Rocking Chairs + Recliners

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Modern rocking chairs and modern recliners

Alongside lounge chairs, the rocking chair has a long history of being one of the most comfortable and soothing forms of living room seating. The modern living room rocking chair brings all the relaxation of its predecessors and adds streamlined appearance and style. Rocking chair design is simple, essentially a chair resting on two curved runners or rockers, yet beyond the basics, it can be as varied as other chairs. Modern recliner chairs share a reputation for comfort with rocking chairs but do it in a way that allows the sitter to almost completely recline. Design Within Reach offers a number of modern recliner chairs, all with one thing in common: They’re recliners that don’t look like recliners.

Types of recliners and rocking chairs

The wooden rocking chair is the classic, but nowadays rocking chairs come made of all kinds of materials and often come upholstered. The Eames Rocker has a seat made of plastic and a base of metal. Only the runners are made of wood. DWR offers three outdoor rocking chairs made of recycled and recyclable polyethylene. A recliner more closely resembles a lounge chair, and its recline mechanism is often not visible in the upright position. A leather recliner raises the luxury level and, to some, the comfort. For an extra measure of fun and convenience in the seating experience, consider a swivel recliner. Swivel to better face a guest or the television, and then ease back for ultimate relaxation. And as with the regular recliner, a leather swivel recliner, to some people at least, is the epitome of easy living.

Choosing a rocking chair or recliner

Whether considering a rocking chair or recliner, a number of common concerns will need to be addressed. A comfortable rocking chair is high on everyone’s list. One to consider is DWR’s Risom Rocker, which has a fully upholstered seat and back. Comfort is also a must-have for a recliner, but recliner dimensions are a concern as well. Space must be allowed behind and in front of the chair to accommodate the recline position. New parents with limited space look for a small nursery rocker to soothe a crying baby in the middle of the night, and the Eames Rocker from DWR is one to consider.

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