Types styles and names of chairs with arms

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Types styles and names of chairs with arms
Chairs come in all different shapes, sizes and colours. (chair image by Joann Cooper from Fotolia.com)

Chairs. Every home and business has them and they provide us with so much comfort. Chairs come in all shapes and sizes. They can add style to a bare corner or serve a more functional purpose. If you arm yourself with a bit of knowledge before you go shopping, finding the perfect chair won't be as overwhelming or frustrating.

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A wing chair is a great traditional style chair. These chairs have what looks like wings attached to the armrests, reaching up to the head of the chair. Wing chairs are sometimes called "accent" chairs. Often, these pieces are handed down through generations.

Recliners are also arm chairs. With a pull of the side lever, the feet are elevated and the back is reclined, allowing the sitter to assume a more relaxed position. Recliners also come in different fabrics (with leather being a favourite), colours and even prints.

The Adirondack chair is a wooden chair that offers more support than most other chairs. Usually, the entire chair is made of wood and a cushion is added for comfort. They have high backs and the seat is tilted in a position that makes sitting easier on the back. Because these chairs are made for outside use, they tend to be durable, giving you more bang for your buck.

Executive chairs can be found in almost any office. They are usually made of leather and have high backs for support. Executive chairs often have rollers on the bottom allowing the sitter to move easily throug the office. Because they are used quite a bit, they are designed to be extremely comfortable. The leather makes lunchtime spills a breeze to clean, and because they sometimes have a rocking mechanism, they provide the user with a quick break from work stressors. These chairs swivel and tilt and usually have various ergonomic seat adjustments.

Event chairs tend to be more modern than other chairs. They are upholstered and often plush. Event chairs have a shorter back that reaches the tops of the shoulders, allowing the sitter to sink into the chair. They are pleasing to the eye, but also functional: they are used for watching home videos or a long movie.

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