Do you live in a small house, apartment or considering downsizing? No problem! La-Z-Boy have a number of offerings designed for smaller spaces, which means you don’t have to compromise on style, functionality or comfort.
La-Z-Boy have plenty of reclining options that suit smaller spaces. With streamlined design and careful consideration to achieving optimal comfort. La-Z-Boy reclining options mean you can enjoy comfort and space.
Comfort is what La-Z-Boy strive for in every piece of furniture. La-Z-Boy have a number of products that don’t recline and are designed for smaller spaces. Perfect for sitting back, relaxing and enjoying some quiet time.
If you are really tight on space, or want to compliment a favourite sofa with some extra seating, try a La-Z-Boy ocassional chair. You won’t be disappointed!
Finding the Perfect Furniture for Apartment Living
Apartment living is all about size and scale, where comfort and convenience are prioritised. If you are furnishing a new apartment, adding an accent recliner chair, or even introducing a loveseat, you may need a guide to finding the perfect apartment furniture.
Size Matters - So Measure your room!
Before introducing the many good reasons to buy a favourite piece of furniture such as a recliner lounge, accent chair, coffee table or dining room furniture, you must measure your space. There are limitless interior design ideas to explore, but the first priority is to ensure the new furniture is the right size and scale.
- Size refers to the furnishing, such as a leather recliner or sectional sofa in relation to the room.
- Scale refers to the furnishing in comparison to other furnishings, built-in features, doors, windows, etc.
The indoor living space you create can be for a studio apartment, small space, family space, or a large living area where natural light and showy living room furniture create the right mood.
Where to find perfect apartment furniture
When looking for perfect apartment furniture keep an eye open for special deals, and try before you buy at your local specialist retailer. Nothing beats first-hand experience of comfy cushions, mattresses and materials.
If you are starting out on a new furniture search, take time to browse online and in-store while narrowing down your options. It's a good idea to shop with a well-known retailer who specialises in the type of furniture you are looking for. If you are planning to buy a comfy 2 seater or 3 seater sectional sofa with chaise, for example, a brand such as La-Z-Boy will be the right partner.
Start with a colour palette
Unless yours is a new build, your apartment or small living room will have colour, styling and a space feel that you can choose to lose or keep. You can channel your interior designer to keep some aspects of the room feel, such as wall art, an area rug, or other focal point.
- Choose two or three focal or accent colours you want to emphasise.
- Focus on individual areas, then the entire apartment.
- Choose the area you want to decorate first: living room; dining room; bedroom; balcony.
- Build on your colour palette with new furniture purchases.
Partner furniture pieces
Once your colour palette is sorted, it's time to take advantage of the floor plan with innovative DIY solutions. This is an opportunity to make inspired furniture choices to suit your classic, classy, or quirky vibe. Keep an eye out for special furnishings and practical ideas such as extra seating, end tables, floor lamps, home office gear, etc.
Making the right furniture choices is essential if yours is a small apartment with limited floor space for large pieces. Storage space is a high priority for apartment living, so it could be a good idea to sell or donate any furniture items that you are not planning to keep.
- Keep scale in mind when shopping for a new recliner loungeor other large furnishings.
- Aim for the right living room balance where everything is accessible and close at hand.
- Save money with shelving solutions, hangers, and cool table lamps that can transform small bedrooms and small apartments into your own special space.
Form and Function for fabulous apartment living
Your apartment can be all about you while also being an inviting and fun place for visitors and family. Your apartment can be a secure home base, or a meeting place for all your friends. It can be a refuge from the world, or a view to the world outside from your private balcony. We are all individuals, and the apartment form and function you create is all yours to enjoy.
Multifunctional furnishings are a great way to save space without sacrificing comfort. Consider major items such as an electric rocker recliner chair with glideawaycapability, enabling it to fully recline even when positioned close to a wall, bookcase, bed frame, headboard or other obstacle. Versatile apartment furniture choices can include side tables with drawers, extendable dining table, foldable/stackable dining chairs, and other nifty design ideas.
First apartment essentials
'Essentials' is a difficult term to define when it comes to apartment furniture choices. However, there are several furniture items that feature in almost every apartment. If yours is a new apartment, it's a good idea to start your search with living room and bedroom furnishings. It doesn't make sense to spend on a fancy chandelier if it means sitting on the cold floor.
Purchase each essential item from a specialist retailer who can offer lots of ways to personalise your purchase. If you are searching for recliner chairs, for example, there are lots of styles to choose from.
- Rocker Recliners that rock and recline. These are the perfect nursing chair for new mothers.
- Glideaway Recliner that can be placed close to a wall, yet still fully recline.
- Electric Power Recliner with push-button control for the ideal recline angle.
- Lift Recliner that encourages mobility and exercise. Ideal for the elderly and infirm.
- Flick-Action Recliner where simple mechanisms and luxuriant design exist together.
Customising recliner chair furniture
With lots of recliner chair choices available, you will need to focus on your style favourites. Options include:
- Stationary lounge suite
- Recliner lounge suite
- Sectional lounge suite with chaise
- 2 seater or 3 seater matching combo suite
- Home theatre lounge suite
- Nursery recliner chair
- Accent chair
- Library chair
- Bedroom chair
- Leather or fabric upholstery
If you are unsure of the recliner style to choose, visit your nearest quality retail showroom to test recliners out and ask questions, such as:
- Is the recliner easy to maintain?
- Is the recliner lockable and adjustable?
- Does the recliner fit perfectly against your body?
- Is there a long warranty to protect workmanship, materials, and mechanisms?
- Does the cushioning and padding provide perfect comfort and support?
A Quick Recap on Essential Purchasing Considerations
Your apartment is an extension of your personality. That includes the furniture, decorations, homewares and special apartment features. Here are some essential recliner chair purchasing considerations to help express your inner design expert.
Style- Your living room, library, bedroom, or conservatory can all express your individuality. Leading recliner brands have the style options you need for adding the personal touch. Options include swivel or high base, left or right handle choices, and wood tones to match other apartment furniture.
Size - Make sure to measure your available space. Test that there is enough room for a glider chair or rocker recliner chair. Take your own size into consideration also. A new recliner chair should feel comfortable from head to toe.
Materials - Your search for the perfect furniture for apartment living can include dozens of leather couch choices and more than 50 fabric upholstery colours and textures. Mix-and-match with your existing furniture, or create an eye-catching contrast for bold style appeal.
Colour - Fashions change often, so it may be easiest to set your own style. A monotone modern look may be your thing, or you might lean more toward retro or classic stylings. You can always add more colour later with curtains, rugs, cushions and throws.
Features - The perfect recliner is one that adapts and fits your body shape, and there are lots more ways you can customise your purchase. Try your new couch for lumbar support, cushioning that cradles, and armrests and footrests that deliver luxuriant relaxation. Your personalised recliner can include:
- Rocker, glider, or swivel base
- Fingertip control push-button electric operation
- manual lever operation with left or right option
- S, M, L, and XL recliner styles for every body type
- Lay-flat capability for total relaxation
- Adjustable footrests, cup holders, storage pouch, USB phone connectivity, and lots more
Health benefits of perfect apartment recliner furniture
Recliners are hugely popular in New Zealand homes and apartments. Everyone appreciates luxury and comfort, and there are lots of additional health benefits worth considering also. Here are some more good reasons to purchase a quality recliner lounge for your apartment.
Relieve Stress - Take the strain off by supporting your back, neck, and legs. Reclining, rocking, and relaxing back are some of the best known ways to ease the body and reduce stress.
Improve Circulation - Reclining will place your body in a position where better circulation is encouraged. A recliner can help you reduce inflammation of the legs and feet caused by sitting or standing for long periods.
Reduce Pain - Recliner chairs provide total body support in multiple positions. Special lift recliners encourage mobility and aid with recovery from illness or injury. A recliner is a welcome addition to any living room after a long day at work.
If you are looking for money saving apartment living ideas, a versatile and innovative couch or recliner lounge suite is probably near the top of your wishlist. In today's competitive marketplace, there are dozens of high quality designs and styles to suit all budgets, and nothing beats coming home to an apartment where you can close the door, put your feet up, and relax. Visit a showroom near you today, and get inspired!