Speaking as a homeowner who’s both style and budget conscious, I know firsthand how important it is to find the best leather recliner.
A well made and comfortable recliner can last for years (and potentially even decades) if you take care of it, so it’s worth putting in a bit of leg work to find one that’s going to hold up over time.
Plus, let’s be honest:
Furniture is friggin’ expensive, especially when we’re talking about leather chairs.
Different types of leather upholstery can help keep the costs a bit lower, but we’re still talking about a big-ticket item that requires a bit of research to make sure you get your money’s worth.
And that’s where this post comes in.
To help you find a stylish, sturdy, comfortable and well made leather chair, below we’ve rounded up dozens of the best recliners on the market, and organized them by price range so you can find the perfect fit for both your home and your budget.
The (Absolute) Best Leather Recliners
Breaking Down the Best Quality Leather Recliner Chairs for Every Budget ↓
Best Leather Recliner Chairs Under $500
A quick word of warning here:
While the chairs in this section all retail for less than $500, there are two things you should keep in mind:
First, in most cases the smaller price tag is due in part to a smaller size, so a lot of the recliners in this section will work better for small spaces (or small people).
Second, in some cases they further help keep the price down by foregoing real leather on the seat cushions in favor of a faux leather upholstery like polyurethane (aka pu leather).
If neither of these are an issue for you, then you can definitely find a great recliner at an even better price.
But if you’re looking for real leather or need a slightly larger size, you should probably scroll down to the next price point.
- 4 Stars
- 67 Reviews
- 17″D x 29″W x 38″H
- Built-in massage features
This is probably the best option if you suffer from back pains, but don’t have a lot of space for a bulky massage chair.
At just 17 inches deep and 29 inches wide, the overall dimensions of this faux leather model from the Smug Store let you reap the benefits of built-in massage functions without taking up too much space.
It has two different massage points and comes with a remote control that lets you choose from eight different massage modes, in addition to controlling the intensity and time of each massage.
At first I did not think that it can recline all the way into a bed-like position horizontally to floor, but discovering that it can was a very nice surprise.
It was already comfortable in the semireclining position. I am very happy with this purchase, esp. given the price.
- 4.2 Stars
- 360 Reviews
- 35.75”D x 26”W x 42”H
- Available in red or white leather
Great Deal’s Teyana model was designed for modern living rooms, and comes in two colors of PU leather:
A versatile white that will work with just about any decor, and a bold red that makes a strong statement and works well with a more modern design aesthetic.
I don’t write a lot of reviews anymore, but this one deserves one! So easy to put together, just slip the back in and it’s done.
Attractive, small and fairly comfortable. It does go almost horizontal and it’s super easy to recline as well as return to upright position.
I have a small condo and needed a recliner for those times it’s too painful to lie flat. This one fits the bill.
– Mrs S.
- 4.2 Stars
- 197 Reviews
- 34″D x 26.75″W x 36.25″H
Another model from Great Deal Furniture, this one has a sleek and modern look and offers two different positions for reclining.
This recliner is great for an apartment or small living space. I wanted one that could fit in a small area and that had a flat back to help support a back injury.
It’s incredibly comfortable and compact.
– Michael Mobley
- 4.9 Stars
- 13 Reviews
- 62″D x 28.5″W x 29″H
With a tufted, high back and a smooth cognac color, this model from Christopher Knight reminds me of the kind of chair you’d see in prohibition-era tv shows like Peaky Blinders or Boardwalk Empire.
It’s the kind of chair that you could easily lean back in to read a good book, smoke a good cigar or drink a fine whiskey.
Just what I wanted. The chair is not all cushy like my larger overstuffed recliners are, but I am very satisfied with this mid-size reclining chair.
– Amazon Customer
Best Leather Recliner Chairs Between $500 and $1,500
- 4.6 Stars
- 163 Reviews
- 41” H x 30” W x 37” D
- Available in three colors
Combining top-grain leather and tufted back cushions with a sleek and modern look, this might just be the single best leather recliner chair on the market, at least in my humble opinion.
Available in a rich chocolatey brown, an orange-hued camel or a medium gray color, this model evokes the classic style of mid century modern furniture, which looks just as good today as it did in the Mad Men era of its heyday.
These are great if you want the comfort of a recliner without the “look” of a recliner — hello grandma and grandpa. They were also packed well and easy to put together.
- Bestseller on Pottery Barn
- 33″ w x 37.5″ d x 38″ h
- Available in 37 different leather colors
But Pottery Barn’s reputation speaks for itself, and their rolled-arm version of a classic club chair has the stylish look and high quality you’d expect from PB.
- 4.3 Stars
- 3 Reviews
- 42.5” H x 29.5” W x 36.6” D
This handsome, high-backed and comfortable seat from Ameer provides both classic style and ultimate comfort at an affordable price.
And with a weight capacity of 300 pounds, it’s hearty enough to handle those of us who put on a few extra pounds during the pandemic, and never quite got around to burning them off.
Beautiful, comfortable, excellent recline, looks terrific in our living room
- 4 Stars
- 26 Reviews
- 34.64” W X 35.43” H X 21.25” D
This replica of the classic eames lounge chair is one of the few recliners on this list to have a separate ottoman, rather than a built in footrest that pops out with the reclining function.
While the extra piece does take up a little bit more floor space, the combination of an incredibly iconic style and high comfort level make it a more than worthy tradeoff.
Just like the real thing. I grew up with this style of furniture and we had 2 original Eames chairs.
The quality in this chair was equal to them. I paired one of these with a transitional sectional and it looks great!
- 4.5 Stars
- 25 Reviews
- 42” H x 34” W x 37” D
- Available in 7 colors
Leather chairs don’t get much sturdier, stylish or more handsome than this.
The Gledhill’s thick, foam-filled cushions offer both a classic look and a lot of lumbar support, while the wider armrests lend it an air of authority that almost make it look like a modern day throne.
The result is a timeless statement piece that adds a touch of class to just about any living room, home theater or seating area.
This is a gorgeous chair ❤️ !! The whole family fights over it. Very very comfortable and well constructed.
I was a sales person for many years at a high end furniture store….and this is a chair I would have been proud to have on our showroom floor!
- 4.6 Stars
- 150 Reviews
- 42” H x 40” W x 40” D
- Available in brown or gray
The Donohoe features plush cushions filled with ultra soft down, so it’s another good recliner for those who want an extra soft place to sit after a long or hectic day.
It’s big. Comfortable. Great for big guys, like me. Well made. The assembly was very easy. Less than an hour to assemble.
Easy to get in and out of.. It’s a handsome piece of furniture. I highly recommend
Best Leather Recliners Over $1,500
- 4.3 Stars
- 17 Reviews
- 38″D x 41″W x 40″H
This traditional recliner from BarcaLounger is as classic as they come.
Well known for their sturdy construction and solid wood frames, BarcaLoungers forego bells and whistles like cup holders or recline handles in favor of a streamlined, timeless look that never goes out of style.
You’ll definitely find more modern recliners on this list, but you won’t find many that are more comfortable or better made.
This chair is perfect for my husband as he is a pretty big guy. The leather is scrumptious.
The detail is striking. He loves his chair! And he normally doesn’t even notice the furniture… very well made.
– Jennie J
- 4.4 Stars
- 53 Reviews
- Available in four colors
- 37.5” H x 30” W x 30” D
The Noletta’s cushions are filled with a high-density foam filling that provides a high degree of comfort, both in the upright sitting position and when you kick back into a full recline.
This chair is so so sooo comfortable! Bought it for my husband as he wanted a recliner and I wanted style. The leather is so soft and beautiful!
- 4.2 Stars
- 6 Reviews
- 41.5” H x 32” W x 37.5” D
A stately chair with a high back, rolled arms and a rich brown color, the Mylinda makes a great addition to a study or home office.
I was somewhat hesitant to order this online but it is a gorgeous chair and is exactly as described. Great chair, perfect in our den.
- 4.7 Stars
- 66 Reviews
- 39.5” H x 30” W x 37.5” D
The best thing about the Westwick is how it embodies simple sophistication:
It may not have the tufting, nailheads or various different features of some of the other chairs on this list, but it also doesn’t need them.
Instead it offers the two most important factors when it comes to a good leather recliner:
A comfortable sit, and a handsome-as-hell look.
comfortable, perfect size, great color, quickly shipped and packed well.
- 4.7 Stars
- 26 Reviews
- 40.5” H x 30.25” W x 38.5” D
The Lewiston is a stately chair with padded armrests that puts a heavy emphasis on comfort.
And with a dual-piece footrest that keeps your legs in a comfortable position, it’s perfect if you want a comfy place to lean back and settle in for a good long time.
Awesome chair. Most comfortable chair ever. My dad bought one first and after sitting in his I had to buy one for myself.
- Available in 32 different colors
- Super-soft down blend cushions
- Legs feature a walnut finish
- 31.5″ w x 38.5″ d x 39.5″ h
From a design perspective, this top grain leather recliner from Pottery Barn is one of the most versatile chairs on this list.
It’s available in a whopping 32 different color options, meaning you can easily find the perfect color to suit the style, aesthetic and design of just about any room.
- Top-grain, aniline-dyed leather
- Manual recliner
- Available with or without nail heads
- 30.5″ w x 36.5″ d x 38″ h
What makes the Tyler such a stand out are all the little details and additional features that add up to make a big impact on both its visuals and its comfort.
The end caps on the square arms add a touch of style that helps distinguish it from other chairs, while the extra thick, down-blend cushions provide plenty of comfort.
- 31 color options
- Timeless design
- Power lift recliner
- 38.5″ w x 39″ d x 34.5″ h
Inspired by the furniture found in Manhattan night clubs in the 1930s, this square-armed power lift chair beautifully blends vintage style with modern comfort, allowing you to adjust the recline with the touch of a button.
- Swivel base can rotate a full 360 degrees
- Available in 41 leather colors
- Base available in bronze, brushed nickel or brass
- 33.5″ w x 37.5″ d x 39″ h
One of the few swiveling models on this list, the Wells is a bold statement piece that will stand out in any living room or den.
- Available in 31 leather colors
- Tight back with loose seat cushion
- Button tufting provides classic, masculine style
- 41.5″ w x 41.5″ d x 40.5″ h
And speaking of statement pieces, the Lansing is the type of chair that you design the rest of a room around.
With a broad back, padded scoop arms and an extra-thick cushion, this is the type of chair that can be a focal point for any living room, and last for decades with a little care.
- Available in 28 leather colors
- Comfortable, rounded arms
- Matte slate nailhead accents
- 36.5″ w x 38.5″ d x 39.5″ h
The James is smaller and less eye-catching than the Lansing model pictured above, but no less comfortable.
It has a sturdy steel frame and no-sag springs that provide extra support to the thick, comfy cushions.
- Classic wingback style
- Removable tapered legs with dark brown finish
- Corner-blocked, kiln-dried solid engineered hardwood frame
- 31″ w x 40″ d x 44″ h
Easily one of the most unique designs on this list, the Champlain is an absolute stand out.
Its high, wingback design provides a classic style that works well with other pieces of furniture, while the reclining angle and handtied metal coil springs provide plenty of comfort.
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