A recliner sofa is an ergonomic seat or armchair that reclines when its owner lowers the seat’s back and tilts its front up. It usually has a footrest that can be extended automatically when the back is tilted up and can even stretch automatically when the front is tilted down.
In the past, when reclining the back of a recliner was as simple as lifting it back up and sliding the feet back to the floor. However, today it is a lot more complex and requires more skill. Some of today’s most popular sofa designs feature a built in swivel chair lift that allows the operator to simply turn the back of the recliner and slide out the footrest, while turning the front into a sitting position.
The most common design of a recliner sofa is the vertical one. This is great for large living rooms or offices where the sofa is frequently used, but not too comfortable to sit for long periods of time. The back rests must be kept parallel to the floor, which makes the sofa bulky and difficult to store.
A recliner sofa, however, can provide an excellent solution for many small living spaces, since it doesn’t take up a lot of space. Its small size makes it easy to tuck away in a corner, and even if it does end up being larger than you originally anticipated, it still provides an ideal sitting arrangement for just about any room. Most models can be easily stored under a bed, although the back recliners are designed to be lightweight and easily folded to make them easy to put in a closet.
If you’re looking for a very classic or elegant looking recliner sofa, you might want to look into one that comes with a hand carved wood design. These are great for the formal living room setting because they show off your furnishings to their best advantage. The best part of these is that they can also be customized to match your existing furniture, whether it is traditional or contemporary. They typically come in a variety of natural colors, like mahogany, cherry, maple or oak.
One of our favorite recliners is the French style. The arm rests and back rest are completely made of wood, so they are beautiful to look at in a room that has hardwood flooring or marble tiles. The seat back recline is almost fully reclined and the arms are fully adjustable, which makes for a comfortable seating arrangement for long periods of time.