Recliners are the perfect piece of furniture. Lie back and put your feet up after a hard day at work.
How common are recliners world wide? Would I find one in most of Europe? Germany, Italy, Greece or France? How about Asia? India, Japan, Korea? Middle east? Saudi Arabia, Israel, UAE? The Scandinavian countries?
You can find them throughout Europe, but I can tell you that in Spain they actually seem to be more common in store windows than in homes. Heck, since IKEA has them, you can find them in a ton of countries
It’s one of those things that everybody knows what they are but an old-fashioned combo of armchair plus footrest takes up a lot less space and is a lot cheaper.
You see them in the UK, but I tend to think of them as something older people have. My gran had one. My parents (in their 60s) have them. I don’t, and not many of my friends do. (Maybe partly because we live in smaller homes, and recliners take up a lot of space.)
We’re now in a Victorian terrace, and although it looks just fine now it’s been re-covered in more appropriate fabric (it was charcoal grey, and is now in a bonkers, over-the-top William Morris-y fabric), there is truth in what you say about smaller room sizes. I can only just tilt it back to its full extent without the head-rest hitting the wall, and the foot-rest hitting the telly.