Ideas + Advice

Shopping Basics

Best Reclining Sectionals: The Official List

The best reclining sectionals of 2023. For this list, we picked sectionals with high ratings, smooth reclining motions and timeless designs. Which one most suits you and your style?

Best Overall Reclining Sectionals

Best Features: USB - Adjustable headrests - 2 piece
Size: 109"W x 59"D x 30"H
Why We Love It: Complete with a right arm-facing chaise (translation: comfy legroom), the Maddie has more style in its left armrest than most other sectionals combined. Sleek lines, tight fabric and a cool hue make the reclining feature all the more enjoyable.
Best Features: Contemporary - 5 piece
Size: 168"W x 134"D x 44"H
Why We Love It: The Sagan looks almost as though the manufacturers made a mistake – and overstuffed the cushions! Plump, pillowy, and ready to burst with comfort, this is one sectional we can envision ourselves glued to all weekend.

Best Power Reclining Sectionals

Best Features: USB - Adjustable headrests - 6 piece
Size: 138"W x 123"D x 42.5"H
Why We Love It: Even those who prefer to spend their reclining downtime tech-free will appreciate the Denali's USB port feature – which will keep devices charged and ready to use once breaktime is over. On top of its power mechanisms, the Denali comes in a dark grey coloring for easy style.
Best Features: USB - Adjustable headrests - 6 piece
Size: 131"W x 120"D x 40"H
Why We Love It: If the Marcus were a human, we'd imagine him to be smooth-talking and charismatic. In sectional form, it's got all the "life of the party" components, from USB to power headrests to modular configurations. 


Best Reclining Sectionals With USB

Best Features: Adjustable headrests - USB - Tight back
Size: 109"W x 59"D x 30"H
Why We Love It: The past year of stay-at-home living taught us a lot. One thing it taught was that "going to see a movie" can mean getting comfy in your own home. With adjustable headrests, USB and reclining motion, the Maddi makes "going to the movies" as comfy as ever.
Best Features: USB - Adjustable headrests - Armless chaise
Size: 116"W x 91"D x 38"H
Why We Love It: There's something about warm grey leather that just evokes classicism, tradition and legendary handsomeness. While the Tatum is all of these things, it's also made for 2022: power reclining mechanisms and USB funcionality make it a tech-friendly hit.

Here’s how to choose the best, most comfortable reclining sectional for you and your space!

1. Determine Whether You Want a Power Reclining Sectional or Manual Reclining Sectional.

There are two types of reclining sectionals: power and manual. In a power reclining sectional, all motion mechanisms are power-operated; reclining is as simple as pushing a button (usually located on the side of the sectional’s arm). In a manual reclining sectional, all reclining mechanisms are activated by the pull of a lever.

2. Choose a Reclining Sectional Style.

Sectional color, upholstery type and even base type (is it held up by sleek contemporary legs, or does the base rest directly on the floor?) can all impact the overall style of your reclining sectional, as well as your living room as a whole. When it comes to sectionals, your best fit is the one that makes you feel right at home – even if you haven’t yet left the store!

3. Configure Your Reclining Sectional.

Some reclining sectionals offer modular components, which means they are made up of individual pieces that can be detached and rearranged, allowing you to create a truly customized sectional that best fits your space. Common modular pieces to choose from include a left-arm facing chaise (a chaise that sits on the reclining sectional’s left side), a right-arm facing chaise (a chaise that sits on the reclining sectional’s right side), an open-ended chaise (a chaise that can sit on either side of the reclining sectional) and more.

4. Opt for High-Tech Features for Your Reclining Sectional.

Many options for reclining sectionals, and reclining furniture in general, now come with USB ports, wireless remotes, adjustable headrests and other high-tech features – making it easier than ever to lounge comfortably and conveniently.

Watch: Our Favorite Reclining Sectional

— More Great Articles —

More Great Reclining Sectionals

Read the Latest

Editorial Disclaimer: Articles featuring tips and advice are intended for educational purposes and only as general recommendations. Always practice personal discretion when using and caring for furniture, decor and related items.