When it comes to recliners, they are all about two key things which are style and comfort. There are many different types of reclines which can make it difficult to choose the perfect one. This guide looks at the main things to buy the best recliner.

 

Electric or Manual

The first thing that you need to know is if you want an electric recliner or a manual one. An electric recline operates with the use of an electric motor which gently maneuvers the back to a recline position and it also extends the front so as to provide support for your legs. The motor rises and it lowers the seat in order to help you get into and out of the recliner chair with ease. Most of the modern motors are quiet and unobtrusive. However, they do need to be serviced every now and then to ensure they work smoothly.

On the other hand, manual chairs make use of simple system which usually operates with the help of a handle or lever right at the side of the recliner. It repositions the seat and allows it to tip forward when you rise in order to support you. These recliners tend to be low maintenance and are normally much cheaper as compared to electric ones.

 

Riser Recliner Chairs

Anyone that has difficulty with getting out and into the chair would need a riser recliner chair. These chairs gently tip forward when they are activated which make it easy for those people that have limited mobility, to easily into or out of the chair. Usually, they are electronically operated and perfect for people with medical conditions.

If one has serious mobility issues and in need of a riser recliner chair so as to live more independently, then they might even be eligible to apply for financial support to purchase a recline chair.

 

Leaving Space for a Recliner

Unlike normal armchairs, recliner chairs are larger, so make sure that there is plenty of space at home for the chair. There needs to be enough space for the chair when it is in the normal position and when it is reclined. If a chair has been chosen which fully reclines, then there needs to be a little bit of extra room from both the front of the chair and the back of it for that important extra legroom. It might be a good idea to move the living room furniture to accommodate the recliner chair. There are certain chairs which even feature space-saving technology.

 

Aesthetics – Material or Leather, Plain or Patterned

Finally, one of the most important things to look for when buying a recliner is the general aesthetics that it has. Once you know which type of recliner to choose, it is time to break out the material swatches. There are many variations of recliner chairs. There are options for soft leather, patterned material, traditional or contemporary. When choosing the chair for your home, make sure that it blends in with the overall deco of your home.