How to Measure Recliner Chairs for Size

Do not waste your time and money on a recliner or slipcover until you know how and where to quantify a recliner to fit you, the slipcover, or the room designated to the chair in your home. If you’re shopping for a recliner, you are going to have to be aware of the dimensions of the body and space, while a slipcover demands different dimensions. Whichever scenario you end up tackling, you must know how to handle it to plan and buy accordingly.

Body Debate

If you plan to purchase a recliner on the internet, you must measure your body; if you don’t, you are going to have to shop around and test each chair in local furniture shops for comfort. First — with a tape measure — measure and write down the distance from the back of your knee to a own heels, followed by another measurement of the distance from the tailbone into the back of your knee. Then measure your arm from your elbow to the end of the palm of the hand, where your fingers attach. Finally, measure the body’s width from the right hip to the left hip.

Finding the proper Recliner Size

Once you have your measurements — or if shopping and examining recliners at local shops — some tips can allow you to know how to discover the right-size chair. For the correct back support, no gap should exist from your tailbone or lower back when seated against the back and seat cushions, so the dimensions from the tailbone to your knees should equal the length of the recliner’s seat cushion. When seated — not reclined — your feet should rest flat on the floor and not dangle or stretch to where your heels have been resting on the Landscaping design Littleton. This will produce ample knee and back support in addition to allow circulation in your feet and legs. Your armrest should stretch from the elbow into your hand resting in the end of the palm for wrist support — therefore the armrest equals your arm length from the elbow to hand and also the width of the chair should have at least a little gap — approximately 1 inch — from the armrest to the hips. Finally, once the chair is reclined, the heels of the feet should fit comfortably at the edge of the footrest, not hanging above or stopping in the middle; otherwise, the chair will not supply the correct support for your back and legs.

How to Measure for a Slipcover

When measuring an existing recliner to get a slipcover, consider a few important measurements. According to the majority of slipcover producers, measuring around the whole front and back of the recliner provides the key measurement that guarantees whether or not their slipcover will fit. Using a tape measure — write down both inches and centimeters because certain producers use one or the other — to get accurate results. Other measurements required contain the height — the best edge of the back of the recliner into the bottom edge width and — — from outer edge of one armrest to the other. Some producers also need the armrest width and short length span — top edge to the bottom edge of footrest when reclined — quantified individually; always refer to the manufacturer’s quantifying guide to learn whether you want these additional measurements.

How to Measure for a Space

To quantify your recliner to get a space or place in your home, consider a couple of dimensions. Gauge the recliner’s width — from outer edge of one armrest into the other — along with its reclining span — top edge to the bottom edge of the footrest while reclined. Once you have these dimensions, measure the width and length of the space where you plan to place the recliner to determine if it will fit. As an example, if your recliner, in level recline, measures 72 inches long and 36 inches wide, then you definitely will need a place at least 80 inches long and 40 inches wide to accommodate the chair, walking, rising space and other pieces of furniture.