No other pieces of furniture are as versatile as rocking chairs. Rocking chairs provide an aesthetic balance to your decor, whether inside or out, and provide a relaxing getaway from a long day’s work. Including a rocking chair on your patio, porch, or inside your home will provide you with that essential piece of furniture you need to round out your collection.
Rockers For Outside or Indoors
Depending on the application, you may choose different styles of rocking chairs. If you want to add one to your patio or porch, you will probably want one that resists the weather. An outdoor wicker rocking chair is a great outdoor choice but can also be used inside. Quality resin and loom products will hold their color and not become brittle like lower-quality resins.
If you want to add a rocking chair to a room inside your home, you can choose one made from natural materials like wicker, rattan, or wood. However, you can also choose an outdoor wicker rocker.
Rocking Chair Cushion Fabric
When choosing rocking chair cushions for the outdoors, select a fabric made to be used outside and resist water and the sun’s ultraviolet light. All-weather (spun polyester) fabric is an indoor/outdoor fabric available in many prints. To make all-weather fabric cushions last longer with limited fading, keep them out of the direct sun when you’re not using them or use furniture covers. If you’re looking for something that holds its color better, go with Sunbrella fabric cushions. Sunbrella fabric is an acrylic fabric that resists fading for many years.
For rockers indoors that sit in an area that gets a lot of suns, use outdoor cushion fabric so it does not fade. Otherwise, you can use indoor fabric.
Rockers take up a little more space than a chair. Make sure you account for the extra space needed for the rocker runners when you lay out your design.
Use outdoor rocking chairs for your patio or for indoors. Use rockers made of natural material for indoors. Choose cushions with appropriate fabric for sunny indoor and outdoor locations, and feel free to use indoor fabric in rooms with filtered sunlight. Rocking chairs take up a little more space than a chair. Evaluate whether you need extra room for the furniture.