Comfort should always be at the top of the priority list when it comes to buying a riser recliner chair, especially if the chair will be used for prolonged periods of time. A riser recliner chair should feel incredibly comfy, supportive and aid standing and sitting. But finding the perfect riser recliner isn’t simply a case of having a quick sit down in one to see if it feels comfy; although that obviously is a key aspect, there are so many other factors at play that add to overall comfort.

We’ve put together a quick guide on the top considerations that should be made when trying to find the perfect riser recliner.


Size and space

Choosing the correct size is one of the most important factors when it comes to finding the perfect chair. Not only will this make for the most comfortable seat, it will also ensure that individuals are safely supported when moving or getting in and out of the chair. An ill-fitting chair can impact an individual’s posture and lead to pressure sores. We have three different styles of chairs available, all of which come in three different sizes, ensuring that you can find the perfect fit for you.

It’s important to consider various measurements before purchasing a chair to ensure these will be appropriate for you, such as the:

  • seat height
  • seat depth
  • seat width
  • armrest height
  • back height

Because Farborg chairs come in three sizes, typically you’ll find that the measurements we’ve adjusted to make a ‘small’ or ‘large’ chair should suit you if you fall into small or large category. If in doubt, speak to our team – we fit the right chair to the right person 12,000 times a year, so we know best!

There are other sizing considerations to take into account too; you’ll need to decide where in your home you’d like the chair to be placed. There needs to be enough space around it so that it can fully recline and it needs to be close enough to a plug socket. It is best to run your new chair via mains power, however, the chair is also fitted with a battery to minimise disruption in the event of a power cut.



What we mean by functionality is that the chair is equipped with all of the necessary features to support you as safely and effectively as possible. There are two key functions that you should look out for when shopping for a riser recliner: appropriate riser, and tilt in space functions.

The riser function needs to fully support you and ease the strain of standing up. With a Farborg chair, you’re able to have the riser function adjusted to suit you – making it easier than ever to get up and about.

The tilt in space is another extremely helpful function, especially for those who have a tendency to slide down in their chair or struggle with sitting upright. It means that the chair can be tilted either backwards or forwards without the seat or back angle moving, therefore reducing the effects of gravity and ensuring the user is fully supported in their seat. This helps alleviate pressure and improves posture.



Fabric type can make a huge difference to how comfortable a chair feels. Good quality fabric can help to minimise the risk of pressure sores developing. This is incredibly important when we think about how often riser recliner chairs are used – they tend to be a user’s primary chair.

Here at Farborg, we have 15 different stylish fabric options available, all of which have been chosen for their durability and high quality. This wide variety of fabric choices not only enables you to find the perfect material for ultimate comfort, it also means you can customise your chair to suit your personal style.


Let us help you find the perfect riser recliner

We understand that trying to find the perfect chair can feel a little daunting sometimes, but that’s what we’re here for. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – either via email, telephone or our live chat function. We’ll guide you through the process and we can also put you in touch with our Occupational Therapists who may be able to advise you further on your individual circumstances. In addition, we have local representatives available for home visits; they can help you measure up for your chair and choose a fabric, and they can even leave you with a chair to try out before you buy!

For more information about us and our riser recliner chairs, why not order or download our brochure? Fabric samples are also available too.


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