How to find the perfect recliner for your home


We all need at least one recliner in our lives! There’s nothing quite like a La-Z-Boy chair for unwinding after a long day.

But recliners aren’t ‘one size fits all’ – there are a number of things to keep in mind when buying a La-Z-Boy to ensure you’re getting the most out of your chair.

Here are some tips to find the perfect recliner to suit your needs and wants:

Consider your space

La-Z-Boy has a range of styles to suit different spaces and decor. Your requirements may be different depending on which room you plan to put your chair in. The size of that room will also be an important consideration when choosing the right seat.

When visiting your local retail showroom, it’s helpful to have pictures of your room for reference, or to at least take note of the colours in the room and the floor type.

Choose the right recliner

Who is going to be using the recliner? Is it just for you or will other family members (including pets) also be sitting in it?

The first thing to consider is the size required. Choose the size of the recliner according to the height of the person who will be using the chair most often.

Next, select a style that suits your home decor. Is your decor mid-century classic, cool and contemporary or style-bending contrast? There are options in the La-Z-Boy range to suit all interiors.

Then it’s time to customise. There are many ways to make your La-Z-Boy your own, and many styles of chair to choose from, including accent chair, love seat, lift chair, swivel chair, glider, manual recliner or electric recliner.


Choose your fabric

Select an upholstery that is appropriate for your lifestyle. If there are young kids or pets around, for instance, you might consider an easy-wipe leather over fabric upholstery.

There are dozens of leather options and more than 50 fabrics in a wide range of patterns, textures and colours available when you buy a La-Z-Boy recliner.

The best fabrics offer unique qualities worth considering – examples include stain-resistant technology to protect against messy family members, antimicrobial properties that protect against mould and mildew if your home is prone to damp, and eco-friendly fabrics if sustainability is an important consideration.


Decide your budget

If you want something high quality and long lasting, avoid cost-cutting shortcuts when purchasing a recliner.

High-quality recliners come with a comprehensive warranty to cover materials, mechanisms and workmanship. La-Z-Boy promises high quality but also offers a great line of recliner chairs to suit a range of budgets.

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