Even with the ever-growing assortment of recliner styles available, choosing a recliner involves more than just aesthetics. You must consider the size, shape and fit of the chair. The best fit will provide the most comfort. Longevity is another consideration.


1.  Choose a size.

Keep in mind how much physical space you have allotted for a new recliner. Consider not only the space available in your living room, but also the size of recliner that will fit your shape as well. Recliners are best experienced once you sit on them and check out if it suits your body. Choose a recliner that has multiple features that allows you to adjust the recline taking the pressure off your knees. The better a chair fits you, the more comfortable you will be in it.


2. Seek comfort; consider longevity.

While you are inclined to spend less on a recliner, keep in mind that finding the proper fit will mean more comfort. And while quality recliners may cost more up front, the right recliner will provide years of comfort and support. Choose the right materials fit and finish for years of comfort with no added costs. For example, according to Good Housekeeping magazine, the average recliner lasts about 10 years with regular use.


3. Narrow down your style preferences.

For many the choice is a bulky recliner to complement the existing decor may seem impossible. However recliners nowadays come in a variety of designs and materials. Whether you’re looking for a love seat or you really just need a comfy sink-in, you can find the recliner to match your interiors.


4. Make a list of must-have features.

Recliners now offer a variety of features, so decide on what features you need the most. For example, are you looking for a recliner that gives you complete body support including lumbar support when you’re in the reclining position? New recliners offer added comfort features such as an articulating head rest which cradles your head and neck in the reclining position to provide optimum comfort. In addition to this, recliners also offer full lumbar support in the sitting as well as the complete recline position.


5. If you’re still stumped, go with a classic model.

If you’re still having trouble picking a recliner, we suggest you stick to the classics. Pick a recliner based on the how long you wish to keep it. Also keep in mind that the decor of your space will change over the years in the lifespan of the recliner. You should consider the size shape and fit of the chair. The best fit guarantees maximum comfort.