How to choose the best home cinema seats

March 2020
Best Home Cinema Seats

Furnishing your home cinema is an exciting experience as you get creative and pick out the seating and other pieces of furniture. But what are the best home cinema seats for your room?

 

Adding furniture to your cinema room is usually the final step in the process. You might be connecting the final cable or setting up a streaming device. So now is the ideal time to order furniture.

 

Seating is likely to be one of your single largest purchase and one you can’t afford to get wrong. Choose uncomfortable chairs and you won’t enjoy watching movies and TV. It’s a tricky balancing act. Thankfully, we’re here to help!

 

Having researched a range of option, we’ve picked out 10 of the best home cinema seats. We’ve intentionally chosen an eclectic range, designed to cater to a wide spectrum of interior styles.

 

 

Item

Photo

Our rating

Price*

Purchase

More4Homes Oscar Manual Recliner Armchair with Drink Holders

9/10

£165.00

Abakus Direct Jumbo Swivel Chair

9/10

£200.00

ModaNuvo ‘LuvChairs’ Soho Tan Leather Occasional Lounge Chair and Stool Set

9/10

£230.00

Yaheetech Single Modern Sofa Bed

9/10

£170.00

BMF LOS ANGELES Chaise Longue

8/10

£269.00

BOJU Comfy Recliner Armchair

8/10

£180.00

HOMCOM Recliner Armchair

8/10

£130.00

WarmieHomy Linen Wing Back Armchair with Footstool

8/10

£180.00

LJFYXZ Floor Folding Gaming Sofa Chair

8/10

£180.00

Stavern Four Point Massage Swivel and Recliner Chair with Footstool

7/10

£170.00

* Prices correct at time of publishing

 

 

More4Homes Oscar Manual Recliner Armchair with Drink Holders

More4Homes Oscar Leather Recliner with Drink Holders

photo by More4Homes

 

Description

If you’re after a traditional cinema chair, then consider the More4Homes Oscar Manual Recliner Armchair with Drink Holders. Available from Amazon for £165.

 

While compact in design, measuring 104 cm (h) by 82 cm(w) by 88 cm (d), it’s upholstered in super-soft bonded leather and so offers superb comfort. The added drink holders are fantastic especially if you like drinks and snacks at the ready!

 

As you might expect, it’s a recliner and uses a Push Back Recliner Mechanism. Simply push your body weight back and watch it gently the footrest rise and back flatten.

 

Combining foam arms and a pillow back support, its easy to sink into the seat and enjoy hours viewing movies. It provides excellent lumbar support and full chaise seating.

 

Available in Black, Creme and Brown, you can match the seating to your cinema’s interior scheme.

 

Pros

  • Push Back Recliner Mechanism
  • Compact design
  • Built-in cup holders

Cons

  • Some assembly required

 

Conclusion

As far as tradition cinema seating goes, you can’t get any better than the More4Homes Oscar Manual Recliner Armchair with Drink Holders. There is some assembly required, but it’s a matter of connecting 2 parts and adding the feet.

 

The cup holders are a nice touch but are designed for pint glasses. It simply won’t hold a mug. This probably isn’t that big an issue.

 

Consider using them if you’re designing a traditional home cinema with a few rows of seats. We like the brown and creme versions just as much as the black! 9/10

 

 

 

Abakus Direct Jumbo Swivel Chair

Abakus Direct Jumbo Swivel Chair

photo by Abakus Direct

 

Description

If you’re looking for home cinema seating that’s different, then you’ll want to consider the Abakus Direct Jumbo Swivel Chair. Costing £200 from Amazon, it’s fantastic for kids and creating a more informal setting.

 

Available in a range of colours including brown, black and grey, and grey. Measuring 115 cm (w) by 86 cm (d) by 78 cm (h) is ideal for kids and adults. This jumbo swivel chair has a contemporary feel yet is sturdy thanks to its strong wooden frame.

 

On top of the wooden frame rest thick luxury fabric seating pads with quality foam fillings. The sleek corded fabric seat base is complemented by several accented scatter cushions. It’s perfect for relaxing!

 

Kid-proof, the corded fabric can easily be machine washed. It comes with a 5-year warranty.

 

Pros

  • Machine washable
  • Cushions included
  • 5-year warranty

Cons

  • Your kids might take over your cinema room!

 

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a way to make your cinema room unique, then consider the Abakus Direct Jumbo Swivel Chair. It won’t be everyone’s taste but is ideal for creating a more relaxed chill space.

 

It’s well designed and built and comes with a 5-year warranty. The covers are machine washable, making it ideal if you have kids. At 86 cm deep, even an adult can curl up and enjoy hours watching films. 

 

In terms of using these chairs. We’d either use a few these in a single row in a semi-circle formation or as a front row with more tradition leather recliners behind. For something a little different consider using theses! 9/10

 

 

 

ModaNuvo ‘LuvChairs’ Soho Tan Leather Occasional Lounge Chair and Stool Set

ModaNuvo LuvChairs Soho

photo by ModaNuvo

 

Description

Give your home cinema an industrial look with this ModaNuvo ‘LuvChairs’ Soho Lounge Chair & Stool Set. Available in Tan, Brown or Grey Finish and for £230 from Amazon.

 

The black metal frame offers a sturdy base and back support whilst adding to the vintage industrial style of the chair. Adding to the retro design, the distressed vintage leather look PU fabric exudes authenticity and durability.

 

The chair is a sufficient 68 cm (w) by 80 cm (d) by 84 cm (h). While the stool is an ample 50 cm (w) by 40 cm (d) by 43 cm (h). Featuring thick padding, the seat and backrest provide ultimate comfort. The stool is equally padded and could easily double as seating.

 

The simplistic of design matches its coolness!

 

Pros

  • Retro design
  • Available in 3 colours
  • Metal frame design

Cons

  • Doesn’t recline
  • Lack cup holders

 

Conclusion

If you’re designing a cinema or snug within a bachelor pad, then we can’t think of a more appropriate seat. The combination of materials ensures a sturdy design yet a cool look.

 

This ModaNuvo set would be ideal in a single row or used as a statement front row. Kid’s will enjoy sitting on both elements, especially as a few can huddle up together, while adults will enjoy lying back and relaxing. 9/10

 

 

 

Yaheetech Single Modern Sofa Bed

Yaheetech Single Modern Sofa Bed

photo by Yaheetech

 

Description

While technically a sofa, this Yaheetech Single Modern Sofa Bed would be excellent in a cinema home. It can be yours for £170 from Amazon.

 

Manufactured from wood, metal and burlap fabric. Yaheetech has designed this sofa bed to sturdy and stain-resistant. The stylish design, thick padding and taupe colour allows it to seamlessly blend into any interior.

 

In terms of measurements, when fully reclined its 171 cm (d) by 86 cm (w) by 43 cm (h). When the rear section is upright it measures 156 cm (d) by 86 cm (w) by 87 cm (h) at the tallest point. This means most adults should be able to lie flat.

 

As a sofa bed, a section can be adjusted to 3 different angles (105°, 140°, 180°). You can quickly transform this sofa from an armless chaise lounge to a single bed. Regardless of your preferred seating position, this Yabeetech sofa bed can handle it.

 

Designed for comfort, the top section is made from nearly 23 cm thick foam. A cushion is also included which can double as a pillow.

 

Pros

  • Dual purpose
  • Modern, sleek design
  • 3 angles of recline

Cons

  • Simple assembly required

 

Conclusion

As a versatile seating option, the Yaheetech Single Modern Sofa Bed is perfect for a relaxed TV snug or home cinema. Arriving flat-packed, some assembly is required but thankfully, it’s straight forward.

 

These sofa beds create a sense of calm and comfort, allowing you to focus on watching your film or TV show. Plus as they are easily adjusted, you can start upright and change the position when it suits.

 

You can, of course, use it as a spare bed but you’ll want your guest to disappear, so you can get back to watching movies! 9/10

 

 

 

BMF LOS ANGELES Chaise Longue

BMF LOS ANGELES Chaise Longue

photo by BMF

 

Description

If you’re after something uniquely different, then you’ll want to examine the BMF LOS ANGELES Chaise Longue, which will set you back £269 from Amazon.

 

Featuring a unique shape, every BMF chaise longue is hand-made to the highest standard using the best of both modern and traditional upholstery techniques. Available in an extensive choice of fabrics and leathers, you can customise to your interior.

 

Measuring 75cm (w) by 172 cm (d) by 92 cm (h), it’s large enough for an adult to relax on and enjoy watching a screen. The base encompasses wavy springs, which are well known for giving an extra layer of comfort.

 

This BMF chaise longue would look fantastic in a bedroom, lounge and, of course, a home cinema. Its unique shape will surely inspire some interesting reactions!

 

Pros

  • Unique design and shape
  • Choice of materials

Cons

  • Marmite – some will love it, other not so much!

 

Conclusion

The BMF LOS ANGELES Chaise Longue is like Marmite. Some will love it, others probably will react differently. That said, it ideal for a sleek, contemporary cinema room in a bachelor pad.

 

If we were designing a space with using this model, we’d opt for a subtle grey, brown or black in real leather. This would ensure comfort while not being overly bold. Ideally, we’d use two of these chaise longues with metal and glass furniture to compliment the contemporary look. 8/10

 

 

 

BOJU Comfy Recliner Armchair

BOJU Comfy Recliner Armchair Chair

photo by BOJU

 

Description

Available in a range of patterns, we’ve selected the BOJU Comfy Recliner Armchair in grey tartan. It can be yours for £180 from Amazon.

 

Before dismissing the wing back design as old fashioned, this BOJU has a secret function. It reclines. Simple push forward on the arms and lean back using your body weight to recline the chair.

 

At 100 cm high by 75 cm wide and 84 cm deep, it’s substantial enough for an adult to comfortably sit in for an extended period such as movie watching. We’d imagine a few toddlers could easily share one.

 

This wing back chair has foam arms and a pillow back support, making it ideal for a relaxing in. It offers excellent lumbar support as well as full chaise seating.

 

Pros

  • Available in a range of colours
  • Foam arm and pillow back support
  • Reclines using body weight

Cons

  • No drinks holder

 

Conclusion

The BOJU Comfy Recliner Armchair is ideal if you prefer a more classic interior style yet need to be able to recline. And while it doesn’t have space to hold drinks or remotes, this isn’t a major negative.

 

This armchair would work well in tiered rows or as part of a single row. We’d add small tables in between in both layouts to ensure there’s enough space for drinks, snacks and remotes!

 

Available in a range of colour patterns, the BOJU Comfy Recliner Armchair is an excellent choice. 8/10

 

 

 

HOMCOM Recliner Armchair

HOMCOM Recliner Armchair

photo by HOMCOM

 

Description

Sporting clean lines and modern design, the HOMCOM Recliner Armchair adds some class to your room. Affordably priced and available from Amazon for £130.

 

The compact design makes it ideal for a home media room yet the recline function allows for maximum comfort. When upright, it measures 103 cm (h) by 89 cm (w) by 73.5 cm (d). Fully reclined it now extends to 155 cm in length at a total height of 83.5cm.

 

Beneath the high-quality durable leather is high-density sponge, allowing for extraordinary comfort. And while the design doesn’t include cup holders, one sat down, you won’t want to move!

 

To change the seating position from upright to recline involves pulling a handle, which then gently allows the seat to transform. The footrest enables you to stretch your legs yet is quickly retractable when not in use.

 

Some assembly is required as it arrives flat-pack.

 

Pros

  • Compact design
  • Reclines to over 1.5 m
  • Easy reclining mechanism

Cons

  • Some assembly required
  • No cup holders

 

Conclusion

While it does require some assembly, the HOMCOM Recliner Armchair is easy to put together and slots into any home cinema room. The compact design makes it ideal if you’re working with a small room.

 

It doesn’t have cup holders, so you’ll need to plan to include some side tables to satisfy your thirst and hunger. That said, it’s well-padded and easily reclines. You probably won’t want to move!

 

Overall if you’re looking for a slim yet traditional cinema seat design, then consider HOMCOM Recliner Armchair! 8/10

 

 

 

WarmieHomy Linen Wing Back Armchair with Footstool

WarmieHomy Linen Wing Back Armchair with Footstool

photo by WarmieHomy

 

Description

Looking for a way to recline without buying a recliner? Then the WarmieHomy Linen Wing Back Armchair with Footstool is a fantastic option which will set you back £180 from Amazon.

 

Available in three colours brown, dark blue and dark grey. The seat measures a comfortable 76 cm (w) by 75 cm (d) by 92 cm (h). Also a nice size, the footstool measures 47 cm (w) by 37 cm (d) by 42 cm (h).

 

Built using a solid wooden frame, linen fabric and filled with fire retardant foam, the seat is designed for comfort. The classic solid walnut wood legs are durable for daily use, they have the small anti-scratch nylon feet on the bottom of each leg to prevent damage to the floor.

 

Some assembly is required but thankfully it a matter of fixing the legs to the chair and footrest.

 

Pros

  • Available in 3 colours
  • Classic design
  • Solid wood frame

Cons

  • Some assembly required

 

Conclusion

Updating a classic wing back design, this WarmieHomy Armchair with Footstool is an excellent seating option. Ideal for cinema rooms, the footstool can become a second row for kids, doubling the amount of seating. Yet adults can lie back and enjoy their movie.

 

Some DIY is involved as you have to screw in the feet. That said, it’s well designed and solid. Both parts are comfortable to relax on yet firm.

 

These would be ideal in an informal snug TV room particularly when a few are used in a semi-circle row with small side tables in between. 8/10

 

 

 

LJFYXZ Floor Folding Gaming Sofa Chair

LJFYXZ Floor Folding Gaming Sofa Chair

photo by LJFYXZ

 

Description

Before dismissing the LJFYXZ Floor Folding Gaming Sofa Chair, it’s worth remembering that it’s built for extended periods of use. Regardless of whether you’re watching movies or playing games, it’ll remain comfortable. It can be yours for £180 from Amazon.

 

With a small footprint, this sofa chair is ideal for small rooms where you’d like to add multiple seating options. Measuring 60 cm (w) by 95 cm (d) by 87 cm (h), it’s comfortable for adults and children alike.

 

Made of high-density steel and soft linen cotton, it’s excellent workmanship is noticeable and is built for longevity. The steel pipe frame is anti-corrosion and anti-rust. While the detachable chair cover is easy to clean.

 

Designed to prevent slouching while promoting healthy posture, this LJFYXZ Gaming Sofa Chair helps prevent back pain. Plus it’s easily rotated 360 degrees.

 

Pros

  • Compact design
  • Steel pipe frame
  • Prevents slouching and promotes healthy posture

Cons

  • No drinks holders

 

Conclusion

The LJFYXZ Floor Folding Gaming Sofa Chair might not be your idea of the best home cinema seat, however, it’s an excellent option. Designed for maximum comfort even after hours of use, adults will love it just as much as kids!

 

We would be tempted to use a few as a front row for kids with either a u-shaped sofa for adults behind or traditional leather recliners on a riser. By using with another seating option, you can satisfy the whole family!

 

However, if you’re building a gaming room for the occasional movie night, then we’d buy a few of these and let our friends experience the film in a unique way! 8/10

 

 

 

Stavern Four Point Massage Swivel and Recliner Chair with Footstool

Stavern Four Point Massage Swivel and Recliner Chair with Footstool - Serene Furnishings Ltd

photo by Stavern

 

Description

Packed full of features, the Stavern Four Point Massage Swivel and Recliner Chair with Footstool is available from Amazon for £170. And there are 4 colour options (steel, mink, pearl and amethyst) to choose from.

 

Arriving flat-packed, it’s not the easiest item to assemble. Thankfully the instructions are clear and easy to follow.

 

Combining traditional and contemporary design, this chair is very comfortable. The stylish wooden frame is complemented by the thick foam and polyester fabric.

 

The chair alone measures 100 cm (h) by 81 cm (d) by 77 cm (w) when upright. This extends to 109 cm in depth when reclined. Of course, the footrest adds further length. It also offers 360° swivel.

 

Whether you prefer to watch TV or a movie upright or lying down, this Stavern chair and footstool provides plenty of options.

 

Pros

  • Versatile design
  • Available in 4 colour options
  • Four point massage

Cons

  • Assembly required

 

Conclusion

If comfort is the main factor in your seating choice, then the Stavern Four Point Massage Swivel and Recliner Chair with Footstool is a unique solution.

 

It won’t be at the top of everyone’s list, especially as it’s hard to assemble. That said, for a snug, using a few of these will provide a fantastic level of comfort whether you’re sitting upright or fully reclined. 7/10

 

 

 

The best home cinema seats

As our aim is to highlight a range of seating styles and designs you could use, it makes little sense to pick an overall winner!

 

That said our favourites include More4Homes Oscar Manual Recliner Armchair as it’s a fantastic, tradition cinema seat, complete with cup holders!

 

Another favourite is the ModaNuvo ‘LuvChairs’ Soho Chair and Stool Set, it’s rustic, iconic and quite masculine.

 

Having dreamt about building a cinema room with day beds, the Yaheetech Single Modern Sofa Bed is pretty close to how we’d imagine it.