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Arriving home after a long day of work and binging on the newest Netflix show from the comfort of a big, cushy recliner is the ultimate life goal. Sure, a couch could do the job — but if you really want to take a load off, you’ve got to add a recliner to your living room, den or man cave. And sure, you’ll feel like a million bucks with your feet up and your drink in hand, but you don’t have to spend a ton to find a great recliner. From in-chair massages to outdoor luxury, these recliners all come in under $400 without sacrificing beauty or quality.
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Best Overall: Best Selling Davis Leather Recliner Club Chair
We admit we were skeptical when we saw the name of the company that produces the Davis club chair, but this recliner is proof you shouldn’t judge a chair by its name. This one has it all — comfort, affordability and style, and comes in black, grey, beige and burnt orange for all of you adventurous decorators out there. The chair’s dimensions are 27.2 x 33.5 x 35.8 inches and it weighs only 65 pounds, so shipping is a breeze. We picked this chair as our best overall because it fits seamlessly into any decor style without looking too bulky or “bachelor pad-y.” Reviewers say its elegant design doesn’t take away from the comfort factor. Sure, at this price point the chair may not become a family heirloom, but if you’re searching for a stylish piece that will hold up for years to come, the Davis recliner is a great buy.
02 of 08
Best Massage: Dorel Living Padded Dual Massage Recliner
If ultimate comfort and pleasure is your goal, the Dorel massage recliner is the best budget item your money can buy. This fully padded chair comes in chocolate and tan, and has both high and low massage settings for your seat and back. The upholstered microfiber is easy to clean, and even with the dual massage features, the chair only weighs 77 pounds. It’s slightly oversized for comfort, coming in at 41 x 36 x 40 inches. Reviewers state that the padded chair is great for sore muscles and is so comfortable that you’ll probably end up napping in it half the time.
Overall, the Dorel massage recliner may not be the most stylish option, but it’s by far the most comfortable and soothing chair your money can buy.
03 of 08
Best Modern Design: Corrigan Studio Medford Recliner
If you’re looking for a sleek chair that can fit into your modern house or apartment, this Corrigan Studio recliner is perfect for you. Not your typical recliner, this chair comes with a matching ottoman instead of a reclining foot rest. It’s upholstered in faux black leather and comes with a 2-year warranty against any manufacturing defects. It also features a ball-bearing swivel base, which makes it a great choice for a home office. The chair is 56 pounds and runs 34 inches at its longest. Reviewers say it can be a tad small for a large adult, but if you’re under 250 pounds, you should fit the Medford recliner perfectly.
04 of 08
Best for a Kids’ Room: BCP Contemporary Kids Recliner Chair
So you bought a new recliner to help yourself take a load off, and now your whole family is fighting over who gets to use it first? It’s time to spring for a recliner just for your kids. The BCP kids’ recliner chair is an affordable way to get your children out of your recliner and into one of their own. This black faux leather chair comes with a cup holder, and is 43 inches long when fully extended. There are no confusing handles or complicated mechanisms here — simply lean back and the chair turns into a reclining paradise for your little one. This is a great idea for nurseries, kids’ bedrooms or play rooms, or even a way to give your child his own spot in the living room for that well-earned TV time. The chair supports up to 220 pounds, but it’s ideal for kids under age 10 due to the small size of the seat.
Owners agree that their kids adore the chair, and state that it holds up to a lot of toddler wear and tear.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Best Oversized: ACME Furniture Vita Leather Recliner
Sometimes bigger is better. And if you check out this Vita recliner, you’ll see the proof is in the padding. This recliner is made of dark brown faux leather, with an overstuffed seat and back. The chair safely holds up to 300 pounds, and is 65 inches when fully reclined. This chair is a great choice for those with medical issues or injuries, as the wide berth will give you more than enough space to spread out and stay comfortable for hours.
Owners say that assembly is a breeze, and that from small to tall, the chair fits a wide variety of body shapes and sizes perfectly.
06 of 08
Best Swivel: Pulaski Harmony Swivel Glider
Swivel chairs are great whether you're nursing or not, and this Pulaski Harmony glider is the best budget choice money can buy. The chair comes in two muted colors: dove and desert, which are perfect for a sweet nursery, but also work well with neutral decor in a living space. The chair reaches 42 inches when it’s fully extended, and weighs in at 88 pounds. We love the elegant, modern design of the chair and piped detailing that makes it look far more expensive than it is. Owners say the lightly padded piece is comfortable enough to nap in, and agree that the neutral design fits into many different decor styles.
07 of 08
Best Outdoor Recliner: Outsunny Outdoor Rattan Wicker Recliner
The Outsunny recliner is a bit of a splurge compared to some of the other options, but it’s a great deal if you’re looking to bring maximum comfort to your patio or poolside. Made out of rattan wicker and durable UV-resistant polyester, the Outsunny is a recliner that can hold up even in the face of inclement weather. The chair is about 37 inches lengthwise and holds up to 400 pounds. We love the detachable tray that pops out to act as a convenient table for your iced tea or lemonade on long summer afternoons. The Outsunny’s owners say the chair has transformed summers on the deck for the whole family, and that they’ve never had a more comfortable outdoor chair.
08 of 08
Best Trendy Recliner: GDF Macedonia Mid-Century Modern Recliner
Who says recliners can’t be stylish? This mid-century modern chair is the epitome of cool and is a great additional to a trendy, modern living room or bedroom. It comes in nine colors, from burnt orange to subtle gray, and is made in both microfiber and tweed. The tufted back adds a touch of elegance, and we adore the tapered legs that make this chair look far more expensive than it is. It measures 35 inches long and reclines into an almost totally flat position, perfect for Sunday afternoon naps. Owners say it’s easy to put together and looks more than double the price.
Toss some throw pillows and a stylish blanket on this chair, and it will become a gorgeous centerpiece of your living room.