The first thought to cross your mind while thinking of a rocking chair is your loving grandmother tenderly rocking you to sleep or your elderly grandfather dozing on the porch while listening to your stories from school, on a lazy afternoon. The first rocking chair was created in the 1700’s with the motive of helping people to fall asleep. Even to this date they fulfil their purpose by helping people relax, reduce back ache and calming down the stressed soul by lessening the stress. Rocking chairs are popular not only with the elderly but also with the children who find rocking chairs as their ultimate source of entertainment.
The major part of a traditional rocking chair is made with fine wood; which gives them such an impressive longevity. The shapes and sizes of traditional rocking chairs may also vary. Manufactures of contemporary rocking chairs display their creativity through wood material, leg space, backrest shapes, rocking forms, etc. Despite their strange appearance and shapes, the traditional rocking chair offers great comfort and relaxation.
There are many kinds of rocking chairs being sold in the market like:
Indoor rocking chairs
They can become a focal piece of furniture in your living room owing to their intricate design and delicate style. Most of these chairs have cushions and extra fabric woven to provide more comfort and support to the back.
Outdoor rocking chairs
They can be placed anywhere in patios, verandas, garden etc. nevertheless adding to the beauty of either of these locations outside your house. The preferred material for outdoor chairs is either plastic or aluminium due adverse weather conditions which may cause wear and tear of the chair.