Many people enjoy the soothing effect of rocking in the rocking chair. It has become a synonym of family heritage which many parents pass over to their children. There is no wonder that the antique rocking chairs are so popular nowadays. They bring memories of old times and remind us of childhood.
The name of the rocking chair comes from its construction. Its bottom is curved and attached to the two left and the two right legs. The chair itself looks ordinary if it wasn’t for the curved bottom and it is this curved bottom that allows the sitter to lightly push his feet and create rocking motion. It is this soothing motion which helps us relax and provides ergonomic comfort to our back.
We need to find the proper location for our rocker. When we choose the location we can choose a rocking chair made from a certain type of wood. Some wood is suitable for indoor use and some is better to place outdoors. If the chair is cushioned by itself without the possibility to remove the cushions it is best if we use them inside the house. The same applies for timber rocking chairs. Cedar, teakwood and cherry wood are appropriate to place outdoors.
When choosing the style and design of the chair we need to pay attention to the general décor of the area where we are going to place it. It is up to us if we prefer matching designs or we would like our chair to stand out and defer from other pieces of furniture. Maybe one of the most important things is making the rocking chair comfortable and we can do this with putting some quality made cushions on it. Rocking chair cushions are easy to find and available to buy in the local furniture store or we can buy them online. There is also a possibility of making them on our own.