Types of Recliners

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Recliners have long found themselves synonymous with comfort, but finding the proper recliner for you can be quite a tough decision to come by. These are chairs that offer consumers varying levels of quality as it pertains to construction and fabric as well as varied ways of reclining.  

Two-Position

two positional reclinerBy its name, you know precisely the basic functionality of this type of recliner. It has the ability to sit upright or fully reclined. This type of recliner, traditionally, tend to be the least expensive as well as the most limited in function. Additionally, this recliner type tend to take up a great deal of space when it is fully reclined due to the fact that it moves backwards as the footrest is extended. It needs to be placed away from walls, therefore it is not suitable for rooms that have smaller dimensions.  

Rocker

CATNAPPER 546892222015 Magnum Chaise Rocker Recliner, Big Man, Sage-2Typically a rocker recliner have a range of reclining angles. This is a recliner option that allows for the footrest to be set up without the back having to be fully reclined. This aspect makes it more versatile, given that it has the ability to fit comfortably in smaller spaces as compared to the two-position recliners. Although, slightly, more expensive than two-position recliners, rockers are still budget friendly accent furniture options.  

Push-Back/Flex-Back

Roundhill Furniture Brandan Bonded Leather Dual Rocker Recliner Chair, Oversize, Brown1This is a recliner type that does not have a foot rest built in. In order for the chair to be reclined, the back needs to be pushed back, hence the name. Since the back of the chair is the only component that moves, it is a far more versatile option.  Should you desire a foot rest, an ottoman can be utilized for that purpose. This type tends to feature more modern and trendy designs while being outfitted with sleek lines and priced comparable to that of two-position recliners.  

Riser

Wayne 3-Position Reclining Power Lift ChairThis type of recliner find themselves to be motorized. They will recline and lift upward to assist a user in getting out of the chair with little to no effort on their part. Risers are by far the most expensive of the recliner types and will need to be plugged into an electrical outlet. They are ideal for those suffering from physical disabilities and injuries that limit mobility. They tend to require a large amount of space and access to electricity which will limit how and where they can be positioned in a room. Additionally, they will need to be placed a good distance from any wall in order for them to work at their full potential.  

In Conclusion

With the information provided above, you are armed with the basis as to where to begin your quest for an ideal recliner for your needs and desires.  

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Wendy McNamara

As a professional decorator Wendy has an eye for details, and she is also an expert in leather furniture design. She believes that the right leather recliner can add a touch of elegance to any room, and she is also fond of rustic style furniture. When she is not giving us tips on decorating and information on the latest brands, you can usually find her reading or relaxing in her new swimming pool.

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