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How to Measure a Recliner?

Measuring a recliner can be most important when you are choosing an armchair. If the recliner is too big, it may not fit through the door or in your designated space. If it is too small, it will be uncomfortable. You need to consider three dimensions when measuring an armchair: width, depth, and height. Each of these measurements is important and must be accurate. This article discusses how to measure the recliner correctly.

How to Measure the Width of the recliner?

The width refers to the size between armrests while in a reclined position. This may vary depending on whether or not you have included stationary arms with your purchase. There is a high chance that it will fall somewhere between 32″ – 36″, including the additional space for features like power controls or other additions that can shift slightly when reclining. If there are no stationary arms, you don’t need to estimate both sides of the chair as long as one side matches the required dimensions. Measuring from left to right at this point provides all that is needed for most upholstery styles (Excluding “Chair & A Half”).

However, if you have stationary arms and want to measure a specific side, use the armrest on that particular side as your reference point.

How do I Measure the Depth of Recliner?

The depth measurement refers to how deep the chair is from front to back when in a reclined position. This can vary based on whether or not there are power controls included with your purchase, but it will likely fall somewhere between 36″ – 40″ depending upon the type of reclining mechanisms used for each chair design. When calculating this dimension, be sure to note any additional features such as storage pockets or electrical components since these may shift slightly while moving into a seated position, making them less visible than they would appear while standing directly behind (or facing) the chair.

How do I Measure the Height of a recliner?

The height measurement refers to how high from floor-to-seat your new reclining furniture is in a seated position or fully upright and functional for use as an armchair, etc. This can vary based on whether or not you have power controls included with your purchase, but it will likely fall somewhere between 29″ – 36″ depending upon the type of reclining mechanisms used for each individual chair design.

When measuring this dimension, be sure to note any other features such as storage pockets or electrical components since these may shift slightly while moving into a seated position, making them less visible than they would appear while standing directly behind (or facing) the chair.

How do I Measure the Cushion Size of a recliner?

You can measure the cushion size by measuring from top to bottom, side to side, and across. It will be different for each chair due to style differences. You will want to ensure that the cushion size you order is more significant than your measurements, and this will supply a comfortable fit.

FAQ

I want to answer some more often asked questions about recliners on the internet.

Can I buy a recliner without arms?

Yes, you can get it without arms, but it might not fit through the door if it is too big.

What is the height of a standard recliner?

Most armchairs have a height of 29″-36″ depending on the type of reclining mechanisms used in the chair design.

Is there any way to customize my measurements?

Some companies allow for customization of specific dimensions, but it is best to contact the manufacturer before making any assumptions.

What is the standard size of a recliner?

Recliners come in all shapes and sizes. Hence, it’s difficult to provide a definitive answer to this question. However, I can give you an estimate. Most small recliner models are about 29-30 inches wide. And while medium-sized models are about 32-38 inches wide, larger ones come in at around 40-44 inches.

How to measure a recliner for covers?

To get an accurate measurement, remove any existing covers. Set the best recliner in the upright position. Then, measure the height and width of the recliner using the steps I’ve mentioned above. If your recliner comes with a footrest, there’s an additional step. Simply measure the height of the recliner (from the top edge to the back end of the footrest) in the reclined position. And that’s it!

How tall should a recliner be?

This really depends on your personal preferences and height. For larger people, a recliner with a back height of 45 inches should work! However, if you’re not sure what size to get, I recommend going to a store and trying out different models to see which one is the best fit for you.

How wide is an oversized recliner?

Oversized recliners, a.k.a. Big Daddy recliners, are about 50 inches or wider. These are great for people who are taller than 6 feet or have a larger frame. Plus, even pregnant women can comfortably sit in an oversized recliner without feeling cramped.

What are the things to consider before buying a recliner?

The most important thing to consider before buying a recliner is the size. For this, I’ve already explained how to measure a recliner, so that shouldn’t be a problem. Then, check the material of the recliner – leather, cotton, suede, the options are many! Also, make sure to check the product’s warranty and customer reviews before making the final decision.

Conclusion

There you have it! Now that you know how to correctly measure your recliner, you can be sure to get one that fits your needs and individual preferences, like a glove. Thank you for reading and have a great one!


About Karen Miller

As an interior designer, I believe that living spaces should be welcoming and comfortable. When you walk into your home or office for the first time after it's been remodeled by me - all of those efforts are paid off with a sense of comfort in knowing how much care went into making sure every detail was attended too!

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