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10 Most Popular Rocker Recliners for Living Rooms

by Colder’s Appliance

The Palliser Furniture Torrington collection rocker recliner in a living room

At a Glance:

Rocker Recliners, Explained

How to Narrow Your Search

10 Best Rocker Recliners

Why Trust Us?

If you have room for a little extra seating in your living room, you may be comparing the merits of an accent chair vs recliner chairs. An accent chair is a great way to add a pop of color or pattern to your space, and you can do the same with a recliner with the added bonus of being able to adjust positions and enjoy the support of an adjustable headrest and footrest. A rocker recliner takes that one step farther to add a gentle rocking motion. If you’re looking to create a relaxing and stylish living room where people want to settle in and stay, a rocker recliner is an excellent addition.

In fact, we love them so much, we’re exploring 10 of our favorite rocker recliners form top brands. Inside, you’ll also get our take on the pros and cons of rocker recliners and learn how to create the ultimate living room lounge by using one of the specialty chairs. 

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Rocker Recliners, Explained

A rocker recliner is a recliner that rocks back and forth in a soothing, arcing motion. Recliners are already known for being a great place to relax and let go of stress, and the rocking motion only adds to that phenomenon. If you want to create a living room, den, or movie room that prioritizes comfort and coziness, a rocker recliner is a great option. It can also be helpful for those who deal with chronic pain or for nursing mothers soothing crying babies. Keep reading for some of the pros and cons of rocker recliners.


✅ Soothing Rocking Motion: The rocking motion can add to the stress-relieving aspects of your recliner.

✅ Great for Relieving Lower Back Pain and Pressure: There are plenty of rocking chair health benefits. For example, recliners can offer support from lumbar pain, pressure relief, and increased blood circulation.

✅ Many Options Available: You can choose a recliner that fits your living room design style in an assortment of upholstery option and frame styles.

✅ Great for Smaller Spaces: If you don’t have room for a reclining loveseat or sofa, a rocker recliner is a great way to incorporate a cozy piece of reclining furniture in your space without taking up as much room. “Wall hugger” style recliners further optimize space by moving forward when you extend them, thus allowing you to place them closer to the wall.

✅ No Need for an Ottoman: The reclining footrest is the perfect replacement for an ottoman, saving you the extra costs and space an ottoman would require.


✖ Expensive: A recliner often costs more than an accent chair without reclining features.

✖ Limits Room Layout: A recliner does limit your room layout, depending on which model you choose. You need to account for the space your recliner will take up when it is fully extended. Additionally, power recliners must be positioned near an outlet.

How to Narrow Your Search

The number of rocker recliners available might feel a bit overwhelming, so we recommend that you browse rocker recliners by category. This can help you determine who makes the best rocker recliner for your family’s style and needs. Here are a few ways to narrow your search for the best rocker recliner.

You can narrow your search by size. It’s wise to search with your living room layout and dimensions in mind. Additionally, we recommend measuring your space first to determine how big or small a recliner your space can accommodate.

You can also browse by reclining mechanism, like whether your recliner is a power rocker recliner, manual rocker recliner, or swivel rocker recliner.

You can search by style if you are very intentional about curating your space according to a certain design style. There are rocker recliners perfect for every living room design, whether you’re aiming for a modern, farmhouse, or contemporary look.

You can browse based on what material you want your rocker to be. You can choose fabric upholstery or leather, and many models offer hundreds of material and color choices to choose from.

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✔ Pro Tip: Don’t forget to search for clearance rocker recliners and to research rocker recliner reviews online. Doing so can nab you a top-rated rocker recliner at a great price!

At Colder’s, we have an abundance of rocker recliners for buyers to explore. From style choice to material selection, here are 10 unique rocker recliners for every type of household.

10 Best Rocker Recliner Recommendations

At Colder's, we're big fans of rocker recliners. No other chair style offers the lulling relaxation these ones do, so it's no wonder picking the right one can be a challenge. Let us make your selection easier with 10 options for every type of lounger.

Best Small Rocker Recliner: England Furniture EZ5H00 Rocker Recliner with Nails

 Front view of the England Furniture EZ5H00 rocker recliner

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A rocker recliner has never looked so elegant! This chair’s rolled arms, simple silhouette, and brass nailhead detailing make a big impact. This rocker recliner is perfect for small spaces, and it is completely customizable in whatever bold or subtle style your stylish heart desires. Additionally, you can upgrade it to a small power rocker recliner with a battery pack, and you can choose from a variety of fabrics and colors to make it your own.

Best Large Rocker Recliner: HomeStretch Cooperstown Tar Rocker Recliner

 Side view of the HomeStretch Cooperstown collection rocker recliner

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If you are looking for a plush place to kick your heels up, this large recliner is your dream come true. The tufted, extra plush cushions are perfect for snuggling up and sinking into. This “biscuit back” rocker recliner is overstuffed and oversized, so make sure to measure first. But if you have the space, this will quickly become your favorite spot in the house.

Best Swivel Rocker Recliner: Best Home Furnishings Mexi Rocker Recliner

Side view of the Best Home Furnishings Mexi collection rocker recliner

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Typically, rocker recliners only move back and forth, but the swivel mechanism on this chair expands the range of movement to go side to side and around as well. We love the sophisticated look of this button tufted swivel glider rocker recliner. If gray doesn’t fit with your decor style, don’t worry—there are over 700 fabric options to choose from, so you can style a rocker recliner that is tailored to your space. And since no two comfort levels are the same, this rocker recliner also comes in a variety of mechanisms in both manual and power options.

Best Power Rocker Recliner: HomeStretch Jefferson Walnut Rocker Recliner

 Side view of the HomeStretch Jefferson collection powered rocker recliner

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This dark brown leather recliner is all about attention to detail with its contrasting stitching, plush cushions, rolled arms, and nailhead trim. Power reclining enables you to change positions with the touch of a button for the ultimate experience in relaxation with minimal effort. This is a dignified rocker recliner perfect for a traditional living room design, and it would also be at home in an office, library, or den.  

Best Manual Rocker Recliner: Palliser Furniture Torrington Rocker Recliner

 Side view of the Palliser Furniture Torrington rocker recliner

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Opting for a manual rocker recliner gives you the freedom to place your chair anywhere in the room, regardless of where your outlets are located. This manual recliner is a sleek option with simple lines that would be perfect for a transitional, modern, or contemporary space. You can choose from a variety of colors to make it match your personal taste.

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Best Modern Rocker Recliner: Flexsteel Catalina Power Rocking Recliner

 Side view of the Flexsteel Catalina collection power rocking recliner

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Modern style is all about sleek lines, neutral colors, and simplicity. This rocker recliner excellently balances plush padding and comfort with a simple silhouette. Modern spaces typically embrace a neutral color palette, and you can customize the color to match the neutrals you’re already using in your space. Modern upgrades, including built-in USB ports and cupholders, seal the deal on comfort upgraded today’s loungers.

Best Contemporary Rocker Recliner: Best Home Furnishings Ruddick Rocker Recliner

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Contemporary design is all about marrying simplicity with whatever is currently on-trend. Because it’s constantly evolving, contemporary spaces usually stick to a black, white, or neutral color palette so you can easily update your space over time. This rocker recliner is timeless and simple, so it makes a great backdrop for your ever-evolving space. We love the subtle curves of this piece, which give it an elegant, soft, and slightly feminine feel. If you love this shape but are looking for another color or a leather recliner, you can customize it to your liking.

Best Farmhouse Rocker Recliner: Palliser Furniture Gilmore Power Rocker Recliner

 Side view of the Palliser Furniture Gilmore collection power rocker recliner

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Recliners are a natural fit for farmhouse designs because farmhouse style is all about creating an inviting, cozy place where people feel welcome. It’s hard not to feel relaxed when you’re nestled into a rocker recliner! This chair also embraces the light and bright feel of a farmhouse room along with clean lines that give a nod to the popular modern farmhouse style. Pictured here in a crisp white, this rocker recliner is a stunner, but with a variety of finishes available, you can customize this power rocker recliner to your specific taste.

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Best Leather Rocker Recliner: HomeStretch Chaps Saddle Power Rocker Recliner

 Side view of the HomeStretch Chaps collection power rocker recliner

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Leather recliners add a touch of luxury to elevate your living room. This plush leather rocker recliner is all about comfort with its overstuffed cushions and a matching back for over-the-top support for the whole body. The deep brown of top-grain leather is a great neutral for a transitional, farmhouse, or traditional living room. Once you take that in, sit down and enjoy the biggest perk—power reclining at the touch of your fingers.

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Best Upholstered Rocker Recliner: England Furniture Marybeth Rocker Recliner with Handle

 Side view of the England Furniture Marybeth collection rocker recliner

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Upholstered rocker recliners are a great option for high traffic areas because they are easy to take care of and keep clean. The bustle back and rolled arms on this number add interest while keeping this piece simple and easy to incorporate into many different decor styles. You can choose from a variety of fabrics and colors to match the picture in your head of the ideal rocker recliner for your space.

Imagine a Saturday afternoon spent gathering with your friends and family, rocking, talking, and laughing. If you want to unwind after a long day or create the perfect nap spot, a rocker recliner is a great way to maximize the comfort level of your living room. Whether you are searching for a small chair, leather rocker recliner, or the perfect farmhouse piece, Colder’s is the best place to shop for rocker recliners in Milwaukee.

Why Trust Colder’s?

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. Still need help? We offer zero percent appliance and furniture financing on your home needs!

Shop Rocker Recliners at Colder’s

Don’t put off happiness — and shop living room furniture online for unbeatable prices at Colder’s. Our friendly experts are always happy to help you find a rocker recliner to make downtime better, 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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