Being able to relax, in a comfortable position, while watching television or reading requires furniture that can adjust to support your body. Many people have a reclining chair in the living room that gets used a lot and by everyone. Some people have even decided to have multiple reclining chairs and do not have a sofa. This is one option, but if you have more than just a few people in the family it can get a bit clustered with individual chairs for everyone. Luckily, reclining sofas are an option too. Here are a few things you should consider when looking for reclining furniture for you home.
Manual or Power Reclining
Most reclining chairs have a button you push or an arm you swing to recline the back and pull out the foot rest. Both parts always go to the same position when reclining Power reclining sofas are available with these same manual features or you can have one that uses power to adjust the back and foot rest. . While you will need to keep a powered unit plugged into a wall outlet, it is very easy to operate and can set the back or foot rest to any position. This allows you to set the sofa to how you feel most comfortable. In addition, because the unit opens and closes with power, you do not have to struggle to try to put the footrest back down.
You could get a reclining sofa that has one long foot rest and the whole back reclines at once. However, if more than one person is going to be sitting on the piece, you want them to be able to adjust the back and footrest for their own comfort. Look for a sofa that has at least two separate seats and controllers. It is also possible to find one with three seats so more people can sit and relax.
Some reclining furniture requires that you place it far enough away from the walls for it to recline. Even when the piece is not reclining, it needs to be away from the walls and taking up extra space. Look for a unit that shifts out away from the wall as it reclines. This way, you can place the piece close to the wall and have space in the center of the room unless someone is reclining.
Take your time shopping for a reclining sofa as there are many style and design options. Find the piece that will fit in with the rest of the decor of your room and will work just the way you want it to work.