The Best Home Theater Seating Options of 2019

Options for Comfortable and Flexible Home Theater Seating

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Best For Single Viewers: Pulaski Power Home Theatre Recliner

With all the comfort one would expect from a home theater seat, the Pulaski Power Home Theatre Recliner is a standout single-seat option. It's available in four distinct colors to complement any home theater and has a high-quality feel with tailored lines and sharp stitch detail. Featuring plenty of extras, the Pulaski adds attractive options like push-button storage in the arms, dual USB inputs and a single AC adapter port for charging devices. The dual cup holders are large enough to handle any sized cup, and the pull-out swivel tray is a welcome bonus for food plates, snack trays or laptops (it even tucks into the arm when not in use). The Pulaski also has a "power recline" feature that engages with the touch of a button, providing users with the opportunity to partially or fully recline. The premium faux leather is both soft and comfortable and easy to clean.

Best For Couples: Flash Furniture Recliner with Storage Console

Flash Furniture 2-Seat Black Leather Home Theater Recliner with Storage Console
Flash Furniture 2-Seat Black Leather Home Theater Recliner with Storage Console. Image courtesy of Amazon

Here is a comfortable home theater seating option, the Flash Furniture 2-Seat Black Leather Home Theater Recliner. This setup is great for couple. Both chairs provide variable recline positions, as well as a storage are between the two chairs for remotes, snacks, etc. In addition each chair has its own cup holder.

Most Affordable Single Seat: Mainstays Home Theater Recliner - Black

Mainstays Home Theater Recliner - Black
Mainstays Home Theater Recliner - Black. Image courtesy of Amazon

The Mainstays Home Theater Recliner is pretty basic, but is affordable for those on a budget, while providing all the comfort you might need for an evening of movie watch. It features a steel reclining mechanism, comfortable foam padding, and naturally sloped armrests for extra comfort.

Just The Basics: Giantex Manual Recliner

Giantex Manual Recliner
Giantex Manual Recliner. Image courtesy of Amazon

If you looking for a comfortable home theater chair, but don't need any frills, then check out the Giantex Manual recliner. Featuring solid construction with comfortable leather. the Giantex is ready for an evening of TV or movie viewing - the only downside is that there is any cupholder - so if you like drinks and snacks, you will need a side table or tray. However, for less than $200, the Giantx manual recliner is a good value.

Best 3-Seater: Coaster 600130-3 Pavillion Contemporary

Coaster 600130-3 Pavillion Contemporary
Coaster 600130-3 Pavillion Contemporary. Image provided by Coaster

Need more than two seats? - Check out the 3 seat Coast Pavilion. For less that $1,500, you get four attached individually manually recline-able chairs with solid wood frames, comfortable cushions, with pillow-top head rests that are also individually adjustable. Also, cup holders for each chair are also included. In addition, if three seats aren't enough, you can add more on each end.

Best Sofa: Case Andrea Milano

Case Andrea Milano 3 Seat Sofa Double Recliner
Case Andrea Milano 3 Seat Sofa Double Recliner. Image courtesy of Amazon

If you are looking for a looking for a flexible home theater seating option, check out the Case Andrea Milano 3-seat/double recliner.

For individual viewing, you can just spread out and lie across its length, or if you have two or three people, the two, or three, of you can cozy up. If you want to recline, you need to sit on the two end portions. The sofa is made of plush bonded leather and available in either black or brown. The entire unit is 74-inches wide.

Best With Loveseat: Seatcraft Omega Leather Adjustable Sofa

For the ultimate in comfort for two, the Seatcraft Omega leather adjustable sofa is the best choice for a loveseat. The leather gel surface feels like grain leather with the same level of style and durability. The powered headrests and recline feature will help you feel comfortable and relaxed with a single-button press to help you find the perfect angle for watching the big screen. Between the two loveseats, there is a fold-down table complete with dual USB charging ports and dual 110V outlets for charging multiple devices. Measuring 43 x 84 x 37 inches, the loveseat expands to a reclined length of 65 inches, a seat depth of 22 inches and a maximum height of 20 inches in size. There is a swivel tray hidden in the armrest for holding food or snacks, so users can stay seated for the duration of a film. Ambient lighting inside each cupholder allows for quick access to a drink without having to turn on the light. 

Affordable Customization: Jaymar Home Theater Seating

Jaymar Home Theater Seating
Jaymar Home Theater Seating. Image provided by Jaymar

Jaymar goes back to the basics - comfortable seating without all the frills - if that is all you want. However, if you want to add extra features to your seating, you can request a variety of options, including cup holders, chrome or wooden legs, leather or other fabric, and an extensive choice of colors. You also have the choice of single seats or a series of seats in a either a straight or curved row.

Best Custom Options: Fortress Seating

Fortress Seating - Kensington Dual
Fortress Seating - Kensington Dual. Image provided by Fortress Seating

Fortress makes really comfortable home theater seats, loungers, and sectionals. However, my favorite thing about Fortress Seating is that they offer a lot accessory options that can meet all your home theater comfort (and control) needs. If you are looking for home theater seating that is more than just a seat, check out what Fortress has to offer, such as the Kensington Dual shown in the photo.

Best Luxury Option: Elite Home Theater Seating

Eilte Home Theater Seating Model C1
Eilte Home Theater Seating Model C1. Elite Home Theater Seating

If you are looking for luxury home theater seating that ultimate home theater, check out the offerings from Elite Home Theater Seating. Consumers have the option buying a pre-designed chair, but you can also design you own custom seating via Elite's Build Your Chair page - choose from 12 styles, 6 back rest types, material (leather/Suede) and color, cushion (soft, medium, firm), and layout (single chair or a variety of chair groups) .

In addition, Elite Home Theater Seating also offers the inclusion of Crowson Technologies Tactile Effects System products, as well as additional accessories, if desired.

What to Look for in Home Theater Seating

Comfort - Above all, comfort should be the key factor when buying home theater seating. While it comes down to personal preference, look for chairs with soft leather, extra padding, pillow-top headrests, and sloped armrests for a premium viewing experience.

Price - Some luxury recliners can cost upwards of $2,000, but you don’t necessarily need to splurge in the name of comfort. You can buy a budget seating option for as little as $150 while making surprisingly few sacrifices. The reclining mechanisms may be less sophisticated and the leather may feel cheaper, but those might not be noticeable once the lights go down and the opening credits start to roll.

Storage - It’s not a movie without the snacks, right? Most home theater seating options feature cupholders at the very least, but the premium options have other useful features like swivel trays for snacks, storage for remotes and cords, and even USB ports for charging up your devices.