What to look for when buying a lounge recliner


What to look for when buying a lounge recliner

Today’s recliners combine all of the comfort, style and design you would expect. How do you find the one that suits your needs with so many options available?

Here are a few suggestions to help you find the one that fits all of your expectations:

Size up your space.

Before setting foot into a showroom, measure the space where the chair will be located and make sure you have plenty of space to recline the chair fully. Some models are engineered so they can be placed within an inch or so of the wall and still recline, but you’ll need to know how much space you have to work with.

See how it fits.

Recliners come in a wide range of sizes, from petite to grand. For your enjoyment and health, it’s important to find a chair that fits your body just right, regardless of your height or weight. In addition to being scaled for a person’s size, big man’s chairs are engineered to withstand extra weight while petite chairs are scaled so that shorter legs can rest on the floor with ease.

Does the length and width fit you perfectly?

The larger the chair, the deeper the seat cushion. To phrase that another way, if you choose a chair that’s too big, your legs may not touch the floor when sitting straight up. Choose a model that’s too small and your lower back area might not respond well. It’s important to get the chair that fits your perfectly. Come in try them out and get some expert help.

Does it provide good lumbar support?

Recliners can help with back pain for the simple reason that you take the weight off your back. Reclining or lying down rests your spine and a reclining position relaxes your muscles and stops them contracting. Elevating your legs, reclining and supporting your back helps blood flow back to your heart which is good for inflammation.

Choose its features.

Determine what features are important to you and your family. Recliners are offered with an astonishing array of options, including;

  • Swivels
  • Gliders
  • Rockers
  • Massage
  • Heaters
  • Lifters.

Test the reclining mechanism.

The reclining mechanism is one of the most important elements so be sure to test it out in store. Recliners are activated in a variety of ways;

  • Handles
  • Buttons
  • Knobs
  • Simple push-backs
  • Levers.

Make sure it’s easy to use and get the chair into the fully reclined position? You may want to consider a recliner that features a power mechanism to recline and extend the footrest at the touch of a button. Hmm, now that sounds relaxing!


Until the 27th of May, Living with Style has 15% off all Stressless recliners, make sure to visit the showroom and start the search for your perfect recliner!