Best Brown Leather Recliner Chairs for Comfort and Style

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Sometimes coming home to your comfortable recliner after a long day is the best feeling. However, it can be disappointing when your recliner gets old or won't provide much-needed lumbar support anymore. Here's where we come in, featuring the best brown leather recliner chairs for style, comfort, and seamless integration with your home décor.

Our kickstarter is the Signature Design by Ashley Bladen Rocker Recliner which is great for taller people with heavier frames. Next, our second option is the CANMOV Genuine Leather Recliner Chair, and it comes with all the bells and whistles you would want in a recliner. Lastly, our third choice, the CHITA Genuine Leather Power Swivel Glider Rocker Recliner, is perfect for small spaces.

Best Brown Leather Recliner Chairs

1) Signature Design by Ashley Bladen Rocker Recliner

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Signature Design by Ashley Bladen Faux Leather Manual...
  • CUSHIONED COMFORT: Sit back and relax on comfy foam cushions...
  • COFFEE BROWN FINISH: Bathed in a rich, multi-tonal brown color,...
  • GENEROUS SIZE: Recliners are perfect for relaxing and look great...
  • MINOR ASSEMBLY: Simply install easy-off chair back with a...
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What we like: Spill-proof leather upholstery

What we don't like: Only one recline option

Perfect for: Tall people who need a big recliner chair

Not so great for: Small spaces

With a rich coffee-brown color, this leather recliner makes an excellent addition to any house. Additionally, we like its generous size since most tall people or people with heavier frames prefer it. Its seat cushions won't wear out within a few months of use. While you will need to assemble the recliner, it doesn't take long, and you should be done in 20 minutes.

We also like the leather upper since it doesn't absorb any spills. This makes it excellent if there are children in the house, not to mention the pull-tab reclining motion is excellent for getting that perfect reclining angle. Furthermore, we did try to spill coffee on it, and it rolled off the seat. Safe to say it would do well in a corner of your living room if you are short on space and don't need to recline often.

Pros:

  • Large size
  • Easy to clean
  • Well-cushioned
  • Sturdy
  • Value for money

Cons:

  • Needs ample space for full reclining

2) CANMOV Genuine Leather Recliner Chair

CANMOV Genuine Leather Recliner Chair, Classic and...
  • 【Adjustment Small Recliner Chair】This is a small but facile...
  • 【Comfortable Recliner Chair with Luxurious Style】Humanization...
  • 【Stable and Durable Single Sofa】Luxurious genuine leather...
  • 【Modern Fashion Design】Classic and generous design, round...
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What we like: Excellent form and durability

What we don't like: Small size

Perfect for: Small and cramped spaces, nurseries, and living rooms.

Not so great for: Tall people

Made with lounging in mind, this recliner chair is one of the most comfortable chairs you will get. Additionally, we found the look of the chair enhances the aesthetic of any room and goes well with any living room furniture. Furthermore, the features of this recliner make it perfect for any activity you may have in mind.

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Its smooth reclining mechanism ensures you get the full experience, and the footrest guarantees you can stretch your legs. While we appreciate those features on any recliner, we liked how the backrest and neck rest work together to provide enough support. Furthermore, we noticed that this chair is small and can fit anywhere, so it's a great addition.

Pros:

  • Durable
  • Good design quality
  • Easy installation
  • Comfortable
  • Luxurious

Cons:

  • Taller people might not fit in it.

3) CHITA Genuine Leather Power Swivel Glider Rocker Recliner

CHITA Genuine Leather Power Swivel Glider Rocker...
  • POWER GLIDER SWIVEL ROCKER RECLINER CHAIR - The smooth and gentle...
  • SPECIFICATIONS - Measurement dimensions: 31.5"W x 37.4"D x...
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  • POWER HEADREST & DOUBLE LAYER BACKREST - The recliner is equipped...
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What we like: Very comfortable, sturdy, and with plenty of color options.

What we don't like: It's very heavy, you might not want to move it between rooms.

Perfect for: Swiveling between a view of the outdoors and fireplace, people who had knee surgery.

Not so great for: Small spaces

This power glider rocker recliner is a great investment if you want durability and above all else. We like how unique the armrests are, and can fit small spaces. They aren't built like most recliner armrests. Additionally, with the touch of a button, you can easily customize how far back you want your chair to recline.

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We also like the other customization features, like how smooth and silent the swivel is. The motor is also silent, so you won't hear annoying mechanical sounds. Additionally, the backrest and neck rest cradle your back and head. We find this perfect for anyone who requires back and neck support.

Pros:

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to assemble
  • Silent operation

Cons:

  • Very heavy

4) Signature Design by Ashley Yandel Faux Leather Electric Power Lift Recliner

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Signature Design by Ashley Yandel Faux Leather Electric...
  • CONTEMPORARY POWER LIFT RECLINER: Style and functionality merge...
  • INVITING COMFORT: Designed for support and comfort with a high...
  • SMOOTH BROWN UPHOLSTERY: Saddle brown upholstery looks like...
  • GENEROUS SIZING: Oversized recliner measures 35"W x 40"D x 42.5"H...
  • EASY ASSEMBLY: Instructions, hardware and tools included, Fits...

What we like: You don't have to lift yourself out of it.

What we don't like: If your power goes off, it stops working

Perfect for: The elderly and physically disabled

Not so great for: If you want to keep the original upholstery. It wears out quickly.

While we would advise anyone to go with a traditional recliner, we also have a soft spot for good-quality, power recliner chairs. This power recliner is a good choice if you want style and functionality. We appreciate how well the touch controls work since, with the touch of a button, you can easily recline to any position and elevate your legs on the footrest.

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This Barcalounger is not high or low. It's just at the right height. This is usually an underrated feature, but it serves its purpose, especially for the elderly or disabled. We can also appreciate that this chair is made for comfort, especially with its high back and well-padded cushions.

Pros:

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to assemble
  • Slow power movement
  • Great for sleeping in

Cons:

  • No battery backup

5) CANMOV Leather Recliner Chair, Classic and Traditional Recliner

CANMOV Leather Recliner Chair, Classic and Traditional...
  • High Quality: The recliner uses skin-friendly and breathable faux...
  • Easy to Operate: Pulls out the lever on the arm of the recliner...
  • Multi-Functions: Equipped with concealed cup holders, it is...
  • Simple Installation & Ideal Size: It takes only several steps to...
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What we like: Easy to operate

What we don't like: It's very heavy

Perfect for: Lounging, watching TV, and afternoon naps.

Not so great for: Children and pets due to movable parts

When testing recliner chairs, we usually like to find concealed features. This chair has concealed cup holders that make having beverages easier. It's one of those things you don't appreciate until you have. Additionally, we like that the chair uses faux leather for its upholstery, so it's durable.

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The operation is fairly easy, and you don't have to stress about what to do to recline. There is only one lever under the armrest, and it controls the footrest. You have to push the backrest to incline to your preferred reclining position. We can appreciate the metal frame that holds the chair together to ensure durability and that it can support at least 350 lbs.

Pros:

  • Easy to operate
  • High-quality recliner
  • Sturdy
  • Durable construction
  • Easy assembly

Cons:

  • Heavy

6) CANMOV Pushback Recliner Chair Leather Armchair PushBack Recliner

CANMOV Pushback Recliner Chair Leather Armchair Push...
  • Distinctive Rivet Design: Simple and generous backrest design,...
  • Breathable Material: Breathable faux leather, durable and easy to...
  • Easy to Using and Assembly: To fully recline this chair, just...
  • Suitable Dimensions: This recliner chair measures at 31"W x 30"D...
  • Buy with Confidence: CANMOV provide free exchange for...

What we like: Comfortable and unique style

What we don't like: It emits an unpleasant odor within the first few days.

Perfect for: Lounging, reading, and relaxing

Not so great for: Tall people

The vintage design of this recliner caught our eye since it's a classic design with brass nails and a soft and rounded armrest. It's one of those styles that's eye-catching. The extended footrest allows you to stretch your legs and relax for a nap or remain straight while reading a book. Furthermore, we like how this leather recliner has soft seat cushions that don't require a topper.

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After we made the order, we were pleasantly surprised by the fast delivery. The price point is fair for a Barcalounger, and it seems well-made. Additionally, it only took us 15 minutes to assemble. Remember, it will be tough to try and recline it the first few times, but it loosens up as you try to recline it.

Pros:

  • Well-built
  • Easy to break-in
  • Value for money
  • Easy to assemble
  • Sturdy

Cons:

  • Smaller than expected

7) ANJ Electric Recliner Chair

ANJ Electric Recliner Chair W/Breathable Bonded...
  • ✔ Electric Reclining System: Simple two buttons press activate...
  • ✔ Comfortable and Durable: Design with overstuffed pillows on...
  • ✔ USB Charging Port and Easy Clean: It comes one USB charging...
  • ✔ Heavy Duty and Ideal Size: Overall size 39"W x 28"D x 39"H,...
  • ✔Warranty: ANJ provides free exchange for installation...

What we like: USB ports to charge your devices

What we don't like: It's heavy

Perfect for: A lazy day

Not so great for: People who prefer traditional recliners

This leather recliner would work well as a home theater recliner seat. Additionally, we know it would go well with other living room furniture since it's a neutral brown leather recliner. Remember, this is one of those chairs that lasts for years, so include that in your calculations before you go to the shop.

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We like the overstuffed neck rest and backrest that provide ample lumbar support. Additionally, you can recline at angles where it feels most comfortable. The steel frame construction impressed us because it's heavy duty and can handle a lot of weight, not to mention the seat is very sturdy.

Pros:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Designed with comfort in mind
  • Electric reclining system

Cons:

  • Heavy

8) COMHOMA Power Lift Recliner Chair

COMHOMA Power Lift Recliner Chairs for Elderly Big...
  • Perfect Assistant for Elderly:If you are looking for a gi...
  • Infinite Position:The power lift recliner chair can smoothly...
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What we like: It's easy to use all the functions

What we don't like: The fabric on the armrests doesn't have cushioning.

Perfect for: Disabled and elderly people

Not so great for: Small spaces

This is one of the recliner chairs perfect for the elderly, physically disabled, and people who have just had surgery. It can lift anyone to a standing position to easily get off without struggling. Furthermore, we like how it has a massage function that makes it easier on tired or sore muscles.

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We ensured the controller was easy to use for all the important functions. Additionally, we like how silent the motor is, so its functions are not noisy. One side of the leather recliner has a pocket that can hold remotes, books, or magazines. The cup holders are perfect for holding beverages.

Pros:

  • Multi-functional
  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to use
  • Value for money
  • Comfortable

Cons:

  • Heavy

9) Signature Design by Ashley Larkinhurst Faux Leather Manual Rocker Recliner

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Signature Design by Ashley Larkinhurst Faux Leather...
  • TRADITIONAL ROCKER RECLINER: Rich texture and quality comfort...
  • COMFY UPHOLSTERY: This recliner is made with a...
  • EARTHY TONE: There's something so relaxing about the neutral...
  • GREAT LIVING ROOM PIECE: Pair with a sofa or armchair for a...
  • ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: Easy-to-follow instructions included....

What we like: The earthy tone goes with other recliner chairs and living room furniture.

What we don't like: The seat cushions might be too hard for some people.

Perfect for: Lounging and afternoon naps.

Not so great for: Heavy use

If you're looking for budget recliner chairs, this leather recliner is the way to go. It's well-priced and high-quality. Additionally, it looks good when paired with other recliner chairs and furniture. A great feature we like is the pull-out tab reclining motion that smoothly reclines you.

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We noticed the seat cushions are a bit hard but not uncomfortable. If they are too hard for you, you can always add a topper. Furthermore, the assembly instructions are easy to follow, and you can assemble it yourself. However, we needed a screwdriver to ensure the screws didn't come loose.

Pros:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to clean
  • Excellent lumbar support

Cons:

  • Seat cushions might be hard for some people.

10) CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT Home Merit Faux Leather Glider Recliner Club Chair

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CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT HOME Merit Faux Leather Glider...
  • The Merit Dark Brown Glider Recliner is the perfect companion for...
  • Includes One (1) Glider Recliner
  • Material: Faux Leather | Color: Dark Brown

What we like: It's excellent for pet owners.

What we don't like: The recliner doesn't lock in place when reclined.

Perfect for: Snacking, movie night, naps, and relaxing.

Not so great for: People who prefer taller backrests.

We purchased this chair on one of those Black Friday deals and weren't disappointed. While they might be stiff in the first month, they get softer with use. Additionally, we quickly realized that the upholstery is pet-proof. So your cat or dog can't scratch the recliner and ruin it.

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After some rocking, there was a screeching noise coming from the chair, which we determined to be friction in the metal frame. A few drops of some grease and the sound was gone. Other than that, this is the perfect chair for anyone and goes well with a majority of other living room furniture.

Pros:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Scratch-proof upholstery
  • Made with comfort in mind
  • Sturdy
  • Value for money

Cons:

  • Tall people might not get neck support when sitting straight.

Factors to Consider Before Purchasing a Brown Leather Recliner Chair

Like most recliner chairs, brown leather recliner chairs are an excellent addition to your home. There are a few things you should consider before getting the recliner you want. It is important to note that a well-made recliner will last you for years. So it’s worth it to put in some elbow and leg grease to find the best of what you are looking for. Here are some things you should look for:

a) The Right Shade of Brown

While brown is a neutral color that can go with almost anything, there are different shades of brown. You have to know which shade of brown best complements your furniture. This means you can also use lighter shades of brown with darker shades of brown to create a beautiful accent.

The right shade of brown

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Furthermore, you should always ensure that the brown shade you want is the brown shade you get. If you don’t love it, it is not advisable to buy it, since you will be wasting money on something you don’t like. Either way, a brown leather recliner is an absolute upgrade to any space.

b) Structure and Design

Don’t just go for aesthetics when selecting one of those recliner chairs you have always wanted. Inspecting its design and structure is important if you want your brown leather recliner chair to last and provide adequate lumbar support. Remember, if the chair is well-balanced on a flat level, its recliner mechanism is probably faulty.

Structure and design

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Additionally, if the padding isn’t high-density foam, you will have a problem after you break the chair in. Low-quality foam padding usually starts to give way after a few months of use, and you don’t get as much support as you normally would. Furthermore, if the metal frame is made cheaply, the chair will collapse under heavy use.

c) Upholstery Material

When it comes to leather recliner chairs, different types of leather fall under this category. There are options like faux or vegan leather on the market. While these materials are not real leather or contain very little leather, they are made to be strong. They can take the stress of everyday wear and tear, so don’t give up on them.

Upholstery material

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However, if you are set on a pure leather recliner chair, you will spend upwards of $800. Furthermore, leather lasts long, even decades, so investing in a real leather recliner chair won’t be a waste. Either way, both options can fit any budget.

d) Type of Recliner Chair

There are different types of recliner chairs. The most common type is a “lay-flat” recliner that returns when lying on it. Of course, you must also have come across wall huggers in your search for a leather recliner. Wall huggers are similar to lay-flat recliners but can’t lay flat.

Type of recliner

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On the other hand, you also have swivel and glider recliners capable of turning 360° and moving backward and forwards. As you are on your leather recliner journey, you will also come across power recliners. They are connected to an electric outlet to function, and the majority come with heating and massage functions. 

e) Budget

Finally, your budget determines what type of recliner chair you can get. A budget but well-made recliner will set you back at least $300. So you must be willing to spend much more if you go for all the bells and whistles on a Barcalounger. Furthermore, you also have to consider which bells and whistles are worth your money and which ones aren’t.

Budget

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Additionally, you will find handsome traditional-style leather recliners that do away with all the bells and whistles. They are also pricey since they maintain a vintage, yet timeless look, that would not become an eyesore even in a decade.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Best Brown Leather Recliner Chairs

i) Are brown leather recliners expensive?

Yes, they are, compared to regular seats. However, you can still get a great brown leather recliner to fit your budget and reap the benefits of having a recliner chair.

ii) Are leather recliner chairs worth it?

Yes, they are. Leather is tough and durable. Not to mention very beautiful and an excellent investment for your living room or bedroom. However, keep in mind that leather is expensive, and you might not have the budget for it.

iii) What goes with a brown leather recliner?

Neutral colors like brown are usually the best option since they go with most home décor. It is recommended to avoid patterns to ensure they won’t take away from other pieces of furniture in the house. Brown is a neutral color that can go with anything.

iv) How do I maintain and clean a brown leather recliner?

While leather recliner chairs are durable, maintaining and cleaning them might be tricky, especially if you have pets and children. Most of the time, you can get away with using a damp cloth to wipe the leather recliner down. You can also use a handheld vacuum to suck up little dust or food particles stuck in the crevices.

v) How long do brown leather recliners typically last?

Power recliners tend to last longer (between 10-20 years, depending on the frequency of use) because there is no wear and tear on the motor compared to the manual parts of a traditional recliner. Furthermore, the motor is usually covered under warranty by the manufacturers. Manual recliners get more wear due to constant use and last 7-10 years.

vi) Where can you buy brown leather recliners?

It generally depends on your location and convenience. Going to a furniture store has perks since you can see what you’re buying in real-time. However, if you prefer online shopping, then purchasing a recliner online might be a good idea.

The Bottom Line

A recliner is a great seating option if you want to add an extra seat. Additionally, a recliner can ease back pain or discomfort, depending on how you position it. Sleeping on a recliner is okay if it provides ample support for your back and neck.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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