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How do I Choose the Best Lounge Chair with an Ottoman?

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari

The best lounge chair with an ottoman will be comfortable, but beyond comfort, you will need to examine the chair and ottoman carefully for quality construction, durable and attractive materials, and a style that will fit with the decor of the room in which it will be placed. When choosing a lounge chair with an ottoman, be sure to consider how much space you have to dedicate to the chair and ottoman, and remember that higher quality materials and extra features will drive up the price of the chair. Choose a lounge chair with an ottoman that fits your budget, and certainly one that will be comfortable and stable for years to come.

A visit to a furniture store or search on the Internet will reveal hundreds of styles, from the more traditional to the experimental and modern. Choosing a lounge chair with an ottoman that is a more adventurous design can be fun and can complement a room nicely, but you should consider how you will feel about that design in several years. Bright, loud patterns can go out of style fairly quickly, while solid colors and more conservative patterns tend to stay in style long-term. This is not to say you should not choose something more adventurous, but make sure to choose something that will be in keeping with the room's theme and with your tastes in the long term.

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Man with hands on his hips

The chair and ottoman should work together, both in style and function. Furniture makers will often design the two pieces of furniture together to make a consistent design that is visually appealing and comfortable. If possible, sit in the chair for a fair amount of time to make the best judgment of the comfort level of the lounge chair with an ottoman. Examine the look of the chair, too: the lines should be smooth, the design consistent, and the overall look of the chair and ottoman should be visually appealing.

Construction is one of the most important considerations, as this will have a significant impact on the longevity of the lounge chair with an ottoman. Choose a chair and ottoman that is made from durable materials; try to choose upholstery that is stain-resistant to avoid having to clean the upholstery often. Remember that high quality materials like leather will drive up the cost of the chair, but it can improve the aesthetic and will provide durability for several years.

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