Find your per­fect fit

Five Tips for Pur­chas­ing a Re­cliner

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When it comes to choos­ing new fur­ni­ture, it’s easy to get stumped when pur­chas­ing key pieces. Home­own­ers have to con­sider how each piece will blend with ex­ist­ing dé­cor. While the word re­cliner may evoke im­ages of your fa­ther’s fa­vorite plaid-cov­ered chair, re­clin­ers to­day are de­signed with com­fort and style in mind. Choos­ing a Re­cliner Even with the ever-grow­ing as­sort­ment of re­cliner styles avail­able, choos­ing a re­cliner in­volves more than just aes­thet­ics. You must con­sider the size, shape and fit of the chair. The best fit will pro­vide the most com­fort. Longevity is an­other con­sid­er­a­tion. Here are five tips from Eko­rnes; mak­ers of the Stress­less re­cliner, to help you eas­ily choose a re­cliner that fits your phys­i­cal and aes­thetic needs:

1. Choose a size. Keep in mind how much phys­i­cal space you have al­lot­ted for a new re­cliner. Con­sider not only the space avail­able in your liv­ing room, but also the size of re­cliner that will fit your shape as well. “Re­clin­ers with at­tached ot­tomans will never fit your ex­act shape and size,” says Janet Odum, na­tional sales trainer at Eko­rnes. “Choose a chair with a fea­ture that al­lows you to un­lock the ot­toman, so it tilts when you re­cline, which takes pres­sure off your knees, en­sur­ing a more com­fort­able po­si­tion.” The bet­ter a chair fits you, the more com­fort­able you will be in it.

2. Seek com­fort; con­sider longevity. While you may be in­clined to pur­chase a less ex­pen­sive model, you want to en­sure your

in­vest­ment is worth the cost of the re­cliner down the road. Be sure to con­sider the qual­ity of fab­rics, leathers, woods and met­als from which each re­cliner is com­posed, as well as the com­fort of the piece. Keep in mind that find­ing the proper fit will mean more com­fort. And while qual­ity re­clin­ers may cost more up front, the right re­cliner will pro­vide years of com­fort and sup­port. For ex­am­ple, ac­cord­ing to Good House­keep­ing mag­a­zine, the av­er­age re­cliner lasts about 10 years with reg­u­lar use. Stress­less re­clin­ers are built to last be­tween 20 and 25 years.

3. Nar­row down your style pref­er­ences. For many, the idea of choos­ing a bulky re­cliner to com­ple­ment ex­ist­ing dé­cor may seem im­pos­si­ble. But re­clin­ers now come in a va­ri­ety of de­signs and ma­te­ri­als. Whether you’re search­ing for a mod­ern and sleek chair, or a beau­ti­ful love seat com­posed of wood and leather, you can find a re­cliner to match your dé­cor pref­er­ences.

4. Make a list of must-have fea­tures. Re­clin­ers now of­fer a va­ri­ety of fea­tures, so keep in mind the fea­tures you most de­sire. For ex­am­ple, are you look­ing for a re­cliner that gives you to­tal body sup­port - in­clud­ing lum­bar sup­port - when you’re in the re­clin­ing po­si­tion? New re­clin­ers, such as Stress­less re­clin­ers of­fer added com­fort fea­tures such as an ar­tic­u­lat­ing head­rest, which cra­dles the head and neck in the re­clin­ing po­si­tion. In ad­di­tion, these re­clin­ers of­fer a sleep func­tion to fully re­cline, and a dual sup­port base, en­sur­ing that the base of the re­cliner will pro­vide even sup­port whether you’re sit­ting, or in the full re­clin­ing po­si­tion.

5. If you’re still stumped, go with a clas­sic model. If you have trou­ble choos­ing be­tween sev­eral styles, con­sider this - if you’re pur­chas­ing a re­cliner that will last for two decades or more, you may want to keep in mind that your home dé­cor pref­er­ences are likely to change in that span of time. Choose a clas­sic piece that will com­ple­ment any style evo­lu­tion.

FAM­ILY FEA­TURES PHOTO

En­ter in to a brave new world of re­cliner com­fort with the all-new Stress­less Voy­ager.

FAM­ILY FEA­TURES PHOTO

The orig­i­nal Stress­less is filled with in­no­va­tive fea­tures and a de­sign that makes it the world’s most com­fort­able re­cliner.

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