Most people prefer leather recliners over recliners built with other types of materials, and rightfully so. Nothing feels better than a leather recliner. Just the smooth and silkiness of the armrests are enough to slide some people into deep, relaxing comfort! With so many recliners made of leather out there on the market, most people have a tough time coming to a decision. Here’s our list for the best leather recliners for this year. Alternatively, you can check out our best recliners overall on this page. For kids, see this page.

  At A Glance:  Our Top 5 Picks for Leather Recliners

Best Leather Recliner Chairs Of 2020

Roundhill Furniture Bonder Leather Recliner
  • Built to last
  • High resilience seat foam
  • Superior durability and comfort
Flash Furniture Plush Leather Rocker Recliner
  • Rocking recliner
  • Bustle back cushions
  • Lever recliner
HomCom Massage Heated PU Leather 360 Degree Swivel Recliner
  • Reclining function
  • 4 Back massagers
  • Side pocket
Relaxzen Rocker Recliner With Heat & Massage
  • 9 Modes and 5 intensities of massage
  • Added heat function
  • Soft bonded leather
Divano Roma Bonded Leather Recliner
  • Ultra plush and comfortable
  • Extra wide design
  • Reclines fully

1. Roundhill Furniture Bonder Leather Recliner 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

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out of all the recliners we’ve reviewed on this site, this Roundhill Brandan has by far, the finest and most soothing leather. The leather is bonded for optimal comfort and a great overall reclining experience. It doesn’t come with any new technology, but this chair was built to last. Unfortunately because of its massive and bulky size, there is no swivelling feature, nor is there heating or massage. It of course comes with the classic reclining mechanism which is always nice, and if there’s one recliner you’d like to fall asleep in, this is it. Our review of the Roundhill recliner can be found on this page.

2. Flash Furniture Plush Leather Rocker Recliner 4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

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We’ve discussed a lot about this chair in the past and it seems to keep showing up on our lists which is strange because this Flash Furniture Recliner really doesn’t offer a lot in terms of modernism or features. The main reason it keeps making our lists is because of its build and premium-like luxury that it brings the seater. The leather on this chair really is plush and soft; we can say it’s softer than most. The padding is overstuffed so that explains the level of softness. Leather has a quite premium feel to it and it retains body heat extremely well. View our in-depth review of this recliner here.

3. HomCom Massage Heated PU Leather 360 Degree Swivel Recliner 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

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HomCom shows us something new this chair. We could tell just from this image how soft this recliner would be, and once we received it in person the story was no different. Although the leather is PU, it’s just as comfortable as something more genuine would be. One problem we faced with this recliner was that its cushioning was a bit too puffy – some of us almost felt our bodies were suffocated. If you live in a colder region you might be able to appreciate this facet, but for us it was a small problem. Overall, the leather is slightly above average and we feel it can be a good recliner. Check out our HomCom PU Leather Recliner review as well.

4.  Relaxzen Rocker Recliner With Heat & Massage 4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

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This Relaxzen model recliner comes with soft bonded, brown marbled leather. We can do without the big words too, but it’s a comfortable chair. It looks firmer than most recliners and it is, so if you prefer chairs that you sink into rather than keep your back position straight then this recliner might not be the one for you. The leather is very smooth and feels great to the touch, and cushioning is deeper plush. The Relaxzen Recliner comes with a boatload of other features that we won’t get into, but we can confidently say that you will enjoy this chair if you like firm but comfortable recliners. We reviewed this Relaxzen recliner, and you can check that out here.

5. Divano Roma Bonded Leather Recliner 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

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The Divano Roma chair is quite exceptional, especially considering its price. It isn’t a chair that is frequently talked about in the recliner world and we can’t understand why; this is a fantastic option. It doesn’t have any of the newer features like heating, but it’s great at being a simple living room chair. The bonded leather is very soft and durable, this recliner features some of the best leather on the market and at this price, it is a total steal. It comes in both black and brown but we decided to go with the black and it looks stunning. Divano Roma is a new player, and our first experience with their recliner is a positive one. We reviewed this recliner and you can check that out here. This recliner is also one that should be protected with a cover.

Leather Or PU Leather?

If you don’t know what PU leather is, it is polyurethane leather. It is a man-made material that was created to emulate the feeling of real leather. PU leather isn’t as durable as real leather, although it is cheaper. A lot of recliners nowadays claim to be made of leather but in fact most of them are built from PU leather. A lot of people say that PU leather generally looks better and/or shinier, and we’ve found this to be true. There are pros and cons for both materials, and we suggest you choose a recliner based on your preferences.

Choosing Leather Recliners

The process of going about choosing a leather recliner really isn’t all that different from choosing any other normal recliner. The biggest difference is that those who choose to invest in leather recliners are sometimes more meticulous when shopping for furniture so the selection process is made a little bit more difficult. The big decision maker is in regards to the type of leather, size of recliner, and mostly just how it feels to your touch.


Who are we kidding, all these new fabric recliners have nothing on the classic leather feel. That’s what everyone is looking for; a good recliner with comfortable yet beautiful leather finish. The chairs on this list offer exactly that. A great leather finish on a great overall recliner. We could have included plenty more recliners on this list but we didn’t want to overdo it, we feel that you the reader wants to know the few, but great rather than a large variety that is average. Check out the best theatre recliners as well along with the greatest massage chairs. If you own an RV, you might also want to see the best RV recliners.