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How to Measure Your Space for a Recliner


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.

— Common Recliner Sizes Chart —

 Recliner Size  Common Recliner Dimensions Recommended Space Size Most Popular Recliners 
 Small Recliner
  1. W: 29.1" D: 37" H: 41"
  2. W: 29.5” D: 33.5" H: 39.8”
  3. W: 30” D: 36" H: 41"
  4. W: 30" D: 36” H: 42.8"
  5. W: 30” D: 37.4” H: 41”
 

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.

  1. The Denny Smoke Leather Pressback Recliner
  2. The Gannon Linen Power Swivel Recliner with Built-In Battery
  3. The Douglas Caramel Leather High Leg Recliner
Medium Recliner 
  1. W: 32" D: 33.5" H: 37.5"
  2. W: 32.3" D: 38.5" H: 40.6"
  3. W: 35.5" D: 42" H: 43"
  4. W: 37" D: 38.5" H: 41.5"
  5. W: 38" D: 34" H: 42"
 

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.

  1. The Amelia Power-Lift Recliner
  2. The Mari Swivel Glider Recliner
  3. The Siri Dark Chocolate Power Recliner

Large Recliner 

  1. W: 40.5" D: 39" H: 39.5"
  2. W: 41" D: 40" H: 40.5"
  3. W: 42" D: 40" H: 40"
  4. W: 43" D: 42" H: 40.5"
  5. W: 44" D: 39" H: 39"
 


A space should be at least 50 inches wide. Fully reclined, the recliner’s headrest and footrest should be no closer than five inches from the wall or surrounding furniture.

  1. The Dino Grey Leather Power Recliner with Power Headrest & USB
  2. The Kristen Slate Grey Leather Power Recliner with USB
  3. The Denver Power Recliner with Power Headrest & USB


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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