Recliners are loved for all the coziness and relaxation they provide to the users all over the world. These are unique pieces of furniture that look like sofas but transport you to a bed-like ambience. Once you curl into them, you just don’t feel like coming off them. There are so many varieties of recliners out there that making a decision of choosing just one can be a bit confusing.

In this blog, we take you through 5 things you must check out before finalizing one recliner that’s best for you!

1. Size

Recliners come in 1, 2, and 3 seater options. You can also buy them individually or as a complete set.

Depending on the number of members in your family and/or how often you entertain company at home, you would need to figure out the size that will really work for you.

One, two & three Seater

2. Features 

Recliners come with all kinds of features. Some of them give you a wonderful massage while you stay seated on them.  Some come with a USB port so that you can charge your devices as you relax or work on them. 

Some come with a small storage space so that you can keep your remote control or water for that non stop binge-read or binge-watch.

a boy is reading book while sitting on the recliner chair

3. Space 

Recliners need a good amount of space so that you can recline well. Calculate how much space is available in your living room or bedroom or wherever you want to place your recliner.

Some recliners are zero gravity recliners – which means that they occupy very little floor space between them and the wall even when put in complete recline position. If your space is compact, it will make sense for you to invest in zero gravity recliners.

4. Design 

Ensure that your recliner is ergonomic. It should give your back great support in order to let you recline without a worry. The cushioning should be soft and the recline feel great.

You’ll find 2 kinds of recliners: manual and auto. Manual ones operate with a lever that you need to push and pull in order to operate them. 


The auto ones let you recline as your posture changes. Auto recliners are loved by the elderly and those who need good healthcare or are sick and can’t move around too much. 


5. Material 

Good quality recliners come in 2 materials – leather and premium leatherette. 

Leather looks classic and carries a vintage appeal. Premium leatherette looks as classy as leather and does not require very great maintenance. In fact, it is considered to be very pet-friendly and kid-friendly because it tends to be resistant to spills and scratches. 

Go for the material depending on the presence of kids and pets in your home.


Keeping these 5 criteria in mind will help you shortlist recliners from all the options you are likely to explore. Your budget can then be assessed to help you finalize the best recliner for you.

What are you looking for in your recliner?