If you’re eager to learn how to choose the best recliner chair, you have come to the right place. Recliner chairs have the power to provide unsurpassed comfort and relaxation at the end of each day. Plus, these chairs offer potential benefits for your spine and musculoskeletal system. Some specialists note that recliner chairs can enhance your circulation, alleviate pressure on your back, hips, and spine, and ensure that there is plenty of room for your diaphragm to expand, making for easier breathing.

When it comes to choosing a recliner chair that meets your needs, it’s essential to note that quality furniture is an investment and should be chosen carefully. In this recliner chair buying guide, we will provide all the information you need to know how to choose a recliner chair that will ensure your comfort for years to come.

What size recliner chair should I choose?

Your first consideration when choosing a recliner chair for your home is the size of the chair you opt for. You will need to consider the size of your living space and the room in which you plan to put your chair. Remember that the chair needs to fit comfortably in this space when it is fully extended. At Fishpools, we have recliner chairs in a wide range of sizes, from expansive to compact, allowing you to choose the best fit for your home.

The next consideration should be the size that will best fit your body. Take into account the shape, size, height and width of the back of the chair and choose one that will provide excellent lumbar support without constricting your natural movements. Fishpool’s range of Stressless recliners come in small, medium, and large, making selecting the size that suits you simple.

Stressless Mayfair Chair & Stool With Classic Base In Leather

What type should I choose?

Power recliners

Power recliners give you full control over how much you want to recline your chair. These chairs, such as our Caserta Power Recliner, use a powered button system to recline the chair and elevate the footrest for a completely customisable seating position. This option offers convenience and ease of use and is a great option for anyone with physical limitations.

Caserta Power Recliner Chair In Leather

Manual recliners

Manual recliners are normally operated with a latch or lever release for their reclining action. These chairs, like our New Burford Chair, tend to be more lightweight than other types of recliners, making it easier to move them around your home.

New Burford Recliner Chair In Fabric

Swivel recliners

Swivel recliners like our Orion Swivel Chair and Stool, Stressless Mayfair Chair and Stool and Quebec Swivel Chair and Stool pair traditional reclining action with the ability to swivel the chair around from its base. These chairs are ideal for living rooms and communal spaces, as they allow you to turn yourself around as needed without having to move the chair itself.

Orion Swivel Chair & Stool In Plush PU

Stationary recliners

Stationary recliners offer the classic reclining feature that lets you lie back and relax whenever you choose. These chairs have a price advantage over power recliners.

What material should I choose?

When choosing a recliner chair, you need to consider the material that your new chair will be upholstered in. The most popular options are:

  • Fabric. Recliners come in a range of fabric finishes, including cotton, polyester, canvas, and polycotton blends. Fabric upholstery like pure cotton and polyester is ideal for those who suffer from allergies, as these materials are hypoallergenic. Fabric recliners are also very tactile, and each type of fabric has its own unique feel. To keep your fabric recliner in tip top shape, Fishpools offers Guardsman Protection, which is very useful for furniture that’s used in a busy family environment.
  • Leather. Leather is one of the most widely used materials, thanks to it being comfortable and offering sophisticated looks for any modern home. Leather is easy to clean and maintain and is exceptionally long-lasting and durable if cared for properly with leather cleaner. Options like the Diplomat Power Recliner Swivel Chair in Leather and the Toledo Swivel Rocking Chair in Leather bring the elegance of leather to your home in a luxuriously comfortable package.
Diplomat Power Recliner Swivel Chair In Leather

What colour should I choose?

Fishpools’ quality recliners come in a wide range of elegant colours and styles, so you can find the perfect piece to flatter the décor of your home. Your choice of colour when deciding how to choose a recliner chair is ultimately up to you and your personal taste, but we do have a few suggestions to guide you.

Decide beforehand whether you want your recliner to add a pop of colour to a room or if you want it to blend in with your existing furniture. You can make it a feature, or you can pick a colour that makes it look like part of your sofa set.

Dark colours like grey, charcoal, black or navy make a wonderful statement, while colours such as beige, oatmeal, tan and white have a more classic, neutral look and feel.

Colours like forest green, cobalt blue, and soft grey are making a comeback lately too. Choosing a recliner in one of these shades will give your room a very up-to-date look.

Quebec Swivel Chair & Stool In Leather Effect

Frequently asked questions

How long will I have to wait for my recliner chair?

Fishpools offers in stock ready to deliver and quick delivery options that allow you to shop recliner chairs that can be delivered to your door as soon as possible.

What delivery services do Fishpools offer?

We offer a premium delivery service in which all deliveries are carried out by a highly skilled crew. Our team will deliver and assemble your new furniture, position the pieces in your rooms of choice, and remove all packaging from your home. Deliveries are carried out from Monday to Saturday, subject to post code.

How long do recliners last?

With proper care, a high-quality recliner chair like those offered at Fishpools should last you for many years to come.

What are the advantages of power recliners?

Power recliners offer convenience and ease of use for all owners, including those with physical limitations, and they give you the power to choose exactly how far back to recline your chair.

What are the advantages of manual recliners?

Manual recliners require no electricity, so they don’t need to be near a plug socket. This means you can place them anywhere in a room, making them a convenient option.

Make choosing a recliner chair simple with Fishpools

Fishpools’ range of durable, elegant, and stylish recliners offers everything you need to find the perfect recliner for your home. Using our recliner chairs buying guide, view our range of recliner chairs online or take a look at our collection in store to find your ideal match.