Most people spend plenty of time in their rise and recline chairs. As such, these are extremely well-made pieces of furniture that can be counted upon to remain in good condition for a long time to come. That said, it’s always possible for parts of the chair to become a little worn as the years go by. If you want to prevent that from happening, it’s a good idea to add these features to your model.
The area where your head meets the backrest is subject to more wear than almost any other part of the chair, and the natural oils from your hair can even accelerate wear and leave a stain. The best way to prevent this from happening is by adding a head cover to your rise and recline chair. This is simply a piece of material that sits on top of the backrest, providing a shield and preventing wear.
Another part of the chair likely to see wear is the arms. You place pressure on them whenever you move in the chair, and you’ll generally rub your own arms against the chair’s arms when you’re seated. If your arms are bare, oils come away from your skin; if your arms are covered, the friction of fabric-on-fabric contact wears away at the material. A pair of arm caps slip on to form a protective barrier. As with head covers, you can switch them out every year or so to keep your rise and recline armchair looking as good as new.
If you want to protect the back of your chair while also increasing your own level of comfort, you should think about adding a head cushion instead of a head cover. These can be clipped into place to provide specially designed head and neck support. When the head cushion becomes worn, it can be quickly and inexpensively replaced.