Best Extra Wide Recliners for Luxurious Comfort

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Imagine sinking into a plush, cozy recliner that hugs your body and supports your back. Now imagine that the recliner is extra wide, giving you more space to stretch out and enjoy. Sounds impressive, right? That's what the best extra wide recliners can offer you.

These recliners are not only comfortable with generous padding but also stylish and durable. They are perfect for larger or taller people or anyone who loves more room to relax. In this article, we will show you five of the best extra wide recliner chairs and help you find the one that suits your needs and preferences.

We recommend the Signature Design by Ashley Hallstrung Leather Adjustable Power Recliner for back pain relief and the Christopher Knight Home Calliope Buttoned Fabric Reclining Loveseat for a woman's cave. We also recommend the Hana Plush Cushion Tufted Back Loveseat Recliner for value for money.

Keep reading for more!

Benefits of the Best Extra Wide Recliners

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If you think an extra wide recliner chair is just for people who need more space to sit comfortably, think again. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider getting an oversized recliner:

  1. More room: Extra wide recliners have a larger seat width than regular recliners, giving you more space to stretch out and enjoy. You can also share the recliner with your partner, child, or pet without feeling cramped or uncomfortable.
  2. More cushioning: They have more padding and support than regular recliners to offer more comfort and coziness. According to experts, sitting too much is not good; but it's worse on the wrong chair! You can sink into the soft cushions of an oversized recliner and feel the pressure melt away.
  3. More features: Oversized recliners have more features like power reclining, massage, heat, USB ports, cup holders, and storage pockets. These features enhance relaxation and convenience while using the recliner.
  4. More comfort: These recliners provide better support for your back, neck, legs, and arms and help you find the optimal position for your posture and health. Some extra wide recliners also feature a zero-gravity design that distributes your weight evenly and improves blood circulation. This can regulate blood pressure, reduce leg swelling, and relieve lower back pain.
  5. More style: Extra wide recliners come in various styles and colors to match your decor and taste. You can choose from leather, fabric, microfiber, or faux leather upholstery and traditional, modern, rustic, or contemporary designs. You can also add some pillows or throws to make the recliner more inviting and attractive.

Our Top 5 Best Extra Wide Recliners

Loving the idea of this recliner chair? Here are five options you can buy today!

1. Signature Design by Ashley Hallstrung Leather Adjustable Power Recliner

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Signature Design by Ashley Hallstrung Leather...
  • POWER RECLINER: You can lounge in luxury with a 44inches...
  • LEATHER INTERIOR: Leather surrounds you wherever your body...
  • ROOM WITH A VIEW: Easy View power adjustable headrests let you...
  • OVERSIZED COMFORT: Put the accent on comfort with adjustable...
  • ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: Easy-to-follow instructions included; Power...

What We Liked: The leather feels soft and luxurious | The power reclining mechanism allows different adjustable positions

What We Didn't Like: Heavy | Expensive

Good For: Back pain relief

Not So Good For: Pets

This power recliner is the perfect addition to your living room furniture, especially when you need a more comfortable lounging chair. After months of daily use, we can guarantee this beautiful chair is durable, easy to style, and fits into any room without messing up your decor.

It is made with leather upholstery, so it feels remarkably posh, and the leather means it is easy to clean. You can choose from three colors for the extra wide recliner chair to complement your living room colors. The only thing we did not like about the leather is how our cat left scratch marks on it - bummer!

We are particular about extra features when buying recliners, so we loved the USB charging ports on both sides of the chair - it makes for a perfect lazy lounging experience!

The headrest was another winner for us. The chair has an Easy View power adjustable headrest that lets you recline and watch TV without strain. In addition, the pillow top arms made lounging all the more comfortable.

While it is definitely one of the best-oversized recliners we tested, it also has a hefty price tag. We also found it heavy and can be bulky for a small room.

Pros:

  • Comfortable and stylish
  • Leather upholstery that feels soft and luxurious
  • Power reclining mechanism for adjusting the headrest, footrest, and backrest
  • USB charging ports on both sides of the chair
  • Easy View power adjustable headrest

Cons:

  • Heavy and bulky
  • Expensive 

2. Christopher Knight Home Calliope Buttoned Fabric Reclining Loveseat

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GDFStudio Christopher Knight Home Calliope Buttoned...
  • Includes: one (1) Recliner
  • Dimensions: 35. 00 inches deep x 47. 00 inches wide x 39. 00...
  • Material: fabric Composition: 100% polyester
  • This Loveseat Recliner is a wonderful addition to any room in...
  • Some assembly required

What We Liked: Elegant upholstery | Good Price | Compact and Sleek

What We Didn't Like: Not very supportive

Good for: A woman's cave

Not So Good For: Kids and pets

Here is our best extra-large recliner for the elegant woman's cave! We loved the color: gray goes with all decor and colors, so we had a breeze furnishing the room. Also, the fabric upholstery is soft and comforting. It is made of 100% polyester, durable, and easy to clean.

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It was easy to achieve different positions with the manual recliner mechanism, making the chair an excellent option for watching TV, reading a book, or taking a power nap. While most extra wide recliner chairs appear bulky, we loved how sleek and compact this chair looked.

It measures 47 inches wide by 35 inches deep by 39 inches high, which is ideal for apartments, studios, or dorms. The loveseat also has a black metal base that contrasts nicely with the fabric color and adds some stability to the loveseat.

Unfortunately, the recliner chair is not very supportive; it felt too firm and low, and the footrest didn't extend as much as we'd have wanted. Also, while the recliner is easy to clean, it gets dirty quickly- definitely not one for pets and kids. It is also a basic recliner and lacks extra features like power reclining, USB ports, cup holders, or storage pockets.

Pros:

  • Elegant and convenient
  • Fabric upholstery that feels soft and smooth
  • Reclining mechanism that lets you adjust the footrest and backrest
  • Compact and sleek design that fits well in small spaces

Cons:

  • Not very comfortable or supportive
  • No extra features or accessories

3. Hana Plush Cushion Tufted Back Loveseat Recliner

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GDFStudio Hana Plush Cushion Tufted Back Loveseat...
  • Enjoy cuddle time with your significant other with this loveseat...
  • Includes: One (1) Two Seat Recliner
  • Dimensions: 37.01"D x 46.46"W x 39.96"H
  • Material & Color available in: Fabric/Charcoal, Fabric/Navy Blue,...
  • Leg Material: Plastic | Leg Finish: Black | Light Assembly...

What We Liked: Nice price tag | Very comfortable

What We Didn't Like: Manual Reclining | Questionable quality

Good For: Kids

Not So Good For: Frequent Use

We chose this model for its fabric and comfort. It is made with a microfiber fabric and is well-padded to offer a comfortable lounge experience. In addition, the fabric holds well against spills and scratches, so we found it nice for kids and pets to use. Also, for decor, you can choose between slate and charcoal colors.

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It is a loveseat recliner chair with a tufted design to improve the design, texture, and style. We could recline the footrest and backrest for comfortable reading, sleeping, or TV-watching positions. That said, it uses a lever that sometimes made the reclining difficult.

However, while we loved the comfort and fabric, we didn't think the recliner chair would be very durable. For starters, it comes with a wooden frame and plastic legs. The legs affect stability on hardwood and carpeted floors. Finally, it is a manual recliner chair without extra features like charging pots or cup holders.

Pros:

  • Microfiber upholstery that feels soft and smooth
  • Reclining mechanism that lets you adjust the footrest and backrest
  • Plush and cushioned design
  • Affordable
  • Easy to clean

Cons:

  • Not very durable or sturdy
  • No extra features or accessories

4. COOSLEEP Large Power Lift Recliner Chair

COOSLEEP Large Power Lift Recliner Chair with Massage...
  • [Longer backrest and deeper seats] : By analyzing the physical...
  • [Power lift recliner] : You can control the lift or tilt of the...
  • [Breathable leather with breathable microholes] :Compared with...
  • [Massage and Heating] :Electric recliner with OKIN motor...
  • [Easy to assemble]: After obtaining a recliner, you will receive...

What We Liked: Comfortable | Affordable | Massage and heat therapy | Power lift design | Extra features

What We Didn't Like: Heavy and Bulky

Good For: A man's cave | Elderly users

Not So Good For: Small rooms

We recommend this power recliner for an older adult or someone with mobility problems. It features a power lift feature which helps with mobility and illnesses like arthritis. It is also ideal for a man's cave thanks to the leather, brown color, and extra features like charging ports and cup holder on each side - it makes for a good gaming experience!

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We loved the chair for back massages and napping. The reclining mechanism allows adjustable positions for the headrest, footrest, and backrest, and you operate it with a button panel on the side. Regarding massages, you can soothe four massage points in the back, waist, thighs, and legs.

However, while we loved the chair's experience, we found it bulky and had issues reaching customer service when we struggled with the assembly.

Pros:

  • Soft and easy-to-clean leather upholstery
  • Best design for people with mobility problems
  • It comes with extra features like USB ports and cup holders
  • Easy to recline or lift
  • Relatively affordable

Cons:

  • Not very easy to assemble
  • Bulky
  • Customer service problems

5. Christopher Knight Home Gavin Bonded Leather Gliding Recliner

Christopher Knight Home Gavin Bonded Leather Gliding...
  • Leather Furniture finish
  • Easy to setup
  • Textile material
  • Country of Origin: China

What We Liked: Durable, bonded leather | Gliding mechanism |Compact enough | Relatively affordable

What We Didn't Like: No extra features

Good For: A man cave

Not So Good For: Binge-watching

We loved the feel of this recliner chair, especially for a man cave. The blend of leather and polyurethane makes it durable and easy to clean. The upholstery also felt comfortable and added a classy flair to the room's aesthetic.

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While we loved the reclining mechanism, the gliding design absolutely made it easy to get in and out of the chair. It reclines perfectly to fit a 6" man, and the gliding motion is smooth and noiseless. We enjoyed gaming on it, but the seating area was also ideal for watching TV or reading a book.

Finally, the extra wide seat measures 40 inches wide by 39 inches deep by 43 inches high, ideal for any room size. We also loved how the wooded frame added some stability.

Still, we didn't like how the chair lacked extra features. It also has weak legs; we broke one within a few weeks.

Pros:

  • Smooth and durable bonded leather upholstery
  • Affordable
  • Gliding mechanism that lets you glide back and forth
  • Compact design
  • Best for a man cave

Cons:

  • No extra features and accessories
  • Not very durable or sturdy

Factors to Consider When Buying the Best Extra Wide Recliners

Factors to Consider When Buying the Best Extra Wide Recliners

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Here are some essential factors to consider when buying extra wide recliner chairs:

I. Size and Dimensions

Oversize Recliner Size and Dimensions

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Extra wide recliner chairs come with generous seating areas, but checking the dimensions is essential to ensure they will fit comfortably in your living space. Consider the recliner’s overall width, depth, height, and dimensions when fully reclined to ensure it can accommodate your body size and provide ample space for relaxation.

II. Comfort and Support

Recliner Chair Comfort and Support

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The primary purpose of a recliner is to provide exceptional comfort and support. Look for high-density foam padding, memory foam, or thick poly fiber, which offer optimal cushioning and contour to your body. Also, consider the lumbar support, headrest, and armrest design to ensure adequate support for your back, neck, and arms. Finally, buy a wide-seat recliner with a compatible maximum weight capacity.

III. Reclining Mechanism

Ocersized Recliner Reclining Mechanism

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Recliners have various reclining mechanisms, such as manual, one-touch power control, or push-back. Manual recliners require physical effort, while power recliners use an electric motor for effortless adjustment. Push-back recliners rely on body pressure to recline. Choose a mechanism that suits your preference and convenience.

IV. Upholstery

Oversized Recliner Upholstery

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The upholstery plays a significant role in both aesthetics and durability. Common options include leather, faux leather, fabric, or microfiber. Each material has advantages, such as leather’s luxurious appearance or fabric’s breathability. Consider factors like durability, ease of cleaning, and resistance to wear and tear when buying.

V. Extra Features

Oversized Recliner Features

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Some extra wide recliners come with additional features that enhance the overall experience. These include built-in cup holders, storage compartments, massage functions, heating elements, and USB ports. Assess which features are important to you and choose a recliner that has them.

Final Verdict

There you go – you can now buy the best extra wide recliner chair in the market. The big chair allows adjustable positions and is suitable for many room sizes and layouts.

However, consider the five factors above before buying one. Whether you prioritize comfort, aesthetics, functionality, or a combination of these factors, finding the right extra-wide recliner will transform your lounging experience!

Frequently Asked Questions About Extra Wide Recliner Chairs

a) How wide is an oversized recliner?

As the name suggests, this recliner is wider than a standard recliner. Generally, it has a width ranging from 40 to 60 inches or more.

b) What is a large recliner called?

It is also called an oversized recliner or extra wide recliner. Sometimes, you can refer to a large recliner as a cuddler chair.

c) What are the best extra wide recliner chairs?

We recommend the Signature Design by Ashley Hallstrung Leather Adjustable Power Recliner, the Christopher Knight Home Calliope Buttoned Fabric Reclining Loveseat, and the Hana Plush Cushion Tufted Back Loveseat Recliner as the best-oversized recliners you should buy.

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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