6 Surprisingly Stylish Recliner Chairs

Those four little words every interior designer dreads...

"How about a recliner?"

As you probably guessed it, I'm not a huge fan of recliner chairs. I'm more of a cozy chair and ottoman kind of gal. Though after several requests from clients (mostly male clients!), I decided to source a few options that I could gladly recommend for my residential projects. 

Here are the 6 surprisingly stylish recliners that made the cut!

1. Brooklyn Recliner by Arhaus

At the top of my list is the Brooklyn Recliner - a take on the classic English roll arm club chair. I love the beautifully curved silhouette and nail head detailing along the sides. 

Pair it with: a simple herringbone wool striped throw (Pendleton - Herringbone Throw, $119)


2. Viceroy Recliner by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin

For those that can't get enough Midcentury modern, the Viceroy High Back Recliner Chair is a fabulous alternative to Milo Baughman's Recliner 74 sold at DWR. Sophisticated yet practical, the Viceroy has a concealed leg rest and high back supportive cushion.

Pair it with: A bright citron alpaca throw (St. Frank - Baby Alpaca Throw, $225)


3. Emile Recliner by Rose Tarlow Melrose House

The Emile Reclining Lounge Chair is oh so California-chic, and would fool most of even being a recliner. It's sleek, contemporary design could be used in a modern living room or glamorous den.

Pair it with: a luxe ivory wool throw (ABC Home - Tom Dixon Boucle Throw, $435)


4. Keaton Recliner by Restoration Hardware

For city dwellers, there's the Keaton Upholstered Club Recliner. It's petite scale (only 31" wide x 38" deep) makes it a great option for small city apartments. Also, it can be made to order in RH's over 100 fabric options, including the Perennials performance fabrics!

Pair it with: a solid fringe cashmere throw (Zara Home - Plain Fringe Cashmere Throw, $359)


5. Hartford Recliner by One Kings Lane

The Hartford Club Recliner, in this gorgeous oyster-toned leather, is my personal favorite and what I would get for myself. I adore the scalloped detail on the square back and tailored self-welt seams. This would be a great reading chair in a neutral bedroom or chic library.

Pair it with: an Ecuadorian patterned wool blanket (Ara Collective - Grey Chamarra Blanket, $168)

6. Tyler Recliner by Pottery Barn

Last but not least, there's the Tyler Leather Recliner by Pottery Barn. This classic and versatile option, which I personally like in the Maple or Midnight leather, has clean lines and an industrial feel.

Pair it with: an equestrian inspired wool and cashmere blanket (William Sonoma Home - Cashmere & Wool Throw, $399)

Stylish Recliner Chairs

Stylish Recliner Chairs

Which is your favorite?  Have any others I should include on my list? Excited to hear what you think!

Happy shopping,

- Paula

Paula Guzman