A reclining sofa that doesn't look like a reclining sofa??

Lake_GirlApril 15, 2013

Our LR furniture placement is so hard to work out, and has been the entire time we've lived here. I really only have room for the sofa and loveseat, but my DH and kids want to recline. Has anyone seen a reclining sofa that doesn't LOOK like a reclining sofa? I think this would solve our delimma, however I do not like the way they look. I'm not a fan of the typical large rolled arms, and how each section looks disjointed. This is SO NOT what I had in mind for my next sofa. I was thinking of something maybe slipcovered, turned legs, much more traditional. Oh well, any thoughts???

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There are many designs out there that do not look like the typical recliner. I used to have a queen anne style wing chair that was a recliner. Everyone used it so much it wore out (15 years of use). Guests were amazed when they saw it recline for the first time. It was from Rowe furniture. Also lazyboy has some good designs I've seen.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 4:46PM
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Stickley has a motion series (their 400 series) that looks like a regular sofa/sectional, and which you can customize. It's pretty expensive and I haven't seen it IRL, so not sure how helpful I am -- but it looks good online. :)

I've linked the Stickley page where you can download their brochure, in case you're interested.

Here is a link that might be useful: Stickley Link

This post was edited by StellaMarie on Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 16:57

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 4:56PM
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Norwalk. Below is the link. You can choose your own fabric and it's about as expensive as a Lazy-boy. They're beautiful.

Here is a link that might be useful: Norwalk Recliner's

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 7:35PM
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oakleyok - that link shows all chairs. Did you post the wrong one?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 7:45PM
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I have to say I was stunned the last time I went to our local Lazy Boy show room. If you have one close by -- take a look. It's now your daddy's/granddaddy's/hubby's recliner furniture anymore.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 7:53PM
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Yeah, I'm looking for a reclining sofa, not a chair. Thanks for the info so far.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 8:50PM
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This one looks pretty traditional and 'non-recliner-y'

Here is a link that might be useful: Lazy Boy Jenna Sofa

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 11:09PM
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The Anchorage and Belleview by Klaussner look promising.

Also the Megan by Lane.

Here is a link that might be useful: Klaussner Furniture

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 11:34PM
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Lakegirl, I missed the sofa part. LOL. Yeah, those are chairs.

Have you thought about getting 2 recliners (smallish/medium) instead of using a loveseat? You'd have better options of rearranging your room plus giving people their own "space" & lamplight when reading, etc.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 6:44AM
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Hey the Lane and Klaussner look nice, much better than the huge bulky ones . I need to check out Klaussner, I'd not heard of them before. I did like those Norwalk reclining chairs, Oakley:) I might get away with two recliners, but they'd have to be close, so that might look odd. Anymore ideas??

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 7:29AM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

Ours is Klaussner. Creamy leather, and it's got those rolled arms you hate! Guests have been known to ask, "Did I just die and go to heaven," while reclining! :-))

We love it so much, we are purchasing 4 recliner chairs for our new house' media room.

I guess we just like to kick back and recline!


    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 9:22AM
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Hi Suzi. I think I'm stuck in the middle. This room is our only "family/living room", and it's pretty much the first thing you see (in fact you can see it through the glass front door), when you come in. Also, the style of this house is sort of victorian/farmhouse combo look, not exactly oversized, sink-in, media room cozy. But on the other hand, this is where we watch t.v., and I'd like it to be comfortable for my family. And there's the problem!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 1:44PM
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We looked at the Lazy Boy recliners - the looks of some would work for us, but they weren't very comfortable for us.

We got Ekornes Stressless sofas. They recline and are very comfortable. They don't have an integrated foot rest, there are separate ottomans to use with them. We got the theater seating grouping because we like having at least one arm rest per seat, but you can get them in a normal couch configuration. Ours are large (wider seat) but they also have a medium size if you need more compact. In depth (front to back) they are pretty compact because they use a metal frame which allows for a thin back. There is a high back if you prefer that. We got the low back because it makes the room feel molre open and it's high enough for us and we got a couple of their recliners for when we want a higher back.

They are pretty expensive but I expect them to be a very long term purchase.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 2:33PM
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Nice spread cloud, that looks very comfortable! But I'm still more of a traditional girl. Barcalounger has a nice leather one, but its a little more than I was thinking of spending, and I'm not sure I want leather.. But atleast its heading in the right direction.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 10:19PM
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