Oh man. I think I’m in a bit of a carb como after all the Super Bowl shenanigans last night. Why do I always go overboard?! Eeeeesh. I’m moving a little slow today, but I hope you’re feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning–ready to take on a fresh week! Today I’m excited to share a full review of our Walmart recliners. We bought a pair of these chairs in the color beige in December and every single day since then I’ve received emails and DMs with questions about them! And I totally understand why. Finding a good looking recliner that doesn’t break the bank is TOUGH business. My husband kept begging me to switch out our old chairs for recliners, but I never could find any I loved that didn’t also cost a ton of money. So when I stumbled on these from Walmart I was instantly in love. They met everything on our wish list: 1) good looking and matches our style 2) larger than most similar recliners on the market 3) very affordable. It was a magic combo! We’ve been using them every day for almost two months now, so I figured that was enough time to share a review and answer the most popular questions I’ve had about these recliners.
Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have to put them together?
Yes, each recliner comes in a large box and there are two separate pieces we had to put together. But it was super easy and only took about 15 minutes per chair.
Do they rock or swivel?
Nope, there is no rocking or swiveling with these chairs.
Are they sturdy?
Yes! That was something we were really concerned about with buying them online and not trying them out first–especially given the price. But I’ve been pleasantly surprised. They don’t feel flimsy or cheap at all. You would never guess when you sit in these or see them in person that they were only $200.
Does the fabric stain easily?
We haven’t had any major accidents on these chairs yet (thank goodness!) but there have been smudges of chocolate and a few other random things like juice spills. I can say these chairs spot clean easily with a hot soapy rag. They’re definitely better than my white Ikea sofas, which show dirt and stains super easily.
Did we use anything like Scotch Guard on them?
No we didn’t and I don’t think it’s necessary. I think they’ve already been treated with something to protect the fabric.
Do they feel stiff?
This one is kinda tricky to answer because I think we all have different definitions of what’s stiff or soft when it comes to furniture. But in my opinion these are not stiff at all. They are firm, but not too hard if that makes sense. The cushion definitely gives when you sit on it and it’s even a little bouncy.
How far back do they recline?
They go back so far that you’re laying almost flat when they are fully reclined. You can also recline them only partially out, so that your legs are out but the back is up straight–that’s how I use them out of the time.
Are they a good recliner for a large man?
My husband is 5’11, 200 pounds and he loves these recliners. There is plenty of room for a larger man. They’re actually the same size of the chairs we used to have in our living room.
Are they comfortable?
Yes! After using them every single day for two months I can honestly say they are comfortable. I’m actually sitting in one right now to type of this post! They’re great reclined and great as a normal chair too. The only issue I’ve had is that when I’m fully reclined there is no head support. As you can see on the back of the chair, there is no extra padding for a head pillow which you sometimes see with recliners. So I prefer to just put a small pillow under my head when I’m fully reclined because I feel a little more comfortable that way. That’s honestly the only complaint I have about these chairs.
Would you buy them again?
100% YES. I even told my husband that I’d buy these new every few years if we needed to. Obviously we’ve only had them two months, so I can’t say yet how they’ll hold up over years of use, but even if we had to re-purchase them every other year I would do it just because they’re so darn affordable. You can by five of these chairs for what the average recliner costs from somewhere like Pottery Barn.
Well I hope that review helps! I know buying furniture online is tough when you can’t see and feel it, but I have not been disappointed with these recliners. I’ll definitely keep you all updated on how they hold up over time. And please let me know if there are any other questions I didn’t cover in this post. I tried to focus on the most popular questions I’ve been getting recently, but if there’s something I missed let me now! xo
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