Chairs and other seating aids are important for providing comfort, support and relief when sitting down, whether it be for a meal, to improve posture, or simply for socialising. With lots of different variations, our handy guide makes it easier to know which chair is right for you.
Needs and requirements when choosing a chair
The most important things to consider when buying a chair are why you need it. If you’re buying a chair which you will be spending a lot of time sitting in, something comfortable and pressure relieving is a must to prevent the build-up of sores, whilst something with a high back is better for support the lumbar region.
Things to consider before picking a chair:
- Your own body weight and height
- Your strength and ability - will you need help transferring?
- The chair’s purpose - dining, relaxing, pressure relieving?
- How long on average will you be sat in it?
- Does it need to be portable or adjustable?
Living room chairs
If you’re looking for a chair for relaxing comfortably in the lounge, an armchair is an ideal product for providing the utmost comfort and support. Choose from either a single or dual motor chair, which can recline into a comfortable snooze position and raise to gently tilt you to your feet. Dual motor chairs are more ideal if you’re wanting a chair which keeps your legs elevated without reclining the backrest. For more support to the lumbar region, a high back chair is recommended to relieve pressure from the back and help improve posture. They can be adjustable or fixed height.
Depending on your ability, you may require something smaller and more portable than a chair. Chair risers are ideal if you only need a slight boost from your seat and their smaller size means they can be used on different chairs in your home, or even taken on holiday with you. If you want a slightly more permanent solution, wooden furniture raisers are ideal for lifting your chair to a level which is right for you, whilst a seat cushion is more portable and easy to remove when you don’t require it.