Nothing matches the comfort of sitting in your recliner, sipping your favorite drink on a lazy weekend. You get to sit back, relax, and let your worries go. However, the convenience of a recliner is only limited to one person. A growing demand for furniture that can provide maximum rest and relaxation has spawned the modern reclining sectional, which allows your family, friends, and guests to rest simultaneously. All the chairs and sofas of these sectionals have reclining features similar to that of a reclining chair. Isn’t that awesome?

As much as reclining sectionals are a perfect furnishing solution for your entire home, it can still be challenging to know how to choose the best one, especially when many options are available. To help you with this dilemma, here are five excellent tips to guide you when choosing the right reclining sectional for your home.

Know Your Living Room Dimensions

The living room is the common place where people put their sectionals, but you can place it around different areas of your home, like patios or a home studio. Though they are a perfect choice for seating in any room, it wouldn’t make sense to buy a sectional that won’t fit the space optimally. That is why it is essential to measure the dimensions of your room and plan your sectional accordingly.

The sectional placement should not affect the natural movement in the room, and people should be able to move around the room without any difficulty. Measure the area where you want to place your sectional and try to imagine how the place would look and how you would navigate around the furniture. You can also draw a rough sketch to understand the orientation of the furniture so you can make a better choice while buying your sectional.

Choose the Preferred Mechanism

There are two types of sectional available in the market. One that comes with power reclining features, so you can just push the button, and the reclining would spread automatically. The buttons are usually placed beside the recliner’s armrest so that you won’t have to get up to switch to the reclining mode. The other type is manual reclining sectionals. These do not operate on power, and you have to put them into reclining mode manually. They usually have levers that you can activate to turn them into reclining positions.

It’s important to understand that power reclining sectionals are more expensive than manual ones as they provide convenience and save you from the efforts of manually putting the section into reclining mode. On the other hand, manual sectionals can be pocket-friendly as they are affordable than power reclining and do not burden your energy bills. Know your requirements so you can make a better choice.

Match the Style of Your Home

The reclining should go with the style of your home. You don’t have to have an interior design degree to understand the color combinations. If you get overwhelmed, check online styling guides to understand the color patterns, schemes, and which color of reclining sectional would go with the color of your living room. You can also ask the experts to recommend you the style and color of sectional according to the color, size, and orientation of your room. Make sure it is facing your TV, so you can enjoy the weekend game while chilling in your sectional. You can also style the sofa by choosing the right style for the pillows, throw blankets and make it more appealing and comfortable. They may not include these items in the package, so make sure you check that with the store.

Check for Features

Almost every modern reclining sectional comes with high-tech features like power reclining, USB ports, ergonomic design, cup holders, adjustable headrests to improve your experience. Make sure the sectional you choose has all these features. The features will also affect the price of the sectional. If you want a simple sofa sectional for your home, it would be more inexpensive than those with all the high-tech features. Find what suits your needs so you won’t have to break your bank while buying something that you won’t use.

Verify Delivery and Installation Details

Furniture like sectionals are huge in size and heavy; one cannot just toss them into the back of their truck or station wagon and bring them home. It is therefore wise to ask the store manager how and when it will be delivered to your home. Before making the purchase, it is also important to ask whether they provide free installations or if you would need to pay for it. Many furniture stores offer free delivery and installation, but it’s good to verify them to be on the safer side.

Buying a sectional for your home doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need to do is know what you want and find the one that suits your needs and fits your budget.



I'm Steve Prescot, an Interior Designer living in Kansas. I am a fan of DIY, home design, gardening and anything related to home interiors and exteriors. I'm also interested in crafts and Home Improvement projects. I have been in the home design industry for more than 17 years. I love decorating and transforming spaces so that people living in them are happy and pleased with their space. Have a look around and I hope you'll like the content and ideas in this website!!

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