There’s nothing like curling up with a good book on a recliner after a hard day’s work. But how do we choose one that’s perfect for us? Harvey Norman has the answers.
QWhat are the advantages of a recliner?
AA recliner is an essential piece in a home. It is comfortable and easy to operate, which makes it suitable for your family members of all ages. La-Z-Boy, with its special patented mechanism, provides smooth reclining motion and allows you to adjust the reclining tensions. You can customise the amount of effort needed to operate the recliner based on your body type.
Norwegian brand IMG, meanwhile, offers a unique and flexible motion sofa system that gives you endless combinations. Its Modular Seating program allows for a variety of configurations to suit your specific needs. It is a complete system that comprises sofa, love seat, chairs and home theatre seating of unsurpassed comfort. The theatre seating can be configured by using different arms.
QHow do I choose a good quality recliner?
AThe most important aspect when it comes to choosing a recliner is the level of comfort and support it provides. When you’re in a reclining position, the chair should give adequate lumbar support while the armrest should also be high enough so that you can rest your arms comfortably. The chair must also be big enough so you can change positions easily. A firm, adjustable backrest will give you added flexibility. In a nutshell, a good recliner should relieve pressure points, not strain them.
Next, look at the recliner’s mechanism. If it’s going to be used by different members of the family, chances are the back and leg rests will be adjusted frequently. Consider getting one made from sturdy and durable components for a longer lifespan. Take note that recliners that use gas-based mechanism are easier to manoeuvre. Models with dual-hinged headrests are also at advantageous.
The recliner’s upholstery plays an important role too. Traditional fabrics like cotton offer a wide variety of patterns and colours. However, if you have young kids at home, we recommend more stain-resistant fabrics such as leather. Alternatively, choose synthetic microfiber cloth; it feels like suede or velvet, durable and affordable.
QWhat type of recliner will suit my living room?
ANarrow down your search by determining what style you’re looking for. Make sure the recliner matches the theme of the room. Whether it is modern or classical, there are recliners to suit every home.
It is also important that your recliner is big enough to allow you to rest comfortably. But adjustable recliners tend to be bigger than conventional single-seat chairs. If space is a factor in your home, be sure your recliner fits into your living space.
QMost of the recliners with good features are expensive. How do I choose one that fits my budget?
AThe range of recliners can range from RM899 to RM20,000. Set a budget before heading to the stores and enlist the help of a sale associate. To prevent breaking your budget, you can select recliners made from less expensive fabrics. Bear in mind that the mechanisms and frame of the recliner can also affect their price.
La-Z-Boy PINNACLE Fabric Rocker Recliner 10T512 RM3999
La-Z-Boy JOSHUA Fabric Rocker Recliner 10T592 RM3999