How to Buy a Recliner

how to buy a recliner.

There are a lot of different types of recliners out there, but having a basic understanding of each type can help make the decision to buy the perfect recliner much easier! Knowing the different aspects of each type of recliner will help you find the perfect fit for your home. Here, in this recliner buying guide we’ll go over the different features of recliners.

How to choose a recliner by type

There are several different types of recliners, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Don’t forget to consider the size of your room – you’ll need enough space for the chair to fully recline.


Type of Recliner Advantages Disadvantages
Power Recliner Great for someone with mobility issues or is looking to relax without any extra effort. Typically much more expensive than other recliners.
Rocking/Gliding Recliner Similar to a rocking chair with mellow movement and a reclining feature Can be hazardous for small pets or children due to moving hinges and parts
Wall-saving Recliner Saves space in the room and won’t damage the walls Does not lean back as far as other recliners and is much smaller in comparison
Lift Chair Gives great support and offers a rising feature to make it easier to ‘rise’ from the seat Slower on the rise of the chair back to its normal position and requires more electricity
Massage Recliner Comes with a mechanical massage feature Much heavier than other recliners and is usually more expensive.

Choosing your recliner

Once you have an idea of the different types of recliners, this can help you narrow down your search. You’ll also want to consider fabric – do you prefer a leather, wool or vinyl recliner? Don’t forget about color or patterns styles. Recliners can usually be purchased online or in a store. You may want to visit the store to sit in the actual chair before your purchase it, or you can search online to read reviews from previous customers to help you make your decision. Also consider the construction. Look for heavy duty screws, quiet motors and easy to use handles. Check to see what the manufacturer’s warranty includes.

Find recliners and more at hhgregg

At hhgregg, you can find recliners along with all the furniture you’ll need for your home. Browse through our selection of dining tables and perfect dining chairs to match. Our cooktops and wall ovens can be used for preparing a delicious meal before serving it up in the dining room. Find all of this and more when you shop hhgregg!

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