No matter how you look at it, incorporating a recliner set into your home décor is a good idea (think comfort, style and extra seating space all in one!). Whether you are just starting to decorate your living room or are thinking of that perfect chair for your home office, there are a few considerations to keep in mind when picking out the perfect recliner set. So do your research and get ready to kick back and relax!
Recliners come in a variety of fabrics, ranging from plaid to floral to basic stripes. If you’re looking for a fabric recliner, use it to your advantage by having the design complement or enhance the rest of your home décor. If you prefer traditional décor, opt for a clean pinstriped recliner; if your home is black-and-white contemporary, perhaps a bright red recliner is the burst of color that the room needs. Feel free to think of your recliner as a major accent piece that will enrich your home’s overall ambiance.
According to eBay, more people prefer leather recliners because the material is easy to clean (especially important if you have kids who love to spill), fashionable and durable. Plus, while leather recliners are generally more expensive, they usually last longer and will not fade from years of wear-and-tear. Just make sure to find out if the leather needs to be treated occasionally in order to keep it in good condition.
There are many different types of recliners out there, so it is important to know what role a recliner is going to play in your home. If you are looking for a comfortable office chair, your recliner should be able to swivel for maximum comfort and productivity. If you are looking for a recliner for your baby’s nursery, it should be roomy enough for you to rest comfortably with an ottoman to help you rock your newborn easily.
Another factor to keep in mind when thinking about your recliner’s function in your home is size. Recliners can take up more room than you might think, especially when they are fully extended. Confirm the recliner’s measurements beforehand, plus the measurements of the room where it will go. A recliner is a major purchase, so you want to make sure that you get what you are looking for the first time around.
According to Good Housekeeping, it’s usually the unmoving parts that break on a recliner. In other words, a recliner’s structure is just as important as the leather or fabric that you will sit on. It is important to confirm that the underside of the chair has heavy-duty screws and a strong wooden base, whether you check out the recliner in person or ask for photos or sample cutaways from the e-commerce site. Also make sure to confirm the type of wood making up the base of the recliner; hardwood is a superior but more expensive choice (prices can run up to $1,000 or more), while plywood is a viable second option. With any recliner, you should check the manufacturer’s guarantee; brands like Mac Motion offer a one-year manufacturer parts warranty for their recliners.