The Rise of Cool Armchairs: Creating Comfort with Style

Armchairs are no longer just a place to sit—they are a statement of style and a sanctuary of comfort in our homes. With more people cherishing their home environments, the armchair has ascended as a pivotal piece of furniture that blends aesthetics with functionality. Let's delve into the evolution of armchairs and explore how they enhance our living spaces.

Modern Burnt Orange Velvet Armchair In Modern Apartment

The Evolution of Armchair Designs

The armchair has undergone a significant transformation over the years, transitioning from basic, functional seating to a central piece in home decor. Today's armchairs are a fusion of innovative design and comfort technology, embodying modern living while respecting ergonomic needs.

Historical Significance

Traditionally, armchairs were seen as a symbol of status—often reserved for the head of the household or distinguished guests. Over time, their accessibility expanded, making them a household staple. Contemporary designs have democratized the style and comfort once reserved for the elite, allowing everyone to enjoy the luxury of a well-crafted armchair.

Contemporary Materials and Technology

Modern armchairs utilize a variety of materials, from sustainable woods and recycled metals to luxurious fabrics and high-tech meshes. Designers today focus on both aesthetics and sustainability, often incorporating eco-friendly materials that appeal to environmentally conscious consumers.

Selecting the Perfect Armchair for Your Space

Choosing the right armchair involves several considerations—from style and size to comfort and functionality. Here’s how you can select an armchair that not only looks great but also meets your living space requirements.

Consider the Size

Scale is crucial when adding an armchair to your room. A too-large chair can overwhelm the space, while a too-small one may look out of place. Measure your available space and ensure there's enough room around the chair for easy movement.

Style Matters

The style of your armchair should complement the overall design theme of your room. Whether you prefer a sleek, modern look or a more understated, minimalistic approach, there’s an armchair to match every interior design style.

Focus on Fabric

The choice of fabric can greatly impact the look and feel of an armchair. Natural fabrics like cotton or linen offer breathability and softness, ideal for warmer climates, while richer textures like velvet or leather provide durability and comfort, suitable for cooler environments.

A pair of green round tub chairs in a modern living room

The Role of Armchairs in Modern Living Spaces

Armchairs are more than just seating; they are versatile pieces that can create a focal point in a room or add a splash of color and texture. Here are some roles they play in enhancing our living spaces.

Creating a Personal Retreat

With the increase in remote work, having a personal space where one can relax and rejuvenate is important. An armchair can be that cosy nook where you read, listen to music, or simply unwind after a long day.

Enhancing Room Dynamics

Placing an armchair can alter the flow and feel of a room. It can serve as a standalone piece in a quiet corner or be paired with a sofa to promote a social atmosphere. Strategic placement can also help in dividing an open-plan space into more functional areas.

Adding Visual Interest

Armchairs are a fantastic way to introduce color, texture, and shape into a room. A bold, brightly colored armchair can be the centerpiece of a living room, while a more subdued, elegantly shaped chair can enhance the sophisticated feel of a space.


Discover the Sophisticated Comfort of MOMU's Cool Armchairs Collection

Unwind in style with MOMU's meticulously crafted armchairs, each designed with your comfort and aesthetic pleasure in mind. Dive into the details of our standout pieces—Salona, Chelsea, and Tokyo—and find the perfect addition to elevate your living space.

Salona Armchair - A Perfect Blend of Style and Comfort

The Salona armchair, with its dimensions of W 82 x D 85 x H 80 cm, combines a contemporary design with a timeless appeal, making it an ideal choice for either a stylish salon or a sophisticated open-plan living area. This armchair is tailored to perfection with the inclusion of premium Momu Fabric, ensuring both luxury and durability.

Price: $3,950

Warranty: Full 10-year warranty

Showroom: Available for viewing in our Melbourne showroom

Modern cream boucle armchair with slim black legs

Chelsea Armchair - Elegantly Engineered for Social Spaces

Our Chelsea armchair, measuring W 80 x D 90 x H 80 cm, features a sleek, curved design with a unique recessed 360-degree swivel base. This design not only adds a touch of modern sophistication but also promotes engagement and interaction, making it perfect for gathering spaces.

Price: $3,950

Warranty: Full 10-year warranty

Showroom: On display in our Melbourne showroom

A beautiful picture of Cool Armchairs, where elegance meets functional design.

Tokyo Armchair - Surprisingly Comfortable and Stylish

Do not be deceived by the edgy appearance of the Tokyo armchair; this piece, sized at W 75 x D 75 x H 92 cm, is exceptionally comfortable. Its sophisticated and slightly edgy design makes it a standout addition to any contemporary home decor.

Price: $3,950

Warranty: Full 10-year warranty

Showroom: Visit our Melbourne showroom to experience Tokyo first-hand

Modern upright port colour boucle armchair with black timber legs

Craftsmanship at Its Best

At MOMU, we take pride in our craftsmanship. Each armchair is individually crafted by experienced upholsterers using traditional techniques and the finest materials. Our dedication to quality ensures that each piece is not only aesthetically pleasing but also built to last, enhancing the beauty of your home for years to come.


Armchairs are a testament to the blend of form and function. Choosing the right armchair not only elevates your decor but also enhances your living experience by providing comfort and style. Whether it’s creating a personal haven or adding a decorative touch, armchairs offer a unique way to express your style and cater to your comfort needs in the home. As we continue to spend more time indoors, the significance of having a piece that offers both aesthetic appeal and practicality cannot be overstated.


Visit Our Showroom or Contact Us

Feel free to visit our showroom at 12 Ardena Ct, Bentleigh East VIC 3165, open from Thursday to Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. For more personalized inquiries or to book virtual appointments, our customer care team is available from Monday to Saturday, 9 am-5 pm (AEST) at 1300 052 495 or via email at

Ready to transform your space with MOMU's armchairs? Contact us today to discuss your options or schedule a showroom visit. Let us help you find the perfect armchair that not only looks beautiful but feels wonderfully comfortable.

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