Recliners provide an extra touch of comfort in your living room, master bedroom, or anywhere in the home with enough space to accommodate them. They take up less space than a couch and fit nearly into corners, so they're versatile and allow easy repositioning if needed to accommodate other new furniture.
An extra wide recliner provides optimal comfort if you like taking afternoon naps or wrapping yourself in blankets while watching movies. Giving your family an additional seating option can make your family get-togethers even more relaxing.
Recliners are considered extra wide if their seats are large enough to allow someone to curl up in them. These recliners are often wide enough for two people to squeeze in, especially if the chair arms are low. The width of the seat itself also varies, but they typically exceed 30".
The overall width of these recliners varies from just under 50" wide to 58" or more, depending on the width of the arms. They are usually large enough to allow even tall adults to stretch out fully when the seat is fully reclined.
Leather and synthetic leather are popular choices for upholstering recliners since they are both comfortable and easy to clean. However, microfiber and polyester blends are also comfortable and offer a greater range of colors and patterns. The overall cushioning is just as important as the comfort of the fabric, so read the product details and make sure it has the desired padding thickness.
Look for at least 4" of seat and backrest padding for optimal comfort. You can also look for chairs with cooling memory foam instead of standard polyester padding to make it more comfortable for afternoon naps.
Recliners come with various armrest styles, affecting how well the piece blends with your current furniture. Rolled arms are ideal for traditional or country-style living rooms, while block or Paris club arms are perfect for modern homes with a clean-lined aesthetic. You can also find armrests with side pockets, cup holders, or internal storage for added functionality.
Recliners are either powered with an electric motor or rely on a manual lever to lean back. Manual recliners have springs and levers inside to make their operation as easy and safe as possible, but they still require more effort to operate than powered ones. Powered recliners are great for older adults but must be placed near a wall outlet.
The simple design of this manual recliner allows it to fit in well with any modern decor. The arm and backrests are well-padded with 100% polyester for maximum comfort even if you curl up while the chair is not reclined. Pair it with a patterned pillow or blanket for a pop of color and texture to match other upholstered furniture in the room.