Review of Our Walmart Recliners

Oh man. I think I’m in a bit of a carb como after all the Super Bowl shenanigans last night. Why do I always go overboard?! Eeeeesh. I’m moving a little slow today, but I hope you’re feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning–ready to take on a fresh week! Today I’m excited to share a full review of our Walmart recliners. We bought a pair of these chairs in the color beige in December and every single day since then I’ve received emails and DMs with questions about them! And I totally understand why. Finding a good looking recliner that doesn’t break the bank is TOUGH business. My husband kept begging me to switch out our old chairs for recliners, but I never could find any I loved that didn’t also cost a ton of money. So when I stumbled on these from Walmart I was instantly in love. They met everything on our wish list: 1) good looking and matches our style 2) larger than most similar recliners on the market 3) very affordable. It was a magic combo! We’ve been using them every day for almost two months now, so I figured that was enough time to share a review and answer the most popular questions I’ve had about these recliners.

Review of Our Walmart Recliners. Living room decor inspiration with affordable armchairs. Review of Our Walmart Recliners. Living room decor inspiration with affordable armchairs. Review of Our Walmart Recliners. Living room decor inspiration with affordable armchairs.

Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to put them together?

Yes, each recliner comes in a large box and there are two separate pieces we had to put together. But it was super easy and only took about 15 minutes per chair.

Do they rock or swivel?

Nope, there is no rocking or swiveling with these chairs.

Are they sturdy?

Yes! That was something we were really concerned about with buying them online and not trying them out first–especially given the price. But I’ve been pleasantly surprised. They don’t feel flimsy or cheap at all. You would never guess when you sit in these or see them in person that they were only $200.

Review of Our Walmart Recliners. Living room decor inspiration with affordable armchairs.
My lace up pillows are from The Vintage Songbird shop.

Review of Our Walmart Recliners. Living room decor inspiration with affordable armchairs.

Are they a good recliner for a large man? My husband is 5'11, 200 pounds and he loves these recliners. They're much bigger than most good looking recliners we found on the market, so they're plenty of room for a larger man. They're actually the same size of the chairs we used to have in our living room. Are they comfortable?  Yes! After using them every single day for two months I can honestly say they are comfortable. I'm actually sitting in one right now to type of this post! They're great reclined and great as a normal chair too. The only issue I've had is that when I'm fully reclined there is no head support. As you can probably tell from the back of the chair, there is no extra padding for a head pillow or anything like that. So I like to just put a small pillow under my head when I'm fully reclined because I feel a little more comfortable that way. It is a bit of a pain, but it's really not a big deal and that's honestly the only complaint I have about these chair. Would you buy them again? 100% YES. I even told my husband that I'd buy these new every few years if we needed to. Obviously we've only had them two months, so I can't say yet how they'll hold up over years of use, but even if we had to re-purchase them every other year I would do it just because they're so darn affordable. You can by five of these chairs for what the average recliner costs from somewhere like Pottery Barn.

Review of Our Walmart Recliners. Living room decor inspiration with affordable armchairs.

Does the fabric stain easily?

We haven’t had any major accidents on these chairs yet (thank goodness!) but there have been smudges of chocolate and a few other random things like juice spills. I can say these chairs spot clean easily with a hot soapy rag. They’re definitely better than my white Ikea sofas, which show dirt and stains super easily.

Did we use anything like Scotch Guard on them?

No we didn’t and I don’t think it’s necessary. I think they’ve already been treated with something to protect the fabric.

Do they feel stiff?

This one is kinda tricky to answer because I think we all have different definitions of what’s stiff or soft when it comes to furniture. But in my opinion these are not stiff at all. They are firm, but not too hard if that makes sense. The cushion definitely gives when you sit on it and it’s even a little bouncy.

How far back do they recline? 

They go back so far that you’re laying almost flat when they are fully reclined. You can also recline them only partially out, so that your legs are out but the back is up straight–that’s how I use them out of the time.

Review of Our Walmart Recliners. Living room decor inspiration with affordable armchairs.

Are they a good recliner for a large man?

My husband is 5’11, 200 pounds and he loves these recliners. There is plenty of room for a larger man. They’re actually the same size of the chairs we used to have in our living room.

Are they comfortable? 

Yes! After using them every single day for two months I can honestly say they are comfortable. I’m actually sitting in one right now to type of this post! They’re great reclined and great as a normal chair too. The only issue I’ve had is that when I’m fully reclined there is no head support. As you can see on the back of the chair, there is no extra padding for a head pillow which you sometimes see with recliners. So I prefer to just put a small pillow under my head when I’m fully reclined because I feel a little more comfortable that way. That’s honestly the only complaint I have about these chairs.

Would you buy them again?

100% YES. I even told my husband that I’d buy these new every few years if we needed to. Obviously we’ve only had them two months, so I can’t say yet how they’ll hold up over years of use, but even if we had to re-purchase them every other year I would do it just because they’re so darn affordable. You can by five of these chairs for what the average recliner costs from somewhere like Pottery Barn.

Review of Our Walmart Recliners. Living room decor inspiration with affordable armchairs.

Well I hope that review helps! I know buying furniture online is tough when you can’t see and feel it, but I have not been disappointed with these recliners. I’ll definitely keep you all updated on how they hold up over time. And please let me know if there are any other questions I didn’t cover in this post. I tried to focus on the most popular questions I’ve been getting recently, but if there’s something I missed let me now! xo

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40 Comments

  1. Velda wrote:

    Is the cushion cover on the seat removeable and washable?

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      No, it is not.

      Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  2. kimberly wrote:

    great review! thinking of buying one for my hubby. he’ll love kt and it’ll work with my decor. Beautiful chairs! kim xx

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  3. Wendy wrote:

    Where did you get the blush flowers in the toolbox???

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Wendy, those are from Michaels.

      Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  4. Diania Abernathy wrote:

    Could you please address how easy/difficult it is to make them recline. Is there a lever or do you just push on the arms? Is it difficult to closed the leg part when getting up?

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      such a good question and I should have addressed that. There is no lever, so you do have to push back to recline these chairs. I find it to be pretty easy, but if you have any back issues it might be more challenging. And it’s not difficult to close the legs. In fact, I think it’s easier than most recliners I’ve sat in.

      Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  5. Martha wrote:

    I have the same question as Diania about how easy is to recline. Is there a leaver or do you use your arms. Love, love your blog. Can’t wait to hear from you.

    Thanks,
    Martha

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      that’s a great question! There is no lever, so you have to push back to recline the chairs. It’s pretty easy, but if you have back issues it could be more challenging.

      Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  6. Martha wrote:

    Sorry I didn’t add these questions to my previous post. I have 2 questions about your blog on the floating shelves in the Breakfast Nook post. Your lighting fixture is it hot wired or battery and where can I find it and the Bakery sign.

    Again thanks so much,
    Martha

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      HI Martha, that light is actually just a faux light about the shelves. It’s not hard wired! We had a puck light in there for a bit, but I took it out bc we never used it. And the Bakery sign was just a random find at a local boutique! It’s just a reproduction, so you might be able to find one online somewhere.

      Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  7. Denise Thomasson wrote:

    Thanks so much for the amazing review!!! One question… Do you have a cat, one that still has their toenails? Some fabrics aren’t kitty friendly and snag 😢 Thanks so much and have a blessed day!

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I don’t have a cat, but I could see these chairs possibly snagging kitty toenails. The fabric is not smooth like my Ikea sofas, it has more texture.

      Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  8. Melissa Filson wrote:

    These chairs look fabulous and it’s great to know that you recommend them! When we’re able to replace our living room furniture one of these is definitely on my wish list!! Thank you for sharing where your lace up ticking pillows came from too! I’ve been eyeing those in your posts and kept meaning to ask about them…soooo cute!!! I have a slight obsession with ticking and grain stripe 💕

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh i’m right there with you Melissa, I’m all about ticking stripe!

      Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  9. Gayle rexroad wrote:

    Hello Sarah,
    First I want to say how much I love and appreciate you sharing your home with all of us.
    You have such a talent for displaying your furniture and accessories. Love Love Love your entire home!
    My questions I have for you. First your end table with magazine rack between the two new rockers. May I ask where did you purchase the table. Also I am trying to do a make over in my family room and want to buy slip covers for my couch. Could you recommend a company that has a nice selection with a good quality material and good price. I would appreciate any advise you could give me. And also I have a blank wall behind my couch with nothing on it. What would be your advise on something large to go behind the couch..I do not want a mirror, thinking of the country/shabby farmhouse look!!! Thank you so much and look forward to hearing from you.

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Gayle, I actually found that little table at Goodwill for $5 and I just painted it white. Easy peasy! Unfortunately I do not have any recommendations for slipcovers–our Ikea couches came with the slipcovers so I haven’t had to buy any yet. Sorry I can’t be more help in that area! And lastly, I would suggest doing a large gallery wall above your sofa. You could use large antique frames, signs, family photos, and whatever else you like. I have a post on a gallery wall I did a few years ago if you need an idea: https://sarahjoyblog.com/farmhouse-style-gallery-wall-spring/

      And here’s a post about the photo gallery wall we currently have in that spot: https://sarahjoyblog.com/how-to-hang-a-photo-gallery-wall/

      Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  10. Mary wrote:

    The chairs look so great in your charming house ❣️
    I have a rocker recliner that my Dad bought me for my first baby (she is 32). I used it a lot with all 4 of my now grown up babies and puppies !
    I have had it recovered twice over the years … but the mechanism inside is still 100 %.
    So sometimes a little more expensive chair can also be a good investment 👍.
    Replacing broken down furniture is easy because it’s quickly picked up by my trash company, but I always feel bad knowing I am adding to the landfill 🤔…. even though we have lots of open land here in California. Just something to think about:-)
    Love your blog, Sarah ❣️

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes, that’s a very good point Mary. And I’m all about investing in expensive furniture when we can afford to!

      Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  11. Faith wrote:

    I just shared this with my son and wife and they love them. They definitely are cuter then most recliners. And so affordable!!

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Aren’t they so cute Faith? I’m so happy I stumbled on them.

      Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  12. Bobbi wrote:

    You may have mentioned this is an earlier post, but what color did you use on the door? It looks like a dark gray.

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      It’s actually black–it’s called Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore.

      Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  13. Love these chairs, Sarah! Just curious, what did you end up doing with your old chairs? I liked those ones, too!

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Marly, we actually gave them away to family!

      Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  14. Debbie Hernandez wrote:

    Thank you for the post I’m looking for some recliners for our bedroom when we redo it. I have a loveseat recliner now and am thinking of going to two recliners instead. I’d probably get the grey ones as I’m going with a grey ton in our room.

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  15. Erica wrote:

    Hi Sarah,
    Is the chair color more beige or cream? I have anew grey walls and wonder if they would coordinate ?

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  16. Dora wrote:

    Two questions. First, do they come with arm covers?

    Second, this may be hard to answer but I am debating about which color to order. It is so hard to tell online exactly what the color will look like. I love the cream in your photos but it looks a little more yellowish cream and brighter on the Walmart site. I have a darker taupe/grey couch and loveseat and a brown leather recliner. I don’t want it to be too stark against those but greys can be tricky so that scares me a bit too. Any insights you can share on the color would be appreciated! Thanks so much for the review!

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  17. Janna wrote:

    Great review! The website doesn’t state the height of seat, can you measure from the floor to the seat cushion? Just wondering if the seat is a good fit for taller people and need the seat height. Thanks!

    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  18. Michelle wrote:

    That was a great review of the chairs. I wish I had space for one because they really are pretty. You may have shared this before but where are the pillows with the laces from? I love this space. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 2.5.19 Reply
  19. Miranda wrote:

    Love these chairs! Where did you get the light fixtures that are in your nook?
    Thanks!!

    Posted 2.5.19 Reply
  20. Thank you for the review. I’m considering buying these chairs in the near future.

    Posted 2.6.19 Reply
  21. Tonya wrote:

    Can you tell me how far off the ground the seat cushion sits? I can not find that measurement on the site anywhere. My father in law is about 6’2 and we are needing to find him a chair that is sturdy that has arms and reclines that he does not have to bend real far down to get seated. If you could maybe also tell me the height from the floor to the top of the arm rest.

    Love the chairs, they look great in your room.

    Posted 2.6.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Tonya. From the floor to the top of the cushion it’s about 20 inches. And from the floor to the arm rest it is 26 inches. Hope that helps you! : )

      Posted 2.6.19 Reply
  22. Kellie wrote:

    Sarah, they are so pretty, and I never would have guessed they were from Walmart!! Super cool!!!

    Posted 2.8.19 Reply
  23. Laurie wrote:

    Curious, would the chairs match or blend with your IKEA sofa? What color is your ikea sofa?

    Posted 2.11.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes they definitely would go well together. The IKEA sofa is white.

      Posted 2.12.19 Reply
  24. Nicole Watson wrote:

    Hi Sarah,
    I just started following your blog, so inspiring! Just want to say we purchased the same recliner last October and have loved it! So convenient that it arrived on our doorstep in less than a week and very easy to assemble.

    Posted 3.13.19 Reply
  25. Sharon wrote:

    I bought one based on your reviews. 🙂 I do like mine as well. I bought the gray one. It’s cheaper too. I love the color. It’s a very light gray that goes well with my farmhouse decor. Thanks for the info!

    Posted 3.17.19 Reply
  26. Jackie wrote:

    Thanks so much for the information on these chairs it was so helpful.

    Posted 3.17.19 Reply

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