What do you think of when you think of recliners? Most people envision a recliner as the place where you can go to sit back and relax after a long day. But recliners have become much more than a comfy chair; they can accentuate an entire room, bring the family together, or even be part of an entertainment system viewing area.
So which recliner is right for you? Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect one:
- Decide what you need - Are you going to use the recliner like a futon and push it all the way back so you can sleep on it? Or would you rather buy a larger set that can double as a sofa? The answer to questions like this will determine whether you’re looking for a wall-saver recliner or a love-seat recliner. Once you know how you’re going to use your recliner, you can narrow down your search.
- Set a budget - While a simple recliner can start at just a few hundred dollars, well-made models can hit $600. Fabric, frame type, and additions such as massage features can also add to the cost. Be sure to compare the prices at different retailers and look for special offers that can lower the cost to fit what you intend to spend.
- Choose an upholstery - Different upholstery will offer a variety of sensations and care requirements. Leather is more durable, but a synthetic microfiber will be more smooth and wrinkle-resistant. And if your kids will be around the chairs, wool is long-lasting and stain-resistant. Ask about the recliner’s durability test results and choose the fabric that will best suit its function.
- Try it out - Take the time to sit in the recliner and ask the people who will be using the chair to do the same. Does the cushioning offer the support you want? Can everyone manage to work the footrest? Is the feel of the upholstery comfortable? Avoid the hassle of returning a recliner later by making sure you choose one that everyone can agree on.
Keep in mind that a top-brand recliner is an investment for your home that will provide you and your family comfort for many years to come.
Mancini’s Sleepworld offers a large selection of recliners for you to choose from, as well as sofas and futons. Let us help you find the one that fits your needs and budget. Visit our website, one of our Northern California locations, or call us at (800) 641-5337.