The ultimate home comfort, a recliner sofa is built for extreme relaxation. Simply sit down, lift your feet and lean back, with our vast range of stunning recliner sofas ready to show you how. There is guaranteed to be one to suit your home perfectly.
As well as the many colours, styles and sizes available, you can choose a manual or electric recliner. Consult our sofa buying guide to find the perfect recliner sofa for you, or simply browse the selection on offer in our Top 20 Sofas.
Why should I get a recliner sofa?
Perhaps the questions should really be, why not? After all, a sofa should be purchased for comfort and relaxation, and a recliner sofa excels at both. You can sit as normal, or lie back with your feet up, and maybe even take a nap. Some recliner sofas even offer adjustable headrests, as well as extra cushioning and back support.
The reclining element is like a cool hidden feature. Sit as you would on a regular sofa when guests visit, then lie back to watch your favourite movie. Recliner sofas often offer a wide range of reclining positions, allowing you to adjust the position to your own preference.
How do recliner sofas work?
Recliner sofas are usually either manual or electric. Electric recliner sofas are also known as power recliner sofas. Manual recliner sofas are adjusted using a built-in lever mechanism, triggered by the user’s body motion, while an electric recliner sofa will feature a series of mechanisms, adjustable at the touch of a button.
Electric recliner sofas require no physical strength to operate and can be used easily by all ages and abilities. The advanced motor system also allows for a more precise adjustment and tends to offer more positions and more features than a manual recliner sofa. Power recliner sofas often include USB ports for charging electronic devices.
If you’re thinking about an electric recliner sofa, make sure that you have a conveniently located power source. And while power recliner sofas might feel more sleek and modern, today’s manual recliner sofas are often just as stylish – and can be more affordable.
Choosing the right recliner sofa size
Recliner sofas come in a wide range of sizes, and the one you choose will often depend on the space you have available. For small rooms or apartments, look for a 2-seater sofa
with a built in recliner, or consider 3-seater sofa
and 4-seater sofa
options for larger rooms.
Bigger living rooms are also tailor-made for one of our fabulous corner recliner sofas. Large and luxurious, this type of recliner sofa extends along two walls and often includes a chaise end
as well as built in recliners.
Remember that a recliner sofa will require additional space behind and in front compared to a regular sofa so there’s room to recline back and stretch out. Our sofa sizer
tool can help you find the right recliner sofa for your living space. And don’t forget to look at our sofa buying guide
for handy tips as you choose your recliner sofa.
Choosing the right material for your recliner sofa
Bring timeless elegance to your living space with a leather recliner sofa. This high-quality, natural material is soft to the touch and always looks better with age. It is also hard-wearing and very easy to clean – perfect for a busy household with children.
There’s just as much choice when it comes to a fabric recliner sofa. Our range of woven fabrics, including luxury options such as velvet, really make any recliner sofa feel that bit more indulgent.
The finishing touches
If you’ve opted for a recliner sofa, then it’s clear you’re looking to make the most of your relaxation time. A gorgeous TV stand will ensure that your media equipment is front and centre, ready for your viewing pleasure. Or if you like to recline, relax and read, make sure your current reading selection is close at hand on a stunning coffee table or side table, well-lit, of course, by a stylish table lamp.
Some colourful scatter cushions will offer added comfort, especially if you’re not quick enough to grab the reclining section of your new recliner sofa. Be sure to find ones in the perfect accent colour for your living room matching vases and other ornaments.
A recliner armchair is a great way to introduce another ultra-comfortable seating option. Plus, it’s going to be very handy if your recliner sofa is already occupied by other family members.
Caring for your new sofa
Recliner sofas need a little bit of extra care and attention, and you’ll find all the information you need to keep them working perfectly in our upholstered furniture care guide. You’ll also find expert advice on taking good care of certain types of upholstery, so be sure to take a look especially if you’ve chosen a leather recliner sofa.