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How do I Choose the Best Club Chair and Ottoman?

Susan Grindstaff
Susan Grindstaff

Selecting a club chair and ottoman will often come down to what you can afford and what you find pleasing. Other things to consider will be durability of construction and upholstery. Depending on where in your home you plan to use the pieces, size may also be an important factor in your decision. Think about how the pieces will be used and how often they will need to be cleaned.

Budget concerns will likely help you narrow your choices. It is probably not a good idea to go into any type of debt to make such a purchase. In most cases, you should buy a club chair and ottoman you can afford to pay for with cash, without resorting to charging them on a credit card. If you cannot find anything you like within your price range, you might want to look at some used furniture stores, thrift shops, or estate sales. You may be able to find a quality set for very little money.

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Man with hands on his hips

Overall construction is one of the most important things to consider when purchasing a club chair and ottoman. Sometimes poor construction is reflected in price, so be sure to carefully inspect the workmanship before purchasing. You should probably avoid sets with plastic legs or other obvious signs of subpar quality. If you are not sure what to look for, do not be afraid to ask questions. Most retailers will be more than happy to answer your questions, because it is in their best interest for you to be happy with your eventual purchase.

If you are thinking of purchasing a club chair and ottoman, you probably already have a good idea where you are going to use it. Before you shop, measure the area where you plan to locate the set. If you have the measurements of the seating area when you are shopping, it will help you select a chair and ottoman that will be of an appropriate size.

Think about what type of upholstery will work best for you. If the chair and ottoman will not see that much use, then you can probably choose upholstery of most any type. If the set is going to see a lot of use, consider upholstery that will be easy to care for and clean. Many club chairs are upholstered in vinyl and leather, and upkeep on either of these coverings is much easier to maintain than fabric.

Most furniture retailers carry at least some club chair and ottoman sets. You might also find a good deal by shopping online. If you end up purchasing the set through any type of mail order, be sure to figure in the price of shipping, as it could add significantly to the price.

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