I admit it. La-Z-Boy has actually come a really long way when it comes to recliners. Sure, you'll still find those old classics in their stores, but you'll also find chairs like the Emerson, which come in lots of great modern patterns and features more solid lines.
This DWR chair doesn't even look like a recliner. It tricks you into thinking it's just a stylish arm chair and then BAM! it reclines. The leather is the softest around, and you know it will last forever.
I'm a big fan of rocking chairs and gliders, but they too are often less than stellar to look at. I'm also a big believer in rockers for movie marathons. In fact, a rocker is my chair of choice at home because it's soft, comfortable and best enjoyed with an ottoman nearby, which conveniently also serves as landing pad for popcorn.
This is what my boyfriend would call a "man chair." Soft leather, big arms and a deep seat. It's not for everyone, but it's a nice happy medium for couples seeking a more classic look with plenty of comfort too.
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