When it comes to interior decorating, sometimes a single recliner just doesn’t cut it, but a couch also feels out of place. This is especially true when dealing with man-caves and home theater setups – having a bunch of single big man recliners feels isolating, but couches are often lacking when it comes to comfort.
Enter the double recliner, or “Recliner Loveseat.” These unique pieces of furniture contain everything you love about reclines – and double it! Generally made out of the same materials and in the same styles as recliners, they offer spacious seating arrangements and plenty of customization, as each chair can be raised and lowered separately depending on the tastes of the seated person.
|Recliner Name||Weight||Material||Dimensions (LWH)|
|Homeglance with Console||172 lbs||Polyester, Leather, Cotton||83" x 38.5" x 40"|
|Furniture of America Blake Chenille||158 lbs||Chenille||57" x 38" x 39"|
|Coaster Home Furnishings Motion||176 lbs||Wood/Leather||72" x 72.8" x 41.8"|
|Homelegance Double Reclining Loveseat||125 lbs||Microfiber, Leather||62" x 39" x 40"|
|Classic and Traditional Brown Bonded Leather Recliner||130 lbs||Leather||60" x 39" x 40"|
And though they’re usually a bit more expensive than standard recliners and loveseats, their best-of-both-worlds design can be a real blessing when it comes to dealing with interior decor and seating for entertainment centers and other setups where it’s preferable to have multiple people facing the same direction – while remaining totally comfortable and relaxed.
In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into the basic information about loveseat recliners – going over materials, chair size, style and design, and bonus features to give you a comprehensive look at the world of dual recliners. After we’ve covered the basics, we’ll provide you with a list of product recommendations composed of some of leading options on the market today, so that you can use your newfound knowledge to find a double recliner that’s perfect for you.
After reading the buyer’s guide below, you’ve probably got a pretty good idea of the sort of dual recliner you’re looking for. To help you as you search for the perfect product, we’ve put together a list of 5 of the top options on the market. Take a look below.
Our Top 5 Loveseat Recliners of 2017
This is a solid recliner from Homeglance, we actually feature two of their chairs in this buyers guide simply because they make products that are built to last and are made of great materials.
Homeglance built this loveseat with comfort in mind. Reviews note that this recliner is very comfortable and actually features a console for drinks, and storage for your favorite book or magazine. This also is noted as a gliding recliner which not many feature. A glider moves on a linear path forward and backward, which almost none do so kudos to Homeglance for adding that.
The upholstery is a bonded leather featuring a mix of primarily Polyester, leather and cotton. The recliner is easily opened with a lever action mechanism that makes it easy to kick back and relax.
Overall this is our top pick. Homeglance offers solid products, and this is no different.
This option by Coaster Home Furnishings is a real looker, built out of a plush, textured padded velvet that’s beautiful to look at, and soft to the touch.
It’s also been built with versatility in mind – though the seats are designed with a chaise-style scoop for comfort when in use as a recliner, it’s large and comfortable enough to be used as a couch for smaller folks.
The build itself is top quality – a durable hardwood frame meets a sinuous spring base to provide a perfect amount of support when paired with the plush, overstuffed cushions.
When in use as a recliner, this loveseat recliner performs admirably. On each side of the couch, you’ll find a push-button recliner option which released quickly and easily and allows you to stay in an upright position until you lean back in the chair. The action is smooth, and closure is easy – simply push the recliner leg area down with your legs.
Overall, it’s a great option for someone looking for a smaller sofa or loveseat-style recliner for an apartment or a smaller room where space is at a premium, but maximum comfort is desired.
This product by Homelegance combines the best of both worlds – an incredibly comfortable and soft plush microfiber provides a cushy, wonderful feel, and faux-leather side accents keep this recliner looking classy.
The plush seats are also incredible – offering perhaps the thickest padding of any option on your list. You will literally sink into these seats, especially given the deep groove cut into the padding to give this recliner a form-fitting design.
Built quality feels good too, with a heavy-duty frame and an all-metal reclining apparatus that operates smoothly and easily with the side-buttons, and closes without any effort at all. And, given the size and thickness of this couch, it’s perfectly suitable to use without reclining in a traditional couch style.
If you can’t decide between a leather and a textile double recliner, this is a great way to have both – and it’s absurdly comfortable to boot.
This option by Coaster is certainly top-notch in just about every category – though you’ll certainly pay a price for it. The rich, full-grain leather design is absolutely gorgeous, with a deep luster and shine that only gets better with age, finished off with contrast stitching for a truly singular look when combined with its overstuffed design.
In addition, the structure of the recliners incorporates built-in head and neck supports and deeply scalloped seats, as well as plenty of lower back support with a large, padded back seat. The construction feels very solid, with high-quality padding, sturdy interior framing, and durable springs for extra support.
One of the most welcome design decisions to this unique recliner loveseat is the center console incorporated into the center – though it does preclude this loveseat from being used couch-style, it gives it a great, theater-inspired style and allows both seated individuals to have two armrests. It also incorporates two cupholders, allowing easy access to beverages without having to worry about side tables or other pieces of furniture.
If you’re in the market for an absolutely top-quality recliner loveseat with a built-in center console, this should be your go-to pick. The design precludes use as a standard couch, but given how comfortable this piece of furniture is when reclined, you’ll likely not miss it.
This dual recliner by Furniture of America features a generously padded loveseat design in a unique chenille fabric that’s comfortable to the touch, soft, and adds some interest and visual texture to this well-made recliner.
The backs and arms are made with extra padding for an overstuffed – but not overwhelming – look that provides exceptional support and comfort, and scalloped seats to help you sink deeply into your recliner when you hit the button and sit back to relax.
Build construction feels solid, with a heavy-duty wood and metal frame, plush seats, and a full-metal reclining mechanism that doesn’t feel wobbly or unsteady.
Recliner action is achieved using lever-style actuators on each side of the sofa, and this loveseat recliner is extremely comfortable when used in the reclining position, with the deep scalloping of the seat section and the comfortable, padded back and arms helping you relax and sink deeply into the soft plush of the chenille material.
It’s quite generously sized too, measuring in at 57” long, so it could substitute for a small couch in a pinch.
This recliner loveseat is a wonderful option if you need a slightly larger loveseat that’s purpose-built to be an incredibly comfortable recliner – two people could easily spend the night on these comfortable reclining couches, so it’s a great option for someone who’s short on space and needs a place for informal guests to sleep.
Our Buyer’s Guide
Purchasing a loveseat recliner may seem pretty self-explanatory, but there are some important factors to consider before making your decision – we’ll go over some of them here.
Leather is a very popular style when it comes to recliners, and loveseat recliners are no exception. Leather offers quite a few advantages over textile-based chairs – it’s very easy to clean and maintain, as almost all spills and crumbs can be wiped right off with no staining or effect to the material’s quality or integrity. In addition, leather lasts a long time without wearing out – in fact, most high-quality leather only gets better with age. This is great if you plan on investing in a loveseat recliner you plan to use for a long time – you won’t have to worry about it being shabby or worn-out. Considering checking out our reviews of recliner covers here. They are a necessity if you are working with leather and own animals.
However, leather does have some disadvantages – for one thing, it tends to get very cold in the winter, and very hot in the summer, and some find it uncomfortable to sit on leather furniture for a prolonged period of time. This is mostly a matter of taste and personal preference, but it’s something to keep in mind when determining the appropriate material for your loveseat recliner – after all, it’s built to be shared.
Cheap leather can also sometimes have a poor feel, feeling more plastic-like than leather due to the finishing process used in some low-quality bonded leathers.
Regardless, leather is a great option when purchasing a dual recliner, as it’s durable, easy to clean, and easy to maintain.
Textiles are the next most popular style of recliner – same for double recliners. Textiles have some advantages when prepared to leather – for one thing, they’re much more diverse. There are usually only a couple colors of leather on the market for recliners – black, dark brown, and light brown. Beyond that, there is usually little variety.
And that’s fine if you’re not too interested in aesthetics, or if you know that dark leather will work with the rest of your decor, but if you want some real variety, you’ll probably have to go with a textile chair.
Textiles are also usually much more forgiving when it comes to temperature – they never feel too hot or too cold, no matter the weather outside.
The primary drawback of textiles is that they are usually more prone to wear, tear, and staining than leather, though this can be mitigated with a slipcover or recliner protector. However, a high-quality textile will usually have few durability problems, so they’re a perfectly acceptable alternative to leather.
Overall, the choice between leather and textile can be thought of as a matter of taste – mostly based on individual preference, rather than one being clearly superior to the other.
Chair Style – Console Or No Console?
In recent years, dual loveseats with “consoles” have become much more popular. This console is the same style you’d find flipping out of the backseat of a car, or on a chair in a movie theater, and usually integrates features like cupholders and a small area in which to store personal items or even small amounts of food or snacks.
Some people love these console-style loveseats, but they can be divisive – the fact that they have a large console jutting out of the middle of the couch area means they can only be used as chairs – you can’t lay down across the dual recliner for a traditional couch-style experience.
While that’s acceptable to people who prefer the seat-style reclining position, it does limit the versatility of a double recliner somewhat, so that should be taken into account when determining whether or not to buy a loveseat recliner with a center console.
Size can be a consideration if you’re planning on using your loveseat as a couch in addition to its reclining capabilities – if the dual loveseat is too small, it might be awkward to lay on in a traditional couch style, so this should be taken into account when making your purchase. Read this measuring guide for more info.
However, recliner couches are generally quite generously sized, so most options will be large enough to use however you please.
We hope this article has been helpful and informative as you search for the perfect accent piece to your den, living room, man cave, or home entertainment system. By checking out our advice and recommended products, you’ll have a great idea of what to look for as you continue to learn more about the double-recliner market.