If you’re specifically looking for a rocking chair with an ottoman it means you already know a little bit about rocking chairs. But if you’ve need it, here’s a quick recap of the different styles available at the moment.
Types Of Rocking Chairs
Rocking chairs for adults are possibly the hardest to choose from because there are so many styles, sizes and colors to pick from.
They’re also available in different materials, from recycled plastic and faux leather to hardwood and polywood, which means you need to do some homework before deciding on one. There are also rocking chairs for children and these are often just smaller versions of the adult’s.
Outdoor rocking chairs
Outdoor rocking chairs are so popular they deserve to have their own section. While they might be similar to the regular rocking chair in terms of styles and design the most important thing to consider when buying a chair that’s going to be outside is the type of material.
Ideally you should get a hardwood or steel one. Over a long period of time they’ll start looking shabby but they’re much more resilient to the elements and will need little or no maintenance.
Glider rockers are fairly new on the market and designed with new moms in in mind. While the traditional options use curved legs to rock back and forth, the glider is different in that it uses a series of swivels and levels for the rocking motion.
The advantages to the glider are the rocking motion is gentler than the traditional rocker and far more comfortable.
The disadvantage is there’s far more that can go wrong with it because of the mechanisms and they’re costly in comparison.
The motion of the spring rocker and the traditional rocking chair is the same, with the only difference being the set of springs which achieves the rocking motion.
The inner working of the spring rocking chair is much simpler than the glider, which means it’s a less costly.
You also get swivel and reclining rockers and rocking chairs with ottomans.
Let’s take a look at the rocking chair with ottoman.
The different types of rocking chairs have various styles and designs and it’s the wide choice that makes finding the perfect rocking chair a seemingly impossible task.
Even rocking chairs with ottomans have different design and serve different purposes. There’s the contemporary cutting edge design, the Danish modern with a simpler and more subtle design, the classic modern, the shakers classic American rockers as well as more ‘out there’ designs, like Thonet Bentwood and Avant Garde styles, which pay particular attention to the design rather than the functionality.
Stork Craft Hoop Glider and Ottoman Set
Our Top Pick for a Rocking Chair with Ottoman is the Stork Craft Hoop Glider and Ottoman set, one of Amazon’s best-selling rocking chair ottoman combinations.
At first glance you might be a little hesitant with its 4 out of 5 star rating. Surely a best-selling item should score much higher than that? The overall rating is a little unfair because it’s based on over 2500 reviews, which averages it out but this chair, across a lot of sites takes the no.1 spot or gets the ‘editor’s choice’ .
The Stork Craft Hoop glider and ottoman has quickly become a staple in nurseries across the country. It’s the perfect spot for relaxing while feeding baby or sharing a story with your toddler and because of its design it can be used in the lounge or TV room once you and baby are out the nesting phase.
The glider cum rocking chair with ottoman provides a soft comfortable cushion with a generous seating area as well as padded arms for extra support.
The arms have pockets for storing essential items, baby magazines, books and even a TV remote control.
The adjustable backrest allows you to find the perfect angle while you’re feeding baby and or getting them to doze off. The Stork Craft Hoop glider is the perfect alternative to the traditional rocking chair with ottoman.