Rock And Relax With These Comfortable Wooden Chairs

Rocking chairs can be a great addition to your home. This guide tells you how to choose the right one

Aindrisha Mitra Published Jun 23, 2020 20:41:50 IST
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If there’s one word that most of us associate with a rocking chair, it is nostalgia. How often did you find your grandfather dozing off on a rocking chair with the newspaper in his lap in the afternoon?  

The act of rocking in these chairs besides being soothing can also reduce back pain and improve the flow of blood in the body. 

Rocking chairs can also lend an old-world charm to your room. You can pair them with other furniture in your living space or keep it in your balcony or study. 

Here’s a quick guide to help you choose a befitting rocking chair for your home: 

Opt for a solid frame 

If you wish to opt for a classic rocking chair, you should choose a tough frame which can bear the load and the continuous rocking motion. 

You could go for a frame made from hardwood such as oak and teak that promises longevity and resistance. Softwood options, such as the ones made of pinewood, are more affordable though. 

Choose the right fit

A rocking chair too big or too small for your space can be a disaster, either taking too much space or lying neglected in a corner.  

Check arm and leg space

Make sure that your rocking chair has ample space for you to place your arms and legs comfortably. Also, ensure that it has a footrest or enough space to allow you to stretch your legs and your back.

Check the balance 

The rocking chair you opt for should have a good swing along with an optimum balance so that you can seat yourself comfortably and keep rocking, without any risk.

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