The Most Relaxing Recliner Chairs
Recliner chairs are the epitome of relaxation, so sit back and relax as we talk you through what to look out for in the most relaxing recliner chairs.
When you take a seat at the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than unwinding in your very own chair – whether you’re curling up to watch a film in the living room or out in the garden in summer. Why settle for sharing a sofa when you could have a recliner seat all to yourself?
If you don’t already have one, take our word for it that recliner chairs are the epitome of relaxation. It’s up to you whether you want to sit up or lie back in this chair-come-bed, which will be one of the most comfortable pieces of furniture you’ve ever owned. All kinds of options are available, so sit back and relax as we talk you through what to look out for in the most relaxing recliner chairs.
You’ll be spending plenty of time in your recliner seat, so you need to pick something that suits your size. You won’t be able to relax if it’s too small for you, so make sure you consider things like height and how supportive the backrest is. After all, these chairs are designed to reduce the amount of strain on your back (because they allow you to sit back further), so there’s no point in getting the wrong one and actually ending up feeling even more uncomfortable.
You also need to think about how much space you have for your chair, both when it’s upright and when it’s reclined. Although a bigger recliner chair may be more comfortable, it could be more difficult to accommodate, especially if you have limited space in your room, or need space around the chair to move freely. It’s something to consider before you make any final decisions, so it might be time to break out the tape measure before you order a chair.
We think you’ll agree that relaxing shouldn’t be hard work. With a power recliner, you’ll hardly have to lift a finger when you’re ready to switch the position of your chair. While manual versions come with either a catch or a handle release at the side of the chair to release the footrest, there are smarter chairs which are much simpler to operate automatically. With these high-tech versions you can control your reclining position with buttons or a handset.
Just press the up and down arrows to find your sweet spot, and adjust it as many times as you like. This is the perfect option for you if you suffer with low mobility in your legs, because it will make it easier to get up.
If you really want to invest in your comfort, a recliner chair complete with a massage function could be right up your street. Some come with upper and lower massage zones and heated massage options, which is sure to provide welcome relief at the end of the day (especially if you have aching muscles or a sore back). You could even use it as a lavish desk chair if you’re working from home. Remember to look out for thick, padded armrests if you want to take comfort to the next level.
Fabric or leather?
Picking a material that fits in with the rest of your décor is a sensible option, and it’s up to you whether you go for fabric or leather.
Luxurious leather is a great choice as it’s easy to maintain, and ages well over time, getting softer over the years. If you accidentally spill something you can just wipe it clean. If you want more colour options, you’re better off going for a fabric recliner chair. Some people think this is the warmer and cosier option, which is perfect if you plan on snuggling up on chilly evenings.