Updated September 06, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

The 6 Best Oversized Recliners

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Recliners are usually the most popular chairs in any house, thanks to comfortable footrests, soft cushioning, and the ability to set their backs at the perfect angle for reading, watching TV or taking a nap. These oversized models can accommodate two people, so you can snuggle with a partner or a child, and we've included a wide range of styles to suit all preferences and decorating styles. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Ashley Austere

2. Christopher Knight Home Halima

3. Lane Home Furnishings Cuddler

Editor's Notes

September 03, 2020:

When selecting our oversized recliners, we looked for durable materials, features that enhance the relaxation experience, and a range of styles to complement a variety of decor.

In keeping with the spirit of the product category, we made quite a few eliminations during this update, as several older selections aren't quite wide enough to qualify as oversized. On that note, we removed the Catnapper Teddy Bear Inch-A-Way, the RevoluXion Mason Rocker, the Simmons Shiloh, and the Harper&Bright Designs Wilshire Series as they are too narrow. You'll find all of our current items are at least 45 inches wide. In fact, the Divano Roma Furniture Classic Loveseat 2-Seater is a generous 56 inches wide, and the Ashley Austere is 55.

We know that the action of pulling a lever can be troublesome for some, especially those with arthritis or mobility issues. For that reason, we added the Ashley Austere, which is available in push-button power recline model. It took the place of the Ashley Toletta, which also had power recline, but didn't have as attractive of an aesthetic. Providing options for those who want to experience the luxury of a large recliner, but don't have much floor space, was also important, which is another reason the Ashley Austere caught our attention. Its zero-wall design means you only need to position it a few inches away from a wall, in order to get the full experience.

Including both modern and classic styles was a priority. That being said, the Coaster Macpherson looks too dated, so we eliminated it. In its place, we added the Lane Home Furnishings Cuddler, which looks timeless but fresh. For those who prefer something more minimalistic, there is the Christopher Knight Home Halima and the Christopher Knight Home Calliope Loveseat. Their clean and simple designs should look nice next to many different sofas, ottomans, and other living room furniture.

November 27, 2018:

Ranked options in terms of comfort, capacity, and suitability to a range of uses, including seating for media rooms and power-lifting for those with mobility issues. Both manual and powered recline mechanisms are featured, as well as various upholstery materials.

Special Honors

Wayfair Belvidera Cuddler The Wayfair Belvidera Cuddler has individually wrapped coils in the seat cushions that allow it to retain it loft and support well. Is reclining mechanism is quiet and lets you sit at three positions, and the rolled arms are accented with nailhead trim. It is worth noting though, that the fabric is a bit thin and wears down after a lot of use. wayfair.com

Living Spaces Garland Bark Cuddler Power Recliner The Living Spaces Garland Bark Cuddler Power Recliner adjusts at a simple push of a button and can lie nearly entirely flat, making it a good spot to take a nap. It has a USB port, so you can power up a device without leaving your chair, and a durable hardwood, corner-blocked frame. livingspaces.com

4. Christopher Knight Home Calliope Loveseat

5. Ashley Zavier

6. Divano Roma Furniture Classic Loveseat 2-Seater


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on September 06, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

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