Available in 3 colors and made of poly fiber. Has a remote control for power recline and lift. The metal base raises the chair at an angle via the remote. Has thick armrests and seat back measures 20 inches high.
Footrest does not rise to the same level as the seat.
Features mid-century styling with a refreshed appearance. Covered in tightly-woven polyester. Lines are clean and smooth. Available in 16 colors. Fairly small footprint compared to other recliners, so it's popular for small spaces or offices.
It's not the most comfortable option, so it's often used as an accent chair.
Has a plush filling and a convenient cup holder. Great curb appeal, and parents often purchase this design as a playroom or gaming chair. Reclining mechanism is easy for kids to operate. Easy to keep clean. Available in a wide variety of colors.
The weight capacity is 90 pounds, so kids will eventually outgrow this recliner.
Functions as both a recliner, glider, and swivel chair. Moves and rotates smoothly. Cushion is 6” thick and filled with foam material. Comes in a few different colors. Easy to assemble and clean. Very comfortable; perfect for watching TV.
Can be difficult to get the footrest down. Some wished it was taller.
Includes USB charge ports on the side. Made of water- and stain-resistant material. Acts as both a recliner and a glider. Reclines back enough to make sleeping in easy. Compact size, and saves space without sacrificing comfort.
A few buyers received the item with a rip in it.
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The words “comfort” and “recliner” just seem to go together. A recliner is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon nap or relax after a long day.
However, finding one that feels amazing, is durable, and has the features you need isn’t always easy because there are so many models to choose from. Luckily, we're here to help. Before choosing which recliner is right for your home, you'll want to consider the various features, materials, and styles available.
A two-position recliner allows you to sit upright or reclined.
Lever- or button-controlled footrest release
Manual or electric control mechanism
Inexpensive compared to other types
Takes up a lot of space (needs two- to four-inch clearance from the wall when fully extended)
A rocker recliner offers a wider range of recline angles.
Can extend footrest without reclining back
Fits into smaller space than two-position models
Push-back/flex-back recliners lean backward but have no extendable footrest.
Fits in tight spaces where two-position and rocker recliners may not fit
Comes with matching footstool or ottoman
Comparable in price to two-position recliners
A motor lifts this type of recliner, making it easier for the user to stand up. Notably, you must position a riser/lift recliner near an electrical outlet.
Excellent for people with limited mobility
May include a built-in footrest
Must be fully upright when rising
May have a remote control
Fabric: Recliners come covered in a wide variety of materials including microfiber, corduroy, and denim. The fabric must be vacuumed and spot-cleaned to increase longevity and keep the recliner looking its best.
Chairs with an adjustable recline angle offer extra comfort and versatility. If the recliner will be used by more than one person, consider getting one with an adjustable recline angle. This will make it easier for each user to find a comfortable position.
Like an adjustable recline angle, an adjustable footrest gives you more options for comfort and use, whether you want to watch television or take a nap. This feature is also helpful if more than one person will be using the recliner.
Headrests can make or break a recliner. In the wrong position, the headrest can tilt your head uncomfortably forward or push your shoulders away from the recliner. Adjustable headrests give you the option of customizing the recliner for each user.
Recliners come in different sizes and dimensions, from petite models for those with limited space to oversize versions suited to great rooms and other large rooms. Measure the space available in your home and compare that measurement with the dimensions of the recliner. Take into account its dimensions when reclined with the footrest extended to be sure it will fit in your room while leaving two to four inches of clearance between the recliner and the wall. Also, make sure there’s enough space for people to walk around the recliner when it’s fully extended.
Recliners come in all styles, from modern to rustic and everything in between. If you’re unsure what style to get, look at the furniture you already own. See if you can find common materials, colors, or accents to help the recliner blend in with your décor. There are enough recliners available that you should be able to find one that works.
Recliners come in all sizes in order to fit a variety of human frames. It’s important to find a recliner that fits the proportions of the person who will be sitting in it most often. When sitting, be sure your feet touch the floor and that there is no gap between your lower back and the backrest. The headrest shouldn’t touch your shoulders or push your head unnaturally forward.
A circular swivel base allows you to turn the recliner for greater versatility. You can find two-position, rocker, and push-back models with swivel bases. A chair with a swivel is nice because you can easily look around the room while sitting in it.
You sit in a more erect position in this type of recliner. When you recline, the back moves forward rather than tilting backward. Wall-hugger recliners sit close to the wall, conserving floor space. This design feature is most often found in riser and push-back recliners.
Electric recliners work well for those with limited mobility because they don’t require muscle power to operate. Some models include a remote control. These recliners have to be near an electrical outlet.
Some recliners have specially designed backrests that offer enhanced support for the lower back. The extra lumbar support fills the gap between the backrest and your lower back so your lower back doesn’t sink into the chair, thereby placing unwanted pressure on your spine.
At the high end of the price range, you’ll find recliners with massage features and heated backrests. Some models massage only the back. Others include special leg holders on the footrest for leg massages.
You will find a recliner for every budget, from less than $300 to $1,500 and up.
Inexpensive: For less than $300, you can find a basic two-position rocker or push-back recliner with microfiber, cotton, wool, or bonded leather. These recliners have few bells and whistles but may come in several fabric choices.
Mid-Range: In the $300 to $800 price range, you’ll find standard-size and oversize recliners with microfiber and bonded leather. You’ll also find a few inexpensive riser recliners. Styles vary more; some options have details like nailhead trim, contrasting stitching, and pockets to hold remote controls or magazines. Recliners in this range may also have cup holders or trays on the arms.
Expensive: In the $800 to $1,500 price range, you’ll see regular and oversize recliners with top-grain leather and some fabric-covered recliners. More sophisticated design options, such as rolled arms and wingback recliners, are more common at this price point.
Microfiber repels liquid, making it easy to clean up spills, but you need to know what kind of microfiber you have. Some microfibers require you to use a water-based cleaner while others need a chemical solvent.
Leather does best in climate-controlled rooms. Humidity and extreme changes in temperature will eventually damage the leather.
Exposure to direct sunlight can cause a leather recliner to fade, discolor, and crack.
Q. What is the difference between top-grain leather and bonded leather?
A. Top-grain leather is made from the outermost hide of the animal and is not chemically treated. It is soft and supple and shows natural character. Bonded leather has small leather particles in the material but is not full leather. It isn’t as durable as top-grain leather, but it is more affordable.
Q. What is the benefit of a dual-motor recliner?
A. Dual-motor recliners have one motor that controls the backrest and another that controls the footrest, allowing you to adjust the backrest and footrest independently. People with mobility issues may find this kind of recliner more comfortable. These recliners also work well in homes with multiple users because each user can adjust the recliner to his or her specific needs.
Q. What is a “zero-gravity” recliner?
A. A zero-gravity recliner is specially designed to support the weight of the body in several recline positions without putting extra pressure on the spine. This type of recliner is one of the most versatile because it fully supports the body in a reclining, upright, or forward position. These models are more expensive, too.
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