How to Choose the Right Type of Recliner

When modern recliners were introduced in the late 1920s, their popularity took off immediately as people discovered a new level of comfort. Today, with so many recliners to choose from , you can have all the comfort you need in any look you want.

There is a reason recliners are popular. They are hard to beat for relaxing and lounging. It doesn’t take much effort to operate one because with the touch of a button of lever, you can recline the back or bring up the foot rest.

Maybe even more importantly, a good recliner can provide excellent neck and lumbar support, making it a comfortable chair for people with medical conditions. Recliners can rock, recline, swivel, massage and lift– or simply look fabulous while also providing the most comfortable seat in the house. When it comes to recliners one size doesn’t fit all, but you can easily find one that fits your individual needs.

Type of Recliners 

When choosing a recliner you are likely to find a recliner in any style to go with your existing decor. You can also find recliners that are designed to be useful for medical conditions like limited mobility or back problems.

Rocker Recliners

A rocker recliners does exactly what the name says. It rocks and reclines. It is handy to have for someone suffering from insomnia because the rocking motion induces nodding off. You might be surprised to know that many people use their recliners to sleep instead of beds. A rocker recliner is also a favorite  with nursing mothers because it provides comfort for the mother while the rocking motion relax the baby.

Most rocker recliners can have the swivel feature added as well for an additional cost.

Wall-Hugger Recliners

Wall-hugger recliners take up less space and are a good choice for a smaller room. Most recliners are available as both wall-huggers and rock recliners. You tend to sit up straight in a wall-hugger, and that makes it easier to get up from the seat. There is less movement involved. Some wall-hugger recliners can be adjusted to sit higher so people with bad knees find it easier to get up from them.

Life Chairs

A life chair is a recliner with a motorized mechanism that pushes the chair up from its base, making it easier to get up from the seat. It is usually recommended for people having limited capacity to use their legs and is especially useful for someone with weak knees. Lift chairs come in different shapes and sizes, so it is easy to find one to fit everybody type. This type of recliner is usually significantly more expensive then rockers or wall-huggers.

Massage Recliners

Massage recliners sometimes come with a heating function as well. They can massage your back and the backs of your legs. They can help lift you or recline. Sitting down in one can be comforting at the end of a long day.

Massage recliners generally cost more than rocker or wall-hugger recliners, but they also come in a wide range of prices.

Classic and Contemporary Collections

If you want a recliner don’t like how they look, don’t give up on the idea. You can find recliners in wing-back chair and contemporary styles.

These variety of styles are a comparatively recent development and have grown as more women started buying recliners. Women demanded better aesthetics in addition to the existing features, and manufactures obliged by offering more choices. Choices include an impressive array of fabrics with a wide range of colors and textures.

Post time: Jul-21-2017


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