Recliner chairs are the epitome of comfort. But if the bulky eyesore in the corner of your grandpa’s living room comes to mind, then think again. These days, there are tons of stylish recliners that are anything but. Comfort should always be top of mind, but the right recliner serves many purposes: parents can use reclining rockers to put their babies to sleep, kids can plug their devices into the hidden USB outlets and seniors can find relief from back pain with massagers. There’s truly a great option for every need, budget and comfort level.
The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab evaluates all sorts of furniture, from standard couches to sleeper sofas to sectionals. For this article, our Lab pros researched best-selling recliners online, analyzing features like fabrication, reclining abilities (manual vs. power) and size. Plus, we recently worked with over 4,000 survey panelists who shared over 90,000 data points about their own sofas with us, and we were able to apply their feedback when making our best recliner picks. The following recliner chairs have unique features or are from popular furniture brands that received rave reviews from our panelists.