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Review of the La-Z-Boy Jay Furniture Family: Recliner, Loveseat, & Sofa

November 19, 2021

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If you are looking for a recliner or reclining sofa with exceptional neck and head support, the Jay might be the perfect addition to your home.

The Jay furniture family offers reclining comfort and casual style in a variety of shapes and sizes. The Jay is available as a recliner, reclining loveseat, and reclining sofa, perfect for individual or shared comfort.

Magaly del Castillo, the interior designer at La-Z-Boy Cyrville, says the Jay furniture features clean lines while the flange trim softens the look, appearing more casual. Magaly says the Jay is known for its distinctive horizontal seam across the back. 

She compares the Jay furniture to the Dreamtime furniture, a discontinued style at La-Z-Boy, which was a popular choice for casual settings such as the basement. With this being said, the Jay is an updated and more modern variation of the previous Dreamtime look.

Dreamtime vs. Jay

When it comes to comfort, Magaly emphasizes the tall back and exceptional neck and head support offered in the Jay. 

The Jay furniture family is a great choice for many, but is it the right choice for you?

Read on for an in-depth review of the Jay furniture family, including the recliner, loveseat, and sofa.

In this Review ...

  1. Jay Furniture Family (Available Frame Options)
  2. Unique Features
  3. Sizes & Dimensions
  4. Options & Upgrades
  5. Cost
  6. Warranty
  7. Customer Reviews
  8. Is the Jay Furniture Family Right for You?

Jay Furniture Family (Available Frames)

The Jay furniture family offers reclining comfort in a variety of shapes and sizes, ideal for both individual and shared enjoyment.

At La-Z-Boy, we offer a Jay Recliner, a Jay Reclining Loveseat, and a Jay Reclining Sofa.

Jay Recliner

Depending on your preferences, the Jay is offered as a Rocking Recliner or a Wall Recliner

When you’re not reclining, the Jay Rocking Recliner acts as a relaxing rocker with a smooth, graceful motion. 

The Jay Wall Recliner can be placed mere inches from the wall.

Both the rocking and wall recliners are available in either manual or power. In power, the Jay Recliner offers an adjustable headrest upgrade. Learn more about the power and headrest functionality in the options & upgrades section of this article.


Jay Reclining Loveseat

The Jay Loveseat is a great choice for couples who want to snuggle up to one another even while reclining. 

Similar to the recliner, the Jay Loveseat is offered in both manual and power options. Further, the Jay Loveseat is offered with a console, and in power, you can upgrade to include an adjustable headrest.


Jay Reclining Sofa

The Jay Reclining Sofa serves comfort for all! With three spacious cushions, the Jay Sofa is available in manual and power.

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Like the Jay Recliner and loveseat, in power, the Jay Reclining Sofa can be upgraded to feature an adjustable headrest.


Unique Features

As previously mentioned, the Jay furniture family offers reclining comfort and casual style, a part of the Family Favourites furniture style at La-Z-Boy

The Jay features slightly flared arms, a distinctive horizontal seam across the back, and detailed flange trim. 

Magaly says the Jay furniture has crisp lines giving it a clean and linear silhouette. 

The Jay furniture offers exceptional comfort with high-grade foam cushions that are constructed to maintain their comfort and appearance over time. Further, the Jay is filled with double-picked blown fiberfill for improved cushion and shape retention. 

More specifically, Magaly draws attention to Jay’s padded arm offering a comfortable place to lay your head. She says, “it is just as good as a pillow!”

For more detailed information on cushions, take a look at the Review of La-Z-Boy’s Chair and Sofa Seat Cushions

The Jay products also have the ability to recline and raise your feet independently, providing a continuous zone of comfort. In fact, the Jay Loveseat and Sofa have a double locking footrest for added safety and support. The Jay Recliner features both a 3-position locking legrest.

In the manual, the Jay Recliner reclines back with the pull of a handle. The manual Jay Loveseat and Sofa have an easy-to-reach hidden trigger activator to release the footrest. The reclining feature of the Loveseat and Sofa is activated by pushing back into your desired reclining position. 

In power, the Jay Recliner is powered by a 4-button control panel mounted on the outside arm. The power Jay Loveseat and Sofa has a 2-button control panel. 

Further, the power Jay furniture features a built-in USB port for conveniently powering mobile devices. 

Finally, the Jay can take on a variety of looks as it is customizable in a range of premium-grade fabrics and leathers that are tested to resist wear and fading. According to Magaly, “the Jay looks exceptionally beautiful in leather”. 

Sizes & Dimensions

Whether you intend on purchasing the recliner, loveseat, or sofa, it is important that the size of your Jay product is the right fit for you and your space!

When it comes to size, Magaly says the Jay furniture is slightly larger than most frames offered at La-Z-Boy. With this, it is crucial to measure your room in order to ensure that you have enough space for it to fit comfortably.  

Moreover, it is important to not only consider how the Jay products will fit into your space but also how they will support your unique body type. Generally speaking, the Jay furniture is best suited for individuals of an average to tall height, between 5’10” and 6’2”.

Magaly notes that the Jay has a significantly tall back. The height of the back offers exceptional back and neck support for average to taller individuals. 

For more information about selecting the correct fit, take a look at our articles on Recliner Fit and Sofa Fit

Jay Recliner Dimensions (inches)

Jay Recliner Dimensions

Overall Dimensions: 39W x 38D x 42.5H

Body Width: 39

Body Depth: 38

Body Height: 42.5

Seat Width: 21

Seat Depth: 20

Seat Height: 20.5

Jay Loveseat Dimensions (inches)

Jay Loveseat Dimensions

Overall Dimensions: 63.5W x 39D x 43H

Body Width: 63.5

Body Depth: 39

Body Height: 43

Seat Width: 44

Seat Depth: 23

Seat Height: 20.5

Jay Sofa Dimensions (inches)

Jay Sofa Dimensions

Overall Dimensions: 86.5W x 39D x 43H

Body Width: 86.5

Body Depth: 39

Body Height: 43

Seat Width: 67

Seat Depth: 23

Seat Height: 20.5

Options & Upgrades

Everything at La-Z-Boy is customizable, including the Jay furniture family. 

Whether you are purchasing the Jay Recliner, Loveseat, or Sofa, you have the ability to make it uniquely yours with a variety of options and upgrades. 

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Upholstery/Cover Options

First and foremost, the upholstery cover that you choose for your Jay product greatly impacts its overall look and feel.

The Jay furniture has 10 select fabrics and 2 select leathers that are chosen to complement the products unique look and particular frame. The Jay has a very wide selection of fabric options compared to similar La-Z-Boy frames of this kind. 

Further, the select fabrics and leathers offer the best value at starting prices.

In addition to the select fabric and leather options, at La-Z-Boy we have over 800 fabric and top-grade leather options. Within this wide selection of upholstery options, the Jay family is also offered in the following premium-grade specialty fabrics.

Stain Resistant

Innovative iClean technology surrounds each fabric fibre, creating a barrier that repels spills before turning into stains.

Pet Friendly

Tested and formulated to withstand the scratches and wear that a pet can cause, to ensure a durable and easily washable fabric. 


Antimicrobial properties surround each fibre to protect against mould, mildew, and odour-causing bacteria. 


Superior stain and fade-resistant properties make these fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.

Eco Friendly

Conserve Sustainable Fabrics are soft, durable, and made from recycled water bottles.

Seat Cushions

Raise the bar on comfort even higher by upgrading the seat cushions of your Jay product.

Airformresponsive foam that conforms to your every curve allowing muscles to relax and rejuvenate. It features:

  • Superior durability
  • Stays cool and comfortable
  • Soothing pressure relief
  • Contoured support

Firmer seat options are available at an additional cost.

For more information view our Motion Furniture Collection catalogue and our in-depth Review of La-Z-Boy’s Chair and Sofa Seat Cushions.

Please note that reclining furniture purchased prior to January 2021 had the option to upgrade to airform™ cushions.  This cushion includes a two-inch layer of premium quality memory foam added on top of the standard foam base within the seat, chaise and leg rest of the unit.

Handle Options (Manual Recliner)

The manual Jay Recliner reclines back with the pull of a handle. This handle can be customized to match your preferences. 

  • Standard Handle
  • Elongated Handle (adds 2 inches in length)
  • Arc Handle (brushed nickel or matte black finish)
  • Left Side Handle (brushed nickel or matte black finish)

Base Options (Manual Rocking Recliner)

The manual Jay Rocking Recliner has an optional swivel base attachment. A swivel base allows you to gently swivel from side to side while still having the ability to rock and recline.

Console (Loveseat)

As previously mentioned, the Jay Reclining Loveseat is offered with an optional middle console. Between the seats, a handy center console provides extra armrest space, hidden storage, and two cup holders.

It is important to note that the console adds to the overall size, specifically the length, of the Jay Loveseat.


Power Upgrade

The Jay Recliner, Reclining Loveseat, and Reclining Sofa are offered in both manual and power.

With the power upgrade, you can recline back with ease at just the touch of a button. Simply use the side-mounted 2-button or 4-button control panel to recline and raise your feet independently for a wide range of relaxing positions. 

There’s even a built-in USB port to power your phone or tablet.

Adjustable Headrest Upgrade

In power, you have the option to further enhance the comfort of your Jay Recliner, Reclining Loveseat, or Reclining Sofa by upgrading to an adjustable headrest.



Most products in the Jay furniture family fall within the mid-price range at La-Z-Boy.

It is important to note that while the recliner and loveseat fall within the mid-price range at La-Z-Boy, the Jay Sofa falls within the low price range (entry-level) at La-Z-Boy. In fact, it is one of the least expensive reclining sofa options available. 


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You will notice that the upgrade from manual to power is about $500 on the recliner, loveseat, or sofa. Further, there is typically a $20 to $50 difference between a loveseat and sofa.


*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated on October 3rd, 2022. Please visit and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing. 

For up-to-date pricing, take a look at Keep in mind that these prices are subject to increase with customizations and upgrades.


The products in the Jay furniture family are covered by a limited lifetime warranty at La-Z-Boy in order to ensure the protection and satisfaction of your investment. 

The Limited Lifetime Warranty covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and the mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.

While still quality-crafted, other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushions, are not meant to last a lifetime. These parts are still covered by the La-Z-Boy Manufacturer’s Warranty for a given period of time.

To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost.

Customer Reviews

The Jay products are enjoyed by many La-Z-Boy clients and are highly acclaimed. 

Take a look at how clients have reviewed the Jay products out of 5 …

Jay Wall Recliner 

Manual: 4.9 Stars

Power: 4.8 Stars

Jay Rocking Recliner 

Manual: 4.7 Stars

Power: 4.8 Stars

Jay Reclining Loveseat

Manual: 4.8 Stars

Power: 4.7 Stars

Jay Reclining Sofa

Manual: 4.8 Stars

Power: 4.8 Stars

Star ratings can only tell you so much, find out what customers are saying about the Jay products …

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Is the Jay Furniture Family Right for You?

The Jay Recliner, Loveseat, and Sofa are all fantastic products, but are they right for you?

Generally speaking, the Jay furniture is ideal for a client looking for reclining comfort, in a casual, yet tailored style. Given that all the Jay products recline, these products are suitable for someone who enjoys reclining back on a daily basis. 

When it comes to style, Magaly says that the Jay furniture is great for someone looking for something that has the perfect mix of comfort and style. More specifically, Magaly says, “The Jay offers that iconic La-Z-Boy comfort with a clean, European look”. 

In comparison to some of the more plush and bulky reclining furniture offered at La-Z-Boy, the Jay furniture leans more towards the modern side with clean lines, detailed flange, and a tall silhouette. If you are looking for something ultra-plush or ultra-modern, the Jay might not be what you are looking for.

Further, Magaly suggests the casual style, reclining comfort, and optional console makes the Jay furniture ideal for a basement. The Jay is perfect for a partner-approved man cave! If you are looking for something elegant, suited for a formal sitting room, you might opt for a secret recliner, furniture from La-Z-Boy’s duo Collection, or Urban Attitudes Collection

As previously mentioned, the size of the Jay, and more specifically the height of the back, is ideal for someone of average to tall height. If you are tall and require a tall back, but the Jay isn’t quite the style you are looking for, check out the 5 Best La-Z-Boy Recliners for Tall People

Finally, the Jay furniture falls within the mid-price range at La-Z-Boy. In turn, the Jay is a good choice for someone who is prepared to make a significant investment in comfort that will last for years. Alternatively, a client who is looking for temporary furniture on a small budget might find a better alternative. 

With that being said, if someone is interested specifically in the Jay Sofa, this is a very budget-friendly option at La-Z-Boy.


What's Next?

If the Jay Recliner, Loveseat, or Sofa is what you are looking for, why not start shopping today?

Our expert consultants would be thrilled to ensure that the Jay furniture is the right fit and exactly what you are looking for. 

You may also consider taking advantage of our complimentary interior design services. Our talented designers can help you make fabric selections and customizations, seamlessly coordinating your Jay furniture with your home decor. 

If the Jay isn’t what you are looking for, even more reason to keep browsing and learn more about what we have to offer at La-Z-Boy. To get started, take a look at some of our best sellers:

Whether you are interested in the Jay or something else entirely, visit us at a local Ottawa or Kingston location to find what you are looking for today. If you prefer to plan in advance, schedule an appointment online.

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