Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Right Living Room Recliner: How to Choose

When you want the deep relaxation of a living room recliner, choose from over 175 models in stock on a typical day at any of our Roberts Furniture & Mattress locations. The variety of recliners from simple rockers to power models with heat and/or massage may leave you with information overload. To help you best decide which living room recliner is right for your needs, today’s blog post gives you a few matters to consider.

white leather rocker recliner

Some Living Room Recliner Cost and Space Considerations

While everything at Roberts is a bargain every day, which our neighbors appreciate, living room recliners come in a wide spread of price points and features. Simple push-back recliners, which open just by leaning back, are just a couple hundred dollars; a good entry-level option but one that might be a bit less durable. Your classic rocker recliner, popping open at the turn of a lever, is a sound mid-range price option that delivers you top comfort thanks to recent refinements in lumbar support, steel coils, and high-density foam. A novel idea for those of you with “cozy” (cramped) spaces are wall-saver recliners. For these models you only need about 6 inches of space between the chair and the wall! Traditional living room recliners require about a foot to open properly. If you want to pull out all the stops, there are ultra-luxurious recliners with goodies such as mechanical massage and heat to relieve your pain from strain or injuries. These marvelous chairs can run you into the upper hundreds or beyond but if you’re a weekend athlete or have a crick in your back, they might well pay for themselves at least in relief. When you’re perusing your living room recliner options, make sure that there are no more than 5 inches between the open leg rest and the seat; ditto for the lever. This is especially important if there are young children or pets in your household. For durable upholstery, leather is king but easy-care microfiber and other man-made fabrics offer affordable plushness and easy care.

black leather power recliner

How to Test-Drive a Living Room Recliner In-Store

You won’t know if a living room recliner is for you until you really sit in it when it’s opened up! Take your time: at least 5 minutes. Like Goldilocks in the tale you’ll have to work your way through many living room recliners that are just too firm or soft for your frame until you alight on the one that’s juuuust right. Try to find the densest foam in the cushions while remaining comfortable: they should retain their shape even after you’ve sat on them for those 5 minutes.

Make living room recliner buying easy and affordable by coming to our Hampton, VA store or other Roberts locations.