Sofa and armchair buying guide
If you have questions about sofa styles, upholstery fabrics, recliners, headrests and more, as well as how to match sofa looks to interior design styles, you've come to the right place. Welcome to the Furniture Village sofa and armchair buying guide.
A recliner sofa or armchair features a mechanism that allows you to adjust your seated position from upright to reclining by moving the seat back backwards as the front of the chair lifts to become a supportive footrest. Different types of recliners suit different people and different homes.
It's a given that sofas and armchairs are going to be comfortable. And while you may not always get to choose what kind of suspension or cushioning your sofa has, it’s always good to know what you’re sitting on – especially if you need extra lumbar support.
If you have a bad back, suffer from neck pain or just generally like more support from your sofa, be sure to shop around for one that has what you need, whether that's high-back style, built in lumbar support or even adjustable headrests.
Inbuilt headrests give plenty of comfort and extra support to your head as you relax, and are particularly helpful for people with back issues.
Drop down headrests
Drop down headrests are as wide as each sofa or armchair seat. They allow you to quickly change the look and feel of your sofa from high-back support to low-profile style.
Manually operated, ratchet headrests let you choose between a selection of headrest positions. A fairly low-tech option, they're often a more affordable extra.
Like a power reclining mechanism, power headrests adjust smoothly and quickly at the touch of a button for the perfect head-supporting position for you.