Why We’re Proud to Represent Ekornes Stressless Furniture

Since being introduced to Ekornes Stressless products in 2001, the owners & management staff behind ELG have had a passion to spread the word about this genuinely unique furniture line.  ELG considers it a privilege to represent a manufacturer who reaches and exceeds the expectations of the ever growing cautious consumer.

Ekornes, being the only furniture maker to be endorsed by the American Chiropractic Associationhas built a solid reputation for being the answer for those who simply have a difficult time being comfortable on conventional furniture.

The Stressless line provides more than comfort as it offers a wide variety of styles, from casual to formal, in over 500 color & wood accent combinations. The Ekornes Stressless brand, which began in 1934, has seen amazing growth over the past 3 decades and continues to be the leader in contemporary furniture innovations.

Some History of Ekornes Stressless Furniture

2010 — Present

In 2010, Ekornes was the first company to win two categories of the British interior design awards for “Best Overseas Furniture Manufacturer” and “Best Marketing Support”. Stressless turned 40 in 2011 with over 6.5 million seat units sold since 1971. Ekornes won more awards in Britain, Japan, and Hong Kong. The Svane mattress brand celebrated 75 years in 2012, the same year the new Stressless Office line launched.

In 2014, the Stressless City and Stressless Metro launched with new designs and steel/aluminum bases. Presently, Ekornes continues to automate production, innovate products and deliver high-quality furniture pieces all over the world!

Check out Ekornes’ latest Stressless models at our European Leather Gallery recliners page.


In 2002, the Stressless factory became Norway’s most robotized and automated production business. Sofas and chairs were presented as product families. The new Stressless factory opened in 2004 with the most advanced furniture equipment making 2,000 chairs per day. Ekornes expands by opening showrooms in Las Vegas and Paris and markets to Russia, Spain, Indonesia, Taiwan, China, Brazil, and more.


In 1994, the company turned 60 years old and manufacturing plants were reduced to four locations in Norway. Ekornes launched a new child chair concept called KIDDO and a new mattress series called Svane Goldline in 1998. The following year, the Stressless Senator was chosen by the Consumer Digest as the “Best Buy” in the US.


Marketing to the USA began which became the largest export market for Ekornes. Various companies under the Ekornes umbrella and ownership structure were reorganized to enable one generation to pass on to the next. In 1984, the company turned 50 years old. By 1985, eight Ekornes factories existed in Norway and they acquired a company in West Germany.


Ekornes applied for a patent and launched Stressless chairs in the Norwegian market. In 1975, revenue of the Ekornes Group exceeded NOK 100 million. The following year, the Fetsund plant was destroyed by a fire. A new factory was built 1976-78. During this time, Ekornes group became the largest furniture manufacturer in Scandinavia. In 1978, Ekornes entered the computer age with an online computer system for order processing, invoicing, statistics, and production control.


Ekornes launches their first collection of lounge furniture. They began marketing their brand and products with newsletters to every household in the country followed by an Ekornes catalog every year. At the end of the 1960s, mattress production moved from Ikornnes to Fetsund and they launched their first leather lounge furniture.


Mattress production began. They also produced foamed plastic which became an important element in the manufacturing process of Ekornes’ mattresses and furniture, including on the open market.


Jens Ekornes traveled to the USA and worked in a mattress factory to learn about the trade. His brothers, Martin and Leif, looked after the business while he was away. Jens Ekornes bought American machinery to produce upholstered spring mattresses at a more reasonable price. The factory also started manufacturing wooden components for sofa beds and mattress bases.

1935 — 1938

Jens Ekornes presented his idea for internal springs at a major furniture exhibition in Ålesund. His springs linked together by steel coils and could be used in mattresses and furniture cushions. Three versions of Svane mattresses launched on the market.

The Beginning (1934)

J.E. Ekornes Fjærfabrikk started production in 1934 with three employees and German-made machines. Furniture manufacturing was new to Sunnmøre which gave the founder, Jens Ekornes, his first customers. Soon after, springs were used in furniture and mattresses throughout Norway. Jens Ekornes developed an interest in springs and mattresses, but he wanted them to differ from the heavy steel-spring mattresses on wooden frames. Once he understood how the springs worked, he went back to his factory and built the first Svane mattress. New products and factories followed with a steadily increasing workforce.

Relaxation Redefined: Which Ekornes Stressless Seating is Right for You?

Ekornes Stressless recliners, sofas, and chairs are all incredibly popular options for discerning customers desiring luxurious, comfortable, and high-quality seating. All of these product lines have been meticulously engineered to provide excellent support and comfort, and they have many similar features. However, there are key differences between Stressless products that make them ideal for a particular application. Which one is better will boil down to individual needs and preferences.

In this article, we’ll examine all the ins and outs of the Ekornes Stressless line-up to help you decide which pieces would fit perfectly in your home or business.

Who is Ekornes?

If you’re not familiar with Ekornes, this iconic manufacturer has been making some of the most comfortable recliners, chairs, and sofas for close to 100 years. Founded on the west coast of Norway in 1934, Jens Ekornes sought to create the world’s finest furniture.

Built to last and with ultimate comfort in mind, the Ekornes Stressless line is recognized the world over for its timeless, Nordic-inspired design. Further, Stressless by Ekornes is among the world’s most sustainable furniture makers—making them easy on the eyes and on the planet.

European Leather Gallery in Jacksonville is proud to carry Stressless recliners, sofas, sectionals, office chairs, and more. Truly, cloud-like bliss can be found in every room of your house with Stressless furniture. Now, choosing which is best is a bit like choosing a favorite child. Each has their own unique qualities which make them perfect for a range of applications. So, kick-back in your favorite Stressless furniture piece as we compare the options contained within this luxury product line.

Stressless Chairs & Recliners

Stressless recliners are designed to provide ultimate comfort and support, with a wide range of features to help you relax and unwind. These recliners are engineered to be fully adjustable, so you can find the perfect position to suit your needs.

These recliners have a patented Stressless Glide system that allows you to adjust the recline angle of the backrest with just a slight movement of your body. The Stressless Glide provides unrestricted movement and reads your body weight and shape to make reclining a natural, effortless affair. The footrest can also be adjusted to help you find the perfect position to support your legs and feet.

Another unique feature of Ekornes Stressless recliners is the company’s Plus system. The Ekornes Plus system provides additional support for your head and neck, with an adjustable headrest that can be moved up or down to find the perfect position. The Plus system benefits people who suffer from neck pain or who may require extra support while reading or watching TV.

Ekornes Stressless recliners are available in a wide range of styles and materials, so you can choose the perfect option to match your home decor. You can choose from various leather and fabric options and a range of colors to suit individual tastes. The chairs also come with a slew of additional features, such as built-in heating and massage options, so you can customize your seating experience to suit your needs perfectly.

Ekornes Stressless Sofas

Stressless sofas are perhaps the richest product line because they actually comprise three different products—Stressless reclining sofas, Stressless stationary sofas, and Stressless sectionals. Luxurious comfort meets contemporary design in the ultimate in single and multi-seat options. As with Stressless recliners, these sofas and sectionals are all specifically engineered to provide ergonomic support while you relax and unwind at the end of the day.

The plethora of high-quality material and function options provide nearly limitless possibilities to get exactly what you need. Built to last, these showstoppers will be providing your family with furniture that your children will hope to inherit.

Ekornes Stressless Office Chairs

Ekornes Stressless office chairs are designed to provide the same level of comfort and support as the company’s recliners but with a more traditional chair design. These chairs focus similarly on adjustability, with a range of features to help you find the perfect seating position. The chairs have personalized ergonomic support for your back and neck so ultimate comfort is always at-hand.

Some of the main benefits of Ekornes Stressless office chairs is their size and ability to roll. These chairs are also typically smaller than the company’s recliners or sofas, making them perfect for smaller spaces. Another benefit of Ekornes Stressless office chairs is their price point. These chairs are typically less expensive than the company’s recliners or sofas, which makes them an excellent option for people who want a high-quality chair without breaking the bank.

So, Which Is Best?

The debate between which Ekornes Stressless option is right for you all comes down to individual needs and preferences.

If you are looking for single-seat options with ultimate comfort and support and want the most iconic of the Stressless line, then an Ekornes Stressless recliner is likely your best option. These recliners provide a range of features and benefits that are not available in the company’s sofas or office chairs, including the patented Glide and Plus systems, as well as built-in heating and massage options.

On the other hand, if you are looking to fit more people at once or need to fill out your room, then a Stressless sofa or sectional is likely the better option. Of course, a blend of Stressless recliners and sofas is the best of both worlds.

Come See the Experts in Fine European Furniture

Choosing between Ekornes Stressless furniture options will ultimately depend on individual

needs and preferences. All of these products are designed to provide maximum comfort, lasting design, and aesthetic appeal. At European Leather Gallery, our highly-trained sales staff can help you consider your needs and desires, and recommend the best options available. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

What are Our Most Popular Stressless Recliners?

When it comes to mid-century furniture, one of the first companies that often comes to mind is Ekornes Stressless recliners. Known around the world as the gold standard for luxurious comfort, Stressless recliners are among the elites of seating innovation. These remarkable recliners boast a classic style that is both bold and beautiful.

But among these impressive chairs, what are the best Stressless recliners? Here at European Leather Gallery, we have compiled some of our favorite Ekornes Stressless recliners and how to choose the perfect fit for your home. Get ready for ultimate relaxation as we explore our choices of the best Stressless recliners.

Our Favorite Stressless Recliners

There are several Stressless recliners that could make the list of our favorites, as each has so much to offer. Narrowing down our list to just a few recliners was not an easy task by any means. The truth is, every Stressless recliner offers impressive quality and outstanding craftsmanship. The following list includes just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all that Stressless brings to the table.

Let’s dive into some of the most comfortable chairs you could ever own.

Stressless Mayfair

Stressless Mayfair leather recliner and ottoman

To begin our list of favorites, we would be remiss if we didn’t start with the Stressless Mayfair. The Mayfair is inspired by London fashion and boasts a classic Stressless design. The gentle curvature of the cushioned arms and the effortless reclining system pair perfectly with the neck and lumbar support to create a picture of relaxation.

The Stressless Mayfair comfortably accommodates bodies of all sizes and is offered in smallmedium, and large to get the ideal fit for every individual. The elegant 360° system enables the Stressless Mayfair to rotate and easily view the entire living space. The flawless mid-century design and the immense comfort make this recliner the ideal place for watching the television, reading, or enjoying an afternoon nap.

We adore everything about the Stressless Mayfair and find that it is well-suited for any living space.

Stressless Max Power

stressless max power recliner

Ekornes Stressless recliners have a reputation for being the embodiment of comfort and convenience. The Stressless Max Power is a true example of Stressless recliners’ considerable prestige. Designed with a built-in motor for both reclining and footrest extension, everything about the Max Power speaks of luxury and indulgence. At the touch of a button, the Stressless Max Power begins to transform into a gentle recline while extending the footrest. As you descend into the reclined position, these Stressless recliners perfectly cradle your neck, lower back, and hips to ease you into the idyllic comfortable place.

Because the Stressless Max Power features the footrest incorporated directly into the chair itself, it can work perfectly for a smaller space. The design of the Stressless Max Power combines classic mid-century modern with stunning technological innovation. Every angle of these Stressless recliners is a testament to the quality craftsmanship and immense effort that has been poured into their design.

We love the Stressless Max Power for ultimate convenience, spectacular design, supreme comfort, and elegant style. These Ekornes Stressless recliners would make a brilliant addition to any home or living space.

Stressless Magic

Stressless Magic medium leather recliner and ottoman

If it’s all in a name, the Stressless Magic completely embraces that wisdom. Designed to pull out all the stops, these Stressless recliners are crafted with superior cushions as an additional layer of comfort. Still featuring the classic Stressless look, the Stressless Magic have a quiet poise to their subtle curves and distinct frame. With effortless motion, the Stressless Magic completely supports your hips, spine, and neck as you descend into the relaxed reclining position. These are available in largemedium, and small sizes to accommodate all body types.

The plush cushioning on the Stressless Magic promotes peace and relaxation that you can enjoy all day long. With the softness and support of these Ekornes Stressless recliners, you will have the perfect private space for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening, watching your favorite team in utter comfort, or listening to a vintage record.

The formidable support and gorgeous design combine seamlessly to make the Stressless Magic a showstopper in any home. We love everything about these Stressless recliners, from the plush cushioning to the broad headrest. The Stressless Magic would be a fast favorite chair in any living space.

Choosing the Best Stressless Recliners for You

When choosing which Stressless recliners will work for you and your home, there is a lot to consider. As Stressless recliners are an investment, you will want to be confident that you are getting the ideal seat for your needs. Whether you are getting a Stressless recliner for yourself or for a family member, it is important to feel assured in your purchase.

Here are some things to think about when looking for the best Stressless Recliners.

Sizing: Just like you wear clothing in different sizes, it is necessary to find the right size for your Stressless recliners. Many Stressless options have small, medium, and large versions to accommodate every body type. By fitting the size to you, Stressless recliners can adhere to your specific curves, pressure points, and stressors. The appropriate size chair will be a significant factor in how well the recliner will support and hold your body.

For example, a taller man would fit more comfortably in a large recliner than a petite woman would. For that same example, a petite woman might feel that a large or medium chair was too big to support her frame correctly.

Just like the classic tale of Goldilocks and the three bears, you want to get a Stressless recliner that fits just right.

Style: The design of your Stressless recliners certainly plays a major role in choosing what is suitable for your home. Though all will sport a mid-century style design, several options make Stressless recliners customizable. With multiple choices of styles and customizations, you can quite literally build Stressless recliners from the ground up.

When choosing the best Stressless recliners for your home, you will want to consider the base, armrests, covering, footrest, headrest, and motion. You should also consider whether you will have it power operated or manually reclining.

With the vast array of choices, you can find a Stressless recliner perfectly suited to your preferences and needs.

Pricing: Of course, the price tag is a significant factor in your decision. We understand that purchasing Stressless recliners is an investment, and getting one that will suit your price range is a determining factor. That being said, Stressless recliners are also an investment that is well worth the price tag. As a leading innovator in ergonomic design, Ekornes Stressless recliners are the only chair backed by the American Chiropractic Association.

These Stressless recliners have so much to offer in the way of life-changing comfort. Known for their ergonomic appeal, Stressless recliners have been used by customers with back issues and come highly recommended for those with chronic pain. For more reasons why we feel that Ekornes Stressless recliners are worth the price, check out this blog post.

Stressless furniture reviews: As you search for where to buy Stressless furniture and which of the Stressless recliners is correct, it is important to do your due diligence. Reading Stressless furniture reviews can help you hear directly from the owners and daily users.

Have we Convinced you?

The list of the best Stressless recliners could continue indefinitely. Have we convinced you that Stressless recliners are worth it? Contact our team if you have any questions or if you are ready to start your purchase.

The Great Debate: Ekornes Stressless Vs. Himolla

When it comes to choosing the right luxury recliner for your home, it is essential to do your research. As a significant investment in your relaxation, you will want to read some of the best recliner reviews, blog posts, and testimonials about each luxury brand so that you have all the facts before making your purchase.

Ekornes Stressless and Himolla are the top of the line in comfort and design. Both Ekornes Stressless recliners and Himolla recliners focus on comfort, ergonomics, and bold style. What is the best recliner to match your style and comfort? In this review, we compare and contrast the highs and lows of each brand and help you choose Himolla or Stressless.

Ekornes Stressless Recliners: A Brief History

To begin, let us explore the world of Ekornes Stressless recliners. These remarkable recliners are manufactured in Norway by Ekornes, which has been a staple in the luxury furniture industry since 1934. With a rich history of innovation and striking design and being credited as one of the first companies to put springs in furniture, Ekornes has been a forerunner in reimagining ways to approach comfort in a creative way.

Ekornes worked for decades to manufacture mattresses, lounge furniture, and other items until, in 1971, they launched the first Ekornes Stressless recliners. These remarkable recliners burst onto the Norwegian market and were a proper maverick of phenomenal design that centered on contouring to the curves of the body. From then on, Ekornes Stressless recliners have gained immense popularity around the globe for being the gold standard of luxury and cloud-like comfort.

This titan of the furniture industry grew to be a worldwide phenomenon, and by 1980, Ekornes Stressless recliners had generated over NOK 100 million in revenue. So what makes these recliners so special? Are stressless recliners worth the money? Let us take a look at some of the noteworthy features of Ekornes Stressless recliners and unpack what makes them so wonderful.

Reasons to Love the Ekornes Stressless Recliners

The rich history of innovation that has built Ekornes into a giant in the furniture industry all speaks to the dedication to being the best. There are numerous reasons to love the Stressless collection. From the perfection of ergonomic design to the bespoke mid-century stylistic structure, every inch of the Ekornes Stressless recliners speaks to outstanding quality.

Here are some of the specific reasons we love the Ekornes Stressless recliners:

  • Ergonomic perfection: As the only chair that is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association, Ekornes Stressless recliners are recognized as having excellent ergonomic design properties. Made to target specific stress points on the body, you will feel perfectly supported without having pressure on your back, hips, or legs. The incredible engineering that has gone into creating Stressless recliners is exhibited in the way each curve and line works to support and perfectly cradle your body as you recline.
  • Individualized comfort: One of the most unique features of the Ekornes Stressless recliners is that they are available in three different sizes. Each option is available in sizes small, medium, and large to help match your individual body type. Everyone is different, and getting the right size will make all the difference in your relaxation.
  • Quality materials: Ekornes is committed to using high-grade metals, top-grain leather, and sustainably sourced wooden components in all of their recliners. Being made from high-quality materials, Ekornes Stressless recliners are built to stand the tests of time. Ekornes follows the philosophy that a quality product begins with quality materials. This philosophy is proven thoroughly in the longevity, comfort, and quality of every Ekornes Stressless recliner.
  • Personal expression: A major perk of choosing an Ekornes Stressless recliner is that you can choose from dozens of options to make the style uniquely your own. With a vast array of choices for bases, materials, leather, and reclining mechanics, you can get an individualized recliner that fits your living room. Whether you choose a bold red or a subtle beige, you can find the perfect match for your personal preference.
  • Maximum adjustability: With several adjustable points such as lumbar and rigidity, Ekornes Stressless recliners are entirely adaptable to be just right. As you recline, your Stressless chair will adjust to hold your position for the most superb comfort. It moves with you to match the position of your body and effortlessly reclines and returns to an upright position only when you instigate it.
  • Sublime comfort: We would be remiss if we failed to mention the cloudlike comfort you will feel when sitting down in a Stressless recliner. From the moment you feel the top-grain leather to the gentle way it cradles your every curve, you will experience incredible comfort and relaxation. Everything about these chairs speaks volumes about their commitment to comfort and quality.

Himolla Recliners

On the other side of the great debate is Himolla. Himolla began as a small furniture shop in Germany in the late 1940s. From their family-owned roots, Himolla has valued the creation of luxury furniture, quality materials, and customizable options. With over six decades of crafting luxury furniture, Himolla has grown from that tiny shop to one of the world’s largest manufacturers of upholstered furniture.

By the mid-1990s, Himolla was a household name across the globe for its comfortable seating options and commitment to innovation. With a distinct mid-century design, Himolla recliners have been developed to be a modern seating feature in any living space. The German engineering that is behind these remarkable recliners is the height of luxury, decadence, and complete comfort.

What to Love About Himolla Recliners

Himolla recliners have a lot going for them in style and craftsmanship. Focusing on the handcrafted upholstery and impressive design, Himolla recliners are astoundingly comfortable and truly stunning to behold. With a staggering 200 leather options and 600 different fabric options for coverings, Himolla recliners are some of the most customizable seating options on the market. A wide variety of design options makes Himolla recliners unique and completely individualized.

Some of the finer points of what makes Himolla recliners great are:

  • Elegant design: One of the first things you will notice about Himolla recliners is the exquisite elegance in their design. From sharp-looking curves and contrasting lines to the wing-like armrests and adjustable headrests, the mid-century modern design is noticeable. Built to be a statement piece in every living space, every Himolla seating apparatus will be a stand-out of luxurious design.
  • Complete adjustability: Himolla recliners boast multiple adjustable points to find the best position for your relaxation. With options such as adjustable headrests, lumbar support, positionable armrests, and seat adjustments, you can create a seating option that is as unique as you are.
  • Options galore: The amount of customizable options you can add to Himolla recliners is truly staggering. With customizable features and design choices, you have a whole world of possibilities to make your luxury recliner just the way you want it. Whether you value functional features like electric reclining or want to choose an avante garde shade of leather, Himolla has the options.
  • Environmentally conscious manufacturing: As part of Himolla’s commitment to quality and responsibility, they are proud to be a signatory of the Bavarian Environmental Pact. In 2000, Himolla made the conscious decision to manufacture their luxury furniture using environmentally friendly methods and to use sustainable materials. Since then, Himolla has continued to create with a conscience and has won several awards for quality and environmental production.
  • Genuine comfort: The decades of experience and profound German engineering behind the modern Himolla recliners combine to create a wonderfully comfortable seating option. As soon as you lean back in a Himolla recliner, you will feel the quality of true comfort. With every stitch and cushion, you will experience the benefits of super-soft foam and outstanding support. Himolla has designed its luxury recliners to be a place where life can happen, memories are made, and relaxation is a reality.

Contrast: Himolla or Stressless

Now that we have discussed why we love Ekornes recliners and Himolla recliners, let us explore some of the differences between these two titans of the furniture world. Though these are not necessarily a downside, they can give you a fuller picture to help you decide whether a Himolla or Stressless is the best option for your home.

  • Cost: The first noticeable difference is the cost of each brand. Though the customizable options will impact the price tag, in general, Ekornes recliners are more expensive for the base models than Himolla recliners. Again, this will depend on the model, customizable options, and current promotions. While cost is always a factor in decision making, we must remind you: both of these brands are made to last. These are chairs that are often handed down to younger generations and hold a special place within a family.
  • Custom options: Though both Himolla recliners and Ekornes Stressless recliners have a wide range of options, Himolla has a more extensive selection of customizations. Himolla recliners have more options for design, coverings, and adjustable mechanisms than Ekornes.
  • Footrest: A big difference between Himolla recliners and Ekornes Stressless recliners styles is that the footrest is incorporated on Himolla recliners but is often a separate (included) piece on Stressless recliners. Though some models of Stressless recliners do include a footrest like the Stressless Max Power and the Stressless Mike Power, other models have a separate footstool. This can be a critical deciding factor if space is an issue.
  • Look and design: Though both are stunning mid-century modern designs, there are some distinct differences. Himolla recliners tend to have a “heavier” build than Stressless recliners. Stressless recliners are often more streamlined with a light frame. Based on your preference, you may prefer one to the other.
  • Awards and accolades: Consistently being reviewed in the best recliners reviews, both Himolla recliners and Ekornes Stressless recliners are heavily awarded and admired. Stressless recliners are the only chair to be endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association, which is a testament to their ergonomic properties. With other awards for design innovation, Ekornes had a full resumé of accolades on their trophy shelf.

Himolla boasts its own set of honors as well. With everything from the German Innovation Award and the German Design Award to the EMAS multiple times for being environmentally conscious, Himolla has a stunning showcase of achievements.

Answering the Big Question: Himolla or Stressless?

When it comes down to choosing the right luxury recliner for your home, there are a number of factors to consider.

Some things to consider are the cost, the design, the footprint, and the additional options you need from your recliner. Ultimately, here at European Leather Gallery, we love both options and will work with you to decide which one will be the perfect fit for you. We will go over the best recliners reviews, facts, and features to find exactly what you are looking for in a luxury recliner.

Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with either brand of recliner — the biggest decision is which one fits your personal tastes and the amount you’re willing to spend. Whether you are looking for the best Stressless recliners or want the best Himolla recliners, contact our team to learn how you can own luxury in your home.

Choosing a Mid-Century Modern Recliner: Why Stressless is your Best Option

When it comes to finding the right mid-century recliner for your living space, it can be easy to become overwhelmed with the vast array of luxury options that are available on the market today.

In the world of luxury recliners and furniture, there is a plethora of choices that all profess luxury and comfort, but which of these luxury brands are the best?

Here, we’ll present some differentiating factors for Ekornes Stressless recliners in a side-by-side comparison to help you decide which luxury recliners are right for your home.

Ekornes Stressless: A History of Quality

The first reason we love the quality of Ekornes Stressless recliners is their rich history of making comfort a priority. Founded in 1971, Ekornes Stressless started with one goal in mind: to make a luxurious mid-century recliner that met the body at each of its stress points to relieve back pain and create a seating experience like no other.

By 1980, Ekornes Stressless was an unprecedented success in the furniture industry and had made their luxury recliners a near-household name. From then on, Ekornes Stressless recliners have been the industry standard of relaxation and indulgent comfort. Continuing to pioneer new innovations in luxury furniture, Ekornes grew to be a giant of industry.

Throughout all their growth, Ekornes Stressless still maintains their roots of creating luxury recliners and sofas that offer both a cloudlike seating experience and a back relieving place of rest. You can read the full history of Ekornes Stressless and see how their ingenuity in luxury design has built them into the best in show for mid-century recliners.

Engineered for Ergonomic Ecstacy

Woven throughout the rich history of luxury, Ekornes Stressless recliners have a pattern of remarkable engineering effort that adheres to the highest standards of ergonomic integrity. Designing a recliner that holds your back and hips in an effortless comfort is no small task and requires a brilliant understanding of comfort and anatomy.

With seamless design, the cleverness of Ekornes Stressless recliners perfectly conceal the massive amount of thought and care that has gone into the creation of these luxury recliners. It truly is remarkable how it perfectly supports your spine to feel weightless and without pressure or pain.

Designing the pinnacle of comfort to perfection has taken years of creativity, brilliance, and endurance. The prodigious intelligence that has been applied to the creation of these luxury recliners is outstanding and truly noteworthy.

The best way to experience the effort of an engineering genius is to sit down in one. From the moment you take a seat in an Ekornes Stressless chair, you will feel the difference the decades of design and craftsmanship can make for your comfort and relaxation.

Why Ekornes Stressless Recliners are Worth the Price

A key factor in finding the perfect mid-century recliner for your living space is the cost. While a luxury recliner is not something you purchase everyday, you certainly want to do your research on which piece of furniture will be the best fit for you. With the cost being a major deciding factor for most buyers, they want to be certain that their investment is well-placed and their purchase will last for years. We believe that an Ekornes Stressless recliner is worth every dollar you spend on it and here is why.

1. Ekornes Stressless recliners offer superior comfort and are designed to engineering perfection.

The years of thought and design that have gone into these stand as a testimony to their luxury comfort and ergonomic design. From the supple touch of the leather and fabrics, to the gentle curvature of the wings and back supports, every inch of these recliners exude opulence and mid-century elegance. With incredible comfort and design, Ekornes Stressless recliners are engineered to be the ultimate seating experience and an innovator of luxury.

2. Quality materials inspire quality comfort.

German engineering meets high-quality materials to create the pinnacle in luxury. Using nothing but the highest-grade materials, Ekornes creates their Stressless recliners to be well crafted and long lasting. Their philosophy is that if you want to build something of quality, it deserves to be done to the best of your ability and made with the best materials. The Ekornes Stressless recliners prove that philosophy ten times over and stand as testament to the outstanding use of high-end materials and flawless execution.

3. The variety of styles and sizes make individualized comfort a reality.

The numerous options that are available for Ekornes Stressless recliners means that you are able to find the perfect recliner to match both your style and individual body type. With a plethora of style choices from wood finish to metallic tones, fabrics, and quality leathers in brilliant colors and neutral tones, the style and expression options are nearly limitless.

The Ekornes Stressless recliners are crafted to feel and look noteworthy from every angle. The wood finishes on the base and armrests speak to the classic design choices, bold style, and individualized self-expression. In addition to the fabulous colors and options, you also have the options of sizes to support your body type, making these recliners as unique as you.

4. Feel weightless as you recline.

From the moment you sit back in an Ekornes Stressless recliner, you will feel the way that your back, neck, and legs are truly supported and cradled in just the right way to feel relaxed. Taking a load off in one of these spectacular recliners feels like the comfort and personal oasis that you need after a long day. With cloudlike comfort, you can feel you care, drifting your daughter away as you immerse yourself into the lap of luxury.

5. The ergonomic perfection relieves back strain.

One of the most compelling reasons that Ekornes Stressless recliners are worth the price is that the ergonomic engineering meets every expectation for luxury comfort and then goes far beyond. The standard for ergonomic perfection, the Stressless recliners hold your weight at just the right points to enable perfect relaxation and effortless rest. If you suffer from back pain, you know that the right chair can make all the difference.

6. The ease of operation.

Again, here is where the years of innovative design come into play and truly impress. At the lightest touch, Ekornes Stressless recliners respond to your movement to ease you into a recline or move back to a sitting upright position. With options for manual or electronic motion controls, Ekornes places finding the perfect position for ultimate relaxation right at your fingertips.

7. They will be an heirloom piece that stands the test of time.

Another testament to their worth is that these recliners will last a remarkably long time. Crafted with quality materials such as Top-Grain leather, solid beech, and a single steel rod, the components that build Stressless recliners will all hold their form, qualities, and endure the test of time.

8. They are less expensive than Eames.

When you compare Ekornes vs. Eames recliners, the Ekornes Stressless recliners are much less costly than the Eames options.

9. They boast a classic mid-century recliner design.

This stylistic couture design is reminiscent of Scandinavian beauty and luxury. These are some of the most visually striking mid-century recliners on the market and will leave you with a sense of awe from the instant you lay eyes on them. Designed to be pleasing to look at from every perspective, Ekornes Stressless recliners are a centerpiece of any living space.

10. They offer maximum adjustability

With the ability to adjust at several points, set your specified tension, and find the right position, an Ekornes Stressless recliner will completely adjust to hold you in the perfect position. With everything from neck support and lumbar adjustment, you can truly find the perfect position for your ultimate relaxation and personalized comfort.

Need more reasons why we love Ekornes Stressless recliners? Check out these 10 reasons why we love these luxury recliners and they are definitely worth the price.

Stressless vs. Eames

Comparing some of the other luxury recliners there are some distinct differences that make Stressless recliners a cut above the rest. One of these other brands is Eames. Creating their first mid-century recliner, the Eames Chair, in the 1950’s, Charles and Ray Eames launched their luxury recliner line and grew in popularity.

Though Eames is a very well-known and loved option for mid-century recliners, there are some definitive differences between Ekornes Stressless recliners vs. Eames chairs. Some of those difference are:

  • Cost: Eames chairs are more expensive than Stressless. Though the Eames chairs and the Stressless recliners are both extremely luxurious in mid-century design, the Ekornes Stressless chairs are more cost effective than the Eames Chair.
  • Features: Stressless recliners have features that Eames does not offer. Most of the Ekornes Stressless recliners are going to feature a footrest, lumbar support, and a backrest, whereas the Emes Chair will not have these luxuries.
  • Armrests: Stressless recliners have better armrests than the Eames Chairs. Several Ekornes Stressless recliner reviews note that the armrests on a Stressless chair are perfectly positioned for maximum comfort. The Eames Chair reviews often note the armrests infer differing opinions.
  • Adjustment: Stressless recliners offer more options for adjusting seat position. The Ekornes Stressless recliners offer more unique configurations and adjustable positions than the Eames chairs. With this range of motion, the Ekornes Stressless recliners allow for better flexibility, personalized comfort, and a better position for you to relax into.
  • Durability: In general, Ekornes Stressless recliners last longer than Eames Chairs. The quality craftsmanship and high-end materials that are used to create Ekornes Stressless recliners means that these luxury recliners are built to last. When you want to build the best mid-century recliner in the world, it truly pays off to use superior materials. In addition to the high-quality materials, the Ekornes Stressless recliners are designed to perfection so that you can enjoy unparalleled comfort.
  • Comfort: Stressless chairs are arguably more comfortable. Most Stressless furniture reviews indicate that Stressless recliners have superior comfort when compared to Eames chairs.

Though Eames certainly has features that some may be looking for, overall, the Ekornes takes the first prize. With its stunning design, a wide range of motion for adjustable positions, awe-inspiring comfort, and quality materials and ergonomic relief, Ekornes Stressless recliners are truly a masterclass in indulgent comfort and luxurious design. When you place Stressless vs. Eames, we feel that Stressless is not only our pick for the superior mid-century recliner, but is a clear standout among the other competitors.

Stressless vs. IMG

Another mid-century recliner brand that is often compared to Ekornes Stressless recliners is the Norwegian brand, IMG. IMG was founded in the steep mountains of Norway and was borne out of a similar vision to Ekornes; to make luxury, ergonomic furniture. Though there are similarities in the two brands such as mid-century design, luxury comfort, and Norwegian roots, there are a few differences that are noteworthy.

  • Less Strain: The first major difference between Ekornes Stressless recliners and IMG recliners is that Stressless recliners often have more supporting structure in their design. The ergonomic features of the Stressless recliners have more points of contact on your back that help relieve back strain more effectively.
  • Streamlined: Another major difference is the design style of the IMG recliners tends to be less streamlined than the Ekornes Stressless recliners. The squared off design of the IMG typically means that they will take up more space in your living area than the Stressless chairs. The sleekness of the Stressless Chairs means that your living space is not bogged down by bulkier furniture and can be a truly inspired space for you to relax.
  • Support: The IMG recliners do not all offer head and neck support like the Stressless recliners offer. It really is the little that makes a huge difference in the seating experience and the lack of some of these features on the IMG chairs can certainly sway some to the Stressless options.
  • Materials: The IMG chairs are often made from lesser materials and typically will not last as long as the Ekornes Stressless recliners. Unfortunately, using materials that are not meant to last as long will mean that the finished product can lack durability.

Though the cost for the IMG chairs is lower than the Ekornes Stressless recliners, overall, we feel that the Stressless recliner is an investment that will prove to be wiser in the long run.

When it comes to keeping your back unstrained and relaxed, it really is worth the investment to look at the Ekornes Stressless recliners opposed to the IMG options.

The Perfect Evening Starts with Ekornes Stressless

Picture this: you are getting home from a long day away from home and dropping your keys and bag at the door, you walk into your living room. You still have some time to relax before dinner and so you put on one of your favorite records, pour yourself a glass of wine, and sit down in an Ekornes Stressless recliner and start to feel the woes and stresses of the day start to gently melt away as you are immersed on cloudlike bliss.

You can feel your back is completely supported and you can finally relax. You set down your glass and start to recline further back for a quick nap before dinner. As you recline, your Stressless chair responds to your slightest movements to ease you into the ultimate napping position.

Within your own personal oasis, you doze into a well-deserved rest and breathe in deeply.

Though this picturesque scene is far from reality most days, a piece of this luxury could be a very real possibility by owning an Ekornes Stressless recliner. They are the perfect place to watch the television, enjoy a good book, or to catch an extra precious few minutes of rest.

When you sit in one of these spectacular recliners, you will feel both awed and amazed at how comfortable you feel. The quality materials and design make it worth the price, superior to other mid-century recliners, and an inspiring piece of luxury furniture.

The World’s Best Recliner Has to Arrive in Pristine Condition

European Leather Gallery makes bringing decadence into your living space a reality with easy and quick shipping anywhere in the US and special accommodations for Canadian delivery. From the moment your new recliner leaves our shipping facility, we will provide insured shipping to protect against any damages, loss, theft, or any other issue that may occur during the shipping process. We believe in order to be the best recliner in the world, your new furniture has to arrive in pristine condition.

Contact Us to Learn More

European Leather Gallery is proud to be one of the largest distributors of Ekornes Stressless recliners in the U.S. and would love to help bring that luxury into your home. The Ekornes Stressless is truly one of the top recliners our fine furniture experts have ever come across and we can confidently recommend them based on their undeniable style and unbelievable comfort. Contact our team to learn more about pricing and purchasing.

How to Select the Best Stressless Recliner for You

You know that feeling of comfort you get when you’re ready to settle in for relaxation time? You’re ready to curl up in your own chair and truly feel relaxed. 

Do you sometimes get uncomfortable after a while feeling the need to wiggle or get your back positioned just right? Maybe your furniture is old and its true comfort level has expired.

If it’s feeling worn out and bumpy, it’s probably lost the comfort it once offered. It might be the very reason you’re ready to consider a Stressless recliner. 

You might also be ready to make the investment into a high-quality piece of furniture. If you’re ready to buy a Stressless recliner so you have the ultimate chair with comfort and quality, you’ve come to the right place. 

Are you wondering how to choose a recliner that’s just right for you? Read our guide about Ekornes Stressless recliners and how to get the perfect chair for your home or office. 

What Is a Stressless Recliner?

While a Stressless recliner sounds like a specific type of recliner built for comfort (and it is), it’s also actually a brand of recliners built by the Norwegian company Ekornes. 

The Ekornes furniture brand has a long history of building furniture with both quality and comfort in mind. J.E. Ekornes Fjærfabrikk started furniture production back in 1934 and never looked back. 

A Stressless recliner is built to support you and provide comfort in a number of ways. It allows you to move forward and backward in the seat while seated. The recliner also allows you to swivel while seating. 

Most Stressless recliners come with a detached ottoman allowing you more leg flexibility and movement too. 

What Makes Ekornes Stressless Furniture Special

The Ekornes brand was built with two goals. Build furniture that offers the highest levels of comfort and quality to those who invest in it. 

Today Ekornes Stressless recliners continue the tradition of offering:

  • The highest quality materials
  • Built by highly skilled craftsman
  • Feature contemporary and modern Scandinavian design

Ekornes’ goal of building the best furniture possible is achieved by using the best woods, leathers, textiles, and finishes in their furniture building process. 

Advantages of Stressless Recliners

When you consider the Ekornes Stressless recliners specifically, they offer a whole host of advantages as a luxury chair. 

When you sit to relax in a Stressless recliner, the first thing you’re likely to notice is the Ergonomic support. You’ll also love:

  • Modern design features that fit into many rooms in your home
  • Swivel bases that allow you to see your room from a variety of angles
  • Quality materials built to last for years and years
  • Customizable options
  • Advanced technology in the chair construction (more on this later)
  • Coordinating ottomans allow your whole body to be in comfort

Stressless recliners are built with your comfort in mind and quality as their ultimate goal.

Choosing Your Ekornes Stressless Recliner

Because Stressless recliners come in many variations so you can be sure to get the best chair for you, you’ll have a series of decisions to make when you decide to bring a Stressless recliner into your home.

There are many types of Stressless recliners with options that allow you to get a custom chair that’s a just-right fit for your ultimate comfort. 

Let’s take a closer look at the things you should consider when buying your Stressless recliner. 

Chair Size

The Stressless recliners mostly come in three sizes, small, medium, and large. Many people assume that your height is the only factor to consider when choosing a size. 

Actually, there are a number of other considerations beyond just how tall you are when selecting the Stressless recliner size. You also want to consider:

  • Body type 
  • Length of your torso
  • Personal preference for how the chair feels

Probably the biggest consideration you should remember is where the lumbar support lands on your body. Neck and head support are key factors when choosing a chair size. 

The size of the chair will impact both the depth of the seat and the height of the back of the chair. This can impact where the lumbar support lands on your body. The width of the chair also changes by size, which can impact the fit too.

Chair Style

Each Stressless recliner chair style is going to not only look different, but it will also feel different too. The different styles of Stressless recliners use a unique mold. The mold for each chair is used to shape the foam of the different styles of chair. 

This also means that each chair style has a different amount of foam padding. You want to try out a variety of chair styles to find the foam makeup that’s right for you. The amount of foam can change both the look and feel of the chair. 

One style of some chairs has an adjustable headrest. This is a particularly nice feature if you have members of your family who are very tall. 

When you’re considering style, be sure to sit in the chairs without a coat. Sit in them how you might at home so you get the real feel of the chair. 

Many people will approach style just for the looks of the chair. The style of Stressless recliners has as much to do with how it feels as it does with how it looks.

Chair Base

One decision you’ll need to make for your Stressless recliner is what base you prefer. They generally come with three options: Classic, Signature, and LegComfort. 

The classic base is the original version of the Stressless recliner and has been around the longest. It’s usually the least expensive option. The Classic base doesn’t rock but it does offer the option to swivel. The Classic base footrest also pivots to provide extra comfort. 

The Signature base is a little more specialized and comes with polished aluminum parts that pair with whichever wood selection you choose. The Signature base has a mechanism on the chair that allows you to rock slightly as well as to swivel. 

The Signature chair also gives you a little deeper recline. One thing some buyers notice in the Signature base is that both the arms and seat are slightly higher offering additional comfort and support. 

One new option in the Stressless recliner is the LegComfort base. Many buyers appreciate the LegComfort base if they have more limited space and a separate footrest doesn’t work. The LegComfort base comes with the footrest integrated into the main chair and is operated by buttons discreetly placed on the side of the chair. 

The footrest of this base is controlled by the buttons, but the backrest is still controlled by the bodyweight of the person in the chair.  The LegComfort base is only available in the medium and large chair size.  

There is also the Stressless Office base option which is a nice option to bring the Stressless recliner into the office. It comes with a 5-star base. It can also come with a lower back option for desk use in the office. 

Comfort Technology

Stressless recliners are all about comfort. They’re built with comfort in mind using two different patented technologies. This technology provides touted continuous support for the lower back and head. It also adjusts the reclining angle based on how you shift your body.

The patented Plus system works in the chair to coordinate how the support for the lower back works in conjunction with the headrest. So, whether your chair is reclined or upright, you have full support in the legs, spine, and neck too.

If you select the Signature base, you can also get the additional feature of the patented BalanceApapt. This is the rocking motion that you get with this base. 

The true beauty of the Stressless recliner is that no matter which version, size, style, and base, you’re getting:

  • Proper skeletal and spinal alignment
  • Equalization of bodyweight across pressure points
  • Better circulation
  • Healthy, supported relaxation

The key to these features comes from the patented comfort technology that is part of the Stressless recliner. 

Chair Upholstery and Wood

Finally, you can really personalize your chair by selecting the wood grain and color, and leather used to create your completely custom Streamless recliner. 

The Stressless line has five different leather lines including  Pioneer, Paloma, Batick, Noblesse, and Cori. There are many colors in each of the lines for you to choose from. 

The wood finish options include Black, Weng, Grey, Teak, Brown, Walnut, Oak, and Whitewash options.

Check Out Ekornes Stressless Recliner Options Today

Ekornes Stressless furniture is built with quality and comfort as the top priority. The Stressless recliner offers those with discriminating taste the option to create a timeless chair that will offer years of comfort and support in your home or office. 

Visit our showroom to try out the Stressline or contact us to get your questions answered.

Our Most Frequently Asked Questions about Ekornes Stressless Recliners

When you think of a recliner, you may imagine a dumpy chair that looks more at home in a bachelor pad basement than your elegant living room. Do you ever wish you could combine the comfort of a recliner with the stunning style of sleek modern furniture? If so, look no further than the Ekornes Stressless recliner. 

Many people who consider getting an Ekornes Stressless come away with a few questions. Read on to discover answers to some of the most common questions about this recliner and discover just what makes it so remarkable.

Meet Ekornes Stressless Recliners

Before we get into the questions people often ask about Stressless recliners, let’s talk some about what they are. Simply put, Ekornes Stressless is the most comfortable choice in leather recliner chairs. These recliners blend style and comfort into a seat that you’ll never want to stop showing off.

There are seventeen different models in the Stressless line, both powered and stationary. Many models include a matching footrest and our signature circular wooden base. Each chair looks as at home in a high-powered office or executive lounge as in the comfort and style of your own living room. 

How Do I Care for my Stressless Leather?

One of the most frequent questions Stressless owners ask is how to care for the leather of their chair. Stressless uses only the highest-quality leather to make our chairs. Caring for it appropriately will ensure that your recliner will stay soft and gorgeous for years to come. 

In order to make your leather care easier, Ekornes has put together a specially formulated leather care kit. You can get these kits at any Stressless retailer, and we highly recommend all Stressless owners purchase one. There is one kit that is formulated for our Batick, Cori, Paloma, and Noblesse leathers and a separate kit for our Pioneer leather.

Are There Non-Leather Stressless Recliners?

If you live a vegan lifestyle or simply prefer to avoid leather products, you can still indulge in the luxurious style and comfort Ekornes Stressless recliners bring to the table. Many of our customers want to know if they can get non-leather Stressless recliners.

The good news is that you can get Stressless recliners in an ultra-microfiber textile called DINAMICA. This fabric offers the same sophisticated air and longevity as our leather finishes do. DINAMICA is a micro fiber-quality fabric that resembles chamois leather. It is soft, very comfortable, breathable and non-static. It’s also easy to keep clean and water resistant.

What Are the Weight Limits? 

Of course, any time you’re shopping for a new piece of furniture, it’s important to learn about its weight limits. The last thing you want is to damage your new Stressless recliner by putting too much weight on it. You want to relax into your Stressless recliner, not worry about whether it will hold you up.

The weight limit for your new recliner will depend in large part on its base. Stressless recliners come with five different base options: Classic, Signature, Star, Office, and Moon. Each of these bases has been tested up to 287 pounds and will support that weight with no risk of damage to the chair.

How Big Are Stressless Recliners?

If you start browsing the Stressless recliner listings, you may notice that these recliners come in different sizes. The Consul, Magic, Mayfair, Reno, Sunrise, View, and Wing recliners all come in small, medium, and large sizes. You want to make sure you get the one that will best fit both your body and your space. 

Each Stressless product has its dimensions listed on the recliner web page, as well as in the Stressless catalog. Below is a quick chart detailing the best model sizes for your height and weight:

Can I Get Replacement Parts?

In some rare cases, you may find that one or more parts on your Stressless recliner wears out with time and use. Although the chairs are protected under a limited warranty (more on that later), you can request replacement parts to fix your chair if you like. It’s important to note that these replacements are only available for chairs that have been made in the last ten to fifteen years.

In some cases, you may be able to reach out to Stressless directly about replacement parts. But most of the time, you’ll need to work through an authorized Stressless retailer to get these replacement parts. You can also get accessories for your product through these retailers.

How Do I Order Replacement Parts for my Stressless Recliner?

If you need to request a small part that will ship at no cost to you, email consumersupport.us@stressless.com. Include your mailing address, the name of your product, the age of your product, and the part you need, along with a photo of the part. If you need a part that won’t ship free, you’ll need to reach out to us through separate channels.

If you need to order a larger part, you’ll need to the authorized Stressless retailer you purchased from. You’ll need to bring a copy of your original receipt or a picture of the production label on your product. Your retailer will help you get the part you need, as Stressless does not sell directly to consumers.

How Does the Warranty Work? 

We mentioned that Stressless recliners are covered under a limited warranty, so many people want to know how that works. Our internal mechanism, including our signature Glide mechanism, is guaranteed with a ten-year warranty. The base, foam, and power motor and mechanisms are all covered under a five-year warranty.

There’s a two-year Stressless chair guarantee on power batteries and a one-year warranty on the leather or upholstery fabric on your chair. It’s important to note that these warranties only apply if you purchase a Stressless product from one of our authorized retailers. This warranty also does not cover labor or installation charges for necessary repairs to your recliner.

How Do I File a Warranty Claim?

In the unusual case that you do need to file a warranty claim you’ll need a copy of the original sales receipt, so be sure to put that somewhere safe when you order your recliner. You may also need to register your product on the Stressless website, so be sure to do that immediately after your purchase. 

If you’ve moved you may be able to file a warranty claim through any authorized Stressless retailer or directly through Stressless.com. Just make sure you have all the appropriate documentation, including your original sales receipt.

How Much Does Stressless Recliners Cost? 

When you’re browsing our selection of Stressless recliners, you may notice there aren’t any prices listed. We prefer our customers to get a personalized, hands-on sales experience that addresses all their concerns before turning the discussion to pricing. That said, Stressless recliners prices typically range anywhere from $1,695 on the low end to $4,895 on the high end. While those prices might seem high, please remember that Stressless furniture is built to last and many families proudly pass down their furniture over generations.  

If you’d like to find out how much a specific Stressless recliner costs, contact us or give us a call and a dedicated customer service agent will assist you. They’ll be able to answer any questions you may have, find the right product for you, and figure out payment options. You can rest assured that every Stressless recliner is more than worth the price tag, and, after all, how can you put a price on comfort?

What’s the Status of My Stressless Order?

If you’ve recently placed an order for a Stressless recliner, you may be understandably anxious for it to arrive. Each Stressless product is made with the utmost care and attention to detail. This means that it can take some time to get your product crafted to perfection and hand-delivered to your door.

If you’re anxious for an update on your order status, don’t hesitate to contact us for the current status of your order. 

Discover the Joy of Ekornes Stressless 

The Ekornes Stressless recliner redefines comfort and style for every customer who buys one. In most cases, your authorized Stressless retailer will be able to answer any and all questions you may have about your recliner, warranty, or order status. Other information can be found on the product pages, including details about different color and size options.

If you’d like to discover the joy of Ekornes Stressless for yourself, check out the rest of our site at European Leather Gallery. We are the number-one Ekornes Stressless furniture dealer in the nation, and we offer the entire catalog of this exceptional luxury Scandinavian furniture. Shop our Stressless recliners today and discover the guaranteed lowest prices in Stressless furniture.

How to Design and Setup an Uber Comfy Reading Nook

Who doesn’t love a good story? Whether it’s a fairytale love story or a mind-intriguing mystery, there’s something to love about cuddling up with a good book. All book lovers know that having a designated reading space is a necessity in every home.

You love your books, and you deserve an area in your home where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a good story. Creating the perfect reading nook doesn’t happen in the blink of an eye, however. There’s a lot that goes into designing an ideal space for reading.

You’ll need to find the right location for it, decide on the furniture you’ll use, and so much more. If you’re ready to create a reading nook in your home but aren’t sure where to begin, then you’ll want to continue reading below.

Here’s everything you need to know about designing a super comfy and functional reading nook.

Discover the Right Location

Before you can begin to build on the design of your reading nook, you’ll first need to find the right location for it. The best location for your reading space might depend on the layout of your home and your own preferences. For example, some people read best in quiet areas, while others enjoy reading with a bit of background noise.

Keep this in mind when finding the right location for yours. Many homeowners also enjoy placing their reading nooks in a corner of a room next to a large window. This is a great location, but if your home’s layout doesn’t provide this option, you’ll have to improvise a bit.

Unused fireplaces, closets, and other tucked-away areas can also work well.

Decide on the Type of Seating

The seating you use is important as well. Do you want to sink into an oversized chair, or would you rather sit on a few fluffy pillows? The type of seating you decide to use might depend on the amount of room you have or it might depend on what’s comfortable for you.

If you have space, consider placing a small stressless table and an ottoman or bench in your nook. Having a table inside your nook is convenient for days when you want to cuddle up with a good book and a tasty cup of coffee.

If you don’t have much space, then consider placing a stressless office chair in a corner of a room. You only need these items and a small tucked-away area of a room to create a functional reading-nook space.

Keep Comfort in Mind

In order to get lost in a good story, you need to be comfortable. It’s hard to focus on what you’re reading if your back is aching and your legs are falling asleep. That’s why you need to keep comfort in mind when designing your nook.

You’ll want to use materials and textures that are comfortable to the touch and not itchy. Discover what warm colors make the area feel homey and appeal to your senses. If the area is located on hard flooring, you can also consider putting down an area rug for added comfort as well.

Provide Enough Lighting

The more light you have in the reading nook, the more ideal it’ll be for reading your favorite books. You need the light fixtures you choose to provide enough lighting to not cast shadows on your pages. The brighter the area is, the better you can read.

If you’re able to find a cozy spot by a large window, then you’re already on the right path to perfect lighting. If you can’t place your nook in an area by a window, then you’ll have a bit more work to do, but both scenarios require artificial lighting.

Place a reading lamp on a small side table next to your chair. Hang a light globe right above the nook. You can also consider placing rope lighting around the area as well.

If the natural light that comes through the window during the day is too bright, install light curtains that can help control the light without shutting it out completely.

Build a Canopy

It’s ideal to find a place in your home secluded from everything else. In some homes, this is an easy find. In other homes, it’s a much more difficult task.

If you’re unable to find a good location that’s secluded from everything else, you can build a canopy around your nook instead. Hanging a canopy over your reading chair will create the isolated area you’re looking to design. Climb up into your chair and keep the canopy open or shut it to really get lost in your own world.

Install a Bookshelf

What would a reading nook be without a bookshelf? If the space permits, install a bookshelf inside your nook. You’ll then have easy access to all your favorite stories all in one place where you can also sit down and read them.

Built-in bookshelves work well because they don’t take up much space. They can be installed inside a window reading nook, a corner nook, and about anywhere else as well.

Design Your Own Reading Nook Today

Your home deserves the proper reading nook for all your reading needs. Use these tips given above to help create your own reading space. Remember to keep comfort and lighting in mind when designing it, and you’ll have the perfect reading nook in no time!

Once you have your nook all designed out, it’s time to start choosing some Stressless recliners and furniture to finish your new relaxing area. Click here to browse through our Stressless furniture options today.

Scandinavian Sentiment: 12 Calming Colors For a Truly Peaceful Home

Are you looking to bring an element of calm to your home?

Different colors have the ability to influence your emotions. You can set the mood of a room by the colors you choose alone. But with so many colors to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones will create that calm vibe you desire.

Don’t worry! Read on for 12 calming colors that will help you bring a sense of peace to your home.

1. Blue

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Blue is a calm, gentle and peaceful color, which you can tell be the way each shade looks. It’s shown that blue walls are great for relieving stress and helping you unwind.

It’s soothing tones help you unwind and calm your mind. It also helps slow your heart rate, reduce blood pressure and combat anxiety. It also has a cooling effect.

When it comes to picking a shade, the advice is to go for a softer, more neutral shade. Especially when using it for bedroom walls. This will ensure the whole room takes on a soothing, calm atmosphere.

2. Mauve

Mauve is an understated and soothing color. It’s not too violet on the spectrum and it isn’t too gray either. It strikes the balance between the two.

As it strikes such a harmonious balance, mauve is elegant, graceful and refined. It makes a great choice for any dining room.

3. Violet

Violet is always associated with wisdom, peace, and strength. It’s said to bring you balance and a sense of inner peace. There have also been links to the color violet and better bone growth. Not to mention helping the body maintain sodium and potassium levels.

If you don’t want to take the plunge and use all violet on the walls, use it as an accent color. Or you can use violet in your decorations, like flowers in a vase or even the vase itself.

4. Lilac

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If the likes of bold colors such as violet are a little too much for your tastes then lilac is a good choice. It still creates a calm, peaceful vibe.

But, as lilac is a shade of purple with gray undertones, it doesn’t feel over the top. The grey tones down any vibrancy and boldness. To create the perfect, soothing and relaxing feel, accent with creams or even soft blues.

5. Pink

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Tranquility and peace are always associated with the color pink. In fact, Feng Shui masters believe pink is able to soothe various energies in the room. It also keeps those energies understated.

The peacefulness of pink encourages a balance of your energies. Most consider it to be a feminine color, reserved for young girls’ rooms. But, if you pick the right shade, pink can look elegant and calming in any room in the house.

6. White

White is a great choice as it stands for freshness and clarity. In times of stress, it’s good to surround yourself with white as it will help you clarify your mind and thoughts. It’s also suggested that a room painted white is best suited for women who are pregnant.

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If you’re going to choose white, it has to be a bright, clean white that isn’t too jarring. If you pick a white that is dull and dirty looking, your mind will start to reflect this dullness.

7. Off-white

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If you like the idea of white but find it too stark for your tastes, then off-white is a good choice. It can help you keep your space calming and neutral without being too strong to look at.

By using warmer off-white tones like creams and ivories, it avoids a look that is too sterile. The warmth of these tones, instead, gives off a more inviting feel.

8. Grey

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There is a misconception for many that gray is a boring and dull color. Some think it’s plain, outright depressing. The truth of it is, gray actually has a cooling and very soothing feel to it when used right.

Using grey on the walls, paired with blue or white can give a relaxing, calming feel to any room. Consider using white woodwork to add that little extra contrast and calming vibe.

9. Green

Most shades of green are quiet, restful, peaceful colors. It has long had an association with nature. As such, green is one of the most comforting, beautiful colors that you can choose from.

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It helps combat anxiety as well as help the body maintain harmonious feelings. It allows the mind and body to remain calm and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Green is another color that is perfect to help reduce stress.

10. Yellow

Yellow has a very positive feel about it that makes you look forward to your day as soon as you see the color. If you want to pep-up your day with some positivity, then pick yellow.

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You can paint the walls in a soft yellow or pick a wallpaper with yellow featured in it. If that’s a bit bold for you, use it as an accessory color.

Yellow is a great choice to paint your kitchen walls or your lounge. Studies show that people in a yellow room are more conscious and active compared to other colors.

11. Tan

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Another color that you might not immediately think of is tan. It’s a warm and versatile neutral color. It works well for highlighting other colors too. Or you can use it with a clean, crisp white woodwork trim.

The warmth this color provides is akin to candlelight and cozy fireplaces. As such, it can give a very homely, cozy and relaxing feeling to a room.

12. Sea Blue

For a lot of us, there is nothing more relaxing than sitting on the beach, watching the ocean waves lap the shore. If you live by the beach, using sea blue inside the home can bring that comforting calmness of the sea into your home.

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Or, if you don’t live by the ocean, this color can transport you there. You can have that calm, relaxing ocean feelings inside your home wherever you live.

Calming Colors for a Calmer Environment

So there you have it! By choosing one of these calming colors, you’ll be sure to bring a relaxing, sense of peace and clarity to your home.

Blues and shades of gray-purple create relaxing, calm environments. Greens help create a sense of peace and comfort. While warm neutrals help make your space feel a sense of clarity without being too stark.

Heart-Stopping Home Theater Design: How to Create the Perfect Home Theater

Nearly 19% of people said they go to the movies about once a month.

The movies are a fun, relaxing experience.

Want to capture that experience in your home? Looking for the next project for your home? How about you create the ultimate theater room right in your home.

With a theater room, you’ll always have a place to go when you want to get away from the distractions of everyday life. You can host the best gatherings, whether it’s for your kid’s sleepover party or the Superbowl.

Want some tips for home theater design? Read on for our best tips.

Choosing a Room

The room you choose for your home theater is important to get the full theater experience. Ideally, you want a private area with no windows.

Your home theater room should have a strong internet connection if you’re using that for streaming. It should also have a high ceiling if you’re setting up a mounting projector.

Here are some room location options.

The Basement

The basement is always an optimal choice because of its location. However, consider what you will need to add or upgrade in the basement. If the walls are concrete, you’ll have to add drywall.


The garage is another valuable room in your home. If you don’t park in the garage, you can use it as your home theater.

If you have a lot of clutter and storage in your garage, the first step would be to clear it out and see how you can set up the theater. The garage will most likely need renovation and upgrades.

Adding a Room to Your Home

If you really want to set up the ideal home theater, you can consider adding a room to your home. This way, you can start from scratch and install the wiring, outlets, and wall materials while building it.

Planning Out the Room

Before you get to work, draw up a diagram of the room and where you will have the seating, screen, sound systems, and other details such as wiring and outlets.

You should also create a list of the materials you’ll need for renovations. Also, write a list of the electronic equipment you’ll need such as:

  • TV
  • Blu-ray player
  • Gaming system
  • Speakers

These are just some of the items you’ll need.

Wall Material

Wherever you choose your theater location, make sure it has the appropriate wall material to insulate noise. That way, the noise isn’t carried out to the rest of the house or to the neighbors.

You also want a theater where you and your guests won’t be distracted from the noises of the home.

Concrete isn’t recommended. Drywall is a decent choice for the sound. However, if you want to take it one step further, you should consider installing special acoustic wall panels in the room.


In addition to the wall material, the floor material will affect the sound too. The best option is carpet. The fabric material will absorb sound.

The main goal is to stop sounds from bouncing around the walls and creating an echo. To test this out, have a conversation with someone in the room and see how the sound is.

Wall Color

There’s a good reason why movie theaters are so dark. The darkness stops the light of the screen from creating glare or bouncing around the room and distracting viewers.

Paint your walls a dark, neutral, matte color. Black might be too stark. Instead, go for a dark color like olive or brown.


In a perfect world, the room you choose will have no windows. This works out if you choose the basement or garage. However, maybe you don’t want to put in the extra work of upgrading the basement or soundproofing the garage walls.

If you choose a room in your home with windows, you can install thick, heavy drapes or shades to block the sunlight.


Home theaters usually have a 5.1 surround sound setup. Surround sound means that the sound will be all around you. With a 5.1 system, you’ll have 5 speakers surrounding the room plus a woofer.

The Screen

You can choose between a tv or a projector for the screen. The answer will depend on what you’re looking for.

If you’re looking for a big screen, a projector is the most cost-efficient way to get the largest screen size.

However, if your focus is on quality such as resolution and contrast, TV is your best bet. Televisions are also easier to install and set up.


What good is a home theater if the seating isn’t comfortable? Forget about chairs or futons. What you need is comfortable, relaxing home theater recliners to make your guests feel like they’re in the theaters.

Tiered seating is the best option so that people aren’t in each other’s way. You can set up tiered seating by building a platform for each row of seating you have.

If you want a more cozy setup, you can also set up seating with sofas. Or, you can do a combination of a sofa and recliners.

Your seating area should be spacious enough that seats are at least four feet away from the speakers and not up against walls.


Once you have your room setup, you can think about what extra amenities you want to add.

These include snacks, drinks, and other goodies. You can even set up an old-fashioned popcorn maker.

Final Home Theater Design Tips

These home theater design tips can help you get started in planning your home theater. This way, you can set up a space in your home where you can always retreat to.

Check out our furniture product selection to get more inspiration for your home theater.