Ergonomic Living Room Furniture: Top Reclining Lounge Chairs, Couches & Sofas

Ergonomic living room furniture can be beautiful you know!

When you think of ergonomic furniture, perhaps pictures of ugly office chairs come to mind? They did for me when I started this site.

But after a while and some research, I found that there is stylish ergo living room furniture available, that not only looks great in your home; but also provides plenty of comfort.

In fact, there are many different kinds of ergonomic living room furniture that can be said to help to relieve all kinds of health issues or even just make you less tired. For example living room lounge chairs, sofas and couches with lumbar support can help to improve your posture which in turn has a whole raft of spillover health benefits.

Let’s look at the numerous benefits associated with using ergonomic furniture in your home, as well as 5 of the top products you should definitely consider using in your own home.

All products courtesy of Amazon and Wayfair

Benefits of Ergonomic Living Room Furniture

Designed to meet the demands of the increasing number of people suffering from back pain and posture problems, ergo furniture like couches, reclining sofas and lounge seats were almost only seen in office settings when it was first introduced.

However, as people began to realize how beneficial and comfortable this type of furniture was, designers started applying the same principles to livingroom furniture.

If you have never considered using ergonomic furniture in your home, its numerous benefits may make you think differently.

Benefits include:

Decreased Back Pain

If you constantly struggle with back pain, there is a good chance that you are, unknowingly, slouching down in your high chair. This stretches your discs and spinal ligaments.

Sitting in a comfortable sofa or chair maximizes back support, while also ensuring you maintain good back posture. This decreases aggravation to your spine and reduces back pain.

Improved Health

By improving your posture, ergonomic furniture also improves your health. When your posture is aligned high and correctly, your body and back works more efficiently.

For example; good high posture facilitates breathing properly, which enhances your thinking ability. The more air you are getting, the more oxygen goes to your brain and other vital organs supplying much needed, fresh nutrients to your entire body.

Poor posture can also neck, joint, and back pain, as well as poor circulation because it can put too much strain on a part of the body.

When you opt for ergonomically designed living room furniture, your improved posture prevents allows strain to be evenly distributed throughout your body. This allows the body to enter a state of synergy

Improved Sleep

When you are constantly suffering from back and neck pain, it can be almost impossible to get a good night’s sleep. Opting for orthopedic and ergonomic furniture will help relieve the discomfort so you are finally able to fall asleep quickly and stay comfortably asleep.

Not that you know all ergonomically designed living room furniture has to offer, it is time to look at 5 of the top selling livingroom options currently on the market, including some beautiful leather living room furniture sets:

Here Are The Top Single Chair Products:

Much, much more affordable than the Oslo and equally as beautiful!

This is an extremely gorgeous ergonomic recliner that is 100% made in the USA and will not only help you to find some comfort, but also be a lot lighter on your wallet than some of the others on this list!

It is actually on sale right now so you can grab a bargain whilst it lasts!

Milano Manual Swivel Recliner With Ottoman review

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Very pretty and elegant
  • Fantastic price point
  • Massive discount at the moment
  • Solid mahogany base
  • Made in the USA

Cons

  • Bonded leather
  • You will definitely fall asleep in this chair!

Classic Palisander Plywood Lounge Chair & Ottoman is absolutely perfect for anyone who loves modern and contemporary furniture; this chair and ottoman set is upholstered in Top-Grain leather and accented with a stunning Walnut wood finish frame.


It will fit into any type of living room; modern and traditional.


It's designed to offer maximum spinal support with its fully upholstered memory foam mattress topper, and does a full 360 degree parameter swivel for a stable setting and adjustable reclining back.


Although it is a tad expensive, this cheap and high-rated chair and ottoman not only feature an ergonomic, usable and orthopedic design, but they are also statement pieces that will catch the eye of anyone who visits your home.


In other words; they look really cool and stylish!

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Beautiful to behold
  • High quality materials
  • Correctly formed, ergonomic and orthopedic design

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Needs a certain style to fit in properly

Well...no living room would be complete without the eponymous La-Z Boy!


Not only does this leather recliner look and feel amazing, but it also includes a number of features that you are sure to enjoy, such as:

  • 8 vibrating massage nodes with different levels of intensity, with a heating option.
  • Adjustable backrest that reclines and a leg rest that can be outstretched.
  • Includes 2 cup holders, as well as a spot for magazines, books, and remotes.
  • Easy to use remote control makes changing massage and heating modes simple.

You can also check out my Best Massage Chair Reviews to find out which ones are truly the best!

Greyson Power Rocker Recliner review

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Great chair with lots of options
  • Well known and respected brand

Cons

  • Not really a living room furniture piece in the strictest sense
  • Expensive
  • Takes up a lot of room and need electricity to work correctly

My grandfather actually used this chair before he passed away and he liked it.


He had a knee replacement and found the ottoman to be just the right height to keep his leg elevated without pain. A really nice looking chair, the Flash is available in a really lovely, hard wearing leather that keeps its shape splendidly.


Constructed from top grain leather; it has both comfort and durability in mind.


In fact this is probably the best reading chair for your back (as stated by my grandfather who was a voracious reader and sitter of chairs!).


Features include:

  • Recliner and ottoman set, 27-1/4-inch width by 29 39-inch depth by 37-1/2-inch height
  • Overstuffed padded chair and ottoman
  • Knob Adjusting Recliner
  • Swivel seat
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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Lots of way to adjust the seat to your liking
  • Very affordable
  • Looks great in most settings
  • Can use as an ergonomic office chair

Cons

  • Might look a bit cheap for some folks
  • Not as high quality as the others on this list

If you prefer an ergonomic living room chair with a design that blends traditionalism with modernism, this lounge Chair & Ottoman is exactly what you are looking for.


OK so this one is a bit of a wildcard here and I will say right now that it is a bit different to the others, but it truly is a worthwhile investment of you are serious about getting the right seat for your body.


  • Extremely comfortable chair
  • Aluminum frame; leather upholstery; foam padding; die-cast steel braces and stainless steel glides
  • 100% Premium top grain leather and 7-ply laminated veneer
  • The seat, backrest shells and armrests are joined using aluminum
Classic Palisander Plywood Lounge Chair & Ottoman review

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Very cool (subjective I know, but think Mad Men!)
  • Extremely high quality design and materials used
  • Super comfortable
  • Not as large as you think it might be

Cons

  • Not many options for adjustment

Here Are The Top Ergo Sofa and Couch Products:

According to WayFair:

With clean lines that set a modern mood, the Dexter sofa takes comfort to a new level of style.


Cool cutaway arms create architectural lines that give it a look of sleek sophistication. Roomy box-border pillow-top seats, pillow-top arms and attached backs provide sink-in comfort.


Wood block feet in a warm mahogany finish complete the look.


Features:

  • Dexter collection
  • Attached backs and box-border pillow-top seats
  • Decorative wood legs
  • Polyurethane foam
  • Single needle heavy-gauge contrast top-stitching on the backs, arms, seats and front rail
Dexter Leather Sofa by La-Z-Boy review

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Beautiful leather material
  • Main cushions attached so you don't worry about slippage
  • Strong and sturdy
  • Made with heavy gauge materials to ensure longevity

Cons

  • Non recline-able 

The Pinnacle one of the top reclining sofas in the world.

With plush and comfortable cushions, you will be transported into extreme comfort.


Your aches and pains will melt away and you can be assured that although it has not been designed with ergonomics specifically, the high quality means that the cushioning will last and keep its form which is very important, (poor quality cushion materials can damage your back).


Features

  • Pinnacle collection
  • Chaise seat and footrest
  • Upholstery material: 100% Polyester
  • Made in the USA <<< It's all about this my friends 🙂
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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • High quality
  • Trusted brand name
  • Great returns program
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Made in the USA
  • Reclining 

Cons

  • Not specifically ergonomic in nature
  • Probably not great for families with small children, (plush cushions can be a menace to clean)

To Sum Up

So if you are tired of suffering from back and neck pain, as well as a host of other physical elements; it is probably time to consider investing in some kind of high rated ergo living room furniture.

There is a wide selection to choose from that ranges from traditional to modern styles, as well as everything in between.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to shop!

P.s. One of our readers asked about finding products if you don’t find leather or faux leather acceptable, then I found a great resource you could check out: www.peta.org/living/humane-home/ethical-decor-vegan-sofas/

Or you can go back to Brian’s Spine Health HQ’s homepage.

  • Milano Manual Swivel Recliner With Ottoman
  • Oslo Collection Swivel Recliner and Ottomon
  • Greyson Power Rocker Recliner by La-Z-Boy
  • Flash Furniture Black Leather soft Recliner & Ottoman
  • Classic Palisander Plywood Lounge Chair & Ottoman
  • Dexter Leather Sofa by La-Z-Boy
  • Pinnacle Sofa

Summary

All fantastic options but our scoring criteria includes whether or not the ergonomic living room chair would also be a good fit decoratively speaking, in your living room.

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9 thoughts on “Ergonomic Living Room Furniture: Top Reclining Lounge Chairs, Couches & Sofas

  1. I just read this article and it seems like many of the pieces you’ve spoken of are made of leather. I am vegan and was wondering if you had options that did not include animal products.

    Thanks so much!

    Ivy Hofmann

    1. Hi Ivy,

      Thanks for dropping by and I really appreciate you visiting our site 🙂

      I don’t have any recommendations right now, but I am going to be posting a lot of new articles in the very near future, and I will make sure that I research your request first and get it posted.

  2. My mom is 92 and has arthritis in her lower back. The chair she normally sits in is a soft feather chair that is not good for her. What chair would you recommend?

    1. Hi Alan, thank you for leaving your comment.

      We actually have a great, in depth review about a chair that is perfect for seniors. If you click on the menu item at the top called “seniors”, you should find our Pride Mobility chair review. I think this may be better suited for your mother.

      Hope that helps.

    1. Hi Tom,

      It really depends on what your opinion of “suitable appearance” is!

      All of the chairs on this list are super comfy and have great back support, (not just lumbar; but upper & lower back). My personal opinion would be to recommend the Classic Palisander Lounge Chair – I personally love the look of it and it can go equally well in a modern setting or a more traditional one.

    1. Hi Sofia,

      We will try to add some more options as soon as possible, but it takes some time to properly find & research each product. It is also worth noting that a sofa can never be fully ergonomic for the very reason that it is shared with other people. This means that you can’t fully adjust it to your own body type!

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