If you live in a small space, you have to be a big thinker — it takes imagination to fit everything you want into a little living room. From making sure all your furniture offers jedi-level storage solutions to finding seating that will fit the max number of people into the smallest space, it’s not easy to find the best furniture for small spaces.
Even though a recliner can seem like a luxury with a large footprint, there are small versions that can make a big impact in your space. And if you choose a small enough model, you’ll be able to fit it in next to your sectional, across from your couch, or in that little corner you’ve always wanted to turn into a reading nook.
Newer technology has allowed recliners to become not only smaller, but also more functional with features like wall hugging designs, push back or power reclining mechanisms, heating and massage elements, and USB charging ports. You can get a lot of luxury out of a little chair, and we’ve rounded up the best ones.
With these recliners for small spaces, you’ll be able to lean back, kick your feet up, and enjoy the big game, a good book, the newest blockbuster, or the longest nap. Here are our seven favorite undersized options.
7 recliners for small spaces and big dreams
Whether you want a small recliner so you can transform your living space into a home theater, create a cozy cocoon, or have a go-to seat on game day, these options will fit the bill (and the space). Here are the best recliners for small spaces.
1. Destino Cushion Back Power Recliner in Midnight Blue
Measures: 43.5″ wide by 40″ deep by 34″ high
Designed with small spaces in mind, the Destino is a recliner incognito. It looks like a mild-mannered accent chair by day, but by night (or should we say, by movie night?), push that power recline button and kick back in style.
This recliner chair has a wall hugger mechanism so you don’t have to sacrifice any extra space when you arrange your furniture. The lumbar side pillows offer added back support while the seat cushion is reversible — each side features a layer of feather down and a cool gel memory foam top.
If you can’t get enough of the midnight blue-hued faux linen upholstery, there’s also a matching Destino recliner sofa so the whole household can lounge in style.
2. Glider Recliner With Ottoman in Brown and Black
Recliner measures: 28″ wide by 30.5″ deep by 41″ high
Ottoman measures: 18″ wide by 17.25″ deep by 14″ high
The narrow width on this swivel glider recliner allows you to fit it into the extra space between your side table and your wall, or the tight corner you’re trying to find a use for.
The padded seat is irresistibly comfy with a soft microfiber upholstery — one of the best fabrics for pets and kids. Plus, this chair features a sturdy swivel base and a side pocket where you can store your books, magazines, or tablet.
This modern recliner looks equally good in a home office or a living room. And it’s a great place to kick up your feet while you do some work on your tablet or laptop.
3. Power Lift Recliner With Wired Remote in Beige
Measures: 27.5″ wide by 37.5″ deep by 41.25″ high
Recliners are all about relaxation, and this small recliner chair lets you relax to the max. The soft microfiber upholstery and cool gel memory foam cushion offer classic comfort, but with this heating and massage recliner, the features go way beyond function.
The heating and massage capabilities come with multiple adjustable settings, so you can find your ideal comfort level. Plus, the attached remote control ensures you’ll never lose your all access pass to self-pampering. There’s even a side storage pocket for all your entertainment, and a USB port to charge your phone or tablet.
After your relaxation time is over, this power lift chair will help you get back on your feet. It’s ideal for elderly adults or for anyone with movement limitations.
4. Upholstered Push-Back Recliner in Navy Blue
Measures: 28.75″ wide by 37.75″ deep by 42.5″ high
This mid-century modern design will add style to your living space. When the footrest is down, it blends seamlessly with the chair. Then, it pops out when you lean against the backrest for surprising comfort that doesn’t clash with your home decor.
This performance fabric recliner features a solid wood frame — and not just for interior construction like you’d see with a traditional recliner. The hardwood frame shines as part of the design with solid rubberwood legs and armrests.
Best of all, this seat doesn’t sacrifice comfort for style. The cushions feature pocket coils and Certi-Pur certified foam for a supportive design.
5. Swivel Recliner With Flared Arm in Black
Measures: 34.5″ wide by 34″ deep by 43.5″ high
This manual recliner will look right at home in your modern living room. It features a lever reclining mechanism to extend the footrest and an adjustable seat back that you can lock into whichever reclining position you choose.
With plush seats, updated ergonomics, and a smooth faux leather upholstery, you can melt into this comfortable recliner — just don’t blame us if you never want to move again.
6. Princeton Rolled Arm Push-Back Recliner in Burgundy
Measures: 42″ wide by 37.5″ deep by 38″ high
This genuine leather recliner will bring the ambience of a cozy study to your living space. It’s made with high-quality details like hand-rubbed leather upholstery, rolled arms, and antique brass nailhead trim.
The design will help you bring both traditional style and traditional craftsmanship into your home with an encased solid wood frame and solid wood legs. This reclining armchair also features a high-back cushion and a comfortable seat with pocket coils and sinuous spring construction to prevent sagging.
To incorporate sophisticated traditional design throughout your living space, you can pair it with a matching couch and loveseat.
7. Upholstered Cushion Power Recliner in Brown
Measures: 31″ wide by 34.25″ deep by 39.5″ high
Perfect for sports nights, movie nights, and ordinary nights, this power recliner is reminiscent of a traditional recliner — just in a smaller silhouette. The motorized reclining mechanism allows you to find the perfect angle for watching TV or napping in peace.
The plush headrest and soft linen-like fabric will envelop you for an evening of relaxation, and the polyester-filled seat cushions will make you feel like you’re floating on a cloud.
Small space, big relaxation
When it comes to recliners, comfort is key. And it’s hard to decide whether you’ll be happier on cool gel memory foam cushions or plush polyester fiber fill — unless you try out your favorite recliners in person.
Head to a local Coaster furniture store to try these seats for yourself. While you’re there, you can feel the fabric, try out the reclining mechanism, and experiment with all the furniture’s features. Bring your favorite shopping partner, and get ready for one shopping day that doesn’t leave your feet sore (because you’ll be kicking them up all day long).
Happy shopping! We hope you find a small recliner that adds big comfort to your space.
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