Whether you're wanting a nursing chair for your baby's nursery to assist with a comfortable 3am feed, or simply to add to existing living room furniture, a rocking chair is often a popular choice.
The traditional rocking chair has seen a resurgence in contemporary furniture and are available in varying styles. For an unusual twist on a regular chair, rocking chairs make an interesting addition to any room of the house.
Styles of rocking chair available
Rocking chairs come in styles to suit most tastes and are available in various materials. Wooden rocking chairs are probably amongst the most popular and the most traditional, with chairs available in pine, oak, and wicker. Pine and oak rocking chairs tend to have twisted spindles in the backrest, with a padded seat for comfort in various colours. Having a relaxing sit down in a rocking chair is relaxing regardless of your age.
Wooden rocking chairs can easily be painted to suit your particular colour scheme for example, pastel shades or white if you're using it in a nursery or bedroom. Alternatively, wooden rocking chairs can be stained and varnished for a farmhouse look and are ideal as additional seating in the kitchen.
A wicker rocking chair adds a vintage look to any room, and is often a popular choice for a conservatory to match a wicker sofa and bucket chairs. This style of chair suits wood stain and varnish rather than paint.
Antique style rattan rocking chairs have an elegant look, featuring hooped arm design. These chairs come in a variety of natural shades, from pale honey to dark walnut and come in at the middle of the price spectrum.
Leather covered rocking chairs makes a unique choice for a home office or study, offering comfort, style and practicality. Items in this range usually come in classic black or tan leather.
Fabric covered vintage style rocking chairs and plastic bucket seat rocking chairs add a splash of retro chic and colour to any room and are available in bright colours. These are less traditional than the wooden fireside rocker and have that 'modern classic' look.