How much should I expect to spend on a chair & ottoman?
I'm about to get a new living room chair, and this is the first time I'll be buying decent quality furniture on my own so I could use some help. I like overstuffed chairs and am looking for something durable because I have pets, plus it's the place I'm most likely to sit when I'm home.
My budget is limited - I can't afford to spend more than about $1200 for a chair and ottoman combined (and even that's higher than I'd like). Is it realistic to expect that to get me something good or mid-range in quality? Something that can handle wear and tear for at least a few years, preferably more? And if the good stuff is out of my price range, can you recommend what to look for that's not too big a step down in quality? I would love any suggestions/tips/warnings you can offer.
Also, any suggestions for brands that might meet my quality and price needs?