A typical recliner is an upholstered armchair that can tilt backwards to increase the luxurious feel and relaxation – often simultaneously lifting a footrest to allow the body to move naturally into a more laid back position – while contemporary recliners take this to the next level with trending design elements, sleek aesthetics, beautiful material blends, and popular blends of comfort and function. Contemporary recliners are often far less bulky than their traditional American counterparts, and serve both as an accent chair and accessory piece, as well as providing their primary function of comfortable seating.
What is a Contemporary Recliner Chair?
There are several styles of contemporary recliner chair to choose from, including the more traditional armchair form, a graceful and lighter accent chair structure, the glider, or the hybrid version that blends design styles with the sofa, sectional, or loveseat. The traditional form is what most people think of when it comes to a recliner chair, yet with a contemporary spin that often includes high-grade leather, contemporary colors (most often white, black, or gray), and a refined design that stands out from the rest. The glider has a smoother more sure movement that doesn’t rock or jerk but instead slides with the lean of the body to provide the reclining angle. The accent chair provides a lighter and more delicate recliner that provides a beautiful design feature for a room, enhancing the decor and aesthetics. And the hybrid version involves reclining features that blend with the typical design structures of a sofa, loveseat, sectional, or futon.