There’s just something about coming home after a long day and sinking into a recliner chair. I remember my grandparents even had matching recliners they’d sit in to watch football games and movies on TV. If I was lucky, I’d be able to snag a spot next to my Grandma before my siblings could. Swivel rocker recliners are popular armchair choices today for lounging, nursing, and even napping. They come in all types of design, color, fabric, and style.
As spacious as recliner chairs are, not all recliners come with a swivel feature, and I honestly can’t imagine my rocker recliner without the swivel! I use mine in my baby’s nursery, and the swivel is really nice to be able to re-angle the seat to face a different direction (usually in the afternoons when the sun is shining in our eyes) or turn to grab something from the changing table without having to get up.
Swivel rocker recliners can be pricey and should be considered an investment. They start at around $300.00 and go upwards of $2,000.00. The good news is, there are plenty of options depending on what features are important to you. Whether you’re looking to add a swivel rocker recliner to your living room, your nursery, or anything in between, here’s a breakdown of ten of the best swivel rocker recliners on the market.
Stylish & Modern
Million Dollar Baby Harbour Modern Classic Cream Eco-Performance Electronic Recliner
This swivel rocker recliner by Kathy Kuo Home is beautifully designed. It comes in cream or grey and has a USB port for charging devices, so it doesn’t need to be near an electrical outlet. The fabric is water repellant and stain resistant, so this would be a great option for a nursery or a family with small children.
Furniwell 360° Swivel Massage Recliner Fabric Rocker
This swivel recliner from Furniwell has it all – swivel, massage, heated seats, and of course, cupholders! What more do you need? It’s not the most stylish option, but for all of the features and the price, it’s one of the most valuable options available. It would be great for a movie room or in the living room if you don’t care as much about design. The fabric is easy to clean and it even has pockets on the sides to hold your magazines or tablet devices.
Babyletto Kiwi Ivory Boucle Power Recliner with Gold Base
At $1,200.00, this swivel power recliner by Babyletto is a major splurge. The chair is beautifully made, with a gold base and plush ivory boucle fabric so soft you could fall asleep on it. The fabric is hand-upholstered, stain-resistant, and water-repellant. Like many other options, this recliner includes a USB/power recliner button face, so you can recline effortlessly and keep your phone or tablet fully charged. This chair would be perfect for a nursery and is durable and luxurious enough to be moved into a sitting room or bedroom after its use in the nursery ends.
Oversized & Plush
Wittlich Manual Swivel Glider Recliner
To us, this oversized manual swivel glider recliner is a very family-friendly option. Buyers love its super plush chenille fabric and extra cushiony seat and armrest. It’s wide enough for a parent and small child to snuggle together in, and the two color options are both dark enough to hide any stains that may happen. At $649.99, it’s not the cheapest option, but it will likely endure the wear and tear of little ones over the years! This chair would also make a great gift for Father’s Day, or for someone who has a back injury or just needs a little extra comfort in their armchair.
Modern & Affordable
Piper Swivel Reclining Glider
The Piper swivel reclining glider from All Modern is a very affordable and sleek option if you’re aiming for a more modern look. It has four color options and includes a lumbar pillow for added support. At $399.00, this is on the less expensive side – it’d be a great chair for a college apartment or young couple looking to furnish their new home on a budget. Its sleek, square design makes it small-space friendly, so it would also work well in a small living room or nursery.
For the Minimalist
Paxton Swivel Glider and Recliner
If you’re not on a budget and need a customizable option, this is it! The Paxton swivel glider and recliner from West Elm offers 20 different fabric and color options; from the Mauve velvet to the Graphite linen, you’re likely to find the look you’re going for. Just keep in mind that most of the fabric options take 6-11 weeks to ship, so plan accordingly. It is on the pricier side, at $1,049, but West Elm offers an interest-free payment plan if you’re set on a specific colored chair. The recliner’s thin, square design is so sleek and minimal, it’d fit perfectly in any mid-century modern home. The backrest also has an added knife edge pillow that will add a polished look to any room. If you can spare the extra money, this chair is a fantastic option.
Splurge on Leather
Hooker Furniture Stark Power Swivel Glider Recliner
You can’t look into recliners without considering a leather option. Because of the leather upholstery, this swivel rocker recliner comes in at just under $2,000.00. This would be a major investment piece, but keep in mind that leather is extremely durable; some people even say that leather looks better the more worn it becomes. It has black and brown leather options and would be perfect in a cabin or oversized home office. The power recliner makes it easy to relax.
Unique and Plush
Radius Peacock Power Swivel Glider Recliner
The rounded, circular shape of the sides and armrests sets this recliner apart from others. The circular shape also allows for extra space on the seat for two people to cozy up together, or for a small child to read with an adult. It comes in five color options (brown, light grey, dark grey, light blue, and dark teal) and even offers free delivery and in-home setup. Keep in mind that the wide-set circular shape will probably take up extra space in a room, so if you’re putting your recliner in a small area, you may want to pick a different option. This chair is also pricey; it costs $1,379.00, so keep an eye out for upcoming sales if you have your heart set on this unique design.
Affordable Custom Leather
Erith Leather Swivel Rocker Recliner
If you want a leather swivel rocker recliner but don’t have $2,000.00 or more to spend, this may be a great option for you. This leather swivel rocker recliner from Macy’s is more affordable (for leather) than other options. It comes in twelve different color options, so you can customize the look and still get the leather finish. The rocker features both rocking and gliding motions, and it’s oversized cushioning creates pillow-soft comfort.
Available on Amazon
Evolur Raleigh Basic Glider, Recliner, and Rocker
One complaint from many people buying furniture right now is the dreaded shipping delay. If you order a custom design or particular niche brand, you could wait up to three months for your recliner to arrive. While Amazon is also experiencing shipping delays, there are still some great options on Amazon to consider that may be delivered quicker than custom options. This Evolur Raleigh basic swivel glider recliner has ten colors to choose from and is very affordable at $349.99. Its soft material and great cushion make this a perfect option for a nursery or living room on a budget.
Tips and Things to Consider
When you are purchasing a recliner, there are some things you’ll want to keep in mind. We recommend doing a fair amount of your own research to see which recliner will be the best fit for your needs in your home. Three major areas to read up on include assembly, fabric choice, and space.
Many swivel rocker recliners do not come assembled, so you’ll probably need someone to help you set up your recliner, just to be safe. Double-check reviews as you’re shopping to see what people say about the ease of assembly. Some stores will likely offer an assembly add-on, where you pay a little extra for someone to set it up for you when it arrives at your home.
There are many different fabric options to consider. Which fabric is right for you depends on your usage needs and design preferences. Many chairs come in some kind of water-repellant/stain-resistant polyester or linen blend. There’s also chenille, leather, velvet, canvas, and twill. If you pick a more delicate fabric, consider investing in some good fabric cleaning rags and sprays to preserve your new recliner.
When you’re deciding where your recliner will go in your home or a specific room, remember to measure extra space for when the chair is fully reclined, and for when you swivel it in a different direction. Most product dimension descriptions include a “minimum distance from wall to recliner” measurement, so that will make it easier to figure out if a chair will fit in your desired spot. If it’s a chair that comes pre-assembled, make sure there’s a door you can get it through when it is delivered. You don’t want to have a chair arrive only to realize you don’t have the room for it!