Ikea Muren Recliner Review [Collection Reviewed!]

Looking for an IKEA Muren recliner chair but not sure which will be the one?

The chairs discussed in this Muren recliner review are comfy enough when you need some alone time. It will work great for either a powernap or simply for a short nap before returning to your laptop.

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Like many, you shouldn’t settle of less and only pick the best muren recliner for the money. We recommend focusing on beauty, affordability and durability.

Let’s see which ones are worthy.

Ikea Muren Recliner Review

  • Stockholm Swivel Easy ChairFirst impressions

This pretty minimal piece is something you’d most likely want to hug. It reminds me of the Jetsons actually – something somewhat retrofuturistic.

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The Test

I sat on this 67cm wide chair, and it did not disappoint. The back of the Stockholm keeps your own back in a comfortable position while making rotation simple. Its 76cm height fits well with most coffee table, allowing introverts who love to stay up at night to order pizza and chill at home.

Pros

It is stunning

Comfortable

Flexible (swivel easy)

Cons

The towel-like velvet might attract fuzz

  • Poang armchair

First impressions

The Poang is hands down one of the most known chairs of IKEA or any living room. Easy and reminiscent to that of a traditional rocking chair, this slightly leaned shape will take care of your back while the pillow keeps your neck relaxed.

The Test

The Poang is as comfortable as it gets – with a well-positioned pillow and soft padding, the Poang will accommodate you through your favorite shows. I wouldn’t be shocked if you fell asleep during commercial breaks even.

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Pros

11 colors available to pick from

Great value for money at $69

Cons

Not quite pretty to look at

The armrests aren’t that comfortable

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  • Strandmon armchair

First impressions

The Strandon armchair is most popularly used in the living room by a sleeping granny in front of the TV or front of a fireplace. Like many wingback chairs, the Strandmon looks cozy and welcoming.

The Test

I jumped on it, and boy did it feel soft. Not “Oh-I-am-in-heaven” soft, but your back won’t hurt if you fall asleep through the whole movie. The armrests are quite okay, but the wings aren’t my favorite I suppose.

This Grandpa’s chair is excellent for the price though.

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Pros

It is Comfy

Made with decent fabric quality

Cons

Available in 3 colors

Not cheap ($279)

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  • Mellby armchair

First impressions

Honestly speaking, the Mellby looks nice, but I can’t forget the nagging feeling that the skinny armrests wouldn’t feel as nice.

The design is super modern, something that will still look good and be in “vogue” for your home 5-10 years from now even.

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The Test

It’s really is super comfortable, fluffier than I imagined. I have a strange habit of curling into a foetal position, so one head rests on an arm, and my feel hangs over the armrest. This made me minimally numb after 5 minutes (totally my fault). Afterall, the armrests are made for arms!

The Tullsta armchair (reviewed below) performed way better for this purpose.

Pros

Quite comfortable

Design is long lasting

Cons

Rather pricey for some ($249)

The original fabric doesn’t appear very durable

  • Ekenas armchair

First Impressions

Maybe because of the grey and the bulky shape, the Ekenas Ikea muren recliner reminds of the Stonehenge. I do not know how to feel about it, and I don’t know if I should feel anything about it.

It’s fairly safe I guess – would probably put it in an office waiting room.

The Test

Better than I thought – it actually feels cozy and soft, even the armrests are ergonomic. This chair valued at $299 is not bad at all – My opinion.

Pros

Extremely comfortable

Design is nice

Feels solid

Cons

For an armchair, the price could cost less

Not slipcover-able!

  • Ystad leather chair

First impressions

The price range of this Muren recliner makes it the king of all chairs. Valued at $699, it looks like a leather throne fit for kings.

The Test

Because of the leather, you can just slid in it and if you want to place your lazy feet over the armchairs, you will encounter no issues hanging like that forever. The leather appears to be simple to clean but some IKEAs may have actually discontinued this sofa sadly. EBay might be your best source for getting your hands on this bad boy.

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Pros

It is really comfortable

A classic (worth a very long-term investment)

Cons

Available in a single color

Somewhat Expensive

  • Skogaby leather chair

First impressions

It looks better on pictures than it appears in real life, the wrinkles caused by a lot of people sitting on it over time isn’t something you’d like to see daily.

If it’s faux leather (or leather), it’s just a general rule of thumb that it should remain snug and wrinkle-free as much as possible.

The Test

It’s is more rigid than the Ystad; however, the armrests are lower and keep the hands in a natural position. Not a 100% convinced overall.

Pros

Leather feels soft

Design is good

More than averagely comfortable

Cons

Pretty expensive ($399)

Poor color variety (only two dark colors)

  • Ekero armchair

First impressions

This particular Ikea Muren recliner is Retro-futuristic in one way, and innovative in another.

The Ekero armchair is recommended for a young-hearted owner. It can perfectly fit an office, a waiting room or a living room. Pretty, but you can’t help but notice how skinny those arms are.

The Test

It’s like expected – not so comfortable but it isn’t a chair you can sit on for long periods either. The armrests are really tall in a mysterious way, and cosy too. For its price ($129) I wouldn’t complain too much about it actually.

Pros

Modern design that catches the attention

Lightweight and simple to move around the house

Easy to fit in a small space

Cons

Might not be structurally strong

Not comfy to sit for long periods of time

  • Ektorp armchair

First impressions

Ektorp is a classic armchair found on American sitcoms in the 90s and we see it today in lots of Victorian homes still. The design is arguably boring or classic, but people still love it.

The Test

The armrest region disappointed me. It does feel a bit stiff and is not padded at all and I can’t say that the seat and back cushions are as comfortable as they look.

Pros

Solid and Stable

12 colors to choose from

Cons

Rather uncomfortable armrests

$399 is quite expensive

  • Ektorp Tullsta armchair

First impressions

Chances are that you have come across the Tullsta in your hood, probably at that coffee shop around the corner.

The Tullsta isn’t extravagant in any way but it is a very versatile or safe option to put in a living room. The best part is that it’s reasonably priced at $99.

The Test

Being a budget chair, this piece of furniture is a perfect fix for students, living space or for a person starting a new family. When you get bored of how it looks or when the covers have worn their years – you can always get a new Tullsta slipcover to spice up its look.

Pros

Price is Good

It is quite comfortable

Hackable

Cons

Keeps the back rather stiff

Only a small amount of colors available in IKEA

This marks the end of the best Ikea Muren Recliner reviews. But hey, don’t take our word for it – hop on eBay or Amazon and see what you think. Let us know what your favourite Muren armchair is!

 

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