Oct 09, 2023
Rocking Chairs: 15 Stylish Options To Curl Up In Every Evening
We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. Something to curl up in on lazy evenings! Few would dispute that sitting in a rocking chair is thoroughly relaxing. The
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Something to curl up in on lazy evenings!
Few would dispute that sitting in a rocking chair is thoroughly relaxing. The more style conscious might be put off by memories of granny's squeaking old rocking chair, but nowadays, there are a wealth of designs on offer that bring this classic piece of furniture firmly up to date.
Think chic shapes, plush upholstery and sleek chrome rockers – including plenty without a wooden spindle in sight. It's safe to say that, whether you lean more boho or modern, mid-century or yes, traditional, in your tastes, you should find something you like.
Style points aside, there are some mood-boosting benefits to tucking up in a rocking chair, whether you're a new parent (from feeding your baby to lulling them to sleep) or you're simply wanting to curl up with a good book or watch TV. The gentle back and forth releases endorphins – which is why babies find it so soothing – making this an investment that can work double time for your interiors and your stress levels.
We've found 15 of the most stylish rocking chairs, in a range of styles and price points, for you to tuck yourself up in for plenty of nights to come.
We're starting off our round-up with a classic shape from John Lewis. This one does take 12 weeks for delivery, so bear that in mind, but it comes in one of the widest number of colours and fabrics in our round-up – there are over 100 colourways to choose from. There's also a sofa, snuggler and armchair in the same range to complete your scheme.
And here's a similar, cheaper option from Dunelm – coming in at just over £300 less than the above John Lewis chair. A chic and modern option at a great price, it's also a little larger than the John Lewis version.
Padded and plush, this is a pared-back design, but what it lacks in bells and whistles it makes up for in comfiness. The cosy seat is made for lazy afternoons spent relaxing at home.
Etsy never fails to deliver on stylish gems and this is a fantastic example. This very stylish leather chair wouldn't look out of place in a swanky east London hotel. It comes in green, black or tan and a choice of silver or brass legs. One for mid-century schemes, for sure. As a bonus? It's currently 10 per cent off – and shipping is free.
Linen evokes such an easy charm with its lovely rumply finish, making for a relaxed vibe wherever it's in situ. Pop it in your bedroom or lounge for some coastal chic in a flash. There are four colours to choose from, but our top pick is this sky blue number.
No chair round-up would be complete without this Eames classic, so we are happy to include the rocking version of the iconic RAR chair here. Yes, it's expensive, but it'll suit most interior schemes – and it's one to keep and cherish forever.
But if the original is out of your price range, the good news is that there are plenty more reasonably-priced dupes out there that'll get you the same look for less. This Etsy number, at under £100, is one of the best replicas we've found – and delivery is free. Choose from black or chrome rockers.
This is a classic rocking chair with a narrower footprint, so perfect for slotting neatly into a corner and making a cosy nook. It's made from tropical hevea wood, otherwise known as rubber plant, which is one of the more sustainable hardwoods available.
The combination of angular lines, low height and corduroy finish make this a seriously stylish option. It comes in four muted shades; mix with dark woods and clashing colours for an Instagrammable look.
The Danish have a longstanding reputation for sleek, modern furniture design and this bamboo rocking chair by Henrik Pedersen demonstrates that perfectly. This one has a higher back than most on this list, making it comfier and more supportive for longer afternoons spent curled up with a book. It can be used outdoors too, so it's a good one to invest in.
Here's another rocking chair with a retro feel and oodles of style. It's available in over 400 – yes, really – colours, materials and wood finishes, so you are absolutely bound to find one to suit your space. There are matching footstools too.
This won't be to everyone's taste, but if you're looking for an achingly modern pick to bring some wow factor to your space, Dwell's Bruco chair is an obvious choice. The pitched back makes it a good one for taking a nap in, too.
We love when a piece balances form with function so this fun yellow rocker, with its handy pocket for remotes and your book, deserves a space in our round-up. Its fuzzy velvet finish will bring some glam, but it does require a little assembly. Nonetheless, it's one of the more reasonably-priced options we've found, making it a good budget buy that doesn't scrimp on style points.
This Ercol number was first designed in 1956 and has stood the test of time. Made from solid ash, it has a real nostalgic charm, coupled with a gently curved back for maximum comfort during use. As an added perk, retailer Barker & Stonehouse will plant a tree for every delivery made, helping to offset carbon emissions.
This is a big, chunky oversized rocker, perfect for flopping into after a long day. In contrast to its size, the design itself is neutral and unobtrusive, meaning it'll blend in well with most schemes. That means everyone can enjoy s0me much needed R&R.
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11 best wall clocks to buy nowFew would dispute that sitting in a rocking chair is thoroughly relaxing. The more style conscious might be put off by memories of granny's squeaking old rocking chair, but nowadays, there are a wealth of designs on offer that bring this classic piece of furniture firmly up to date.queakingWe've found 15 of the most stylish rocking chairs, in a range of styles and price points, for you to tuck yourself up in for plenty of nights to come.