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Review of La-Z-Boy’s Dorian Furniture Family: Recliner, Loveseat & Sofa

March 7, 2023

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Power reclining furniture is great for anyone looking to relax and stay in comfort for a long time. If you're guilty of dozing off while watching TV, falling asleep on a recliner sofa can provide good support.

If you’re looking for reclining furniture, La-Z-Boy furniture stores in Ottawa and  Kingston has a wide selection of frames in different design styles. Take the Dorian, for example. One of La-Z-Boy’s design consultants, Lina Najia, tells us “The Dorian is a very comfortable frame in any size and can be a great addition to any modern household.”

But you might wonder, what’s so great about the Dorian furniture family, and is it the right furniture for you?

This article will cover the unique features of the Dorian, its options and upgrades and what customers who’ve purchased the Dorian have to say about it.

In This Article…

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

 

 

Dorian Furniture Family (Available Frame Options)

Before we get into the in-depth information, let’s familiarize ourselves with the different furniture frames you will find in the Dorian Furniture Family…

Dorian Recliner Chair

Dorian Recliner

If you’re looking for a single seat in your room, the Dorian recliner chair is perfect for individualized comfort

Simply use the convenient handle on the outside right arm to place the manual reclining chair in a comfortable position. If you’re left-handed, you can choose to place the handle on the left side at an additional cost.

The Dorian is available as a rocking recliner or a wall recliner. The Rocking Recliner can rock without reclining, while the Wall Recliner can recline near a wall.

Dorian Reclining Loveseat

Dorian Loveseat

Adding an extra seat to the recliner, the Dorian Reclining Loveseat is perfect for anyone wanting to share their lounging with friends and family or snuggling up to that special someone.

Instead of a handle, use the latch on either side to conveniently release the legrest and push back to fully recline.


Dorian Reclining Sofa

Dorian Sofa

Lastly, we have the Dorian Reclining Sofa, a three-seater perfect for any family-friendly seating arrangement. Like the loveseat, use the latch on either end of the sofa to raise the legrest and recline in the outer seats.

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Unique Features

Based on appearance alone, there is much to be said about the Dorian furniture family.

The Dorian features large-scaled proportions to its framing, with soft cushions wrapped around the seating area and tapered armrests for a laid-back modern furniture style. Comfort is scaled up, with an inviting bucket chaise seat that encourages you to kick your feet up and relax. 

This furniture family also features a pub-styled back that creates a refined casual appearance, as well as topstitching patterns from head to toe.

Upon sitting down on the Dorian, Lina noted that even though the seat had a bucket chaise, it was a little firmer than others. “It is definitely a firmer seat and it feels like the chair keeps you more upright than other recliners.” 

This is because of its tall back, which is not only suitable for taller users but is great for support for those with back pain.


 

Sizes & Dimensions

The size and dimensions can reveal a lot about a furniture frame. Before purchasing any new furniture item in a room, you should make sure to Measure Your Space

At first glance, the Dorian furniture family is larger than other styles offered at La-Z-Boy due to the exposed wings and armrests from the generous cushioning.

Because it is a larger furniture frame, the Dorian may not benefit from a smaller area but rather an open concept room. If you’re interested in Open Concept Space Design, take a look at this article.

Lina also says that because of the Dorian’s taller back and firmer seats, it can also suit users of average height and taller individuals.  

While your height can be a considerable factor, it is important to note that height guidelines are NOT set in stone. The way you sit in a furniture item can drastically affect how someone might find a seat comfortable.

Ultimately, we always recommend coming in for a sit test to see if the Dorian is comfortable for your body type. To learn more, take a look at How to Find a Recliner That is The Best Fit For You or How To Find the Right Sofa for Your Size.  

Dorian Recliner Dimensions (Inches)

Rocking/Wall Recliner Weight: 91/101 lbs.

Body Depth: 39” 


Body Height: 43.5”


Body Width: 38”

Seat Depth: 21”


Seat Height: 19.5”


Seat Width: 20.5”

 

Dorian Loveseat Dimensions (Inches)

Loveseat Weight: 179.5 lbs.

Body Depth: 39.5”


Body Height: 44”


Body Width: 63” (78” w/ Console)

Seat Depth: 21.5”


Seat Height: 20.5”


Seat Width: 45” (60” w/ Console)

 

 

Dorian Sofa Dimensions (Inches)

Sofa Weight: 217.5 lbs.

Body Depth: 39.5”


Body Height: 44”


Body Width: 86”

Seat Depth: 21.5”


Seat Height: 20.5”


Seat Width: 68”

 

Options & Upgrades

Compared to other La-Z-Boy furniture families, Dorian has plenty of customization options to choose from. Keep in mind that the cost of the Dorian furniture will increase with your selection of options and upgrades.  

Fabric & Leather Options

La-Z-Boy has over 800 fabrics and leathers to choose from, making the experience of personalizing your furniture seemingly endless.

When choosing fabrics, the Dorian comes in 4 select fabric covers.  Customers can choose between porcelain, metal, oatmeal, and cocoa. There are also 4 faux leather select cover options available. These faux leather options include fossil, smoke, sand and camel. 

Select fabrics are specifically chosen to match a particular furniture frame and do not affect the starting price of your furniture.

As for the leather selection, a leather match is also available, as well as recycled leather for Alternative Leather Options. All leather options, including the select faux leather, will always increase the overall cost.

Ultimately, choosing between fabric or leather is up to you if you’re willing to spend extra cash on leather products.

Please note that this article's leather or fabric options may be discontinued or unavailable without prior notice. We recommend contacting your local Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store by phone or in-person to confirm availability. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by any changes to our upholstery selection.

In addition to the cover options mentioned above, the Dorian is available in specialty fabrics and leathers with unique features and benefits …

Stain Resistant Covers

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

Pet-Friendly Fabric

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

Antimicrobial Covers

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

Performance

Superior stain and fade resistance properties make fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.

Eco-Friendly

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

Energy Restoration

Restore by Nanobionic® features a mineral-based fabric coating that transforms natural body heat into energy using infrared technology.

Cushion Upgrade

At an additional cost, you can upgrade the Dorian furniture’s cushions to include firmer cushioning. Over time, this firmer cushion will remember your unique figure and enhance the comfort of your furniture. This could be a great option for people with mobility issues, allowing you to get in and out of your furniture more comfortably.

For more information, view our Motion Furniture Collection catalogue.

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Optional Swivel Base

If you're interested, the Dorian rocking recliner is available with a swivel base for an extra cost. La-Z-Boy's swivel bases provide a 360-degree rotation, allowing you to easily turn and face any direction.

You can also upgrade your swivel base into a power swivel recliner, which can recline at the touch of a button. The power swivel base, however, only rotates 165 degrees to prevent the power cord from getting tangled within the furniture frame.

To learn more about our Swivel Chair options, check out our list of Swivel Accent Chairs.

Handle Options


To add more style to your La-Z-Boy manual recliner, you have the option to customize the length and material of the convenient reclining handle.

At an extra cost, you can opt to elongate the handle if you find it too short for your comfort. Additionally, you can choose from a variety of materials for the handle, including wooden, brushed nickel, or matte black. The chrome handle can also be elongated, matching the wooden one in size.

What’s more, for all left-handed users, you can change your handle from the standard right side to the left. This also comes at an additional cost.

Power Upgrade with Adjustable Headrest

You can upgrade the Dorian to power. 

Unlike manual furniture that uses a handle or latch, power recliners come with a control panel or a wireless remote for easy reclining at the touch of a button. You can also adjust the headrest support with this convenient feature.

The adjustable headrest allows you to move the head of the recliner from 0-55 degrees, giving you more range of motion with your reclining positions.

What’s more, the recliners have USB ports next to the control panels to charge your electronic devices and two memory settings that allow you to save any of your favourite relaxing positions. This way, you can easily recline back to the position you favour quickly and accurately. 

All power upgrades can be cordless, thanks to our rechargeable battery pack. With this, you can place your power recliners anywhere without worrying about plugging them into an electrical outlet.

Adjustable Lumbar Support

The Dorian can also be upgraded to include adjustable lumbar support for an additional cost when choosing the power option.

Like the headrest feature, you can control the lower lumbar area of your recliner with the wireless remote. In this case, the lumbar support can expand 3 inches out or deflate to perfectly match the unique curvature of your lumbar spine. 

To help you decide of the headrest & lumbar upgrade is right for you, check out the Review of La-Z-Boy Power Recliners with the Headrest & Lumbar Feature.

 

Console Upgrade (Loveseat Only)

Dorian Loveseat w/ Console

The Dorian Reclining Loveseat can include a console in the middle of the seat. This handy center console adds extra storage

Included cup holders allow you to sit back and relax without having to get up to grab a drink. Further, the console offers an additional interior electronic charging input on top of the ports outside the loveseat.

If the console interests you, the power model has an upgrade with the headrest tilt or the headrest & lumbar support combo to enhance your Dorian Loveseat into a truly comfortable experience.

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Cost

In terms of cost, the Dorian furniture products fall within the low-mid price range at La-Z-Boy.

Lina says the recliners are in the lower price range, while the loveseat and sofa are considered mid. “The cost of a sofa can almost be double the price of the recliner,” she says.

While the cost of the Dorian furniture is considered standard at La-Z-Boy, it is important to note that La-Z-Boy furniture is considered more expensive on the market. This cost is reflected in our products’ quality of materials and craftsmanship, a worthwhile investment if you are looking for long-lasting furniture.

 

Dorian Rocking Recliner

Dorian Wall Recliner

Dorian Loveseat

Dorian Sofa

Manual

Starting at


$1,279

Starting at


$1,499

Starting at


$2,979

Starting at


$2,999

Power

Starting at


$2,179

Starting at


$2,249

Starting at


$3,979

Starting at


$3,999

*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 June 19th, 2023. Contact your local Ottawa or Kingston location by phone or in person for up-to-date pricing.

 

Warranty

The Dorian is covered by La-Z-Boy’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. This warranty covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.

For full details of the Limited Lifetime Warranty, check out this full La-Z-Boy warranty breakdown.

While still quality-crafted, other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushion, are not meant to last a lifetime. However, 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 Ottawa & Kingston offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost. To learn more about the Extended Warranty Plan and if it’s right for you, take a look at this article.

 

Customer Reviews

Many La-Z-Boy customers enjoy the Dorian. If you visit their product pages, you can see the star reviews of the frames available.

However, star ratings can only tell you so much. Here are some reviews from satisfied customers …

Customer reviews

Customer reviews

 

Is the Dorian Furniture Family Right For You?

Now that you have everything you need to know about the Dorian Furniture Family, you can make an informed decision on if this is the right furniture for you. 

However, you might still need clarification on some things. To help you out, here are some last minute-factors to consider before making your final decision. 

When deciding if this is the right furniture for you, consider your budget, the functionality of the furniture, and overall style.

When looking at the price of the Dorian, this furniture’s pricing varies significantly with its different frames and upgrades available. However, Lina says the Dorian is a more expensive option out of the other larger furniture families at La-Z-Boy.

La-Z-Boy's furniture prices fall within the mid to high-end range of the market, given the high quality of materials used to make our furniture intended to provide longevity.

If you’re interested in investing in your furniture pieces and saving money down the road for replacements, this furniture family is right for you.

If you’re looking for more affordable La-Z-Boy furniture options, take a look at our article on Affordable Recliners or you can check out the latest deals on our Sales Page.

In terms of functionality, the Dorian is a reclining furniture family, so those looking to relax for extended periods of time will benefit from it. 

Lina also says, “the Dorian is not only good for watching TV, but also for reading and knitting, especially in the rocking recliner.”

However, if you’re looking for something without all the bells and whistles, you might prefer a furniture family centred towards stationary furniture.

To learn more about Stationary vs. Reclining Furniture, take a look at this article.

Lina also says that shorter individuals below 5’6” might feel uncomfortable in the Dorian since the tall back is more suited for tall people. She also says that the large arms of the chair would suit people with a tall stature. 

If you’re looking for Recliners for Shorter People, you might benefit from the selection in this article.

Further, if you’re looking for a recliner to fit in a smaller space, something other than the Dorian furniture family might be better suited. To get a better selection of Recliners for Small Spaces, take a look at this article.

Lastly, because the Dorian is a modern furniture frame, this furniture family can benefit from complimenting many different households.

However, if a customer's furniture is in a specific design style, like traditional or contemporary furniture, this furniture family might not be right for you.

What's Next?

Now that you have a better understanding of the Dorian Furniture Family, why not discover it in person?

You can start shopping by visiting one of our local showrooms located in Ottawa or Kingston. You can also schedule a visit online before coming in.

Our design consultants are always eager to lend a helping hand. Take advantage of our interior design services to see how one of the Dorian furniture frames could fit in your home. 

If the Dorian wasn't what you were looking for, take a look at some of our other furniture family reviews:

 

 

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