Looking for a cozy cuddler recliner for you and your partner to snuggle up during your Netflix and chill sessions?
Maybe you need some extra room for cuddling with a pet or your laptop. Or, perhaps you just want the freedom to stretch out diagonally whenever you fancy. Whatever the reason, a nice cuddler recliner will provide you with the additional space you desire.
You can think of a cuddler recliner as being somewhere in between a recliner and a loveseat. Like a recliner, cuddler recliners tilt back and have a footrest that pops out.
When shopping for a cuddler recliner, it’s important to have a clear idea of what you want.
Things to Consider
Like most things, simply picking the first cuddler recliner you see may lead to dissatisfaction. Know what it is you’re buying is essential.
If you’re shopping for a cuddler recliner, then you already know it’s going to take up more space than your average chair.
However, you may not have considered that some cuddler recliners are much bulkier than others.
The average cuddler recliner is about 50 inches wide and 41 inches deep. Fully reclined, you’ll want about 20 inches of space in front of and behind the cuddler recliner. This is the average, so it will vary from chair to chair.
When picking a size, consider how much space you have where you want the cuddler recliner to go. Also, think about the size of you and your partner.
Finally, it’s important to know whether or not you can actually fit a cuddler recliner through any doors leading to the room. Some arrive preassembled while others do not.
Generally speaking, larger recliners tend to be a bit more comfortable because they have extra padding.
While smaller cuddler recliners are compact, sleek, and modern in appearance, some of them wear down more quickly. In a worst-case scenario, you might even be able to feel some of the metal parts inside of the recliner.
Special features are things like cupholders and USB ports for charging your phone. You won’t find many of them on this list, and that’s because they are very rare on cuddler recliners.
However, be on the lookout for these features as they can serve as a tiebreaker.
As we mentioned, smaller cuddler recliners may wear down more quickly than larger ones. But size isn’t the only factor when it comes to durability.
Some recliners are simply made to last longer than others. Whether it’s because of the fabric, wood, or construction design, you may want to avoid certain recliners if sturdiness is a particularly important factor for you.
Also, consider purchasing a protection plan.
The 7 Best Cuddler Recliners
Now that you have a clear picture of what you’re looking for, here are our top choices for cuddler recliners.
1. Christopher Knight Home Halima
It should be noted that the fabric on the slate version is microfiber, which is softer than that of the navy blue and charcoal varieties.
The Halima’s simple, compact design is perfect for modern rustic homes and fits nicely in most spaces. Still, there is plenty of room for cuddling with your partner and pets.
Customers describe the Halima as being very comfortable. The plush cushions offer plenty of back support and a nice place to rest your head.
Some people may prefer a leather or faux leather recliner. You may also find that this recliner is less durable than some others, so we suggest going with something else if you think you need something sturdier.
Overall, this is a fantastic option if you’re looking for something simple for a mid-range price.
- Wide sitting area
- Comfortable back and headrest
- Simple yet stylish design
- Comes in a variety of colors
- Not designed for heavier people
- Small footrest and armrests
2. Salome Wingback Cuddler Recliner
The Salome Wingback is a compact cuddler recliner that will look very nice.
With its diamond stitching, tufted back, winged-frame, and dark brown legs, this sophisticated cuddler recliner has an interesting contemporary look.
That being said, this chair is quite firm than many of the other chairs on our list. The footrest is also quite small and the chair does not recline very far. For these reasons, we recommend it for specific activities such as curling up with your partner and reading a good book.
That’s not to say it isn’t comfortable. The winged frame serves to keep heat in and cold air out. Combined with a light blanket the Salome Wingback is very cozy.
To sum up, we don’t necessarily recommend this recliner as your main relaxation space. However, it is very affordable and perfect for snuggling up to read a book or use a laptop.
- Cute and interesting design
- Pleasing navy blue color
- Winged frame traps in heat and protects against drafts
- Very affordable
- Not designed for heavier people
- Small footrest and armrests
- May be too firm for some
3. Ashley Clonmel Zero Wall Wide Seat Recliner
For a much larger and more comfortable option, consider the Zero Wall Wide Seat Recliner.
At 57 inches wide and with a footrest that spans its entire width, this cuddler recliner has plenty of room for you and your partner.
Although this cuddler recliner is quite wide, it is average in terms of depth and height. It can fit through doorways that are at least 32 inches wide, which is small enough for most front doors.
The microfiber upholstery is extremely soft, and the cushions and armrests are all extra padded to make you feel like you’re laying on a cloud.
If you prefer a fabric that is less soft or a chair that is more firm then there are better options for you.
Otherwise, this a wonderful option for movie nights with your significant other.
- Spacious sitting area
- Large footrests and armrests
- Soft fabric and cushions
- May be too wide for some spaces
- Some may prefer something firmer
4. Christopher Knight Gavin Bonded Leather Gliding Recliner
While this leather recliner is not technically a cuddler recliner, it is an oversized recliner large enough to fit two average-sized adults with bodies overlapping.
We recommend this chair as a cuddler recliner substitute for those with limited space or a budget. Consider carefully whether this chair will be large enough for you and your partner or pet.
This is also an excellent option for people who want a rocking chair and prefer the padded leather aesthetic over fabric and microfiber.
Customers describe this recliner as being very comfortable, although it is rather firm so it’s a matter of personal preference. The chair is also very sturdy and will last for a long time.
Overall, this cuddler recliner substitute will be a great fit for some and not so great for others.
- Leather aesthetic
- Rocking chair
- Sturdy footrest and average-sized armrests
- Too small for many couples
- Some people may prefer less firm
5. Teo Cuddler Recliner
The Teo Cuddler Recliner is an expensive but very high-quality option for those not on a strict budget. If you’re looking for a compact cuddler recliner that is comfortable, well-constructed, and offers plenty of space for most couples, then this is the recliner for you.
With a solid wood frame and high-density foam cushions, the Teo Cuddler Recliner is extremely sturdy and will not wear down anytime soon.
The soft fabric is pleasing to the touch and the overall design has a very cozy, attractive appearance. This recliner is perfect for cuddling up to read, use a laptop, watch a movie, or any activity you may want to do with your partner.
- High-density foam is a nice balance of soft and firm
- High-quality construction
- Attractive appearance
- Too small for some customers
6. Emerald Home Earl Brown Recliner
The Emerald Home Recliner is another cuddler recliner substitute large enough for an average-sized couple to sit up close and personal. The armrests take up more space on this recliner but are soft and cushy enough to sit partially on.
This is a very sturdy recliner that customers say can support over 400 pounds of weight.
Like the Gliding Leather Recliner, the Emerald Home Recliner is a fantastic space saver for those with limited space.
Although not technically a cuddler recliner, the footrest spans the entire width of the chair and offers plenty of legroom.
This recliner is more expensive but has soft microfiber upholstery without completely sacrificing the leather aesthetic. People who prefer a soft cushiony recliner over a firm one will enjoy the Emerald Home Recliner.
Additionally, the Emerald Home Recliner has an incredibly cozy appearance that would be perfect for a home theater.
- Very comfortable both in reality and appearance
- Large footrest and armrests
- Sturdy and durable
- Too small for many customers
- Some may prefer firmer
7. Modern Luxor Reclining Chair
The Modern Luxor Reclining Chair is a high-end cuddler recliner and the most expensive on our list. That being said, you get what you pay for.
This electric recliner allows you to fluidly adjust the headrest and footrest separately with controls so that you can find the perfect angle for you and your partner. That combined with thick cushions and wide armrests makes this cuddler extremely comfortable.
It also has a USB port, perfect for charging your devices, powering a booklight, and more.
When it comes to style, you can’t beat the Modern Luxor. Its high-class contemporary design is sure to impress your guests, and looks especially great in rooms with tall ceilings and large windows.
For those that want the best of the best, the Modern Luxor Recliner is for you.
- Very well-constructed
- High-class modern appearance
- Electronically adjustable headrest and footrest
- Very wide footrest and armrests
- USB port for charging and powering devices
- Quite expensive
The Perfect Fit
Which cuddler recliner you choose depends largely on your own budget, space concerns, and sense of taste. Whichever you choose, we’re confident you’ll be satisfied.
Which cuddler recliner do you like the most? Let us know in the comments below!v