Choosing the right relax chair

The very first thing to consider is if there’s room for it. These types of chairs are often bigger than regular dining chairs, for example. In some cases, especially for small apartments, it’s not recommended fulfilling the room disregarding free spaces to move and breathe. Consider at least 80x80cm (32×32”) for the chair but also minimum double that size (half each side), in order to place it with comfortably.

Then, it’s time to choose its design. Pay attention to call you interior design style, so, if your place is traditionally styled in Victorian or classical, you shouldn’t put an ultra-modern one since older styles are pretty full of ornaments and decorated details whose don’t communicate between straight clean lines, with high contrast colors. Doing such a combination, you probably confuse users and make them anxious, and that’s not what your intention by the way.

A wide overview of the types, armchairs can be:

 Club chair:

club chair, traditional and comfortable

It’s a very traditional since its composed by the proper armrests and usually have a tall backrest. Lately, it’s been quite trending with short backrests giving a modern look and a minimal aesthetics for the piece.

Knoll’s model, versions of the club chair are very popular.

Wing Chair:

A variation of the club, with the proper “added” wings or a stretched backrest, its design comes very pictorial and demands even more room to comprehend its visual and conceptual weight. This version has its ups and down, but I can say that in the latest years it has been also trending.

you can even fall asleep and your head won’t fall 😉


Famous classical model, also known as Louis XV, has a heavy presence and, in order to make it fit, requires plenty of free space, making its strength worse. It will be fine in stylish and call for a strong personality, so not recommended to everyone.

nice classical restyle from bluemarine.

Tub Chair:

Low backrest, curved retro. It’s very useful and easy to compound together whenever placed in the middle of a room, so the curved back doesn’t necessarily configure a plane or virtualize it. The cons are they might contrast too much in straightly lined places and it has its ups and downs if you’re concerned about the trend and interior fashion.

Interesting, but be careful! keep it minimal…

Slipper Chair:

If I had to choose a model for a contemporary home, I’d pick it. Seems to be the most often used by interior designers nowadays, but not the only, of course. It’s very common in a slightly lower height, so it gives a different proportion to the whole room.

nice one, but the cushion.

Chaise Longue:

Instead, you have a huge empty room to place it well, I’d keep far from this. They are really beautiful as single pieces, but inside a “normal” context, together with sofa, shelves, and cabinets, it comes too much and makes your room seem messed up.

Flexform’s beautiful chaise longue


Maybe the most comfortable, but their aesthetics are very very hard to gather with modern or conceptual spaces. In order to soften its visual strength, a nice hint is to play around with its fabrics or leather, trying to find a harmonic combination with its background, just don’t make it contrast, they are not sophisticated, elegant or beautiful.


If I can advise you by which model should you use, I wouldn’t be right, because each room should be designed in spite of their conditions and their owner’s intentions and budget. But a nice tip would pick a model with thin legs wooden or in metal: they can make the room much lighter by simply making more floor visible.