I've had these chairs for about a year. They have held up great. I love the look of the chairs, the fabric and tufting looks high quality. My son and husband watch the football games in these and never complain! The chairs sit kind of low to the ground so they are good if you are grouping them in front of something that you still want to see. I have mine opposite the sofa, but right behind them is the approximately 33" high tv console and the big tv. So the back of the chairs is to the tv. Because they're low, it looks great! They don't black the tv at all. When the tv is on, my 6'4" son just turns the chair around and watches. So, they're easy to move around yet sturdy and big enough for my very tall son. However, I would not pair them with large, overstuffed furniture. The proportion would be wrong. Also, since they sit lower to the ground, I could see that elderly people would have trouble getting in and out of them. I love them and would buy them again.