So you have built the world’s greatest ‘man cave‘, loaded to the brim with all the electronic bells and whistles that any home theater enthusiast would die for. You have the perfect projector, playing the perfect movie from the perfect speakers, with lighting that makes you think you should have done this kind of think for a living!  Ok, so the next and final step is easy – it’s the home theater seating. So, you head down to your den of pleasure and pride and pull out the tape and start to plan the rows for you, the 5 kids and two best friends. This is where it all turns to salt and fear and shock smacks you in the face. You realize that you have enough room for yourself, three out of the five kids and maybe one neighbor, if you make one of the rows a loveseat!!

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Don’t despair. This is not the point where you start to bang your head against the wall thinking how you could have missed something so simple. This is the point where you look for the famous Octane or Palliser space savers. Home theater seats designed specifically for the space challenged environment by cleverly changing certain elements of the seating while keeping all the comfort and sleek design.

Space Saving Home Theater Seats

Palliser Bullet

These seats have been listed in my order of preference and here are a few features that I love about each of the options listed above. The Palliser Bullet or 41946 is the space saver that combines the best style with a nice high back for neck and shoulder support.

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The other great feature on this Palliser home theater seat is the pillow top style seat cushion. Two inches thick and made from memory foam, it is a newly introduced concept that adds incredible comfort to anyone sitting in this seat.

These are home theater seats and the chances are you will be sitting in them for hours at a time so this is a nice key feature. This home theater seating collection also features removable tray tables and LED lighting.

Octane ZR700 & ZR600

The Octane Axis ZR700 and ZR600 Jet are newer movie seat rocker style chairs that include the best features that customers love in Octane’s main line of recliners.  The Axis has hidden storage arms for your guides and remotes and, a small espresso wood insert at the end of the armrest around the cupholders.  The Axis armrests also include the Octane Accessory Dock for the entire range of Octane accessory items like trays, reading lights, wine glass holders and more.  The Axis is only available in straight rows and is now in stock in black bonded leather and ready to ship free to your home.  Typical uses for this type of seat are found in home theater rooms that only have sufficient depth to accommodate 1.5 rows of regular theater recliner chairs.  So the traditional theater room recliners are placed in the front row and the movie room rockers are then placed behind those.

Octane Wave

The Octane Wave HR (HeadRest) is a new top-grain leather recliner from Octane Seating that delivers extreme comfort with a powered headrest, hidden storage arms, power recline and the hugely popular Octane Accessory Dock.  All these features along with a rich upholstery in black leather make this model a force to be reckoned with.  It is also the only motorized headrest recliner we know of in the market that is a space saver too.  The contemporary profile on this theater recliner is exceptional with detailed stitching and accent welting in all the right places.

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Octane Diesel

This is my favorite introduction in years. The Octane Diesel is the ultimate space-saving design with tastefully subtle features like ambient base rail lighting and a chaise styled foot rest.

The Diesel is available in straight and curved rows with or without power recline. Delivered with a limited lifetime warranty on the frame, this space-saving design fits beautifully in your media room or home theater.

Make sure to ask about all the accessories available with this style too that includes items like iPad holders, reading lights, wine glass holders and tray tables. Each of these accessories slides into a spindle located in the front portion of the armrests allowing for easy use of any number of options. Tray tables are a must and USB chargers come in second in popularity.

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Octane Bolt XS400

The Octane Bolt is a dynamic style introduced by Octane Seating to fill the gap needed for smaller frame seating that can allow for many seats per row. This space saver theater seat has an unusually styled seat back where the back itself is split vertically into two panels. This serves to provide excellent lower lumbar support. Ask any person familiar with home theater seating which seat consistently ranks in their top spot for comfort, and you will hear ‘The Bolt”.

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The seat backs on this model detach when they leave the factory and ship fast to your home. With the backs detached, one can easily maneuver the seating through doorways and down stairs as they make their way to your home theater room.

Palliser Stereo

The Stereo Model 41454 is another Palliser space saver that has been in the market now for many years and continues to gain strength among home theater enthusiasts. The Palliser Stereo has our preferred chaise foot rest and the leather theater chair can be ordered with a multitude of different leathers, fabrics and bonded leathers.

palliser stereo in white leather

Most Palliser theater seats are built on a smaller dimension than other manufacturers’ products.  They would work well for small spaces and the warranties on these seats are outstanding. The material is warranted for 3 years unlike 1 year with many other home theater seats. The styles are also more contemporary.

Some of the best options to consider from Palliser Furniture are the new Sierra II – which takes chaise loungers to a much more contemporary look and feel. The thinner arms and the tall back give one all the options for comfort whilst watching your favorite shows and TV.

Palliser Blade

The Palliser Blade Model 41937 is a solid space saver that is built off the frame of the Bullet but does not have the base rail lighting or drink holder lights as a standard feature.  Because this model is fully customizable those can be added by the factory along with a color option that will best suit your home theater.  The Blade achieves its smaller footprint by having narrow arm rests but still retains a large interior seat width.  Having sold several thousand of these leather theater recliners over the years, this model consistently gets solid customer feedback for it’s good looks and exceptional build quality.

They are extremely space conscious, much more so than anything else mentioned above but have the obvious drawback of not having the ability to fully recline like the leather loungers referenced above.

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Octane Charger

The Octane Charger XS300 is the #1 choice for someone looking for a space saver that is packed with value but wants to watch their budget.  At $399/seat with free shipping, you cannot go wrong.  The Charger is immensely popular because it presents a transitional style that works well in any home.  Pound for pound we believe this is the best value for money in the industry at the moment.  It has a tall seat back, accessory docks in the arms for all the add-ons and rich bonded leather for longevity and soft touch.  The Charger is available under our Quick Ship program in black bonded leather but is also available in many different colors in leather and fabric under our custom order My Octane program.  The image below highlights just why we love this theater chair so much!

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