Review of La-Z-Boy’s Dorian Furniture Family: Recliner, Loveseat & Sofa
March 7, 2023
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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 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…
- Dorian Furniture Family (Available Frame Options)
- Unique Features
- Sizes & Dimensions
- Options & Upgrades
- 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…
If you’re looking for a single seat in your room, the Dorian recliner is perfect for individualized comfort.
Simply use the convenient handle on the outside right arm to place it in a reclining 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 resistance properties make fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.
Conserve Sustainable Fabrics are soft, durable and made from recycled water bottles.
Restore by Nanobionic® features a mineral-based fabric coating that transforms natural body heat into energy using infrared technology.
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.
For more information, view our Motion Furniture Collection catalogue and our in-depth Review of La-Z-Boy’s Chair and Sofa Seat Cushions.
You can upgrade the Dorian Recliners, Loveseat, and Sofa to power.
Instead of using a handle or a latch, like on the manual furniture, the power recliner has a control panel on the right side of the chair, while the power recliner sofa and loveseat have two control panels on each side. With this, you can recline at the touch of a button.
The rocking and wall recliner has a side-mounted 4-button control panel used to recline in multiple positions, while the loveseat and sofa only have two buttons to control the legrests and backs.
Each power upgrade also has USB ports next to the control panels to charge your electronic devices.
If you need help using the Dorian control panels, check out La-Z-Boy Power Furniture: How to Use the Control Panel & Remote.
Additionally, all power upgrades can be cordless, thanks to our rechargeable battery pack. With this, you can place your power recliners and recliner sofas anywhere without worrying about plugging them into an electrical outlet.
To learn more about battery packs, read this Review of the Rechargeable Battery Pack offered at La-Z-Boy.
Adjustable Headrest & Lumbar Support
In power, the Dorian rocking and wall recliner, loveseat, and sofa can include an additional feature, adjustable headrest support.
With this, you can adjust the headrest with a power tilt to cradle your head and neck.
Another upgrade includes adjustable lumbar support with the headrest tilt function. In this case, the lumbar support can expand or deflate to perfectly match the unique curvature of your lumbar spine.
What’s more, the recliners each have 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.
To learn more about the headrest, and headrest & lumbar upgrade, check out the Review of La-Z-Boy Power Recliners with the Headrest & Lumbar Feature.
Console Upgrade (Loveseat Only)
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.
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
*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 February 22nd, 2023. Please visit lzb.com and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing.
The Dorian Furniture Family has La-Z-Boy’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, which covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and 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 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 time.
To learn more about the warranty at La-Z-Boy, take a look at the article Are La-Z-Boy Recliners Guaranteed for Life?
To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost.
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 …
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.
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:
- Review of the Liam Furniture Family
- Review of the Joel Furniture Family
- Review of the Talladega Furniture Family
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