Getting cozy shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg — which is why we’ve rounded up the best recliners under $500. Now the question isn’t whether it’s worth sacrificing comfort and style for price, but which one are you going to pick.
There are hundreds of recliners on the market, and they’re all great for different things. Some are the perfect place for a nap, while others offer massage and heat functions to relieve your stubborn back pain. No matter your needs, we’ve found a chair you’re going to love!
Keep scrolling to shop Woman’s World’s picks for the best recliners under $500 so you can sit back and relax.
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Best Recliners For Big And Tall
Best Recliner for Sleeping Under $500
Where to buy: $379.99, Wayfair
The Texian Manual Glider Recliner also made our list of the best recliners for sleeping and for good reason. Because of its plush upholstery and soft, cushy frame, it's a fantastic option if you need a nap or have a condition like sleep apnea that makes it difficult to sleep in a regular bed. This massive chair is wider than your average recliner, so there's plenty of room to snooze. And, if your dogs and cats want cuddle with you, the more the merrier.
Best Recliners For Lower Back Pain
Best Recliner for Back Pain Under $500
Where to buy: $399.98, Amazon
At the intersection of form and function is this beautiful faux leather chair from Esright with heated massage functions. If you're one of the many people who suffer from back pain, you'll appreciate the extensive massage capabilities — four massage focuses (back, leg, lumbar, and tightness) and five modes (pulse, press, wave, auto, and normal) — that are designed to relieve lower back pain. Not only does this lift recliner heat up to warm away your pain, but it also gives you a gentle boost if you need help standing.
Best Recliners For Short Person
Best Recliner for Small Spaces Under $500
Where to buy: $399, Amazon
If you ask people, "Who makes the best recliners?" La-Z-Boy is a name that often comes up, so it's no surprise that the Anderson Reclina-Rocker Recliner made our list. Its compact size makes it ideal for small spaces and short people, plus it's hands-down one of the best recliners for lumbar support thanks to its total-body cushioning. Users often complain that manual recliners require too much force to open, however you can adjust the tension settings on the Reclina-Rocker so everyone can enjoy the chair to its fullest.
Best Recliners For Elderly
Best Recliner for Seniors Under $500
Where to buy: $499.99, Wayfair
Power lift recliners are a fantastic option for seniors as they tilt forward so they will have an easier time standing up. This way people with mobility issues can still maintain their independence. That said, everyone can enjoy the comfort and stylishness of the Ziebarth Power Lift Assist Recliner from Red Barrel Studio. It's available in four flattering colors, rose red (pictured), blue, brown, and green, to match any living room style.
Best Recliners For Pregnancy
Best Recliners for Nurseries Under $500
Where to buy: $439.99, Wayfair
If you're a mom or a grandmother with babysitting duties, a recliner is a must for your the nursery or former guest bedroom. This way you can take care of your new grandbaby so Mom and Dad can enjoy some much-needed time to themselves. With the Alcott Wingback Manual Reclining Glider from Karla Dubois, you can rock baby to sleep just as well as mom. What's nice about this chair is its stylish shape doesn't look childish, so you can simply move it to your living room when the babies are older.
Best Recliners For Obese
Best Recliner for Heavy People
Where to buy: $269 (originally $499), Walmart
We trust Serta to make the comfiest memory foam recliner, and they delivered with the Big & Tall Memory Foam Massage Recliner. This luxurious recliner can support up to 350 pounds, plus it has a high back to provide adequate lumbar support. The massage functions are just the cherry on top of this deluxe recliner, which also comes with a cup holder and USB charging port in the armrest.
Best Recliners For Short People
Best Recliner for Short People
Where to buy: $369.99 (originally $389.99), Wayfair
One common problem that people who are short complain about is how big some recliners are. It's hard to get cozy in your chair if the footrest is too far away or the seat is too deep. Fortunately, La-Z-Boy's Collage Manual Rocker Recliner is perfectly proportioned for shorter people while still being able to support up to 300 pounds.
"I love it! I am 5 feet tall and this chair fits me comfortably. It is the first rocker/recliner I ever sat in that I didn't feel 'swallowed up' into the chair. I sit back and my feet actually touch the floor. I also like that since it is a smaller recliner, it doesn't require a lot of floor space," one user wrote.