10 Modern Recliners That Are Actually Easy on the Eyes

updated Mar 5, 2024
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When you’re chilling out at home, binge-watching Netflix, or settling in to check another book off your yearly goal list, there’s nothing quite like a recliner to help create that cozy environment. The only downside? Recliners tend to get a bad rap. When you hear the word recliner, you probably think of a big ugly chair that a) isn’t easy on the eyes, and b) isn’t small-space-friendly. Thankfully, these multi-use living room staples have come a long way, and we are happy to report that there are now many stylish and sophisticated options on the market. We rounded up 10 of the most attractive modern recliners (at every price point) that are guaranteed to elevate your space in both style and comfort, from a chic, mid-century-inspired push-back recliner to the clean-lined power recliner of your dreams. Trust us, these chairs are as committed to form as they are to function.

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La Z Boy
was $999.00

When you hear the name La Z Boy, you're bound to conjure images of a family member snoozing away in one of its iconic, overstuffed chairs. This chair, however, is not your average La Z Boy recliner. With a smaller profile, a modern wooden handle, and your choice of fabrics, this rocker recliner is the perfect mix of comfort and style.

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Rest assured, this QVC recliner is as cozy as it is stylish. With its streamlined look and button tufting, it’s a great choice if you want a mid-century modern style. Available in either black or white, the laidback look makes it perfect as an accent piece for a living room or bedroom.

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was $599.99

One of the most innovative designs when it comes to recliners is the power lift recliner. A great option for seniors or those with limited mobility, the chic XL6 Power Lift Recliner from Flexispot is equipped with a lift mechanism that pushes the entire chair up to help whoever is using it to stand up easily without adding stress to the back or knees. Complete with three heat modes, multiple massage settings, and three adjustable positions (including a completely flat option!), this recliner is a must-have for anyone looking for comfort and ease of use.

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At the end of the day, there's a reason bulkier recliners became living room staples in the first place. So if you're into the look of a more traditional recliner, this push-button recliner is the way to go. From the sleep experts at Serta, this chair is designed to be one of the best recliners for back pain thanks to its deep cushions that contour and support the body. Plus, its chic upholstery makes it something you'll love to look at each day.

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West Elm

This splurge-worthy leather recliner is bound to pass the test of time. Available in both genuine top-grain leather and animal-friendly vegan leather, this push-back chair also comes in a variety of hues. If you were looking for a sign to treat yourself to something more high-end, this is the moment.

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was $999.00

One of the best recliners for sleeping, keep the Babyletto Kiwi recliner on your radar. While designed to be a top-notch nursery recliner, this versatile piece is great for anyone looking for rest and relaxation. With push-button control, a smooth swivel, and a quiet reclining mechanism that raises the footrest and lowers the headrest, you can stretch out and catch some shut-eye in this thing, no problem.

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Pottery Barn

Like so many of our favorite Pottery Barn furniture pieces, this upholstered recliner is totally customizable. It's available in a range of colors and fabrics, plus it has a more traditional look, so it'll never go out of style.

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West Elm
was $1099.00

Here's another West Elm piece we love that looks nothing like recliners of the past. The wooden frame is totally sophisticated and guaranteed to elevate the look of your space, and you can choose from plenty of fabric types and colors to make the piece feel more "you."

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Beautiful nailhead trim adds a touch of elegance to this Rejuvenation recliner. Even better? It's a power recliner, so you can control it with ease at the touch of a button. It's also customizable; you can select from dozens of fabric shades to perfectly glam up your living space.

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Bed Bath & Beyond
was $511.19

If a shorter, roomier piece strikes your fancy, this Bed Bath & Beyond gem might be the one. The oversized recliner is perfect for lounging alongside pets or little ones, and the attractive button detailing sweetens the deal.