordination with the sofa or with a contrasting design. Having an armchair and a sofa made of the same materials, colours and styles gives the room a refined look. On the other hand, if you choose to focus on differences, you can make the armchair stand out by selecting a model with an original design or a colour that stands out from the rest of the furniture.

In addition to the living area of the home, a relaxing chair is also an excellent solution to complete the furnishings of a bedroom. Arranging the armchair in the bedroom, perhaps combining it with a luxury rug, allows to all intents and purposes to create a comfortable space in which to relax in complete freedom.

One last piece of advice before closing. Regardless of where in the house you decide to place the armchair, it is important to check that there is sufficient space at the sides of the furniture. In particular, the armchair should not be placed too close to the wall, because sufficient space is needed when it is fully reclined.

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