Here’s how to choose the right recliner size for your space!
1. Measure the Width.
Measure the width of the recliner from the left armrest to the right armrest (from outer edge to outer edge).
2. Measure the Length, Fully Reclined.
Make sure the recliner is fully reclined, and then measure the length of the recliner from the top of the headrest to the bottom of the footrest.
3. Measure Your Space.
Measure the area where you plan to place the recliner. If you plan to place it near a wall, make sure there is enough room to allow for at least five to ten inches of space between the wall and the head of the recliner at full extension. If you plan to place a coffee table in front of it, make sure there is enough room to allow for at least five to ten inches of space between the table and the foot of the recliner.
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A space should be at least 35” wide. Fully reclined, the recliner’s headrest and footrest should be no closer than five inches from the wall or surrounding furniture.
A space should be at least 40 to 45 inches wide. Fully reclined, the recliner’s headrest and footrest should be no closer than five inches from the wall or surrounding furniture.
Pro Tip! To ensure that your new recliner will be easy to move on delivery day, remember to measure each doorway in your home leading to the area where you plan to place the recliner.
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3. Test it out in the store.Just because you know a recliner will fit in your space, does not automatically make it your best option. Once you have narrowed down your search by size, actually testing out each of your favorite designs in the store will help to make sure you get your most comfortable feel.
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