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Help me find a comfy armchair to read in?

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Cathpot Sat 20-Aug-16 13:29:16

DH has finally agreed to a chair in our bedroom for purposes of curling up and reading. Budget is about £500 and house is Victorian so would like a nod to a button back. I've seen a few things that are lovely on sites like loaf but they are all about £800-£1000 where else can I look? Rural area so unfortunately not near any large shopping centres - needs to be done online . Any help would be great

absolutelynotfabulous Sat 20-Aug-16 13:32:07

My very favorite chair to read in was a chesterfield. I used to sling my legs over and sit in it sideways.

I think chairs with large, square seats are best to curl up in.

Perhaps a cuddle chair?

Cathpot Sat 20-Aug-16 14:33:35

I think I do need a slightly bigger than normal armchair- I've seen some called love seats that look great- it's more that having wrestled DH to £500 they all seem to be more expensive than I thought. Want to buy a decent one and then age gracefully into it over years until I rarely get out. Maybe eBay is my friend here

Just5minswithDacre Sat 20-Aug-16 14:41:00

I've wondered about doing this on and off for a couple of years but I never find the right one. I'm about to acquire a dressing room, though, so I'll follow if you if you don't mind.

GinIsIn Sat 20-Aug-16 14:42:05

Have a look at the ikea strandmon chair - we have 2 and I love them!

absolutelynotfabulous Sat 20-Aug-16 15:21:28

I love that Strandmon and trying to create a corner for one!

GinIsIn Sat 20-Aug-16 15:32:37

absolutely - the only trouble is the dog is convinced ours belongs to her.... grin

Cathpot Sat 20-Aug-16 16:15:09

Is it really comfy? I'm wondering if it would be big enough , can you curl your knees up on it?

Doinmummy Sat 20-Aug-16 16:17:34

I have a cuddle chair - best thing ever . It's upholstered in very soft jumbo cord - I love it .

Cathpot Sat 20-Aug-16 16:18:38

I like it in grey- that would fit our room

Cathpot Sat 20-Aug-16 16:20:10

Doinmummy - where did you get your cuddle chair from?

Doinmummy Sat 20-Aug-16 16:22:54

I got it from Harvey's . The cat cost extra grin

GinIsIn Sat 20-Aug-16 16:25:33

The strandmon? Yes it is. Also because of the high back the seat bit is quite deep, so I like to sit in it diagonally with my legs hanging over one arm. DH has the matching footstool and likes to sit with his legs up proper old man with slippers and a pipe style smile

Banderchang Sat 20-Aug-16 16:28:44

I came on to say the ikea strandmon. I have it in green with the foot stool and it's super comfy. My osteopath has it in grey, and is approving of its supportive qualities. I've been on sick leave for weeks and sitting in mine reading for hours at a time and it's fab.

Cathpot Sat 20-Aug-16 16:37:29

doinmummy that looks very comfy!

I'm tempted by the IKEA chair as its such a good price and if it's not 'the' chair I can keep it for when we eventually get a lounge we want to sit in ( long doing up house saga). In my head though I'd like something like this

Just5minswithDacre Sat 20-Aug-16 18:05:50

That looks wonderfully squishy doing.

Like that (lemsip?) ad a few years back in which the armchair grew and puffed up.

Cathpot Sun 21-Aug-16 19:23:54

I ordered the IKEA one in pale grey with the footstool- thank you for your help

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