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All About Fireside Chairs

All about Fireside Chairs

When choosing a new chair or sofa, there are lots of factors to consider: the colour, style, and how it will look in your room setting. There are another couple that not everyone immediately thinks of, but it could be argued, are even more important than aesthetics: the comfort and the physical benefits it could provide you with.

When picking clothes or shoes, one of the first things we’d check is whether it fits – they can be very uncomfortable if too big or too small. Why should a chair or sofa be any different? Here at HSL, whilst we work with interior designers to ensure we have the most up-to-date styles and fabrics, we also make sure our fireside armchairs and sofas can provide you with the health and wellbeing benefits of furniture that fits you and your individual body type.

Read on to find out more about the range of traditional fireside armchairs and sofas that we offer:

What are fireside chairs and sofas?

At HSL, we have a huge range of different chair and sofa styles to choose from. We might be best known for our award-winning Riser Recliners, but we also have a beautiful range of fixed fireside chairs and sofas – meaning that they don’t recline or have any kind of motor.

Choosing a fireside chair with legs rather than a solid base can be beneficial for those that find it tricky to lift themselves up and out of chairs. As there is space underneath the chair, you have the option to slide your heels back slightly before using the arm rests to raise yourself up and out the chair. The small change in foot placement can make a huge difference to your health and wellbeing as it makes it much easier to get out of the chair than if your feet were placed at a right angle.

What are the health benefits of a fireside chair or sofa?

Fireside chairs and sofas are ideal for anyone who wants to improve their comfort level when sitting. Whether you experience pain in certain areas of your body, require extra lumbar support or even need a chair or sofa with wooden knuckles on the armrests for added grip when getting up or down, a fireside chair or sofa has plenty of benefits.

Our high back fireside armchairs and sofas tend to have a more upright posture that makes you sit in a square position, which is something that can be good for those with hip or knee problems. This means you can sit comfortably while reading, watching the television or simply chatting, without having to shift your body to alleviate any feelings of discomfort.

You can tailor your chair to your needs with features such as extra padded lumbar support, an upright sitting position to ease pressure on your hips, or chairs with padded wings that are perfect for those prone to drifting off when sat comfortably.

Why are our fireside chairs and sofas different?

There are lots of fireside chairs and sofas available in different shops, but ours are extra special as they are designed to provide you with the ergonomic support your body needs, in the precisely right areas. Just as people aren’t all the same shape, our fireside chairs and some sofas come in different sizes, so you can be sure that they are just the right fit. All HSL chairs & sofas are designed with higher seats, just the right depth and arms ideally placed to ensure you can get in and out of your seat effortlessly.

As with all our furniture, we offer the 7-Point Seating Assessment™ in-store to make sure they are just right for you.

Types of fireside chairs and sofas

We have many different types of fireside chairs and sofas available here at HSL. You can choose the style that best suits your needs, and customise its appearance to fit seamlessly with the rest of your home. Browse our full range of Fireside Chairs and sofas today, and find the furniture that best fits you.

Why choose us?

At HSL Chairs, we provide a personalised 7-Point Seating Assessment™ to each and every customer. All members of our company go through an in-depth training course which equips them with the knowledge and information to help you choose a chair that meets your needs.

The extensive training teaches our team how to find the perfect chair, how to ensure you’re properly seated, answer your questions and queries along the way, and much more.

As well as making sure your new chair or sofa fits you, all our products are carefully hand-crafted in Great Britain to the finest quality. We have over 50 years of experience in the industry, making our family-run, Yorkshire born and bred company best placed to provide you with not only the right chair for you, but the support you need when choosing it.

Browse our full range of Fireside Chairs and sofas today, and find the furniture that best fits you.

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