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7 Best Reclining Sectionals: This Year’s Expert Guide

by Lucille Watson

A gray reclining sectional and other furniture in a bright blue room

At a Glance:

Best Overall Reclining Sectional

Best Value Reclining Sectional

Best Splurge Reclining Sectional 

Best Leather Reclining Sectional

Best Power Reclining Sectional

Best Small Reclining Sectional

Best with Cup Holders

How to Choose

Why Trust Us?

Debating if you should invest in a new sofa? You definitely aren’t the only one. Sofas are the highest-selling living room piece of furniture —and for good reason. They’re the centerpiece of the room and a lot of time and effort goes into finding the perfect fit for your home. Comfort, style, features, and space are all factors that make a sectional an excellent couch.

One of the questions you may be asking is what are the differences between a stationary and reclining sectional? What are the perks of a reclining sectional couch? And how do I find the right fit for me? These are necessary and significant questions to be asked. We aren’t leaving you hanging. Our expert guides will answer a few of those questions while giving you the seven best reclining sectionals this year has to offer to make your choice a little easier.

Sit back, relax, and grab your favorite blanket to take an afternoon nap on your reclining sectional sofa. What could be better than a spacious couch to relax on? A roomy couch that reclines. Whether you want to snuggle up to your loved ones or like enough space to stretch out on the couch, a reclining sectional is spacious and comfortable enough to meet your every need.

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Why Should You Invest in a Reclining Sectional?

A reclining sectional really is the best of both worlds. You no longer need to choose between space and comfort. A reclining sectional provides you with extra legroom to stretch out for your favorite movie or enough space to take a mid-day catnap.

A reclining sofa has the basic mechanics of a stationary couch, like comfortability and space, with innovative tech that allows for more functionality. We’ll touch on a few features to look for later on but let’s dig into which couches are leading the industry as great reclining sectionals for your home.

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Our Best Reclining Sectionals

Our expert team breaks down the best reclining sectional couches for your living room below.

Best Overall: Signature Design by Ashley Mabton Gray 3-Piece Reclining Sectional 


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Signature Design by Ashley’s 3-piece reclining sectional delivers class and comfort. Cutting-edge power buttons are hidden behind perfectly designed low melt fiber cushions for easy access and staple comfort. This modern design integrates an Easy View adjustable headrest to easily sink into your sofa with one-touch power controls. Don’t worry about wear and tear on your sectional sofa with AHFA durably certified fabrics. Invite your friends over for a movie night with this quality sectional.


  • Chaise Feature
  • Fabric: Polyester 
  • USB Ports

Best Value: Signature Design by Ashley Colleyville Stone 3-Piece Power Reclining Sectional with Chaise 

Signature Design by Ashley® Colleyville 3-Piece Stone Power Reclining Sectional with Chaise

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Easy and elegant appeal with exceptional comfortability defines this reclining sectional with a chaise. It brings neutral versatility to any home with a beautiful stone finish. It's ready to assemble once it hits your home so you and your family can sit down to enjoy popcorn and a movie that evening.


  • Powered Buttons
  • Fabric: Polyester/Synthetic
  • Chaise Feature

Best Splurge: Southern Motion™ Dazzle 4-Piece Gunmetal Power Reclining Sectional Sofa Set with Power Headrest

Southern Motion™ Dazzle 4-Piece Gunmetal Power Reclining Sectional Sofa Set with Power Headrest

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Southern Motion's L-shaped reclining sectional brings all the bells and whistles to your living room with optimal comfort and style. Merge modern designs with reclining features while never worrying about your soft fiber backs moving from place. Power reclining ability and adjustable headrests give you infinite positions to find the perfect relaxation spot. Energex Cushioning provides your family with revolutionary technology that rapidly disperses body heat and gives you thermal performance cooling to keep you comfortable. Lastly, this L-shaped reclining sectional features mechanism springs that insulate noise, so you never have to worry about annoying your fellow movie-watchers again.


  • Energex Cushion
  • Fabric: Polyester
  • USB Ports

Best Leather Reclining Sectional: Benchcraft Muirfield Three Piece Mahogany Sectional 

Benchcraft® Muirfield 3-Piece Mahogany Sectional

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Benchcraft’s best leather reclining sectional is for those who love the finer things in life, like beautifully crafted leather. This L-shaped sectional with mahogany leather will have your family running to the living room to choose their favorite spots. Ultra-clean sectional porting lines and pre-approved AHFA certified fabrics give you confidence that your leather couch will withstand any tears and snags. Low melt fibers wrapped over high-quality foam make this sectional one to invest in.


Best Power Reclining Sectional: Flexsteel Davis Antique 5 Piece Power Reclining Sectional

Flexsteel® Davis Power Reclining Sectional with Power Headrest

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Take a break on this Flexsteel powerful reclining sectional and experience the high-carbon, steel-banded springs that give you the “just right” balance of support and softness. Independent dual power buttons are at your convenience for your headrest and recliner to adjust to the perfect position. Close wall proximity allows you to recline effortlessly with rolled back arms and high-density seat cushions. Available in Nobel Prize-winning Revolution fabric, let your whole family (and some friends) enjoy this one-of-a-kind sectional sofa.


  • Patented Blue Steel Springs
  • Fabrics: Available in Revolution Fabric
  • Dual Power Buttons

➝ Learn More About the FlexSteel Brand: The Ultimate FlexSteel Furniture Guide

Best Small Reclining Sectional: Signature Design by Ashley Clonmel Charcoal 3-Piece Reclining Sectional with Chaise and Power

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If you’re in the market for a sectional but want something to accommodate your space without overwhelming your living room, our best small reclining sectional from Signature Design by Ashley is for you. Extra padded backs, arm cushions, and seats are just what you're looking for in a sofa. Luxurious microfiber upholstery covers extra-wide cushions giving anybody who relaxes on your small reclining sectional enough space to do so.


  • AHFA Certified Fabrics
  • Fabrics: Polyester Microfiber Upholstery
  • Chaise Feature

➝ Find More Ideas for Styling a Small Living Room: Small Apartment Living Room Ideas

Best with Cup Holders: Flexsteel® Astra White Power Reclining Sectional with Power Headrests

Flexsteel® Astra White Power Reclining Sectional with Power Headrests

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A light and attractive sectional with cup holders that bring every together. Relax into Flexsteel’s best sectional with cup holder; have a wine night without worry of spills since no one's glass will get left behind. DualFlex technology provides you with extra spring and comfort to ensure a relaxed night in. A storage compartment and wireless sound system optimize your evening with an aux port to play your favorite songs through hidden speakers. Multiple seating options make this large sectional the spotlight of your living room.


  • Wireless Sound System
  • Fabric: Leather
  • Two Easy-Access Cup Holders

Features to Look for

There are a lot of varieties and features a couch can come with, but there are a few to keep your eye out for that can make your experience that much more comfortable.

➤ Material

There are many different materials a sectional sofa can be crafted from. Polyester and synthetic fabrics are common choices. They come in a variety of colors and styles to give you versatility and are also relatively easy to clean. Microfiber fabrics are one of the softest options you can choose. Tiny fibers are thinner than a polyester build resulting in a soft, comfortable feel. And lastly, leather is a durable and functional option. Spray on some leather protector and watch your couch weather time and children over the decades.

➝ Explore Sectionals Further: Find the Perfect Color of Leather Sectional

➤ Size

For obvious reasons, one of our features to watch for is size. It may not feel like a big difference between a two-seater and a three, but once you have your couch in your living room, you’ll know the difference. Inspect the design and layout of your living room. Make sure a reclining sectional will be able to accommodate your space. If you have a tighter home but still want a reclining sectional, look for ones that are “huggers”. They’ll recline at the foot and not the sofas back to save some space.

➤ Tech

There are two main types of sectional sofas: manual and electric. Opt-out of the controls if you simply want a comfortable, durable couch that looks great in your living room. But if you’re wanting a couch that offers charging ports, one-touch buttons, and even speakers, then an electric sectional is a great choice. Most electric-powered sectionals have controls located on the inside of the armrest. Adjust your seat to the position of your liking and melt into your after-work cocktail. Power recliners offer more versatility when it comes to comfort but keep in mind they need to be plugged into a power outlet.

Why Trust Us?

Since 1942, we at Colder's pride ourselves on offering value, selection, and service. Serving Southeastern Wisconsin with four showrooms that stock quality name-brand furniture, appliances, and mattresses, Colder’s is sure to house exactly what you are looking for. And if you can't find it on our floors, chances are, we can order it for you. As a local, family-owned company, we are always doing our best to provide the highest value at the lowest cost to everyone who walks through our doors.

Colder’s is committed not only to continuously offering can’t-miss sales but also to working with each customer, making sure that you take advantage of every possible markdown — that’s our best price guarantee.

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Don’t put off happiness — and shop reclining sectionals online for unbeatable prices at Colder’s. Our friendly experts are happy to help you find the best reclining sectional for you, whether you call us at 414-476-1574 or use our online chat feature. Better yet, stop by one of our Colder’s locations in West Allis, Oak Creek, Delafield, and Grafton, Wisconsin, to touch, see, feel, and experience home products that fulfill your dreams. Visit us today!

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