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Top 5 La-Z-Boy Recliners for Small Spaces

July 9, 2021

La-Z-Boy Wall Recliners for Small Spaces

Condo and apartment living have many redeeming qualities! Enjoy beautiful views of the city, hands-off garbage disposal, and a shovel-free winter season. 


With this, you may find some difficulties enjoying a smaller space. Apartment size recliners can be hard to come by. But, as you optimize your storage space and plan your minimalist living room furniture arrangement, the one thing that you should not have to downsize is comfort!  


Before you sacrifice the comforts of a recliner chair, consider purchasing one of the best recliners for small spaces at La-Z-Boy.

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Although many La-Z-Boy recliners include big, bulky, and plush features, there are many different types of reclining chairs to choose from. In fact, there are many quality, stylish, and small reclining chairs in other furniture stores in Ottawa that can provide you with relaxation without occupying too much space. 


But, nothing is the same as La-Z-Boy recliners. As the inventor of the iconic recliner chair, our clients at La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston often ask us about our top-of-the-line recliners for smaller spaces. 


This article will outline the characteristics to look for when shopping for a small recliner, tips on how to properly measure your living room furniture and space, and a list of the best La-Z-Boy recliners for small spaces.

Characteristics of Recliners for Small Spaces


As you sift through the wide variety of compact recliner chair options available, there are certain features to look out for as you seek living room furniture ideal for your small space.


  • Slim Recliner Chair Arms
  • Narrow Frame
  • Wall Recliners (non-rocking) – can place this recliner mere inches from a wall and still can recline

Average Dimensions


Besides the characteristics listed above, look for recliner measurements within a few inches of these smaller recliner average dimensions.

Body Depth: 36.5


Body Height: 40.0

Body Width: 31.0

Seat Depth: 20.0


Seat Height: 19.0

Seat Width: 21.0

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Don’t Forget to Measure your Space


Finding a quality, stylish, and small recliner chair is only half of the equation. 


Every small space is unique and it is important you ensure that the slim recliner chair you choose is ideal for YOUR small space. 


As such, it is a good idea to measure your room before shopping for a small space recliner. With detailed measurements in hand, you will have a much better idea of the space you are working with and the room you can afford to allocate to a small space recliner. 


While taking room measurements may seem like a daunting task, it is very manageable once broken down into simple steps. 


Step One – Gather your Tools: To measure your space, you will need a tape measure, paper, a pencil, and a handy helper.


Step Two – Make a Rough Outline of the Shape of the Room: From a bird’s eye view, make a simple sketch of your room. Don’t worry about producing straight lines. You can polish this sketch at a later time. If you prefer, you can opt to transfer your drawing and measurements to a 3D online room planner. 


Step Three – Wall Measurement: With your measuring tape, measure the length of each wall from corner to corner. Write down the measurements on the corresponding wall drawn on your sketch. Repeat this step except measure and record the height of each wall.


Step Four – Include Doors, Openings, & Window Measurements: Now you will indicate where the doors, doorways, windows, or any other openings in the walls are located. Measure and record the height and width of each feature. 


Step Five – Document Additional Details: Finally, don’t forget to account for additional details in the room(ceiling fixtures, light switches, floor/wall vents, etc.) For more detailed instructions, take a look at the article How to Measure a Room for Furniture.

With this sketch of your room, make note of the space that is currently occupied, and take note of how much space you have left for your new recliner. Measure this leftover space and use it as a parameter for the dimensions of your La-Z-Boy chair. 


*Don’t forget to account for the space between furniture


While you are now equipped to choose a recliner of the right size, you also want to ensure that you are not sacrificing quality. To ensure that your small space recliner still offers excellent comfort and longevity, look out for the following characteristics:


  • Construction
  • Reclining Mechanism
  • Functionality
  • Fabric Durability
  • Cushion Density


To learn more about choosing a La-Z-Boy recliner, take a look at our in-depth Recliner Buyers Guide.

Top 5 La-Z-Boy Recliners for Small Spaces


At La-Z-Boy, we take pride in our vast selection of recliner chairs. We offer something for every style, budget, and space … including small spaces. 


Below is a list of our top 5 recliner chairs suited for smaller spaces.

1. The Casey Wall Recliner Chair


modern lines, so it’s ideal for smaller spaces and contemporary decoThe Casey Wall Recliner combines contemporary style with classic reclining comfort falling within the family favourites style at La-Z-Boy. It features clean, modern lines, so it’s ideal for smaller spaces and contemporary decor. Casey’s chaise seat and leg rest, multi chambered back, and gently flared and rounded track arms cradle your body in comfort without a big, bulky silhouette.  



The Casey is available as a contemporary rocker recliner, as well as a wall recliner. You can learn more about the Casey Recliner, with this article.



Casey Dimensions:

Body Depth: 36.0


Body Height: 40.5

Body Width: 33.0

Seat Depth: 20.0


Seat Height: 19.0

Seat Width: 22.0


2. The Harbor Town Wall Recliner Chair


Wall Recliner Small SpacesDesigned as a compact recliner chair, the Harbor Town Wall Recliner gives you the comfort of a small space recliner with a lighter silhouette and a sleek, stylish frame that’s truly transitional. It features a channel-stitched back, a cushioned headrest, and decorative bentwood arms topped with pillow-like padding. 


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The Harbor Town is available as a La-Z-Boy rocker recliner, a wall recliner, and a glider recliner. To learn more, take a look at the Review of the Harbor Town Recliner.


Harbor Town Dimensions:

Body Depth: 37.0


Body Height: 41.0

Body Width: 30.0

Seat Depth: 19.5


Seat Height: 19.0

Seat Width: 23.0


3. The Scarlett High Leg Recliner Chair


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The Scarlett is comfortably casual! With its fresh, clean silhouette, this minimalist modern recliner gives you unlimited possibilities to create the perfect room. This versatile chair features casually tapered arms and tall wooden legs. Not only is the Scarlett fitting for smaller spaces, but it is also known as one of the best modern leather recliners at La-Z-Boy. 


To learn more about the Scarlett High-Leg Recliner, take a look at this article.


Scarlett Dimensions:

Body Depth: 37.0


Body Height: 39.0

Body Width: 33.0

Seat Depth: 21.0


Seat Height: 19.5

Seat Width: 21.0



4. The Collage Wall Recliner Chair


Wall Recliner Small SpacesOne of the most comfortable Recliners at La-Z-Boy, the Collage is a family favourite that’s easy to love. Its petite scale and updated style allow it to blend into just about any room. The Collage features a rounded edge seat, padded flared arms, and a decorative pull in the back cushion.  Best of all, it is known to be one of the more affordable leather recliners at La-Z-Boy.


To learn more about the Collage Recliner, take a look at this article.



Collage Dimensions:

Body Depth: 36.0

Body Height: 39.5

Body Width: 29.5

Seat Depth: 18.0

Seat Height: 18.5

Seat Width: 18.5



5. The Kimberly High Leg Recliner Chair


The Kimberly High Leg Recliner is known as a secret recliner as it is stylish with the unexpected ability to recline. It is a great choice for small spaces. With a new spin on a classic look, the Kimberly combines timeless style with a slim recliner chair frame


Simply push back to enjoy two positions of instant reclining comfort. With its softly tailored wing-back, padded-rolled arms, and graceful cabriole legs, Kimberly can be dressed up for traditional décors or go casual for a more laid-back look. The Kimberly is also a great choice as an apartment-size recliner.


Kimberly Dimensions:

Body Depth: 37.5


Body Height: 41.0

Body Width: 29.5

Seat Depth: 20.5


Seat Height: 19.0

Seat Width: 20.5

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What’s Next?


With characteristics to look for, tips on how to take measurements, and 5 excellent options to choose from at La-Z-Boy Ottawa and La-Z-Boy Kingston, you are now well equipped to find the perfect small space recliner. 


As you shop for your new La-Z-Boy recliner, keep in mind that it is also important that your chair fits YOU! Our consultants at La-Z-Boy will not only assist you in finding a recliner chair suitable for small spaces, but they will also customize it to best fit your unique body shape.


Suppose you are looking at incorporating your new recliner chair into an existing space or are redecorating an entire room. In that case, you may also consider taking advantage of our complimentary design services. Our skilled interior designers will ensure that the recliner you choose suits the style and size of your space. 


Visit us at a local Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy showroom or plan ahead by scheduling your visit online. 


We look forward to helping you find the La-Z-Boy recliner for you!


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The Definitive Recliner Buying Guide: Everything You Need to Know

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