Many people love the comfort of lounging in a recliner, however recliners are not known for their design style.
Luckily, recliner manufacturers have made great improvements to the style of their chairs over the past few years.
Here are a few stylish recliner options that don't look like a traditional ugly recliner.
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The chair in the photo above does not look like a recliner at first glance.
It is not oversized, it has a button tufted back, light colored fabric, and (most importantly) it has decorative legs.
The new style of recliners made today look so much better than the ones typically purchased 30 years ago.
Recliners of the Past
Traditional older model recliners were made of a basic durable fabric (that was often a bit scratchy), leather, or faux leather. They never had decorative legs.
Here are a few more stylish recliner options for people who love comfort and style.
It is adorned with nail heads, giving it a classic look.
Most importantly, it has visible stained wood legs.
At first glance, most people would not realize that this is a recliner.
It is also made of genuine leather and still has nail head trim, however it is less overstuffed and has cleaner lines.
Once again, the visible legs makes this recliner not look like a recliner at first glance.
The recliner above is another attractive option that doesn't look like a recliner.
It is made of genuine leather in a coffee color.
The simplified traditional detailing makes it a good option in a contemporary home.
This recliner is also genuine leather like the recliners above.
Once again, the exposed legs make it look much more stylish than the recliners made years ago.
The simple lines and lack of intricate detail make it modern.
It is not overly masculine or feminine and it has a contemporary style.
The silver nail head trim gives it an up-to-date flair and the button tufted back is very stylish.
The legs are stained dark, which provides a nice contrast with the light colored nail heads.
The square lines and detailing make it very stylish.
Once again, the dark stained feet create a contrast with the shiny silver nail heads.
The chair above is not oversized or obnoxious, however it really is a recliner.
Its simple shape, interesting fabric, and dark stained feet give it a contemporary style.
This is definitely not a recliner from 20 years ago.
The recliner above comes in 72 different fabric options.
It has a down blend cushion and brushed nickel nail heads.
This recliner has a power recline, so it has to be plugged into an electrical outlet.
1) Make sure it has decorative feet showing
2) Ensure that the reclining mechanism is not very visible.
3) Avoid pockets on the outside.
4) Avoid visible metal on the bottom, which is prevalent in swivel rocker recliners.
5) Make sure to learn about the wonderful technological advances that some recliners have, such as power lift, power recline, heated seats, massage seats, and USB outlets.
Here are a few other options to consider. Click on the photo for more information.
If you would like for Fletcher Design Consultants to help you select a stylish recliner for your home, or have any other interior design need, please contact us. We would love to help!