Our Favorite Designer-Look Modern Recliner Chairs

Welp… I finally bit the bullet and caved to my husband’s wishes; we ordered two modern club-style recliner chairs for the living room. What is it about a recliner that makes it such a hot button when couples choose furniture? We’re not the only ones with this problem, right?

They are oh so comfy but it is so challenging to find a recliner with a designer look. Robert and I visited so many furniture stores in our area that we lost count to sit test every recliner we could possibly find.

But since this was such a challenge for us, I thought it would be helpful to round up all of my favorite designer-approved recliners that are comfortable but still “pretty”.

Some we sat on personally and loved, others come with high reviews from others online, but all of them I would have in our home in a heartbeat.

Designer-Look Modern Recliner Chairs

modern recliner chairs over $1,000

Splurge: Club Style Recliner Chairs Over $1,000

modern recliner chairs under $1,000

Save: Club Style Recliner Chairs Under $1,000

Which one is your favorite out of the bunch? I’m totally eating my words here, but I honestly can’t believe how many of these I LOVE when all this time I said we would never ever have a recliner in our house.

I’ll share our “winner” really soon once it arrives! Do you have a recliner you love?

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  1. I love recliners! When we finish our family room we will have 2 recliners. Wanted to sell our 2 living room chairs and replace with 1 recliner. My husband wanted to know what was with recliners all of a sudden. The comfort! Plus I could see a recliner getting more use than designer chairs. So I’m with Robert on Team Recliner!

    1. I have a feeling all of us being home so much this past year, we’re all Team Sweatpants and Team Recliners! Woot woot! Haha

  2. I wish more companies would make stylish recliners. The two we ordered swivel and rock, which I like. They are cream and look contemporary. I find them comfortable but my husband is not super comfortable in them. His head doesn’t hit the back at the right spot. Same thing with our sofa. We have a Lazy Boy power reclining sofa which I love but he doesn’t find comfortable for the exact same reason. I wish designers could just go a little taller on the head piece without making them look like hunting cabin sofas!

    1. I totally agree! I feel bad for all of the tall guys who need those extra inches of headrest. It’s hard finding ones to try out in person too now that so many companies are moving to online-only.

    2. I agree that several companies are making the backs for sofas and chairs too low lately.
      I personally enjoy an oversized recliner. Although my children are almost grown they still like to climb in and cuddle on occasion. Did you find any brands that make an oversized version?

  3. I don’t recognize any of these brands. Did you sit in these chairs in person? If not, how did you choose without seeing in person?

    1. We sat in recliners at Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Ashley Furniture, Haverty’s, La-Z-Boy, a couple of locally owned places… practically every single place in the Charlotte area that carries recliners, but luckily NC is a huge furniture mecca so we had access to many. The rest that weren’t available in person, I read up on reviews and on Consumer Reports. So these were the winners of the whole lot of them based on all of those factors. It was a lot to sift through.

  4. I like the Lewis, Doug and wingback. I would like different color options for some of them though. We are looking for new living room furniture right now. We have a good size room, but not a lot of options on layout due to fireplace, windows and openings.

    1. I like those too. Many of them do have different color options, you just have to click on them to see the different fabrics/colors they have available.

  5. We were looking at recliners earlier this year. We love the look of pottery barns recliners but didn’t like the price or shipping charges. I ended up on a Houzz discussion board and found club furniture out of NC. Most of their furniture is custom made in USA. I’m not affiliated with them but we love our leather recliner from them and it was cheaper than PB.

    1. That’s great to know! Thanks for that tip! We ended up going with a PB one because we loved the size, look, and were able to feel the comfort of it in person. But especially due to delays this year, we had to wait 6 months for delivery! It’s crazy. We almost went with a La-Z-Boy one, but it was even more expensive than the PB and the wait was just as long.