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Best Swivel Rocker Recliner Chairs for Cozy Evenings

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Brenda Nyawara

Brenda Nyawara is an editor at Archute. She is a graduate architect with a passion for edge-cutting ideas in design, fashion, art and modern world interests.
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Sometimes I want to come home and get into my zone where my mind is free, and nothing else matters. During these moments, I find myself catching up with the latest Twitter feed or bonding with my three-year-old. These moments are more precious because my swivel rocker recliner seat is always sitting pretty, waiting for me.

I went for the best swivel rocker recliner chair because I knew the comfort it would offer me. During my quest for the seat, I came across some really interesting ones you will be interested in.

What is a Swivel Rocker Recliner?

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Let us break down what I mean when I say a chair is a swivel rocker recliner seat. A rocking seat moves back and forth for a relaxing feeling. A swivel chair can rotate from its base to face whatever direction you want. A recliner seat can adjust its angle to allow you to recline instead of sitting upright.

A swivel rocker recliner chair has all of the traits above. Traditional rocking chairs have been around for a while, and improvements have been made to develop modern glider rocker recliner chairs. Below are the best options in the market.

Best Swivel Rocker Recliner Chairs

1) Comhoma Massage Recliner Chair

Comhoma Recliner Chair Massage Rocker with Heated...
  • Relax in this wonderful chair with reclining, rocking, massage,...
  • The stunning armchair with drink holders has been developed to...
  • Massage,This recliner chair with an 8-point massage system and 4...
  • Comfortably padded, gives comfort and support where it's needed...
  • High quality push back recliner mechanism, place your hands on...

This chair has a very advanced design. With a 360-degree swivel, the seat guarantees an otherworldly experience once you sit on it. In addition, the seat is made of modern PU leather that guarantees maximum comfort whenever you are on the recliner.

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What's better, the seat has drink holders so that you can have your favorite beverages while rocking. In addition, the seat movements will not spill the drinks, which is the perfect ride. With stain-resistant fabric, you do not have to worry about spillage ruining the chair's beautiful look.

Apart from the fact that this seat is heated, it has an 8-point massage system to keep you relaxed and centered, with four vibration modes to choose from, keeping you calm whenever you are on the chair.


  • Soft padded seat.
  • 8-point massage for extra comfort.
  • Good looking
  • High-quality push-back recliner mechanism
  • Beverage holders
  • Thoughtfully designed seat


  • Faux leather is not as long-lasting as leather.

2) Flamaker Rocking Chair

Flamaker Rocking Chair Recliner Chair with Massage and...
  • [Rocking and Reclining] It features 360 degree swivel function...
  • [Massage and Heating] The four points massage (back, lumbar,...
  • [Elegant Style and User-friendly] It comes with soft fabric...
  • [Superior Material] The chair is made of good quality material,...
  • [Assembly and Customer Service] It takes only several steps to...

Your living room will never be the same once you get the Flamaker recliner chair. The seat has a 360-degree swivel which places it in the big leagues of rocking seats. In addition, the ergonomic chair has a design that maximizes comfort and reduces the chances of back injury.

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Flamaker has two cup holders to hold your drinks whenever you are on the seat. The chair has a massage and heating feature for additional comfort and calmness. The chair is perfect as a nursery glider to keep both mother and child relaxed.

The seat has pockets on either side of the arms where you can put magazines and the remote.


  • The seat features thick cushions with high-density sponges
  • Good quality materials for added support
  • Easy to assemble
  • Great seat for nursing mothers
  • Vibrating massage
  • Water repellent material


3) Mcombo Manual Swivel Glider Rocker Recliner Chair

Mcombo Manual Swivel Glider Rocker Recliner Chair with...
  • [Faux Leather Swivel Rocker Recliner Chair]: With a swivel...
  • [Full-body Vibration & Lumbar Heating]: It comes with 8 vibrating...
  • [Dual USB ports & Cupholders]: With the help of the USB ports,...
  • [Clean & Easy Maintenance]: With using high-quality faux leather...
  • -IMPORTANT INFORMATION- 1.Usually the arrival time of two boxes...

The best thing to have in your family room is a beautiful swivel glider recliner. Luckily, Mcombo is offering a chair with massage and heat. With durable faux leather, the seat will last you years. Faux leather is one of the best fabric options you can have on your home furnishings.

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Mcombo is a wide seat with a comfortable cushion for late-night feedings or relaxing. If you have a baby you would love to bond with, Mcombo is the seat to go for.

The seat further has a USB port for charging your devices. You do not have to place the seat near a socket. What's better is that the chair has two USB ports.


  • Clean and easy maintenance
  • Lumbar heating
  • Dual USB ports
  • Durable glider rocker chair


  • Reclines manually

4) YESHOMY Swivel Recliner

YESHOMY Swivel Rocker Recliner with Massage and Heating...
  • Excellent Design: Notice there are two packages for this item,...
  • High Quality Material: High Quality Material: The surface of...
  • Multifunctional: This recliner has the massage and heating...
  • Easy Assembly: Guided by detailed instructions and handy tools,...
  • Widely Use: You can sit on the sofa and watch TV in the living...

By now, a rocking chair without a heating and massage feature is one you should not get. Instead, YESHOMY offers the best relaxation with the latest technology. The seat has a remote-controlled recliner, giving you the space to relax and find your comfortable position without having to move around much.

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The recliner seat has a smart backrest that does not require a remote control, as it will pop back up when the chair is not in the reclining position.

YESHOMY is easy to put together and is great for a baby's nursery. In addition, the seat works for every other room in the house.


  • Multifunctional
  • Easy assembly
  • High-quality material
  • Cup holders
  • Remote control
  • Senior-age friendly
  • Excellent design


  • Too large for small spaces

5) CHITA Power Swivel Glider Recliner Chair

CHITA Power Swivel Glider Rocker Recliner,USB Charge...
  • 【Power Glider Swivel Rocker Recliner Chair】 The smooth and...
  • 【Specifications】Measurement dimensions-32"W*38"D*42"H; Seat...
  • 【Installed in 5 minutes】The installation can be completed...
  • 【Double layer backrest & Truck armrest】The recliner is...
  • 【Note】Find a yellow protector at the bottom, then remove it...

Thick armrests and a double-layer backrest sound like a seat I would not mind having it in my baby's room or living room. In addition, the CHITA recliner chair has various reclining postures suitable for different activities, including reading, watching the telly, or relaxing.

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The power recliner seat is easy to install and will take about five minutes, and you will be done. The chair has a smooth swivel and proper arm height to make every swing worth it.


  • Comfortable chair
  • Smooth swivel recliner
  • Best glider for baby's nursery and living room
  • Stain resistant
  • Genuine leather material


  • Manual headrest reclining mechanisms
  • Swivels 270-degree and not 360 degrees

How to Choose Swivel Rocker Recliner Chairs

a) Upholstery

A swivel glider recliner chair has different materials you can choose from depending on your taste. For example, my seat has dark tan leather, which looks good because I have chosen an interior design with colors that match honey oak.

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The different upholstery that you will find on your reclining chair include;

i) Leather

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Leather seats are quite expensive but will be some of the best choices you can ever make. I love my leather seat because it has lasted me five years and still looks new. I try to take good care of the leather by cleaning it often and ensuring I treat it accordingly. The seat cushions are also made of leather, and the seat rocks! (Mostly because it's a rocking chair).

Just remember to take care of the leather and avoid cleaning the surface using water.

ii) Faux Leather

You can still get the leather look without going the distance from buying real leather. Faux leather is a great option that is easier to maintain and clean than real leather. In addition, faux leather lasts just as long as leather would. For this reason, the material is a great material to choose for your rocking chair.

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A disclaimer I would love to put across is that you should avoid bonded leather. This is a mixture of plastic and leather, and the combination lasts a shorter period than other materials.

iii) Wool

The wool is warm. A rocking chair with warmth is one of the most enticing things. Have you ever wondered why rocking chairs are mostly next to the fireplace? If you find wool upholstered rocking seats, you do not have to worry about a fireplace because the seat will be warm enough.

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As soft as wool is a saying I have heard a lot. Getting a wool rocking seat takes your comfort to the next level. For fireplace ideas to make your living room more cozy, check here.

iv) Microfiber

The great advantage of microfiber is how easy it is to clean. Not that your seat will get dirty every other time, but it will be easy to clean. Microfiber is durable compared to other upholstery materials. In addition to that, the seat will last you a long time before you have to change the upholstery.

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Recliners are subjected to a lot of movement, and there is a lot of friction on the material. Luckily, microfiber can withstand all that friction.

v) Linen

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Linen is a luxurious fabric, and it works perfectly on your recliner. A swivel recliner has a primary purpose which is to provide comfort. If you are comfortable with what you see on the chair, you will be comfortable sitting on it. This is why seats have their own fashion world that is highly competitive.

b) Neck Support

Sitting on a recliner and balancing a pillow on your neck is very hard. This can be a bit uncomfortable and does not work most of the time. Getting a recliner seat with neck support will increase your comfort by a huge percentage.

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You will have hit the comfort jackpot if you get a recliner with adjustable neck support.

c) Size

You have probably thought of a spot where you are going to place the seat. Getting an oversized swivel glider chair will not work for your space. You need enough room for the seat to rock back and forth.

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Remember, a recliner becomes longer when you extend the seat and will need more room. Wall-hugging swivel glider recliner chairs work for smaller spaces while still achieving a smooth gliding motion.

d) Style

You want to pick a chair that will look good in your house. There are a lot of good color combination ideas that will match your chair with your house that you can borrow from.

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You can go right to your local furniture store to pick the upholstery color you want on your seat.

e) Cushions

Cushions have different densities, and you need to know the one you are going for. There is a high-density foam that maintains its form. However, I recommend you use medium-density foam cushions that you will sink inside when rocking on the chair.

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You can get feather options for cushions. However, these tend to be a bit expensive but worth it. Another option would be polyester which is a soft material. The downside is that it will lose form over time.

f) Construction

Glider rockers made of kiln-dried wood have gained a reputation as the longest-lasting recliners. A sturdy wooden frame will do a great job in ensuring the seat lasts long. Hardwood is another great choice that has the potential to last long. Engineered wood is also worth mentioning because it is durable enough to keep you going.

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Rocking chairs move all the time. While the chairs have hidden reclining mechanisms, we tend to treat them like the parts do not exist. Some recliners have a hand-tied spring system, while others have coil steel springs. Whenever you are in the furniture shop, ask about the build quality and how rocker recliner chairs work.

g) Lumbar Pillow

Your lower back needs a lot of support whenever you are reclining. If the seat does not have a lumbar pillow, you might have back pains every time you use the seat. In addition, your neck and back need enough support to avoid injury whenever you are in a reclined position. You should practice good posture whenever you are sitting.

h) Electric Recliners

For some recliners, you do not have to deal with levers to adjust the angle manually. Electric recliners might be a bit costly but are perfect in certain situations. For instance, if you are looking for nursery gliders, the most convenient option is the electric gliders.

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The swivel on the rocking chair does not need to be electric because you can make the turns and the smooth rocking motion yourself.

Final Thoughts

After a long day, or when I am in a good mood, the recliner is where you will find me. This is a piece of furniture you will wish you could have had earlier once you feel the difference the seat brings to your house.

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Brenda Nyawara

Brenda Nyawara is an editor at Archute. She is a graduate architect with a passion for edge-cutting ideas in design, fashion, art and modern world interests.
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