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Review of La-Z-Boy’s Scarlett High-Leg Recliner Chair

August 5, 2022

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Looking for the perfect accent chair but having a hard time finding the right one? With so many options to choose from, it can still be difficult to find a furniture item that truly speaks to you.

At La-Z-Boy, we’ve been selling recliners for over 90 years. Being the inventor of the original recliner chair, we have innovated our selection to include all different kinds of recliners. In fact, some of our recliners don’t even look like recliners.

But how can this be? How can a recliner not look like a recliner? Well, the Scarlett High-Leg Reclining Chair is a great example of this new type of modern recliner.

Marianne Kola, the assistant manager at La-Z-Boy Cyrville, tells us “this recliner is called a secret recliner, meaning no one would be able to tell it was a recliner unless you sat on it.”

Although this might sound interesting, there are plenty of other chairs at La-Z-Boy that have the same design concept. What makes the Scarlett High-Leg Recliner stand out from the other secret recliners? And is the Scarlett High-Leg Recliner the right choice for you?

Well, continue reading to learn all about the Scarlett high-Leg Recliner in-depth, from its unique features, cost, customer reviews, and if this recliner is right for you.

In This Article…

  1. Unique Features
  2. Size & Dimensions
  3. Options & Upgrades
  4. Cost
  5. Warranty
  6. Customer Reviews
  7. Is the Scarlett High-Leg Recliner Right for You?

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Unique Features

Scarlett High-Leg ReclinerThe Scarlett has many unique features in its design. With its fresh, clean silhouette, the Scarlett High Leg Reclining Chair gives you many possibilities to create the perfect room.

Its versatile look features casually tapered arms and tall wooden legs. By choosing your favourite colour out of our vast selection of fabrics, this chair can become a nice-looking accent chair.

As mentioned before, Marianne says that this chair is more than just a chair. This is due to its hidden ability to recline. Simply push back on the back of the chair to enjoy two positions of instant reclining comfort.

Marianne also says that the arms of the Scarlett are “flat, allowing people to rest their arms comfortably, which is also why it is considered a modern chair.”


Size & Dimensions

When it comes to the size of the Scarlett, the frame of this chair is considered an average size. With this, the Scarlett fits comfortably in most rooms and is most comfortable for those between the heights of 5’4” - 5’9”. 

Being so versatile, the Scarlett would be a great addition as an extra seating option for guests if you love hosting parties.

In addition to its average-sized seating, Marianne adds that “even though the sizes of the Scarlett look bulky, it can sit comfortably in a small space.

To ensure that the Scarlett can fit in your space, be sure to Measure Your Room.

Ultimately, we recommend always coming in for a sit test to see if the Scarlett 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.

Below is a breakdown of Scarlett’s furniture frame size & dimensions.

Scarlett Weight: 67 lbs

Body Depth: 37 in

Body Height: 39 in

Body Width: 33 in

Seat Depth: 21 in

Seat Height: 19.5 in

Seat Width: 21 in

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Options & Upgrades

The Scarlett High-Leg Recliner, as with any La-Z-Boy furniture, comes with a variety of options or upgrades to help customize your furniture however you see fit.

Remember that options and upgrades come at an additional cost, meaning the initial price of the Scarlett is subject to increase.

Power (Not Available)

Though the Scarlett Recliner is a best-seller, it is actually one of the few recliners at La-Z-Boy that does not offer a power upgrade. Most High-Leg Recliners, however, do not come in power because the reclining ability is supposed to be hidden.

You can learn more about comparing Manual vs. Power Recliners with this article.

Fabric & Leather Options

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

Marianne reveals that there are at least 30 select fabric options for the Scarlett. To learn more about Scarlett’s select fabric options, there is a design catalogue that customers can request from design consultants.

Marianne also says that there are also many select leather cover options to choose from, which can also be found in a designer’s catalogue. 

Keep in mind that Leather selections will always increase the overall cost. There are pros and cons to both fabric and leather upholstery and the choice is ultimately up to you.

In addition to the cover options mentioned above, the Scarlett is offered in specialty fabrics that offer unique features and benefits …

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 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.

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Cushion Upgrade

At an additional cost, Scarlett’s cushions can also be upgraded 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.

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.

Finish Options

Finish Options

La-Z-Boy is all about customization, including customizing the legs of your high-leg chair. The Scarlett legs can come in one of three finish options:

  1. Brown Mahogany (Base Price)
  2. Coffee (Additional Cost)
  3. Graphite (Additional Cost)



In terms of cost, Marianne explains that the cost of the Scarlett is considered to be in the mid-price range for a recliner at La-Z-Boy. 

Keep in mind that La-Z-Boy furniture is made with high-quality materials and skilled craftsmanship, which is reflected in a higher cost compared to some other furniture on the market.  

To learn more about La-Z-Boy pricing, take a look at the articles Cost of a La-Z-Boy Recliner and Is La-Z-Boy Furniture Expensive?

Currently, Scarlett’s base price is$1,539. This does not include any additional options and upgrades. 

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 July 6th. 2022.  Please contact a design consultant at La-Z-Boy Ottawa or Kingston for an accurate and up-to-date quote of the product(s) you are interested in.



The Scarlett is covered by La-Z-Boy’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, which 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 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.


Customer Reviews

The Scarlett High-Leg Recliner is enjoyed by many La-Z-Boy customers. This table shows how our customers have rated each piece of furniture out of five. 

According to Scarlett’s review section, it currently ranks at 4.9/5 stars.

Star ratings can only tell you so much. Here is what some La-Z-Boy customers are saying about the Scarlett High-Leg Recliner…

Customer Review 1Customer Review 2Customer Review 3


Is The Scarlett High-Leg Recliner Right for You?

Now that you know everything you need to know about the Scarlett High-Leg Recliner, the question may still remain if it is the right recliner for you. To make your decision, consider your budget, functionality, and style preferences.

As mentioned before, the Scarlett High-Leg Recliner is in the mid-price range at La-Z-Boy. However, Marianne says that the price of the Scarlett fluctuates greatly between sales. “Keep your eye on that price because it always goes on sale,” she says.

La-Z-Boy is known to have high-quality furniture items, which is why some of our prices are more expensive than other furniture retailers. 

Purchasing high-quality furniture is an investment; if you’re looking for a furniture item that will last a long time, purchasing the Scarlette High-Leg Recliner might be worth the investment. 

Alternatively, if you are looking for a temporary accent chair on a small budget, this might not be the right chair for you.

On the subject of functionality, the Scarlett chair is very versatile. Not only can it seat average-sized individuals, but it has a unique design that can make for a really great accent chair.

If you are planning on pairing this chair with a sofa, the Scarlett pairs nicely with the Talbot Sofa at La-Z-Boy. To learn more about Accent Chairs to Pair with Your La-Z-Boy Sofa, check out our list here.

Further, if you are someone who does not have an average height, there are also some recliners for Taller and Shorter People.

Finally, when it comes to practicality, Marianne says that the style of the Scarlett is “perfect for anyone who loves clean lines and a modern/transitional look.”

If you’re looking for something that does not have a modern look, Marianne says that the traditional-looking Charlotte High-Leg Recliner might be a better match for you.

What's Next?

Now that you are more knowledgeable about the Scarlett High-Leg Recliner, you can make a more informed decision on whether this modern furniture item is right for you. 

Since you know everything you need to know about the Scarlett, why not discover this stylish recliner 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 the Scarlett could fit in your home. 

If the Scarlett wasn't what you were looking for, take a look at some of our other High-Leg Recliner reviews:

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