The best reclining chairs for your living room
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There’s a reason the reclining armchair is pop culture shorthand for “comfort.” You settle in, lean back, raise your feet—it’s what life is all about. Whether as the ultimate movie watching command center, a cozy reading nook, or a full-on nap spot, these chairs offer a lot of living for your living room.
With tons of colors and styles to choose from, we’ve selected the best options—whether you’re looking for a stylish chair that doesn’t look like a recliner or if you want a large plush monster filled with bells and whistles such as massage/heat functions and swivel rotation. Push back and relax.
For a retro look: Mason Mid-Century Modern Tuft Back Recliner
If you want a recliner, but don’t want it to look like a recliner, this is a great choice. Christopher Knight home offers this chair in over a dozen colors (some muted, some fun bright colors), upholstered in microfiber or polyester fabric. The chair is not overly large or bulky either at 34.25 x 27.25 x 38-inch. There is minimal assembly required, but nothing too strenuous. If you are tall and looking for the recliner to support your head and neck, this may not be the best option as the back isn’t that high.
Best for extra plush: ANJ Manual Fabric Recliner Chair
When you are looking for a soft, plush recliner without all the electrical features this is a great option. The chair is made with a durable plush microfiber that can be spot cleaned. Despite the cushioning, this chair is not overly large for a recliner—the overall dimensions are 29.5 x 28.3 x x 39.3-inch. The backrest reclines at 110 degrees and 145 degrees, and the operation is manual, requiring you to pull the lever. Just note that it’s a straight recliner that doesn’t rock or swivel.
Best for multiple uses: Furniwell Recliner Chair
This is a multipurpose cushioned recliner with lots of bells and whistles. Not only is this a recliner chair, it allows for 360 degree swivel rotation, becomes a 30 degree rocking chair, and has vibration massage function with heat. Additional features include side pockets to hold remotes and books and two cup holders. The chair requires minimal assembly, and is made from sturdy faux leather. When you are looking for lots of features in one—and don’t mind the bulkier look—this is a great option.
Best for streamlined contemporary: Homall Single Recliner Chair
Push back (no lever) into this modern recliner with an adjustable footrest. Homall offers this chair in 6 different faux leather options, and it is designed with a sturdy steel frame. For a reclining chair it’s not overly large at 29.25 x 20.67 x 27.69-inch, so would be a good choice when space is a consideration. The chair requires space behind it to fully recline.