Why a reclining loveseat is a good investment to make?
A reclining loveseat is a great investment for many reasons. First of all, they are cheaper than a three seater sofa but still offer the features of a reclining chair. They are compact so that they can fit into any small space. You can put them in a smaller living room, an office, even a bedroom if needed without losing too much of your living area. Many of these models, like the RecPro Charles Collection 58″ Double Recliner RV Sofa, even come with pre-drilled holes that allow you to secure them in place in an RV if you like. Some of them even come as part of a set, so you can fit them in nicely with your other furniture without breaking your budget.
Features to consider while choosing a reclining loveseat
If you’re in the market for a new reclining loveseat, there are a few features you may want to look at before you make your purchase. These will ensure you have exactly what you need in your new furniture.
The overall dimensions of these reclining loveseats are important mostly when dealing with the space you have available. If you’re putting it in a larger room, then the dimensions will likely not be an issue. Smaller rooms have less space to put multiple pieces of furniture, though, so you need to measure the space you have for a loveseat and then find one that will fit in. This is even more important if you’re buying a model for use in an RV. Though models like the RecPro Charles Collection 67″ Double Recliner RV Sofa & Console have features that make them RV compatible, they still need to be measured to make sure they fit in the limited space available.
The dimensions of the seat need to be wide enough to fit you comfortably, or you won’t want to sit in your chair. Though very small people will fit anywhere, those who are a bit larger than average will need a bit more room to be comfortable.
The seat width is essential to pay attention to especially if there is a console acting as a barrier between the seats. Without one of these, you have a bit more room to fit two people as needed, so you can adjust yourselves comfortably.
The backrest on a loveseat does more than just give you something to lean on while you sit. It should be a good height to support your head and neck as well. All of the models we’ve reviewed have back heights of about 26 inches, so are equal in their positioning. For those of average height, this is a nice size to give you the proper support, whether sitting up straight or reclined. For very tall people, this may be a bit shorter than needed, so you may want to try out a few reclining loveseats before you decide on one.
The depth of the seat on a reclining loveseat needs to be long enough to fit the lower part of your body comfortably, otherwise, you’re going to feel like your slipping off the front every time you sit down. This is especially true when you’re in the reclining position since you will likely be sitting a bit further down in the seat.
Be sure it fits the size of your lower body, including the buttocks and the thigh length combined, to ensure it is a comfortable fit.
There are a few things you should look for in cover material, to ensure it will last for at least a few years. One thing is durability. You’re going to be sitting, getting up, and shifting around on that material daily, so it needs to be able to handle that kind of stress. Another thing to consider is how easy it is to clean. Most of the models we’ve reviewed use polyurethane. This material looks and feels similar to leather but can handle a few spills without damaging it. These models are easy to clean with a damp cloth. Fabric material, like the cover of the GDF Studio 301530 Callade Reclining Loveseat, feels much cooler on hot summer days but may need an additional cover as it is a bit harder to clean since it can soak up any liquids.
A reclining loveseat is a nice, compact piece of furniture on its own, though they have a few additional features worth noting. One is the assembly, which should be easy to do, even if you’re doing it on your own. The frame construction is what holds it all together, so it needs to be made of quality materials like hardwood or steel.
Some extras are also handy to have, like the console and cup holders found on the RecPro Charles Collection 67″ Double Recliner RV Sofa & Console. This gives you space for your remote controls, books, or anything else you want nearby. The cup holders are great for those who don’t have the room for side tables, keeping your drinks within easy reach.
Though not reviewed here, you may also want to try out the best power reclining loveseat, with a button that lifts or retracts the footrest. The best rocking reclining loveseat is also handy if you like to rock while you sit, though these are harder to find.