Your Guide To Finding The Best Recliner
Enjoy optimum comfort and excellent support with the look you want, whether that’s an ultra-modern recliner or something a little more traditional.
When recliner chairs first appeared on the market back in the late 1920s, they proved an instant hit – after all, they were offering a whole new level of comfort with all the convenience of a stylish chair.
Today, you can take your pick from a whole range of shapes and sizes, designed to suit all kinds of needs – and you can even choose a colour that matches your home.
With so many different models to choose from, it can be tricky to know where to start. But if you do your research, you can enjoy optimum comfort and excellent support with the look you want, whether that’s an ultra-modern recliner or something a little more traditional.
Let’s take a closer look at your options and help you choose the right recliner.
Why choose a recliner?
As well as luxurious levels of comfort, the right recliner can offer excellent neck and lumbar support, meaning these chairs are perfect for people with medical conditions, and the elderly.
Depending on the model you choose, recliners can come with the ability to rock recline, swivel, lift and even massage, so you can select a chair with the features that work for you. Whether you’re looking for support and relief from back problems or end-of-the-day relaxation, a recliner ticks all the right boxes.
What type of recliner should I go for?
When it comes to choosing your recliner, there are three main types to choose from: single motor, dual motor, and manual.
A single motor means that the backrest and footrest move at the same time, in a single motion. So, as you recline back, your feet will raise with you.
Dual motor riser-recliners come with independent motors for the backrest and footrest – so you get a wider range of movement to suit your body.
Manual recliners allow you to recline with a simple hand lever and, unlike the motorized versions, there’s no need to plug into the wall.
What about materials?
When you’re picking the perfect recliner, you’ll want to select a style and materials that fit in with your décor. When you buy a recliner, you can make your selection for a great range of materials to suit your environment.
It’s up to you to decide which material will work best for you – some will love the sophistication of leather recliners, while others will love nothing more than sinking into a soft, fabric recliner. And you can choose from different colours and patterns, too.
Leather can be the most durable option, and rather than wearing out over time, it can get better with age. It’s spill resistant too, and simpler to clean – so you can just wipe it down with a wet cloth if you want to give it a spruce.
If you want a greater choice of colours, then a fabric recliner could be your best bet. Just like any other type of furniture like sofas, your options are practically unlimited with fabric-covered recliners.
However, it’s worth bearing in mind that these can mark more easily than leather recliners, so you’ll need to take extra care, and they may even need recovering occasionally.
If you want a touch of luxury…
Some recliners come with handy finishing touches to make your life easier, like cup holders and side pockets. But if you really want to feel like you’re in the lap of luxury, look out for recliners with heat and massage functions.
They come with the ability to massage your back and the backs of your legs, as well as helping you recline and lift, so you can experience the ultimate comfort at the end of a long day!
They tend to come with a bigger price tag than alternative options, but it’s a great option (investment) if you want to treat yourself.
What are you waiting for?
Kicking back in a comfy chair at the end of the day is one of life’s pleasures. When you find a recliner that suits your body (and budget), you can enjoy the ultimate relaxation in the comfort of your own home. Why settle for anything less?