The Height of Luxury: A Reclinable Armchair

Chairs have always been about comfort. We sit because it is more comfortable than standing. The makers use upholstery - covers, padding and sometimes springs - to make sure the chair yields to our weight and shape, and we sometimes use cushions to customise the experience, adding support where we need it. Then there are the arms of the chair, which are there for extra support plus, perhaps, because as useful - s essential - as human arms are, we don't know what to do with them when we're not using them.

For centuries, that was it: you want a comfortable armchair, you've got one. But then came the revolution of the chair that can be adjusted, and suddenly the whole thing went a stage further. There are times when you want to sit up and times when you want to relax even more by leaning back with your feet up. Enter the reclinable armchair.

The Importance of Support in a Reclinable Armchair

Posture is a word that went out of fashion for a while in the last century. While elite girls' finishing schools had their pupils walking around with books on their heads in the name of deportment - and army sergeants barked orders about standing up straight, chest out, stomach in, for much the same reason - the rest of the population was under the impression that softness was comfort. They talked about a "nice soft bed", whereas we now know that a firm one is better for our back.

Then posture made a comeback and in the world of armchairs, we learned what "lumbar support" was. A good armchair is soft enough and comfortable enough but doesn't allow us to slouch and put a strain on our back through being in unnatural positions.

A good electrical couch recliner, whether in leather or fabric, is designed to provide the best of both worlds: comfort and support. Lean back and put your feet up - there's no law against it: it's actually good for you.

Can I Try an Electric Reclining Armchair Before I Buy One?

Of course. While the beauty of browsing online is that you can get a good idea of what you need, in some cases there is no substitute for trying something out. Feel the comfort, feel the support and see how easy it is to convert a leather recliner armchair into a little reclining paradise. Click on our Melbourne Stores or Sydney Stores, fill in your location and we'll tell you where your nearest showroom is located. Our staff are dedicated to helping customers find exactly what they need, and our prices are designed to make it as painless as possible.

Can I Spread the Cost Over a Period?

Here at Johnny's Furniture, we know sometimes that is the only option. You need a new piece of furniture but there are other things competing for your hard-earned cash. That's why we teamed up with Latitude Financial to provide credit options. There are interest-free periods depending on how much you spend and how long the repayment period is. All you have to do is apply for the Latitude Gem Visa credit card. Get approval for that and you're in business. One reclinable armchair coming right up! Or why not buy two recliner seatsand create a cinema feel at home?