Sink Into Comfort: A Homeowner's Guide to Choosing the Perfect Recliner

Written by Our Home


Posted on December 07 2023

Recliners aren't just about lounging in style. More than just a piece of furniture, recliners can be a sanctuary of comfort and relaxation.   These seats offer a haven where stress melts away and tranquility takes center stage.  With their plush cushioning, customizable positions, and ergonomic designs, recliners  beckon you to unwind providing a haven to rejuvenate both body and mind. 

Whether seeking solace after a long day or simply indulging in moments of leisure, reading your favorite book, watching a movie, or just taking a nap, recliners stand as the epitome of comfort and functionality in home furnishings.

Recliner chairs and sofas come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find the perfect one to fit your needs and style. Let’s explore the different types of recliners and some helpful tips for choosing your perfect recliner. 

Types of Recliners 

  • Manual recliners 

Manual recliners are your go-to comfy chairs with a lever for adjusting the back and footrest. They are a great choice for anyone who wants to adjust their seats manually in a comfortable position to relax in. They are perfect for relaxing after a long day, watching TV, or reading a book. These traditional recliners come in a variety of styles, so you can find one that fits your décor and needs. 

3 seater recliner sofa
Hunter Recliner
  • Swivel Recliners

Swivel recliners are designed to provide comfortable seating while also allowing the user to easily rotate the chair. They offer a wide range of motion, making it easy to find the perfect position for relaxation. This type of recliner is a popular choice for people who want to enjoy a comfortable seating experience that also offers flexibility and mobility.

Herbert Recliner
  • Power Recliners

Power recliners are a popular choice for those who want to recline their seats at the touch of a button. Unlike manual recliners, they are the type of recliners that adjust their seats electronically without having to manually adjust them with a lever. Power recliners usually come with a remote control, a footrest, and a headrest so you have all the control over your seating position.

  • Wall-Hugger Recliners

Wall-hugger recliners are perfect for cozy corners or tighter spaces because they recline without the backrest moving. It has a forward-gliding mechanism that allows the recliner chair to glide forward instead of backward to save you space. This modern recliner chair makes a great option for small apartments or homes with limited seating space. 

  • Rocker Recliners

Imagine your favorite rocking chair but with the bonus of reclining for those quiet moments alone. Rocker Recliners are the best choice for those who want to relax while being lulled by gentle rocking. This reclining feature would make it even more comfortable, so you could get into a relaxed state. 

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La-Z-Boy Pinnacle Rocker Recliner

Identifying Your Lounging Style

Ask yourself this question: how do you like to relax? How do you picture yourself in your happy space at home? Is it fully laid back, semi-reclined, or somewhere in between? 

Think about your usual activities while lounging too—reading, watching shows, or taking power naps. And, of course, how often you plan to sink into your recliner sofa. 

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3-Seater Leather Recliner

When choosing a recliner, it is important to consider your lounging style, the space you have available, and the materials you prefer. Additionally, consider these extra tips when choosing the right type of recliner sofa for you:

  • If you like to sit up straight, you want recliner seats with a firm backrest. If you like to recline back, go for a recliner with a deep, comfortable seat and a reclining backrest. 
  • For small living spaces, choose a space-saving recliner. If you have more space to work on, you can choose a larger recliner with more features.
  • There are many different materials used to make recliners, including leather, fabric, and microfiber. Leather recliner chairs are durable and easy to clean, but they can be expensive. Fabric is more affordable than leather but requires cleaning and maintenance. Microfiber is a good compromise between leather and fabric because it is durable, easy to clean, and relatively affordable.
recliner cinema seats
Hash 3-Seater Recliner

Once you have considered your lounging style, the space you have available, and the materials you prefer, you can start trying out different recliners to find one that is comfortable for you. 

Sit on each recliner for a few minutes to see how it feels. Make sure the recliner is the right height for you and that the armrests are at a comfortable height. Don’t forget to ensure that the recliner is comfortable to recline in.

With a little bit of effort, you can find the perfect recliner for your needs.

Your Comfort, Your Choice

recliner sofa

Choosing your recliner is all about crafting your comfort story and prioritizing your happiness. Think about your lounging habits, space availability, and the material that resonates with you most. This isn't just about buying furniture; it's about curating your oasis at home.

Be sure to try out a few different models to find one that's the perfect fit for you. And don't forget to take advantage of Our Home's wide selection of recliners, including our Sigma Signature 3-Seater Recliner Sofa, Harper II 1-Seater Recliner, swivel recliners, and more.  With so many options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect recliner to create your comfort haven.

Visit the nearest Our Home store to find a variety of recliners and other furniture pieces in great designs and at great prices. You may also get in touch with a personal shopper via Call to Deliver at 0917-8315260.