A chair and a half is an upholstered piece of furniture that sits somewhere between a regular armchair and a loveseat in size. Oftentimes, it has a wide seat designed to accommodate two people comfortably, which makes it a good choice for families who want extra seating to share movie night or conversation. The wide seats of these chairs also make them a great choice for those with back problems. Some chair and a half models are even available in reclining designs that provide additional comfort options for those who wish to take a short nap or watch TV in a more relaxed position.
Chair and a half furniture is available in a number of different styles, from contemporary to traditional. Some have rounded arms, while others feature straighter lines and block legs. You can find them in both fabric and leather coverings, with choices of color to suit the decor in your living room. Some are even armless, which may be a better option for small rooms where navigating the piece can become difficult.
While most people use a chair and a half to replace either a regular armchair or a love seat in a living room set, they can be used in other areas of the home as well. A bedroom or den with limited floor space may be a good place for this type of large chair, especially if it has a design that includes a storage compartment. Some chair and a half models are also designed to be able to perform double duty as a sleeper sofa.
These oversized pieces of furniture are also popular in media rooms and family gathering spaces. They can be paired with an over-sized ottoman, which provides both additional seating and valuable storage space for blankets and pillows. Some of these ottomans have hidden drawers that can be a convenient spot to store books, magazines and remote controls when the chair is not in use. If you’re planning on using a chair and a half as a sleeper, be sure to look for models that are designed to fold out into twin-size beds. This feature makes these seats particularly good for guests in smaller homes who may not have a dedicated guest room where an extra bed can be stored when the chair is not in use. The chairs and a half for sale on 1stDibs include many of these sleeper versions, with a range of color and upholstery options.