In life we have the golden rule, “treat others how you would like to be treated”. In design we have another rule “whatever you do, DO NOT put a comfy albiet disgusting recliner anywhere in the house”. The recliner although one of the most comfortable pieces of furniture on the market has seen some pretty perilous days when it comes to design. Typically they involve bad fabric, overstuffed curves, and a “too-large” scale for anyone’s living room. But, my friends it is 2017 and the recliner has come a long way from the terrible versions of decades past.
To be completely transparent there is only one room that I can think of where I actually had to design around a recliner, and it was for the most adorable elderly couple that actually sat in them everyday and needed something soft to sit in for medical reasons. Typically when it comes to living rooms I will use a chaise lounge, a chair and a half, or a chair and an ottoman to give the homeowner somewhere to get the “comfort” that they are looking for. But after many a roundup and many a request in the comments for a “recliner roundup” we decided that it was time to tackle the issue. We searched all over the internet for some options that wouldn’t embarrass you or your living room while still providing a cosy place to binge watch the newest season of Riverdale/Bachelor/Stranger Things/Whatever Your Guilty Pleasure Might Be when it is time to wind down.
So, we present to you – 33 EHD approved recliners (all of which I personally would not be embarrassed to include in a design plan). Although as aforementioned, recliners are typically not my thing so we pulled these together purely based on style and design vs. comfort, so if any of you have had some one on one time in any of the options below let us know in the comments.
1. Sedgwick | 2. Greer | 3. Flight | 4. Rhys | 5. Marco Zanuso | 6. Alfonso | 7. Spencer | 8. Jericho | 9. Irving | 10. Finn Wingback | 11. Tyler | 12. Lynn | 13. Torino | 14. Milo | 15. Erick | 16. Logan | 17. Thomas | 18. Carlo Mollino | 19. Jesse | 20. Hinesburg | 21. Lincoln | 22. Kersey | 23. Dane | 24. Henry | 25. Holly | 26. Arne Vodder | 27. Coello | 28. Maxwell | 29. Patterson | 30. Kona | 31. Danish Highback | 32. Maxwell | 33. Hartford
So, which are your favorites? I am pretty partial to all of the vintage ones (does that surprise any of you), although the price point on some of them is higher than your everyday lounger. I also am very into #4 for the price, #25 for those curves and skirting, and #20 had me do a double take as it is impersonating a chair but actually reclines into a lounger.