Choosing the perfect armchair can be a challenge. Here at Dark Horse we are modern designers at our core and believe in balancing great design with a classic approach. Often used as an either an accent piece or focal point of a living room environment, it should exude your style and personality without compromising on comfort. With such a wide variety of choice it can be tricky to know where to start, so to help make things a little easier, we have put together our top tips and things to consider when choosing an armchair: Quality: An important consideration when choosing an armchair because it involves a sizable investment. It is vital to choose a design that will serve you for a long time without any hassle. There are several things to consider when checking the quality of an armchair. Frame: Most interior armchair frames will be constructed from either steel or timber and give very different qualities. Timber can offer a warmer feel to your armchair, whilst steel offers a bold style. We appreciate the strong lines of our powder coated steel frames. With our expert craftsmanship, each frame is made to high quality specifications. The ideal value of steel frames is that they can withstand more rigorous use. Materials: We ensure that we use the best quality materials. Our leather is locally sourced and is full hide – We don’t use any split skins and appreciate using good quality materials to ensure that our products will last for the next generation. With good care they will last a lifetime. Cushioning: Comfy is essential for an armchair. Whilst seating is subjective as we are all different we often think of it in two main categories between a firmer seat and a more relaxed seat. Both have great comfort but the uses and spaces they are placed in may vary. We select high grade medium density upholstery grade foam with inhouse layering compositions to offer supreme comfort for our Boss Armchairs. Our Lo-fi armchairs have a stuffed mix of foam and unicurl at the right volume to give a pillow like effect that delivers a sink in and soft comfort feel. Choosing an armchair is different from buying a sofa or couch. When buying a sofa, the focus is on providing comfort to all users. On the other hand, an armchair is focused on your comfort and style. Boss Armchair by Dark Horse. Style: This may sound obvious, but with so many different options out there, you really need to think about what style you are looking for before you start your search. Are you after a traditional or more modern style? A Scandinavian design or mid century modern? A cozy chair to cuddle up on whilst you read by your bedroom window, or something more dominant that will make a real style statement? Thinking about these options will enable you to narrow your search and help you to find the armchair that’s right for you. Function: Are you looking for an armchair to relax and enjoy a glass of wine or whiskey in? Or are you looking for a piece that just fits the room and style? The key element in choosing is to ensure that you know your comfort style and marry that to the function of the chair – Choosing the right armchair for the right purpose is also key. If you want a statement armchair, that very well may be different to one that you pull up close to the fire in winter. At Dark Horse we design our armchairs to be both a design feature but provide unrivaled functionality and comfort. If you’re looking for a modern and classic armchair – We have you covered. Lo-Fi Armchair by Dark Horse.