For maximum comfort in home furnishings, recliners are a popular choice thanks to their versatility and universal appeal.
Today, reclining chairs are available in so many different sizes, shapes and configurations today that you can find the perfect design to fit virtually any space. To choose the perfect home furnishings for your needs, take a look at the different types of recliners you will have to choose from.
Standard Two-Position Recliners
The classic, two-position reclining chair design offers two seating options: upright and fully reclined. Standard models have a hand lever or button that moves the chair into the reclining position. This type of recliner is better suited for large rooms, as you must position the chair away from the wall for it to recline.
Rocker and Glider Recliners
Rocker recliner chairs do exactly what their name suggests, rocking back and forth on an arched track while in an upright position. You can choose from a variety of styles that offer different reclining angles.
Glider recliners are similar to rocker recliner chairs. But, instead of moving on an arched track, they glide forward and backward on a straight path while in the upright position.
Like rocker and glider chairs, swivel recliner chairs feature movement and a range of reclining angles. The key difference is that a swivel model sits on a circular base that allows the chair to pivot left and right.
For spaces where you need smaller scale home furnishings, wall-hugger recliner chairs are a great option. This design sits up straighter in the upright position and requires less floor space. Wall-huggers do, however, have a limited range of motion as compared to traditional reclining chairs.
Also referred to as a flex-back recliner chair, these models don’t have buttons or levers. To recline, you simply push your back into the seat. This design fits well with other fine home furnishings, as it has a sleeker profile that resembles a regular armchair.
With a power recliner, a simple touch of a button is all it takes to recline. The power button electrically moves the seat back and footrest to the desired reclining angle.
A lift recliner is like a power recliner, in that the chair uses electricity for movement. With a lift model, however, the chair can be easily moved from a flat, seated position to an upright angle, smoothly guiding the occupant to a standing position. This design works well for seniors and those who require a little extra help for standing.
Massage recliner chairs come with vibration features in the back, seat and leg rest areas. Many include heat and a variety of therapeutic massage settings.
A high-leg recliner doesn’t look like a recliner. These designs feature distinctive chair legs, like a classic or contemporary wingback chair. You will find many options for push-back recliners in today’s best home furnishings lines, designed to fit seamlessly into any décor style.
Common among Scandinavian home furnishings lines, manual recliners feature a lever to lift the footrest and a hand-turned knob that allows you to adjust the incline of the seat back. Typically designed with leather and metal materials, these designs have a sleek, modern style that works well with modern décor styles.
Whether you’re buying your first recliner or you’ve worn out an old one, you will find the styles you love at Guild Hall Home Furnishings. With our wide selection of recliners, you’re sure to find the perfect chair to suit your home décor and comfort needs.
And, if you want help choosing fine furniture and accessories, our interior design staff is always available to offer expert advice. Visit the Guild Hall Home Furnishings showroom in Salt Lake City today for all of your home furnishings needs.