Nothing says welcome home like a rocking chair. Based in a long tradition of soothing comfort, rocking furniture has been around for centuries, with the quintessential rocking chair originating in early 18th century America. Rocking chairs not only accentuate the open and welcoming feeling of your decor, they also offer a variety of health benefits, including increased circulation, better core strength, and calming relaxation. The perfect combination of practicality, comfort, and taste, rocking chairs come in a variety of styles to perfectly suit your space.
Types of Living Room Rockers
Solid Wood Rocking Chair
Crafted with the warmth of tradition, solid wood rocking chairs are the perfect way to bring a touch of classical comfort into your home. Because of the naturally durable construction, solid wood rocking chairs are easily adaptable to fit a variety of styles, from rustic to modern. However, the typical rocking chair usually feature a bentwood, Windsor, or mission style frame with slatted or spindle detailing and runner rails. These chairs usually come with a dark finish or a natural stain that will complement traditional, transitional, rustic, and eclectic decors.
Upholstered Rocking Chair
Upholstered rocking chairs combine the padded comfort of an armchair, with the soothing back and forth motion of a traditional rocker. These chairs may have a simple wood frame with padded cushions on the back and seat, of they may resembled a more elaborate, overstuffed arm chair with a blocky, upholstered body and rails instead of feet. The extra comfortable feel and easy design naturally makes upholstered rocking chairs a great choice for spaces with modern and transitional themes.
Molded Plastic Rocking Chair
Visually arresting and unique, molded plastic rocking chairs are as artistic as they are functional. These chairs typically feature a highly contoured plastic seat, raised over rails that are made from a contrasting material such as wood and/or chrome. Though occasionally padded or upholstered, these plain chairs usually come in bright or bold colors that combine with the unique silhouette to draw the eye. These chairs work especially well in rooms with a mid-century modern or contemporary theme.
Designed with comfort in mind, these chairs allow you to easily transition from rocking to relaxation. Lushly padded and upholstered in soft, comfortable materials, rocking recliners feature a rocking base and a reclining function with footrest. Ideal for conversation rooms, living areas, and home theater rooms, recliner rockers are available in most decorating styles and will fit well into traditional, transitional, or contemporary decors.