Dual Reclining Loveseats
Like many of you out there I was searching for a decent dual recliner type loveseat to put in my living room. However there didn’t seem to be too many choices available for me at the time of my purchase, or any resources to guide me in my purchase choice. With these types of models sometimes costing in the $1000+ range, you really do need to be very careful when it comes time to make a purchase. That’s why we put this article together, to help anyone who is looking for a decent loveseat. To begin with we will talk about some of the different features and materials you might want to consider, and then we will take a look at some of the popular choices on the market right now. If you already have a rough idea of what you want to purchase, you can skip right onto the recommended models section using this link. Otherwise let’s start by discussing some of the features that you might want to look for in your ideal love seat.
What features are important in a dual loveseat?
Today you will find a large range of features in modern day recliners, but not all of them will really be relevant to your needs. Why spend $1000+ for a recliner that comes with a bunch of gizmos you won’t use? This is why it is important to have a list of requirements, and then get the recliner that matches the list the closest.
Now one of the first choices you will need to make is what kind of material you want. Loveseats come in a variety of materials, ranging from cheap such as microfiber all the way up to more expensive textiles such as leather. Microfiber is a common choice for most budget loveseats, and there is nothing really wrong with it. If you want leather but are on a tight budget, then you will find several models that come in a bonded leather coating. For those of you who don’t know what bonded leather is, it is essentially bits of leather mixed in with synthetic materials such as plastic to make a cover. This is then coated together to form a tough and durable fabric, which has the appearance of real leather. Naturally it isn’t quite as tough as a full leather couch in high end leather furniture sets, but it is still a decent quality covering.
Why is the lever important?
Once you have decided on a material, you must then look at another important item – the reclining lever and mechanism. This is often the main failing point on a recliner, so you must be sure you are getting a quality item. Manufacturers often don’t provide too much info on this unfortunately, so it is up to you to try and find out any info on this. Often the best place to look is user reviews such as on Amazon. These can give you a good idea of how well the lever functions, and will also give you a good insight into how reliable the loveseat is. If there is a common complaint amongst users about the mechanism failing, then you should steer clear of that particular product.
Comfort and extras
After that you should have a look at some of the comfort features of the recliner. Is the stuffing comfortable and does it rebound into shape, or remain squashed flat and create indentations? Some models also come with cup holders, and pouches on the side so these are handy extras to keep an eye out for. You will find that there are additional luxury extras on some of the top end models such as massaging features, and even heated pads. These are great after a long day of work, or for anyone who has a bad bad or posture problems.
Any finally you must also check the dimensions of the loveseat before you make a purchase! It may be a obvious thing to do, but many folks forget to do this then end up with a loveseat that is too big for their allocated space. Keep in mind the fully extended dimensions must be included when measuring, to give you the best idea of how well it will fit in the room.
So those are some of the features you will need to consider before you go out and buy one. Now lets have a look at some of the most popular models currently available.
Recommended model – Aiden Chenille Reclining Loveseat
First up we are going to have a look at the Aiden Chenille Reclining Loveseat. This particular model comes in two colors – a dark chenille (pictured to the left) and a light beige color. The recliner is quite easy to operate, and there is a button on either side to operate the mechanism. The recliner itself can go quite low down, and is almost vertical at the lowest point so it can be quite handy if you feel the need to take a nap! The center console has two cup holder, and also a bit of storage space for any small items you might have. The storage space can be covered over when it is not in use. With a retail price of under $700, this is a affordable choice for many folks. You can get more details on this recliner over on the Amazon page here.
Recommended model – Homelegance 9636 Dual Recliner Loveseat
Another popular choice is the Homelegance 9636 Dual Reclining Loveseat. This is quite similar to the Aiden above, but has a few small differences. The main difference is this is also a glider recliner, and can be used in this way when it is not in a reclined position. There are two color options to pick from in this model line – charcoal gray and black. This fabric used in this is a plush textured microfiber, which is comfortable and easy to clean. Like the Aiden above, this has a center console with two cup holders and a little storage space. The arms are over sized for maximum comfort, and the seat and back has sufficient padding to ensure many hours of comfort.
This unit is an average size, measuring in at 79″W x 40″D x 40″H. A nice thing about this particular model is that you can buy a matching sofa that goes with it, or even a single loveseat that is identical to this one. With a retail price of under $1000, this is definitely one of the better dual reclining loveseats currently on the market. You can find out more about this model and read some of the user reviews over here.