When most people think about rocking chairs, they think of lazy afternoons on front porches and midnight feedings in babies' nurseries. But rocking chairs are so much more than just that. Rockers are designed for relaxing and there's no good reason why that shouldn't be a part of every room in the house. Rocking chairs can be perfectly at home in living rooms and family rooms and they can significantly contribute to the comfort of the space.
Rocking chair designs have come a long way over the years. What used to consist of just a simple wooden frame has evolved to include upholstered seats and backs, aluminum and plastic frames, and wildly different styles.
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Designed by Jens Risom, this upholstered rocker was designed with comfort in mind. The high back and sculpted armrests ensure that anyone who settles into it is guaranteed to be comfy.
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The frame of this modern rocker is designed to look like one continuous piece of wood. Definitely not your grandmother's rocking chair, this piece certainly belongs in a modern interior.
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The Empire rocker is a fun take on traditional-style wing chairs. The tufted upholstery is classically luxurious and the style practically begs to be put in a traditional room. This piece could be equally at home in a child's nursery or traditional living room or library.
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Want to add a little fun to your living room? This sassy rocker could do the trick. The bold color and fun shape will add an unexpected pop to a modern space.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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This polished aluminum rocking chair designed by Phillipe Starck has become a modern classic. Designed to be functional, it's also comfortable enough to sit in for long periods and sturdy enough to last a lifetime.
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Streamlined and stylish, the Morgan chair has a straight silhouette that makes it appropriate for both modern and traditional rooms. Sure, you could use it in a nursery, but it's also perfect for curling up with a good book in the living room.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Rocking chairs will always be associated with comfort and relaxation, but they should also be associated with great style. No longer are they just plain wooden frames relegated to front porches or sweet versions reserved for children's nurseries. As the above examples demonstrate, they've got style and sass to spare.