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Selecting the Right Recliner Like a Pro

August 5, 2022

A recliner can at times serve as a centerpiece of our living room furniture providing comfort and an optimal spot for a mid-day nap. Finding the best recliner that you will enjoy for years is a big deal and this guide will help you select the right reclining furniture like a pro.

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What is a Recliner?

A recliner is an upholstered armchair that can be tipped back providing room with a footrest that extends in front. Reclines can all vary some can rock, swivel, massage, recline, or lift you out of the chair.

What To Consider Before Purchasing a Recliner:

What is the size of your space? Recliners can be on the bulkier side so you should measure the space that you might expect to put your recliner in. Measure the doorway that your recliner will be hauled through and give at least five to ten inches behind the recline so you can give your recliner the full ability to extend backward. If you plan to have a coffee table in front then you should measure another five to ten inches of space from the table to the foot of the recliner.

What material do you prefer? The most popular materials you'll find in recliners include 100% leather, polyurethane, and high performance fabric. For a long lasting recliner, 100% leather is a great choice. For a more affordable recliner and smooth texture pick polyurethane. For recliners that are breathable and easy to clean up stains choose high performance fabric.

What is your budget? A recliner can vary in price so you want to establish a budget before you pick the right recliner for your home. Recliners vary in price depending on the material, brand, and quality.

What type of recliner do you want? The type of recliners your can choose from include swivel, rocker, wall-hugger, power operated, and lay flat.

Different Types of Recliners:

Wall-Hugger: Wall hugger recliners take up considerably less space and are a good choice if you have a smaller room. You'll find that most recliners come in wall-huggers and rocker recliners.

Swivel or Rocker: These recliners can swivel, rock, or sometimes do both. If you have trouble sleeping at night or you are looking for a good mid-day nap these are great choices. Rocking recliners are very popular for parents with a newborn baby. A swivel base gives you the ability to turn quickly and face in any direction you want.

Lay Flat: These recliners give people the ability to lay in a completely flat position.

Power-Operated: When your recliner is power operated you can typically use buttons to recline backward and forward. Some power-operated recliners even have massage features.

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Our Top-Rated Recliners:

La-Z-Boy Astor Rocking Recliner

Great For: Extra Tall People

Dimensions: 37.5"w x 41.0"d x 44.5"h
Material: Customizable fabrics, leather, and other accents
Cool Feature: Deep wide seat for added comfort

The La-Z-Boy Astor Rocking recliner is great for taller people looking to get full body comfort and support. The Astor features a wide and deep seat cushion and comes standard with a tall base. The tall pillow back features three separate cushions that can adjust to your body type. To activate the recliner you can use the handle on the side to raise the leg rest so you can enjoy Monday night football or turn on the TV, sit back, and relax.

Flexsteel Kenner Power Lift Recliner

Great For: Laying Flat

Dimensions: 31"w x 40"d x 42"h
Material: Fabric
Cool Feature: Power, Power Headrest, Power Lumbar, Power Lift Recliner

The Flexsteel Kenner Power Lift Recliner with power headrest and lumbar is great for anyone looking to lay completely flat on their recliner. The Flexsteel features a lift reclining system that allows you to recline and can then lift you out of your seat. Some of the features include a ten-button wired power hand control that allows you to control the lift, headrest, reclining, and lumbar reclining mechanism.

If you have smaller doorways and you are looking for a recliner that will fit through an apartment this recliner has removable backs for easy lifting and maneuvering.

Ashley Furniture Tulen Recliner

Great For: Mid-Day Naps & Parents With Newborns

Dimensions: 39"w x 40"d x 40"h
Material: 100% Polyester
Cool Feature: High-resiliency foam cushion

The Ashley Furniture Tulen Recliner puts the comfy in comfortability! The reviews and feedback from customers on this recliner are supreme. Its waterfall back design and doubly plump pillow top arms provide soft fabric and comfort. For new parents with a baby, you can gently rock or recline back while feeding.

Parker House POLARIS - KAHLUA Power Recliner

Great For: Charging Your Devices

Dimensions: 39"w x 42"d x 41"h
Material: 100% Polyester
Cool Feature: Charge Your Phone Easily

The Parker House POLARIS - KAHLUA Power Recliner is packed with the latest tech with FreeMotion cordless battery pack and USB ports that give you the capability to place your reclining furniture anywhere you want without worrying about cords or outlet proximity. No more struggling to find the closest outlet and it's backed by a 5-year warranty! Other features to enjoy include a fully padded wrapped hardwood frame, patent pending on and off home button, high-quality motor and mechanism to give you that perfect recline every time.

Shop for your Recliner at Howard’s

At Howard’s, we carry high-quality furniture for every lifestyle and home. Browse online for the best recliners near you. Take shopping for a recliner to the next level at Howard’s furniture store in California near Hesperia, Phelan, Barstow, San Bernadino, and Riverside, CA.

Howard’s furniture store also features living room furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture, and more. If you are looking for “furniture payment plans near me” you can easily apply today or get in touch with our team at Howard’s if you have more questions.

Flexsteel Kenner Power Lift Recliner

Flexsteel Kenner Power Lift Recliner with Power Headrest and Lumbar

La-Z-Boy Astor Rocking Recliner

La-Z-Boy Astor Rocking Recliner

Ashley Furniture Tulen Recliner

Ashley Furniture Tulen Recliner


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