Modern Recliners

Buy the best modern recliners selected and recommended by interior designers. By Caroline Patterson.

A modern recliner is a versatile seating piece that brings comfort and style to any living space. They’re functional, too, and allow the user to alleviate stress through multiple support features. Modern recliners also come in many design and style options that match perfectly with any decor style. Explore some of the best recliner options available below.

Manual Modern Recliner

Manual Modern Recliner

Manual Modern Recliner

Description

Perfect for: Lounging, reading a book, watching TV

What We Like: Many extra features

Armed with padded rolls and a tall back, this rocking recliner has a plush, ultra-comfortable feel you can easily sink into. Pair that with an adjustable leg rest and high-grade foam seat cushions that resist fading and maintain their shape even after repeated use, and you have the best of both worlds: safety and support. 

Designer Advice

This recliner chair is the gold standard in comfort. It is filled with double-picked blown fiber for top-grade lift and shape retention. It provides unparalleled versatility in terms of setting and style. You can customize it to your heart’s content and choose your desired fabric and add-ons to fulfill all of your reclining wishes and decor aspirations. 

What Users Say

 A most relaxing soft but supportive recliner perfect for watching a screen or reading printed material. Fits well in the space.

Modern Swivel Recliner Chair

Modern Swivel Recliner Chair

Modern Swivel Recliner Chair

Description

Perfect for: Parents with little ones

What We Like: The hidden leg rest

What We Don’t: It can be noisy as it reclines

This modern-style glider recliner features a 360 swivel motion, a hidden pop-up leg rest, and forward and backward gliding functions. You can enjoy the best rest of your life—which is perfect for new parents and nursing mothers. It comes with a lumbar pillow that will improve your posture and relieve back pain. The upholstery is durable, stain-resistant heathered polyester, available in four colors. 

Designer Advice

You can put this easy-to-assemble chair in a tight corner in your living room or home office. Pile on geometric or patterned pillows to accessorize, and watch how they liven up the space. The power-packed chair is lightweight, so you won’t have trouble moving it around. When you’re ready to lounge, just put pressure on the footrest. 

What Users Say

The chair is soft and has the perfect amount of comfort and firmness. It rocks super easily and swivels great. Definitely recommend!

Ultra Modern Power Reclining Chair

Ultra Modern Power Reclining Chair

Ultra Modern Power Reclining Chair

Description

Perfect For: Easy maintenance and cloud-soft comfort

What We Like: Power recliner for the ideal position

This is a modern and stylish lounge essential featuring thick, soft cushioning that you will want to keep sitting on for hours. The microfiber upholstery and dacron-wrapped seat cushions provide peak comfort. The hardwood material and sinuous coil-spring system combine for a sturdy and supportive structure that is highly durable, too. 

Designer Advice

This power recliner is covered with microfiber fabric, so it’s soft, absorbent, and easy to clean. The structure is highly durable and is meant to be used for many years. The pillow back is removable, so it is easy to move around the house. The dark gray upholstery adds a moody and luxurious feel to the space.

What Users Say

Very comfortable, does not take up too much space, perfect just what I wanted and needed. Material very comfortable and it’s easy to clean. 

A Contemporary Recliner

A Contemporary Recliner

A Contemporary Recliner

Description

This chair combines a mid-century frame with stylish channel tufting for a modern yet comfortable look. It is available in three natural fabric colors that add a sophisticated yet minimalist charm to any space.

Designer Advice

This contemporary recliner is the perfect choice to turn up the relaxing aesthetic in any room. The linen-blend upholstery creates a comfortable seating experience, and the manual push-back system is easy for anyone to use. We love its simple design that can be styled in various ways. We suggest going for black if you are afraid of staining a stark white recliner.

A Minimalistic Reclining Chair

A Minimalistic Reclining Chair

A Minimalistic Reclining Chair

Description

This recliner is perfect for taking a nap during work breaks. The modern style recliner works well in residential and commercial spaces. Its faux leather fabric contains comfortable foam fill and comes in four color options, all of which are easy to maintain. 

An Elegant Recliner

An Elegant Recliner

An Elegant Recliner

Red Barrel Studio®

Description

This is the perfect choice if you need a recliners modern style that will go with traditional interior decor. It has a durable body, a power recline mechanism, and a robust USB feature. Its luxurious faux leather upholstery is available in two classic color options: brown and blue.

A Cozy Recliner

A Cozy Recliner

A Cozy Recliner

Mack & Milo™

Description

This recliner features multiple gliding, reclining, and 360-degree swivel functions. It is perfect for nursery room seating with its foam fill and padded leg rest. It is available in five neutral color options that suit any room aesthetic.

Designer Advice

This chair is the perfect seating addition for your baby’s nursery. We love the understated silhouette and welt trim details on this modern recliner. Its simple and classy appearance works with any decor style. It has a hidden but easy-to-access pull mechanism so you can recline in two positions. 

A Stylish Recliner With Footrest

A Stylish Recliner With Footrest

A Stylish Recliner With Footrest

Orren Ellis

Description

This ultra modern recliner is perfect for your study, home office, or reading corner. It adjusts into infinite recline positions with one button. Its vegan leather upholstery is available in two colors. It is good for the skin and very easy to clean.

A Comfy Recliner

A Comfy Recliner

A Comfy Recliner

Latitude Run®

Description

This recliner is the best choice for the ultimate napping experience. It has a power recline option that’s easy to use, as well as multiple vibration nodes along with heating and massage features.

Designer Advice

This chair packs many high-end features in its simple body. Its lifting function is a fantastic addition that makes it easier for older adults to stand up and get out of the chair. It has a USB feature so you can charge your devices without having to move. It is the perfect chair to laze around and relax on for hours at a time. The clean design makes it a natural fit in any space.

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Modern Recliners

Buying Guide

Modern style recliners are extremely comfortable, and they give your living space a fun, contemporary focal point. In some cases, sleeping in a recliner that offers sufficient back and neck support can be beneficial because it keeps your airways open.

Modern recliners come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, making it easy to find one that works well with your living room design and offers the shape that you find most comfortable for your body.

While they’re more streamlined and elegant than traditional recliners, the modern version still offers the option to put your legs up and lie back with your neck sufficiently supported.

Modern-style recliners work best in living rooms, formal sitting rooms, offices, and family rooms. Chairs that allow maximum reclining are great in living rooms or movie rooms for laying back during a film or chilling with the family. Decorative chairs such as an orange microfiber upholstered recliner or a recliner with teal fabric cushions and retro prints work well in formal sitting rooms for a Mid-century modern twist.

An antique French-style recliner is an excellent addition to a reading room. A dark leather seat with a sleek design and comfortable surface is ideal for offices where a client needs to relax, like a therapist or counselor’s practice. Recliners also function well in a creative workspace to provide a comfortable place to sit down between painting, drawing, designing, or writing.

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Recliners contemporary style

I really like this modern, mid-century recliner chair in the Baughman style and a beautiful, green colour. Perfect for a more contemporary living room, bound to spice up the room with its unique look.

Mid century reclining chaise lounge black leather

Mid century reclining chaise lounge black leather

Extremely modern form style of this recliner- reminiscent of overturned beetle. Its dark brown color - has been added to the wonderful, high quality Italian leather, quilted seats. To add luxury it was decided to add a brass nail head detailling.

Modern style recliners

Modern style recliners are what I truly love. This chaise lounge recliner looks super comfortable and classic. Made from brown leather, with nice silver polish finish. Cool to have one in your study room or cabinet.

Retro recliner

This recliner is a great example of the approach taken by modern design. Cool and clean, futuristic design complies with the principles of contemporary style, offering also exquisite comfort and functionality.

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If you’re looking for a gorgeous piece to relax and unwind in after a hard day, take a look at this amazing clinical recliner with a motorized mechanism for ease of use! This one is also bound to give your living room a unique look.

Sven ivar dysthe reclining lounge chair

Sven ivar dysthe reclining lounge chair

Unique collection of antique and modern recliner chairs. This one features a very solid wooden frame with four round legs. Its sitting area is soft and finished in brown color. Its seat and backrest support many postures.

Modern style recliner chairs

An attractive ultra modern double recliner resembling a bench. It has full panel legs, rounded arms, deep seats and very wide backrests with headrests. It's upholstered in elegant patternless off-white leather.

Mid century modern milo baughman style reclining lounge chair vintage

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Reclining Lounge Chair Vintage Danish | eBay. An interesting candidate for a makeover.

Motorized reclining sofa

The remote-controlled motorized recliner. Built on the metal base, covered with the black natural leather. It is a Mercedes between armchairs. The armchair is really comfortable, but also looks extremely stylish.

Sedgwick recliner 29 w x 36 5 d x 39

Sedgwick recliner, 29"W x 36.5"D x 39"H, marled licorice microfiber with contrast top stitching, $699.

Retro modern recliners

Sporting the futuristic design this modern recliner chair offers style that will enhance your mood adter a busy day at work and comes with a sophisticated look that brings the lively atmosphere to your interior with its metal frame and beautiful white finish.

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my family definitely needs these chairs at the dining table...giggles

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The Crawford taupe and cream fabric modern nursery swivel glider recliner is handcrafted using time-honored Old World techniques. This recliner offers swivel, gliding and reclining movements. This versatile recliner can be used in any room of the house

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Update your space with the contemporary style of this Modern Red Faux Reclining Lounge Chair. This chair features an adjustable back for lounging in your living room, office or any other space you that needs some comfort and style.

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Modern Ottoman #urbanoutfitters

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Pair of Carlo Mollino style Reclining Armchairs at 1stdibs

Racing Style Recliner Chair

Racing Style Recliner Chair

This contemporary styled recliner chair has a racing design and is upholstered with a solid, faux leather in bright red and black. Its frame and base are made of heavy duty steel and has a chrome finish.

Pegasus Power Recliner

Pegasus Power Recliner

A tremendous recliner with the upholstery made of synthetic leather. It also features a fully padded hardwood frame with dacron wrap. The back tension is adjustable for more convenience. It perfectly matches modern decors.

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Restored Vintage Eames Style Recliner with Ottoman - $3,450 Est. Retail - $3,350 on #midcenturymodern

Delwood Recliner Chair

Delwood Recliner Chair

Broad back cushion of this recliner chair, as well as its padded arms, provide an experience of comfort that will satisfy the pickiest ones. Kiln-dried hardwood frame is undoubtedly built to last. A fine home and office option.

Ryewell Power Assist Recliner

Ryewell Power Assist Recliner

Recliner upholstered in faux leather. Frame is made of combining steel and wood. It has a power motor recliner for easy-recline functionality. Contemporary design for all kinds of interiors.

Heated Massage Chair

Heated Massage Chair

Gorgeous massage chair offering solid metal frame, cushioned seat, back, and footrest in faux leather upholstery, and fantastic massage system with eight motors, various intensity settings, and independent massage zones.

Custom recliners

Recliner sofa that provides comfortable sitting space for up to three people. Its reclining mechanism provides good support of relaxing postures. The central backrest can be folded and it can be used as a coffee tray.

Motorized recliners

Reclining chair with Harley-Davidson theme on its backrest. This chair features a reliable reclining mechanism that supports comfortable postures. It is finished in neutral black color and includes nailhead trims on its arms.

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