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Due to limited space and a bad back, I am looking to buy a recliner. I have checked out every website from here to Slumberland and, let's face it, most recliners are ugly!! I don't want something that came out of a 1970's man-cave, i.e. overstuffed, rolled-arms & covered in naugahyde, and I don't want my grandma's wingback. I just want something with contemporary lines that won't cost me more than a new car. Any suggestions? All input is appreciated.
 
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Does this look like a recliner?


Lucky

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Posts: 12601 | Location: north of 50 in Canada | Registered: Feb 08, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Or this? Both of these are La-Z-boy recliners.


Lucky

"I have always had an aversion to the concepts of in style and out of style." ~Rose Tarlow

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Or...
http://www.dwr.com/product/lc4...=Search#.UUEgFVfltEs

Only the 1/3 the price of a small car.
 
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There are lots of other styles, check out Scandinavian Designs web site, In some parts of the country it's called Dania.
http://www.scandinaviandesigns.com/
if you have a Relax the Back store?

 
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I think the fabric has a lot to do with it. We found some we both loved in a micro-suede fabric that looks like weathered suede. They were quite expensive, but we love them and 'live' in them Wink

Also, we used to have a double recliner/loveseat that was maybe a bit 'cuter'.
 
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Look at transitional or contemporary recliners. Tho I don't have modern decor, I admired one years ago in a Danish furniture store. It was sleek in design and upholstered in a yummy shade of orange in a butter soft leather. Shop locally and try each recliner style to see if it suits you comfort level and stature. It must be noted that some recliners are difficult to push into a reclining position while others take little effort. Some take up less space in the reclined position (wall savers). Note too where your head hits. Some backs aren't as high as others. We like our heads resting on the back of our recliners.
 
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A well made ergonomic recliner is so much better and lasts longer than what the uninformed public 'thinks' is more comfy when it looks like the Stay Puff ad puffy guy! People think that fluffy is better (fluffy does not last long before it is flat)

Love the examples shown on the other posts!

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staypuff man
 
Posts: 9531 | Location: East Space Coast, Florida zone 9B | Registered: Feb 11, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Mary Ruth:
A well made ergonomic recliner is so much better and lasts longer than what the uninformed public 'thinks' is more comfy when it looks like the Stay Puff ad puffy guy! People think that fluffy is better (fluffy does not last long before it is flat)

Love the examples shown on the other posts!

LOL. Love the Stay-Puff Man. From "Ghost Busters" if I'm not mistaken. Thanks for the laugh!! But where do I sit? In his lap??? Wink

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Mary Ruth - Fool me once ...
Yeah, it's taken me (more than a few) years to figure out that looks aren't everything. But I'm getting wiser and now know enough to do some research about quality of construction. Tired of throwing good money after bad (and bad furniture after bad). Figure it's about time to spend a little more to get a little more!
 
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It was my way of hinting at an 'over stuffed' chair not being a good buy, and I didn't want to offend anyone who might own one on this board....
Just an opinion... you see them for sale on CL all the time and most of the space where you sit is flattened!
 
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I wasn't offended and don't see why anyone else would be. Can't remember who posted the reply about the "Stay Puff" man, but it was pretty funny!
 
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I see that Joyluck has shown you some ideas for Contemporary recliners that don't look like recliners at all. Very goood ideas she's shown. If one does their own research, they can find a recliner to suit their particular taste, style, and price range. I do not think recliners are ugly as long as they suit the owner's taste and needs. Just do a quick google search for contemporary recliners, and you will find the ideas are endless. Good luck in your search for the "one" for you.
 
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Here's another recliner in disguise with a high back. Remember it's important to test a recliner before you purchase one and most manufacturers offer upholstery options.
http://www.rotmans.com/Item.as...3934&ItemNum=5897.25
 
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Though an initially pricy investment, Ethan Allen makes furniture to last. I speak from experience. Here are their current choices.

http://www.ethanallen.com/cate...b&category=recliners
 
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I have two recliners that look like club chairs and they are 12 years old and boy, do I need new ones, but don't see many at the furniture stores like these anymore. Mine are Lane. I like the ones shown, but I want to test them before I buy.
 
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Be sure to check out the foot rest part. If not all one piece, can be uncomfortable for your legs. That is where checing out for your personal needs comes into play. If going to be used a great deal, go for comfort. JMHO


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