Updated on July 7th, 2023 at 05:42 pm

I love to cuddle and watch movies with my partner as we wind down from a tiresome day. However, I realized my regular-sized recliner chair wasn’t as comfortable, and I went searching for the best cuddle recliners.

Cuddle recliners are similar to regular recliners in design but larger. Their size makes them perfect for cuddling and larger people.

But with so many cuddler recliners on the market, choosing the best can be overwhelming. So to help you out, I tested and researched many options and came up with a list of the eight best recliners to consider. Of the 8, the Signature Design by Ashley won my heart.

Best cuddle recliners – Top 8

Ashley Hogan Reclining

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The Signature Design Cuddle Recliner is a must-have. It measures 59”x 44”x41”, which means it has lots of room for oversized people or some cuddling with your loved one or pet. Ashley overstuffed the back, arm, and seat cushions for maximum comfort. Moreover, the upholstery is a soft microfiber that feels great.

The polyester fabric is highly resistant to chemicals, shrinking, mildew, abrasion, and stretching, guaranteeing durability. In addition, under the upholstery is a hard-wearing foam that further improves the recliner’s quality.

For strength, the corner-blocked frame is reinforced with metal at the footrest and seat. This way, it can accommodate up to 500 lbs with ease.

The recliner has a zero-wall mechanism that allows you to set it up against a wall. It also has a pull tab reclining motion that’s easy to use. Unfortunately, it doesn’t recline flat. However, it goes far enough for comfortable sleep.


  • Strong
  • Durable
  • Cushy fabric and upholstery
  • Affordable


  • It doesn’t recline flat
  • The soft stuffing loses shape permanently

Homelegance Laurelton Glider Reclining Chair 9636

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Homelegance designed the recliner frame with plywood, but the seat is made from metal. The High-density foam lining the frame guarantees long life, while the microfiber stuffing makes it soft and cozy. Its exterior is 100% textured polyester that’s soft to touch.

On the side, right under the overstuffed arm, is a lever to activate the reclining mechanism. The motion is smooth and reclines enough to catch a nap. However, I noticed this recliner doesn’t hug the wall. So, for a complete recline, I set it up an inch from the wall.

With an arm height of 27”, a seat height of 20”, and a seat depth of 23”, this recliner isn’t the largest I came across. However, it’s large enough for cuddling. Also, the frame supports 300 lbs.


  • Great back support
  • Glider rocker
  • Tall back
  • Different colors available


  • Assembly needed
  • It doesn’t hug the wall

GDFStudio Callade Buttoned Fabric Reclining Loveseat

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This Christopher Knight reclining love seat offers great value. Its seat measures 39.25” wide, 20.50” deep, and 18.75” high. It comfortably fits two people and can support about 300 lbs.

I found the design rather simple and the stuffing lean. Though the padding is stiff compared to other 2-person recliners, its comfort is decent enough.

The button design on the backrest is unique and beautiful. In addition, the exterior is made of 100% polyester, which means the seat is easy to clean and is significantly resistant to wear and tear.

The seat reclines 60 inches back and doesn’t need extra space for this. Therefore, you can put it as close to the wall as you please.


  • It’s easy to clean
  • Easy to assemble
  • Beautiful design
  • Fair price


  • The back doesn’t remain reclined without weight

Ashley Mitchiner Rocker Recliner

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Signature Design advertises this recliner as a 1-person seat recliner. However, I found it spacious enough to accommodate two people. It’s 40” wide x 40” deep x 42” high, and when fully reclined, it’s 69” long.

Like most cuddle recliners, this Signature Design Recliner needs some assembly after delivery. However, instead of a complex DIY process, all you have to do is install the easy-off back using a screwdriver, and you are good. I found the instruction quite descriptive and simple to follow.

The exterior adorns a foggy gray polyester that’s tough on wear and tear. The polyester wraps high-resilience cushions that are comfortable and well filled. You’ll love the pull-tab reclining motion and the gentle rocking design. Whether you are old or young, the rocking motion is a winner when relaxing and watching TV.


  • Beautiful design and color
  • Durable
  • Packaged by manufacturer


  • It’s pricey

GDFStudio Merit Black Leather Recliner/Glider Chair

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This recliner has a luxurious look and feel to it, mostly because of the leather finish but also because it’s well made.

The seating space measuring 22.50 wide, 21.75” deep, and 19.50” high provides ample room for relaxation. And while the upholstery isn’t as soft as in other cuddler recliners, I still found it comfortable. If anything, the firmness is great for lumbar support – those with back problems will appreciate this.

The recliner arrives in four pieces – the back, two side pads attached to the back, and the bottom with the sides. No tools are necessary as the pieces slide and lock into place with metal fittings. And since it weighs 102.4 lbs, you can complete the assembly alone.

Though the recliner can support 500 lbs easily, I recommend sticking to the 300 lbs weight limit for extended durability.


  • Luxurious leather finish
  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to clean
  • Great build


  • Firm feel

Lane home furnishings Madeline cuddler recliner

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If you constantly move furniture around the house for new and fresh looks, you’ll love this cuddle recliner. The back comes off, which makes it easy to transfer it to different rooms.

Besides this, I loved that the seat cushion features Beautyrest pocketed coils. The recliner is made from hardwood lumber in the load-bearing areas of the frame to support more weight.

The back is high enough for head support, and the pull lever on the right is conveniently place. The back and arms are plush for extra comfort, and the seating space is large enough for a large person. While I found fitting two adults would be somewhat uncomfortable, cuddling with my daughter was uber comfortable.

It also has a power button that includes a USB cable to charge your phone and other gadgets and a cool blue LED backlight.


  • Comfortable spring coil seats
  • USB charging port
  • Strong
  • Hardwood lumber


  • It needs 3.5” from the wall to fully recline
  • Heavy

Divano roma furniture classic recliner loveseat

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This is one of the best double reclining chairs I came across. Since it’s built like a two-seater, it has more than enough cuddling room. It’s 56” L x 29” W x 39” H, and the seat measures 19” high x 21” deep X 38” wide. When reclined, it’s 64”.

The soft bonded PU leather has a beautiful matte finish and great stitching for a premium look. It’s also worth noting that the finish is sweat-resistant and prevents your skin from sticking to the recliner, unlike regular bonded leather. For the ultimate comfort, overstuffing has been done on the back seating and arms. This also makes the comfort last longer.

The recliners on the seats are independent, with pull recliner tabs on either side.


  • Two-seater
  • Sweat-resistant leather finish
  • Independent recliner mechanism
  • Lightweight


  • Seems weak
  • The rails are visible

Lane home furnishings bandera rocker recliner

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This Lane Home Furnishings Cuddler Recliner looks bulky and squeezed in photos. But, while it is bulky, it is comfortable and spacious. It weighs 120 lbs and measures 37” x 47” x 41”.

In true Lane Home Furnishings fashion, this recliner is well stuffed for comfort and is comfortable. The back comes off to allow the seat to fit through most doors. Moreover, the high-density seat cushions have pocketed coils for superior comfort.

I especially loved the color contrast of the well-stitched leather used. From its name, it’s clear that the recliner rocks slightly. However, it reclines to an almost flat position which is great for taking a nap.


  • Easy to clean
  • Huge and roomy
  • Reclines almost flat


  • Poor lumbar support

And the best cuddle recliner for heavy people is…

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Ashley Hogan Reclining

I picked the above cuddler recliners with great adherence to the factors outlined above. However, of all the options, The Signature Design by Ashley Hogan Oversized Recliner stood out. Its seat size, seat height, recliner motion, and strength and ideal for two people or heavy individuals.

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What to consider when buying a cuddle recliner

Even with the above options, it’s great to know what makes a great cuddler recliner. These are the factors I used to prepare the list.


Some brands have extra-large models but don’t comfortably fit two people The Signature Design by Ashley Hogan Oversized Recliner is large enough for two people. Dimensions are also important so that you choose a recliner that’ll fit in your home.

Seat size

Standard size chairs are 17 inches. However, comfortable cuddler recliners need to be bigger to accommodate two people. The Signature Design by Ashley Hogan Oversized Recliner is a whopping 59” wide.

Don’t confuse the seat width with the seat size when reading through descriptions.

Weight capacity

Cuddler recliners accommodate two people and hence bear twice the weight. The recliner should have a high weight capacity lest it sustains irreparable damages over time. The Signature Design by Ashley Hogan Oversized Recliner and the Great Deal Furniture Merit Black Leather Recliner/Glider Chair can support up to 500 lbs.

Seat height

Low cuddler recliners are uncomfortable for tall people. Always consider seat height and your height before completing a purchase. Anything around 20” should be okay.