One of the most satisfying things to do after a long day of work is to sit in a cushy recliner chair, turn on your favorite show or music, and melt into the chair to decompress. Most people know the feeling of a good recliner, but don’t know the best ways to pick out their perfect recliner, or how to maintain it long term. Here are some tips for picking out and taking care of a recliner, so you can enjoy it for as long as possible.
#1. Do make sure to try out the recliner before purchasing
One of the worst mistakes you can make is to buy a recliner before you actually sit in it. Like most furniture, the recliner is a serious investment, and you’ll want to make sure it is as comfortable as possible for you before buying it. Some materials may not feel as good to you as others, so be sure to try out a wide variety of chairs before you settle on one.
#2. Measure how much space you have for the recliner
You may have a vision for how you want your room to be set up, but make sure to support that vision with some cold, hard math. Measurements when setting up your living space are crucial, especially when dealing with a recliner. Since they...well, recline, you’ll need to factor in the added space they will take up when fully extended. If you don’t, you may find yourself having to rearrange or even get rid of some furniture to accommodate your new chair.
#3. Don’t get a recliner without considering the style of the room
There it is, a light brown leather recliner, all but begging you to take it home. But wait, before you try to buy it, did you remember that the rest of your room is black and white? This is a mistake people make every day, and it can lead to a lot of frustration and some lost money in the process. Always have a plan in mind for your furniture: considering the color scheme, the art in the room, and the purpose for the room can ensure you make the right decision the first time around. Your recliner should be a way to get rid of headaches, not a source of headaches itself.
#4. Maintain your recliner regularly
Recliners can last ten years or longer, but many don’t reach that age without being properly maintained and managed. For instance, you should make sure to oil the reclining mechanism regularly. The frequency depends on the type of recliner, but almost all recliners will need some oiling. Maintaining the exterior of the recliner will also vary depending on the types of material, so be sure to read the care instructions for your particular recliner.
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