4 Recliner Decor Ideas 2023

Are you tired of old-school decor in your household? This article discusses how you can use a recliner to make your home more interesting

Recliners are awesome and comfortable pieces of furniture. However, modern people consider them as old-school and out of fashion. This article aims to explain how to make your armchair fit perfectly into your home. I hope that you will get several ideas for your projects. Let’s get started! 

Try out different colors

One of the easiest ways to make your recliner more stylish is to change its cover. You can find a lot of exciting designs and colors in furniture stores or online. However, the cover can cost some money, and you can make one yourself if you don’t spend your hard-earned money on a beautiful cover. You can download many tutorials on the internet to help you with this task.

Buy stylish pillows

Another great way to decorate your recliner is by adding cushions or pillows, making it more comfortable and inviting. I highly encourage you to pick the pieces that suit your overall design. Visit the IKEA website for additional ideas concerning cushions.

Paint it

Yes, painting an armchair is slightly more expensive than other variants, but you can achieve a great appearance. This is a great way to add a personal touch to your furniture. You can either paint the whole recliner or just certain parts of it. However, the painting is not as easy as many people think. I highly encourage you to hire professional to conduct necessary things for you. The bad paint will destroy the overall view of your armchair.

Different minor ideas:

We’ve discussed the ideas that can force a recliner to fit better into your room in the previous sections. Here I will showcase the tiny ideas that will help you improve your room’s look.

1. Use bright colors or patterns to add interest to a neutral room. A colorful or patterned recliner can be a focal point in a room and add personality.

2. Match your recliner to the theme of your room. If you have a beach-themed room, for example, consider using a wicker armchair. For a more traditional look, choose a leather recliner in a dark color.

3. Decorate your recliner with pillows, throws, or other accessories. Adding some soft pillows or a throw can make your armchair more comfortable and add to the room’s decor.

4. Use your recliner as a piece of art. If you have a beautiful armchair, why not show it off? Please place it in a spot where it can be seen and admired.


Can recliners be stylish?

Long gone are the days of ugly, frumpy recliners. Today’s recliners come in a variety of styles, colors, and materials, so it’s easy to find one that fits your personal style.

How do you decorate a recliner?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to decorate a recliner will vary depending on the piece’s style and the room’s overall aesthetic.

However, some tips on decorating a recliner may include adding a slipcover or throw blanket for extra warmth and comfort, placing a lamp on an adjacent table for reading, or adding a few decorative pillows to add color and pattern.

Whatever you do, make sure the decorations complement the recliner and create an inviting space where you can relax.

What do you put in front of a recliner sofa?

A coffee table is a classic choice for putting in front of a recliner sofa. But if you don’t have the space, try an ottoman or nesting tables instead. You can also use a floor lamp to add light and create a cozy reading nook.

How do I make my recliner cute?

Recliners usually look bulky and not very easy to decorate around, but there are a few ways you can make your recliner look cuter. One way is to drape a blanket or throw it over the back of it. This will add some missing color and vibrancy. Another way is to place some cute pillows on the seat or back. You can also decorate a small side table next to the recliner with a lamp, plant, or family photos.

Can we put a recliner in the living room?

Of course, you can. In fact, that’s where they’re often placed. However, depending on the size and style of your living room, you may want to consider a different location.

For example, if your living room is small and cramped, you may want to try placing the recliner in a bedroom or den instead.


Recliners are versatile pieces of furniture that can be used in various ways. With a little creativity, you can use them to add style and comfort to any room in your home.

Last updated: 25/04/2023

About Karen Miller

Hello! I'm Karen Miller, an interior designer from Chicago with a passion for creating beautiful and functional spaces. After leading designer at Chicago Interior LLC in 2010-2020, I started to share my expertise on home comfort. I'm excited to help you transform your home into a place of comfort and joy. Thanks for joining me on this journey!

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