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13 Best Recliners Under $500 That Will Have You Sitting Pretty

A lot of comfort for a little cash!


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There are hundreds of different recliners on the market, and they’re all great for different things: Some make for the perfect place for a nap, while others offer massage and heat functions to relieve back pain. They all seem to have one common denominator, however: It can be tough to find a great recliner on a budget. That’s why we’ve done the work for you and rounded up the 11 best recliners under $500.

Getting cozy shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg! That’s why we’ve rounded up these budget-friendly options that will up your comfort level without making a big dent in your wallet.

What to Look for in a Recliner

There are three main things that determine price when you’re shopping for a recliner: material, function, and brand. You’ll need to consider the pros and cons of each factor while selecting your perfect seat. Read more below.

  • Material: It goes without saying that a leather-upholstered chair will be far more expensive than a fabric one. But other factors, such as a real wood base versus composite, or detailing, like a nailhead accent trim, will also make a difference in a chair’s price tag and durability.
  • Function: If you’re looking for a chair with all the bells and whistles (think heat, massage functions, and power lift capabilities), you’ll probably pay quite a bit more than you would for a more run-of-the-mill lounging model. Consider which functions are must-haves for you when shopping for a recliner.
  • Brand: Last but not least, you’ll want to note the brand of your recliner. Trusted names, such as Serta, Catnapper, and La-Z-Boy may be more expensive than generic brands, but they’re also well-made and sturdy. Consider whether you want to invest in a piece that will last a long time, or just get by with something for now.

Where to Buy Affordable Recliners

While there may be no such thing as a “cheap” recliner — most will cost you at least a few hundred dollars — there are plenty of budget-friendly finds out there that cap out around $500.

Wayfair is a treasure trove of options where you can find great, budget-friendly recliners, great for sleeping or rocking a baby to sleep. Walmart is another great place to look for affordable recliners, and if you prefer to shop at Amazon, they also have a number of options, from recliners with heat and massage, to power lift recliners.

While you’re looking at recliners, consider these options as well:

No matter your shopping preferences and needs, there’s an affordable recliner here for you. Keep scrolling to shop Woman’s World’s picks for the best recliners under $500.

What are the best recliners under $500?

Ashley Home Bladen Recliner

Best-selling recliner Under $500

Buy at Ashley Homestore, $389.99 (was $489.99)

Why we like it:

  • 250+ 5-star reviews
  • Corner-blocked frame with metal reinforced seat
  • High-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber

Not only is the Bladen recliner a best-seller with a 4.7/5-star rating, it’s under $500! It has the look of leather without the price tag, and is designed with extra cushiony, attached padding for you to sink into. Constructed with a reinforced metal seat, it’s made to withstand hours of TV time (and even the occasional nap!), and can both rock and recline with little effort.

“I looked at countless furniture stores for a recliner. I was willing to spend about $500 but not $1,000. This is the one I ended up buying… This recliner is AMAZING!! It’s the most comfortable chair I’ve ever owned. It looks great and the material is very cozy. I love that it rocks as well as reclines. Shipping was fast and easy. Can’t recommend this enough.”

Serta Modern Swivel Glider Recliner

best glider recliner under $500
serta glider recliner

Buy on Walmart ($329)

Why we like it:

  • Sleek, contemporary design
  • Swivels and glides as well as reclines!

This Serta recliner, available at Walmart, is a chic, modern alternative to a traditional recliner — and not only does it look great, it lets you glide, swivel, and recline in comfort and style! Lie all the way back for a nap, rock a baby to sleep, or curl up with a good book in this beautiful chair.

“I bought three of these to replace a sofa and do not regret my choice one bit. Nobody has to feel cramped together on a sofa anymore and we can face each other to talk. They are perfect for my open concept house, but more importantly, they are very comfortable. I get compliments on them. and my company seems to enjoy their versatility in gliding, swiveling, and reclining! The swivel is great because the chairs can point toward the kitchen area to keep the conversation going and then back to the TV area in a blink.”

Mason Mid-Century Modern Tuft Back Recliner

best stylish recliner under $500
tufted back recliner

Buy on Amazon ($204)

Why we like it:

  • Available in a rainbow of 10 gorgeous colors
  • Mid-century modern design with hidden recliner feature!

No one will guess that this beautiful mid-century modern chair is actually a recliner — until they sit down and settle back into relaxation! Best for smaller people, this recliner doesn’t have a handle or lever to engage the foot rest and reclining feature, so you’ll have to use your own power to kick back. But if you’re looking for a stylish, comfortable chair that comes in a huge selection of colors, this “undercover” recliner is one to try!

“I love these chairs. They were cost effective and arrived promptly (earlier than they said they would get here). I bought a set as accent chairs in my living room. The yellow is a great pop of color. They have a slim profile and sleek design, not your dad’s bulky recliner. They are reasonably comfy, not super squishy, but looking at the chair, I did not anticipate they would be”.

Ashley Homestore Altari Recliner

Best chenille fabric recliner under $500

Buy at Ashley Homestore, $449.99 (was $499.99)

Why we like it:

  • Gentle rocking motion
  • Attached cushions
  • High-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber

Made with soft chenille fabric, the Altari recliner is both soft and contemporary in style, perfect for any room of your home. The cushions are plump but don’t sag, offering support for bad backs and the metal reinforced seat adds extra stability.

“It’s roomy, firm and comfortable. It reclines to an angle where you can doze off. I have a bad back and didn’t want a chair that sags so this is perfect for my needs.”

Brooks Wall Recliner

best wall recliner for under $500
best wall recliner

Buy on La-Z-Boy (From $499)

Why we like it:

  • Can be customized with your choice of fabrics and upgrades
  • Can be placed just inches from a wall and still recline fully

If you’re wanting a more traditional, overstuffed recliner, this La-Z-Boy might be right up your alley! It’s a plush, comfortable recliner you can really sink into, and the leg rest and back rest operate independently so you can settle yourself in “just so” and doze off, read, or watch TV. Fair warning: Depending on the fabric you choose, and any upgrades, your total may be a little higher than $500, but the base price is just under that threshold, so we included it on our list.

“It is very comfortable and is just the right size.”

Willa Arlo Interiors Margie Manual Recliner

best velvet recliner for under $500
velvet recliner

Buy on Wayfair ($399.99)

Why we like it:

  • Available in eggplant, emerald, and cobalt velvet
  • Modern styling and compact size

Looking to add a pop of color to your living room? Look no further than these gorgeous velvet recliners, which come in rich shades of purple, green, and blue. Like others on this list, they work well in small spaces, for more petite people, and the reclining mechanism is manually operated.

“Super chic and elegant velvet recliner chair. I’m so happy with my chair. It really matches my modern contemporary style and is extremely comfortable … the velvet fabric feels like butter. I live in an apartment, and the size is perfect for small spaces. It was super easy to assemble within 15 minutes I put it together.”

Walnew Power Lift Recliner with Massage and Heat

best power lift recliner with heat and Massage for under $500
best recliners under 500

Buy on Walmart ($319)

Why we like it:

  • Available in black, brown, or gray
  • Built-in cupholders

This affordable recliner not only helps you get in and out with a power lift function and lets you relax while enjoying a heated massage, it also comes with a remote control for easy operation! Switch between five vibration modes targeting four different areas of the body two levels of intensity, and an optional heat mode for when you want to get really cozy. Storage pockets and cup holders are the finishing touch!

“This is a wonderful power lift chair for the money. The chair gives my mom more freedom to get up and around — she is no longer stuck on the couch! It is easy to clean. Great value, too many features to list. Delivered to my front door ( it is heavy) and easy to set up and connect.”

Three Posts Lift Assist Standard Power Reclining Full Body Massage Chair

best lift recliner with massage for under $500
best recliners under 500

Buy on Wayfair ($329.99)

Why we like it:

  • Available in black, brown, or gray
  • Includes heat, massage, and power lift functions

Did we say that features like heat, massage, and power lift add to the cost of a recliner? Not so with this chair, which offers all three and still rings up at under $500. If you need a little help getting in and out of your recliner, this one will do the trick — on a budget!

“This is amazing, reclines all the way back, massages, and even a lift assist. Worth the money and assembly was a breeze!”

La-Z-Boy Collage Rocking Recliner

best rocker recliner for under $500

Buy on La-Z-Boy (From $449)

Why we like it:

  • Rocker and recliner in one
  • Customizable with a wide range of upholstery options

Can’t decide between a rocker and a recliner? You don’t have to choose! This La-Z-Boy model, which rings up at just under $500 depending what fabric you choose, is a rocking chair when not in reclining position, and a great place to nap when it’s laid all the way back. Padded arms and a rounded seat make it super comfy, and the La-Z-Boy name means it’s well-made and will last!

This is sooo comfortable!! So cushiony and a great rocker. You just sink in and it feels wonderful. It’s perfect for a smaller person or in a smaller room. I’m 5’4′ and it’s perfect for me. My husband is 6’4′ and the footrest is way too short for him. All our guests and family who have sat on it say it is amazingly comfortable. Highly recommended!!

Winston Porter Ferebee Manual Recliner

best compact recliner for under $500
best recliners under 500

Buy on Wayfair ($295.99)

Why we like it:

  • Available in gray, buff, or light brown
  • Soft upholstery that easily wipes clean

We love the stately, stylish design of this chair, which doesn’t even look like a traditional recliner at first glance. If you want a recliner that will class up your living space for not a lot of money, this is the one!

“Beautiful chair. It’s just what I was looking for. The color is true to description, perfect size for my apartment. Very comfortable. Highly recommend . Happy with my purchase!”

Better Homes & Gardens Tufted Push Back Recliner

best tufted back recliner for under $500
tufted back affordable recliner

Buy on Walmart ($289)

Why we like it:

  • Comes in brown faux leather as well as gray or beige fabric
  • Tufted back is elegant and comfortable

Another great pick for the style-conscious, this Better Homes & Gardens recliner features a button-tufted back with bronze nailhead trim and comes in three different upholstery choices, including a rich brown faux leather. Push back to activate the reclining function, and you’re ready for relaxation!

“Had my eye on these for a while, but finally took the plunge and ordered two. They are beautiful and so comfortable. My husband is 6 feet tall, and he absolutely loves these chairs. The seat is nice and wide, so it gives plenty of room to sit and be comfortable. They go so well with my modern farmhouse decor!”

Latitude Run Amiena Manual Wall Hugger Recliner with Massage

best microfiber recliner under $500
best recliners under 500

Buy on Wayfair ($324.99)

Why we like it:

  • Available in brown, blue, or gray microfiber
  • Includes a massage function

Feel like you’re sitting in a luxe seat at you favorite movie theater next time you curl up to watch your favorite shows on Netflix with this cushy recliner, which will even give you a lovely lower back massage!

“Just got [this], so far it’s awesome! The massaging feature hits the lower back in just the right place. Chair is by far the most comfortable I’ve ever had!”

Serta Push-Button Power Recliner 

best power lift recliner for under $500
serta power recliner

Buy on Walmart ($299)

Why we like it:

  • Reclines easily with the touch of a button
  • Deep cushions for maximum comfort

Another power lift recliner that comes in at under $500, this Serta chair has deep cushions that let you really sink in and relax. Luckily, you can easily stand up again with just the touch of a button! Built with a sturdy steel frame, this chair comes with a one-year warranty, so if you have any problem with it, send it back! Over 500 five-star reviews make us think you won’t have to, however.

“This chair is comfortable, stylish, and the power recline is smooth. I bought this as a recovery chair for after neck and spine surgery, and it’s perfect. The pad in the chair hits my neck perfectly. Just a great chair and a great price. I highly recommend this chair!”

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Woman’s World.

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