Rocking Chairs We’re Currently Crushing On

published Apr 4, 2017
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I’ll admit, I’ve been holding onto a pretty old-school idea about what it means to own a rocking chair. For me personally, the term whipped up imagery of a baby being rocked to sleep in something padded and pastel, or an older person sitting on a front porch, judging neighborhood youths from a rickety rocker. And while I’m sure these scenarios are being acted out somewhere in the world, the options we have here have completely exceeded those style expectations.

Every home needs an accent chair or two, so why not take it to the next level and move beyond something strictly stationary? Picture this: retreating to your own little corner in a sleek rocker, putting your feet up and taking some serious time to yourself. You get all of the relaxation benefits of a hammock, with none of the technical issues that come with trying to install a hammock into your living room.

While Apartment Therapy Marketplace has a solid selection of rockers for you to kick back in, I’ve found 11 that can satisfy a range of design preferences and price brackets. From mid-century minimalists to easy breezy bohemians, we’ve got you covered.


The $300 and under club has a nice roster of vintage members; the classic combination of cane and chrome, bohemian-chic bentwood and an ever-popular Eames. Lower price, sure, but high-quality and an awesome place to start.


Movin’ on up! These beautiful investment pieces can hold their own as a featured part of your decor, while still offering a nice place to kick back. Diehard design fans should check out the authentic Hans Wegner piece, and the Milo Baughman-style chrome rocker has some seriously unique legs to support it.


Here, have some art for your floors. You’ll need to pay a bit more to score these pretty pieces, but they’re guaranteed to get some envious looks. Thick woven leather, sharp mid-century edges and more sleek chrome…how can you choose?