Best IKEA Recliner Chair in 2022

IKEA recliner chairs are the most convenient recliners you can invest in. IKEA recliners come in extremely easy-to-assemble packaging with complete manuals and guide videos for installation; IKEA’s after-sales service is unmatched. All of their products have a limited 10-year warranty, so you can use them hassle-free.

For today’s review, we picked up three of the best-rated IKEA brands — GISTAD, MUREN and EKOLSUND. We used materials, frame construction, design and durability as key deciding factors while selecting the best recliners from these brands.

How did we review the best IKEA recliner chairs in 2022?

After receiving samples from the top IKEA recliner chair brands, we tested each of them rigorously for the strength of the frame, the comfort of the seats and extended backrests; and ease of installation as we found these to be the key factors that are necessary for customers to achieve their desired comfort. 

Here are the Best IKEA recliner chair in 2022

1. GISTAD Recliner, Bomstad black:

GISTAD Recliner, Bomstad black:

This black, highly resilient PU Leather recliner chair from GISTAD has a sleek design with a single seat and tapered backrest. It has three reclining positions — upright, lean back and complete recline, allowing you to use it for a wide range of activities.

It comes in two fixed cover options —  the durable Bomstad coated fabric with the look and feel of leather and Idekulla dark red fabric to add a warm and cozy atmosphere to the room. It has a particle board frame for extra stability and to make the chair lightweight. It looks classy and is perfect for use in offices and public spaces.

QUICK FACTS

Specification:

Coated fabric parts: 25 % cotton, 75 % polyester, 100 % polyurethane

Frame: Particleboard, Plywood, Solid pine, Polyurethane foam : 1.2 lb/cu.ft.,

Polyurethane foam : 2.0 lb/cu.ft., Polyurethane foam 1.5 lb/cu.ft., Felt liner,Fiberboard

Seat cushion: Polyurethane foam 2.0 lb/cu.ft., High-resilience polyurethane foam

(cold foam) 2.2 lb/cu.ft.

Mechanism: Steel, Polypropylene, Paint

Bracket/ Leg: Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating

Zig-zag spring: Steel

Fabric: 100 %polyester

Width: 26 “

Depth: 33 1/8 “

Height: 37 3/4 “

Seat width: 20 7/8 “

Seat depth: 21 1/4 “

Seat height: 18 1/2 “

Colour: Black.

Care: Clean lightly with a dust cloth or vacuum using the soft brush attachment.

What We Like

What We don't Like

Final Verdict-

This GISTAD recliner from  IKEA is a convenient, compact and lightweight recliner chair. It has an easy-to-use 3-position reclining system, good quality padding, upholstery, and comfortable seating. However, the recliner, due to its compact form factor, is not comfortable to use by tall people. Moreover, the absence of a headrest might cause a strain on your neck when using this chair for long hours.

2. MUREN Recliner, Remmarn dark grey

MUREN Recliner, Remmarn dark grey

This wide, ergonomically built, oversized, grey recliner from MUREN has a classic old-school design, textured fabric upholstery, and uniform pipelining. It has a wide backrest and an extended and overstuffed headrest that provides good support to the body and looks and feels very comfortable. 

It has a robust construction and three-position reclining system that gets activated when you lean back with a little force. The built-in leg rest folds out, providing you with a relaxing experience.

The removable armrest covers have pockets where you can keep small things like remote controls and glasses. Removable and washable covers for headrests and armrests prolong the life of your armchair. MUREN armchair comes in 2 easy-to-handle flat packs for easy installation.

QUICK FACTS

Specification:

Frame: Particleboard, Plywood, solid wood.

Seat cushion: Polyurethane foam 2.0 lb/cu.ft., Polyester wadding

Mechanism: Steel, Polypropylene, Paint

Leg: Solid birch, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer

Fabric: 100% polyester (min. 90% recycled) Care Frame, non-removable cover. 

Wash: Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Vacuum clean.

Removable cover: Machine wash warm, normal cycle.

What We Like

What We don't Like

Final Verdict –

This MUREN Recliner from IKEA is a very good-sized recliner with comprehensive support for the back and head. It has removable covers and robust construction that is easy for a tall person to use. However, the fabric of the covers can get itchy for some people.

3. GISTAD Recliner, Idekulla dark red

GISTAD Recliner, Idekulla dark red

This black, highly resilient PU Leather recliner chair from GISTAD has a sleek design with a single seat and tapered backrest. It has three reclining positions — upright, lean back and full recline, allowing you to use it for a wide range of activities.

It comes in two fixed cover options —  the durable Bomstad coated fabric with the look and feel of leather and Idekulla dark red fabric to add a warm and cozy atmosphere to the room. It has a particle board frame for extra stability and to make the chair lightweight. It looks classy and is perfect for use in offices and public spaces.

QUICK FACTS

Specification:

Coated fabric parts: 25 % cotton, 75 % polyester, 100 % polyurethane

Frame: Particleboard, Plywood, Solid pine, Polyurethane foam 1.2 lb/cu.ft., Polyurethane foam 2.0 lb/cu.ft., Polyurethane foam 1.5 lb/cu.ft., Felt liner,

Fiberboard

Seat cushion: Polyurethane foam 2.0 lb/cu.ft., High-resilience polyurethane foam (cold foam) 2.2 lb/cu.ft.

Mechanism: Steel, Polypropylene, Paint

Bracket/ Leg: Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating

Zig-zag spring: Steel

Fabric: 100 %polyester

Width: 26 “

Depth: 33 1/8 “

Height: 37 3/4 “

Seat width: 20 7/8 “

Seat depth: 21 1/4 “

Seat height: 18 1/2 “

Care: Clean lightly with a dust cloth or vacuum using the soft brush Attachment.

Color: Red

What We Like

What We don't Like

Final Verdict-

This GISTAD recliner from  IKEA is a convenient, compact and lightweight recliner chair. It has an easy-to-use 3-positioned reclining system, good quality padding, upholstery, and comfortable seating. However, the recliner, due to its compact form factor, is not comfortable to use by tall people. Moreover, the absence of a headrest might cause a strain on your neck when using this chair for long hours.

4. EKOLSUND Recliner, Gunnared light brown-pink

EKOLSUND Recliner, Gunnared light brown-pink

This super soft, extremely comfortable and cute-looking recliner from EKOLSUND comes with textured fabric upholstery and a charming design, perfect for home or kids’ bedrooms. It is a light brown pink that complements your home and fits into small spaces. The footrest folds out from the seat without leaving a gap so you can rest comfortably.

The back cushion has a boxed construction, designed to adjust your body and provide appropriate support to your lumbar and neck. The seat cushion is filled with polyurethane foam, providing soft comfort and snugg feeling. The cushions are wrapped in polyester wadding to keep their comfort and neat shapes when used.

QUICK FACTS

Specification:

Frame: Particleboard, Plywood, Solid beech,

Seat cushion: Non-woven polypropylene

Back cushion: Polyester fiber balls, Non-woven polypropylene

Mechanism: Steel, Steel, Polypropylene, Paint

Bracket/ Leg: Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating

Zig-zag spring: Steel

Thread/ Zipper: 100 % polyester

Fabric/ Fabric: 100 %polyester

What We Like

What We don't Like

Final Verdict –

The EKOLSUND recliner is an excellent spacious chair with comfortable padding, charming color and a good quality build. However, the problem with the design is that the reclining mechanism is manual, and you have to lean back with some force for it to recline correctly. The lack of a proper headrest makes it even more frustrating.

5. MUREN Recliner, Remmarn light grey

MUREN Recliner, Remmarn light grey

This wide, ergonomically built, oversized, grey recliner from MUREN has a classic old-school design, textured fabric upholstery, and uniform pipelining. It has a wide backrest and an extended and overstuffed headrest that provides good support to the body and looks and feels very comfortable. 

It has a robust construction and three-position reclining system that gets activated when you lean back with a little force. The built-in leg rest folds out, providing you with a relaxing experience.

The removable armrest covers have pockets where you can keep small things like remote controls and glasses. Removable and washable covers for headrests and armrests prolong the life of your armchair. MUREN armchair comes in 2 easy-to-handle flat packs for easy installation.

QUICK FACTS

Specification:

Frame: Particleboard, Plywood, solid wood.

Seat cushion: Polyurethane foam 2.0 lb/cu.ft., Polyester wadding

Mechanism: Steel, Polypropylene, Paint

Leg: Solid birch, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer

Fabric: 100% polyester (min. 90% recycled)

Care Frame, non-removable cover Vacuum clean.

Wash: Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

Removable cover: Machine wash warm, normal cycle.

Colour: light gray.

What We Like

What We don't Like

Final Verdict –

This MUREN Recliner from IKEA is a very good-sized recliner with comprehensive support for the back and head. It has removable covers and robust construction that is easy for a tall person to use. However, the fabric of the surfaces can get itchy for some people.

How much weight can a recliner chair hold?

The carrying capacity of a standard recliner depends on the material used for its frame construction and can vary from 150lbs to 400 lbs.

CONCLUSION:

IKEA recliner chairs are easy to install, have durable construction, a great warranty and a classy design. Making these perfect for all-purpose use. However, if you want a sturdy recliner with a wider backrest and a headrest for prolonged use, you should go for the MUREN recliners. If you want a recliner that is perfect for short people, shorter duration of use or offices, go for the GISTAD recliner.

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