Modern Reclining Sofas

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A modern recliner sofa is an ideal way to combine comfort and style. Sleek, chic, and guaranteed to match most décor schemes, you’ll love kicking your feet up at the end of the day. A contemporary recliner sofa is also a great way to bring a room together by bringing depth and texture to the space around it. From large recliners to ones suited for smaller spaces, we’ve thoroughly reviewed some of the best modern reclining sofas below. 

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Updated 01/06/2022
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Low Profile Modern Recliner Couch

Low Profile Modern Recliner Couch

Wade Logan®

What we like: Genuine leather all the way through

What we don’t like: Extremely heavy

Not so good for: Long lounging sessions

Perfect for: A more sophisticated look

Covered in genuine leather, this recliner couch comes in blue, caramel brown, light gray, or burgundy. It features a power recline that will take all the work out of relaxing. Made from metal and engineered wood, the weight capacity is a generous 850lbs. Because of the smooth genuine leather used, this sofa will be simple to keep clean.

Differing from regular springs, the seats of this sofa have web suspension. Plus, the foam cushions have a certain degree of firmness to them. Finally, the square arms add a fun retro accent touch. 

$2899.99 $6192.5

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Wide Modern Reclining Sofa

Wide Modern Reclining Sofa

Red Barrel Studio®

What we like: Center space becomes tabletop

What we don’t like: Only one color option

Not so good for: Small spaces

Perfect for: Home theaters

Measuring 87 inches wide, this reclining sofa is best suited for larger living spaces. Upholstered in 100% polyester with a light gray finish, the frame is made of metal and manufactured wood in black. We recommend accenting with some bright cushions in mustard or blue to brighten it up.

The best feature by far of this sofa is that the middle seat can be pushed down to create a tabletop-like surface. Make movie night better with popcorn and drinks right next to you, just like in a theater. The reclining type is manual. Stuffed with foam, the seat construction contains sinuous springs. 

$1049.99 $1169.99

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Reversible Contemporary Recliner Sofa

Reversible Contemporary Recliner Sofa

Wade Logan®

What we like: Cushion covers can be removed

What we don’t like: Can sometimes squeak

Not so good for: Pets  

Perfect for: Studio apartments

Measuring 61 inches wide, this loveseat comes with over fifty fabric and color options, ranging from smooth to textured. Built from solid and engineered wood with black plastic legs, it is versatile and fresh. Two toss pillows are included.

Made in the USA to order, this sofa additionally has foam-filled cushions that are supported by sinuous springs. Even better, the seat and back cushions as well as their covers can be removed for easy cleaning. They are also reversible. The weight capacity is 500lbs.

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Gray Sleek Modern Reclining Sofa

Gray Sleek Modern Reclining Sofa

Etta Avenue™ Teen

What we like: Boxy, trendy silhouette

What we don’t like: Button tufting may impact comfort

Not so good for: If you want plush cushioning

Perfect for: Minimalist spaces

The clean-lined silhouette of this reclining sofa is a great option for minimalist homes. Its neutral gray color will look good with most modern décor schemes, especially in an all-white space for a contrast. The boxy frame gives it a super contemporary and streamlined look that’s great for creating a cool vibe.

Upholstered in 100% polyester, the legs are made from aluminum and are a gleaming silver. Moreover, this sofa can be turned into a bed if you have guests round to stay. 


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Leather Match Modern Reclining Couch

Leather Match Modern Reclining Couch

Wade Logan®

What we like: Super plush

What we don’t like: Middle seat doesn’t recline

Not so good for: If you want something chicer

Perfect for: A comfy and classic sofa

Coming in black or brown, this reclining couch measures 83 inches wide. Featuring a frame made of engineered wood, it also has pocket spring construction. The cushions are filled with foam and cotton.

Upholstered in leather match, its plush look is matched only by its feeling. The reclining setting is manual and controlled by a lever. The weight capacity is 900lbs. It is finished with pillow cushion arms for ultimate comfort.


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Lined Modern Sofa Recliner

Lined Modern Sofa Recliner

Wade Logan®

What we like: Contrasting piping

What we don’t like: Not a sturdy sleeper

Not so good for: Taller people

Perfect for: Adding some color to a room

Available in five colors – brown, beige, blue, dark gray, or a mixed color option, this sofa has a weight capacity of 500lbs. Two matching toss pillows are included. When reclined, the arms go down too so you can be completely comfortable. For an accent touch, the outline of this sofa features contrasting piping.

The frame of this sofa is made from solid and manufactured wood – it is upholstered in canvas, which may not be as soft to the touch. As for the seat construction, sinuous springs are used. The pillows are stuffed with foam. 

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Modern Reclining Sofas

Buying Guide

We all love a comfortable chair to sit back and relax in; especially after a hard days work or when you want to enjoy a movie or your favorite TV show. Regardless of your comfort, support or mobility needs, the perfect recliner is out there with your name on it. Finding your ideal chair can be difficult, so here is a buying guide to help you out.

  • Manual recliner: If you are looking to enjoy the full luxury of a modern reclining sofa, or you are getting one for health reasons, manual is not ideal because you will have to do the reclining yourself. You have the choice of either a handle or a clutch release positioned at the side or underneath the chair. The handle lets you push the chair back and elevate your legs into a position that’s most comfortable for you. It’s important to note that on some manual recliners, to get the chair back into its original position, you will need to use your weight.
  • Power recliner: A power recliner comes equipped with either a remote control or a set of buttons on the side of the chair. To relax on your recliner, it’s as simple as pushing the button in the direction you want to go.

It gets even better than being able to lay back in your chair because there are recliners that can either lift or tilt. Anyone can use this feature, but it's more suited to the elderly who find it difficult to move from the seated to the standing position and vice versa. The chair reclines from an almost standing position into a sitting position, and from a sitting position into a standing position.

Reclining sofas are available in a range of styles and shapes to suit your needs, to make sure you choose a sofa that is going to work well in your living room, here are a few hints and tips:

  • Corner reclining sofa: A corner sofa is good for a small living room, you can tuck the seating arrangement away in the corner and still have room for other pieces of furniture.
  • Armchair reclining sofa: An armchair can be in the same style as your sofa suite. It’s the perfect chair if you want to be a lone ranger and enjoy your own company.
  • Loveseats: These are bigger than the regular armchair but smaller than a two-seater; they are great for filling up extra space.

Take away

Remember, as well as making sure that your recliner matches the interior decoration of your home; comfort is the most important aspect. People don’t buy recliners for aesthetic purposes; they are purely for comfort so that you can relax and sink into your new chair.

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Modern recliner sofas

A pretty though rather simple modern 3-seat reclining sofa with a remote controlled mechanism. It has a chromed metal frame with low round feet. Wide flat full panel arms, thick seats and backs with headrests are upholstered in plain dark fabric.

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Modern recliner sofa for two featuring plum cushions for comfort and beautiful glossed-leather upholstery. The sofa also offers incredible stitching and little touches of white accents around the armrests. It’s supported by a sturdy metal frame for extra longevity.

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Modern Italian Reclining Sectional Sofa Top View Ital Moresco

Tips to get the right contemporary sectional sofas

Tips to get the right contemporary sectional sofas

Contemporary recliner sofas

Binari modern recliner sofa. This size is a 3 seater 78cm. Total length 290cm. Made in Lino Heather fabric. As delivered to one of our clients in London.

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This simple and minimalistic set of furniture will be fit perfectly to modern living room. It is composed of slim-line coffee table in Japanese style and corner sofa with marble shelves intended to storage book or frippery.

Modern reclining sectional

This white leather recliner sofa constitutes a great example of the contemporary design. It will fit work out well in all modern interiors, emphasizing the refined character of the space.

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Modern sofa with medium height back and convenient cushions for lumbar support. Armrests are flat and straight. The body of this couch rests on splayed metal feet. Upholstered with thick black fabric.

Modern sofa recliner

A simple modern recliner sofa with a smooth, cotton upholstery which gives it a comfortable texture. Great addition to a contemporary living room, sure to make a fitting centerpiece with its universal, gray colour.

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Modern recliner sofa constructed from a sturdy metal frame and standing on four chrome-plated legs. The sofa features plum heavy padding for comfort and comes in neutral black fabric upholstery that will completely transform your entire living room.

Baxton Studio Arriga Leather Modern Sofa, Black

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Amida Reclining Loveseat

Amida Reclining Loveseat

It is very nice and at the same time practical loveseat. With proper design is perfectly suited as a piece of furniture area. The lower part of a loveseat is foldable. This makes it possible to relax in a reclining position.

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Homelegance Elsie Double Reclining Sofa - Dark Brown Polished Microfiber

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Global Furniture USA Bonded Leather Matching Sofa, Grey/Black

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