10 Best Recliner Chairs in 2019

GFA Genuine Leather Recliner Swivel Chair & Matching Footstool

Made from genuine leather with a premium finish and slick wooden base, it features tension adjustable reclining and ships in multiple colours.

More4Homes 10 in 1 Winged Rocking Heated Massage Chair

This may not be the prettiest chair but it packs a lot of features: wings, rocks, heated, 8-point massage, drink holders, great comfort and almost perfect reviews.

The Mandalay Bonded Leather Recliner Swivel Chair & Matching Stool

Good price and poses a high quality, premium look in bonded leather with tension adjustable reclining, round stylish wooden base and matching footstool.

Buying guide to the best recliner chair

Reclining chairs offer the maximum comfort after a hard day of work or enable the bets day off. They’re great for sitting for long periods leaving no pains and aches over a standard sofa or chair. They come in almost two styles, the first is the chair and matching footstool which almost acts as a focal point in the room looking very stylish while offering great comfort. The other is the sofa chair recliner which blends in with your sofa set, however you would ideally want it to match. The sofa chair recliners have many more features and some offer great accessibility for the less-abled in that the electric one’s incline to almost standing position and move at the touch of a remote. The sofa chairs also have many other features such as massage, pockets, drink holders, heat for when it’s cold and wings to rest your head on.

The difference in chairs made it hard to pick our top favourites, so it completely depends on the purpose of your chair. We have included chairs from each type we believe to be the best of the bunch, ranging in price, features and styles so you can find the perfect chair for you.

First on our list is the genuine leather recliner from Global Furniture Alliance which comes with a matching footstool. It ships in 5 colours including black, brown, beige and dark brown. The wood base is round giving perfect balance and a smooth 360-degree swivel. As you recline the patented rolling headrest automatically moves to give you full support in any position. The recline motion does not lock into position, it is tension adjustable meaning you can tighten or loosen the recline movement for ease and comfortable use.

It doesn’t take up quite as much room as some of the armchair recliners on our list. Overall it looks very stylish and feels premium quality, though it is not the cheapest of chairs.

 

Key features:

  • Matching footstool
  • Adjustable tension reclining
  • Stylish, genuine leather

Next on our list is the bonded leather reclining sofa chair from Madison, it boasts near perfect reviews and a low-price tag. It comes in three colours black, beige and cream so you can match it with your current furniture or room colours. To recline you pull a latch on the side of the chair which releases the footrest and reclines the chair. Many reviews state that the reclining action is quick and not tension responsive so it can be quick and probably not best for fragile individuals. To return upright, simply push down on the footrest to lock it back into place. It generally offers great comfort through full soft padding and lumbar support so you can be comfortable for long periods of sitting.

 

Key features:

  • Latch mechanism reclining
  • Sofa chair
  • comfortable bonded leather

Similar to the GFA Reclining Chair is the chair from Morris Living, The Mandalay featuring bonded grade leather, it looks slightly less premium but holds a much lower price tag. The bonded leather shows on all facing sides whilst matching PVC is hidden on non-facing sides. The chair comes in black, brown and beige so you can match it with your room style or needs.

The reclining action is tension adjustable so as you lean back the chair will recline as oppose to a level activated chair, if you feel the chair reclines too easily you can increase the tension to your comfort. The base is round allowing the chair to spin 360 degrees with full stability and features a matching footstool.

This chair is great for someone who wants a good-looking leather chair without the premium of top-grain leather, the process of bonded leather is also eco-friendlier.

 

Key features:

  • Good price tag
  • Adjustable tension reclining
  • Matching foot stool

This reclining armchair from More4Homes is the first electric one on our list, it is a bonded leather sofa chair and comes in black, brown and cream. It has a remote with 2 buttons, one to recline and the other to rise. The chair rises to an almost standing position so it is great for those who need a bit of help when transferring to or from the chair. It is comfortable and well-padded with many reviews saying it’s great for those in pain or slightly older and looks more expensive than it is.

The chair ships in two parts, the base and the backrest making it easy to move around and install. However, some people have said that the parts are still quite heavy.

 

Key features:

  • Looks premium for its price tag
  • Rises to an almost standing position
  • Electric, no physical effort needed other than button pressing

The Windsor from More4Homes, almost identical in features to the Madison though sporting a firmer, sleeker bonded leather design in black brown or cream. It has a 2-button remote, one button rises to an almost standing position and the other reclines to a position you choose. It is again great for those with low mobility or on a mobility scooter, helping them to stand up and return to the chair.

The surface is wipe clean so don’t worry too much if you spill anything on it. It also ships in two parts backrest and base, clipping together for ease in installation.

 

Key features:

  • Looks premium for its price tag
  • Rises to an almost standing position
  • Electric, no physical effort needed other than button pressing

Ironically the first non-leather reclining chair on our list comes from Oriental Leather Co, it swivels a full 360 degrees smoothly on a round wooden base and has a matching footstool. The material is fabric, a great alternative to leather and comes in brown or beige to match your room style. The reclining function is tension adjustable so as you lean back the chair will recline and if it moves too fast you can tighten it to fit your needs. Reviews have said it’s not a breeze to assemble but when you’ve got it together its very comfortable and reliable.

 

Key features:

  • Adjustable tension reclining for comfort
  • Matching footstool
  • Fabric comfort

One of the cheaper options for our list is the Turin Swivel Recliner Armchair with matching footstool. As standard, it swivels a full 360 on a round upholstered base for seamless turning. The chair is fully upholstered with a leather effect available in cream, black or chocolate. It doesn’t exactly have a premium look but doesn’t look too cheap. It reclines by a ‘recline function’ so is not your standard tension chair. Notably reviews say the chair is very comfortable, however the instructions are not all that great as it needs full assembly. If you’re redoing your lounge perhaps consider an electric log burner and stove fan to go beside your new recliner.

 

Key features:

  • Very low-price tag and doesn’t look too cheap
  • Good reviews
  • Matching footstool

The Julian Bowen Malmo Recliner with matching footstool has a low-price tag and good reviews, a slight step up in quality from the Turin. It is the first chair on our list without a round base, sporting 5 walnut colour laminated legs. It is available in black and brown upholstered soft touch faux leather. The cushions are padded with layers of foam offering a high level of comfort whilst also provided a firm, yet supportive seat. There is also a matching model which has an 8-point massage unit for those looking for a little more from their chair. It requires assembly and people have highlighted its ideal for someone who doesn’t plan to use it overly often but wants a fairly decent chair.

 

Key features:

  • Cover is durable and easy to care for
  • Matching footstool
  • Good price and doesn’t look too cheap

The Unionline Electric Raise Massage Recliner is full of features, at a reasonable price. It features two remote controls, one controls reclining in which it can go to an almost standing position for those with low mobility, or recline back into a comfortable laying position. The other remote controls the massage and heat function, it has 4 areas in which it massages (leg, tight, lumbar, back) and 5 modes in which to do so you can choose which you prefer. It is fully upholstered in faux leather and has 4 storage pockets and 2 cup holders so you don’t have to worry about reaching for your drink. It is a fantastic chair for those looking to completely embrace their chair and all its comfort with focus for those with less mobility.

 

Key features:

  • Massages and heats multiple areas
  • Inclines to an almost standing position using electric for those with low mobility
  • Cup holders and multiple storage pockets

Last but not least is the Caesar reclining heated rocking massage chair from More4Homes sporting a reasonable price and almost perfect reviews. This chair tries to do everything and does it well, the reclining action is manual through a lever on the side of the chair. The chair has an 8-point massage feature, storage pockets, drink holders and a heated seat incase you get cold. It has wings near the head so you can rest your head should you feel like a sleep. It ships in 3 colours black, brown and beige, fronting bonded leather and soft padding for excellent support and comfort whilst sitting.

 

Key features:

  • Heated and 8-point massage for any sore muscles or cold
  • Rocking feature, storage pockets and drink holders
  • Wings so you can rest your head