The Art of the Recliner

By Sklar Furnishings

Design Inspiration, Tips & Trends

February 22, 2016

There’s nothing cosier than having a go-to spot in your home where you can relax with your favorite beverage, a tv show or a book, while wearing most comfortable loungewear. While your favorite loungewear may leave some room for improvement in the style department, your go-to chair shouldn’t, and can be comfortable and stylish all at once. We’ve put together a quick guide on how to pick the right one for you.

Comfort is Essential – Comfort is the number one goal here. In order to ensure you find yourself a comfortable chair you must sit on it for five minutes or more to test it out. While you sit, ask yourself the following questions:

•  Do your feet touch the floor before you enter recline mode? – Hint: You want them to touch the floor! Otherwise sitting on it while it isn’t reclined won’t be comfortable!

•  Is the seat comfortable? – Make sure the chair doesn’t have any bumps on the back or the seat. Pick a chair with a foam density rating higher than 1.9, it will last longer and offer more support.

•  Is the headrest offering good neck and head support? – If you feel any tension or a lack of support in those 5 minutes, it could lead to serious posture and back problems over a longer period of time.

If you’d like the benefit of a couch and a recliner there are options on the market that allow you to have both. The Tessa Motion Sectional has a reclining feature that tucks away neatly into the couch when not in use.

Photo courtesy of Peterssen/Keller Architecture.

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