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How to Find Your Most Comfortable Recliner (+ the 10 Most Comfortable Recliners)

Here is everything you need to know about your most comfortable recliner – and how to find it.

1. Measure Your Recliner Lounging Space.

Before you decide on a recliner, make sure to take down the dimensions of the area of the room where you plan to place it. While shopping, take into account the size of your favorite recliner (at full extension), and make sure your space can accommodate it!

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2. Choose the Type of Recliner Base.

Recliners don’t just recline – they can also lift, swivel and even glide, all thanks to specially designed bases. Choose a recliner base that best suits your fancy, but remember, too, that you don’t have to lift, swivel or glide; if you would rather simply recline – and stay put – then stick with a traditional base.

3. Look for a Recliner with an Adjustable Headrest.

Adjustable headrests are the ‘cherry on top’ feature that turns an ordinary recliner into a custom luxury experience. With endless options for neck positioning, you can recline to your heart’s desire while still getting the orthopedic support you need.

4. Consider a Recliner with Smart Features.

Have you heard? For a most convenient, all-in-one lounging experience, recliners now come with high-tech smart features, including USB ports, power lift remote controls and light-up cupholders.

5. Test out Your Favorite Designs and Features in the Store.

Finding the most comfortable recliner chair for you comes down to how it feels to you, so head over the store to try it out for yourself! Sit back and relax on as many pieces of reclining furniture as you can, and don’t be afraid to take a mini-nap (if you are so inclined!).

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The Most Comfortable Recliners

We can talk about the features that make up a comfortable recliner all day, but we think you get the gist. Now, let’s dive into what you really want: the specific products that our customers have tested, purchased and love! Without further ado, here is our official list of the most comfortable recliners, ever.

Most Comfortable Overall

Best Feature: Rocker

Size: 36"W x 36.5”D x 41.5”H

Actual Customer Review: "Super comfortable. Fits just about anyone. Fabric is really soft, feels like a hug!" - Minion101

Best Feature: USB port

Size: 41"W x 38”D x 40”H

Actual Customer Review: "I love, love, love my new furniture! Both the [Moana] chair and the couch are so comfortable and so fashionable!!!" - PALR

Most Comfortable Leather Recliners

Best Feature: Swivel

Size: 33”W x 37”D x 39”H

Actual Customer Review: "We purchased this recliner to coordinate with the Lucy Dark Gray Sectional and it's exactly what we were looking for and the price is right!" - Mimi G

Best Feature: Adjustable headrest

Size: 31”W x 31”D x 41”H

Actual Customer Review: "Comfortable and very good quality, I really like the wood accent it has too!" - Josephw85

Most Comfortable Rocker Recliners

Best Feature: Rocker

Size: 36"W x 36.5”D x 41.5”H

Actual Customer Review: "It was very comfortable and soft. You can relax on it. I always sit with my laptop and do online work. I’ll never get tired. I enjoy it. I love it!" - Anonymous

Best Feature: Rocker

Size: 36.5” x 40” x 42.8”

Actual Customer Review: "We LOVE these recliners! So great to be able to pick the fabric we liked. So comfortable!!" - 3713tn

Most Comfortable Modern Recliners

Best Feature: Swivel

Size: 33”W x 37”D x 39”H

Actual Customer Review: "I love this chair! It is well made and I have no problems with it. So glad I purchased it!" - BLJN

Best Feature: Rocker

Size: 36.5” x 40” x 42.8

Actual Customer Review: "Extremely comfortable recliner! I purchased this for my nursery and I couldn’t be more pleased with it. This chair is as comfy as it looks!" - Christina 717

Most Comfortable High Leg Recliners

Best Feature: USB port

Size: 41"W x 38”D x 40”H

Actual Customer Review: "This is a very comfortable reclining chair! Perfect shape and perfect size." - Alice Z

Best Feature: Adjustable headrest

Size: 31”W x 31”D x 41”H

Actual Customer Review: "This chair is so comfy to relax in or read in every night. I love that you can recline in it." - Brianna12344

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