Recliner chairs that come with a separate ottoman are best used as design accents, alongside other living room furniture, given their unique look that sets it apart from plush sofas and armchairs. While you can choose to select one that matches the other sofas or loveseats, choosing a recliner that mildly contrasts with the other furniture can serve to turn the piece into the room’s focal point. For example, if your sofa set is all white, choose a recliner and ottoman done in a bright splash of color to make it stand out and draw guests’ eyes towards the space.
A clever way to use these chairs is to set a conversation space with two sofas facing each other and then close off one end with two recliners positioned side by side. This creates a more space-savvy layout that accommodates more people at a party while letting you and a companion relax in front of the TV when there’s no one else around.