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    17 Rocking Chairs That'll Make Sitting Down A Rocking Good Time (Every Time)

    Not to brag, but these are going to ~rock~ your socks off.

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    To start, we've got our best indoor rocking chair options, but if you're looking to add some outdoor seating options, keep scrolling for those picks.

    1. A snuggly rocking chair because even you deserve a nice soft spot to swaddle you while you gently rock your sleepless newborn back to dreamland.

    Reviewer image of cream plush, high-back rocking chair with light wooden curved legs, next to a small golden side table
    Reviewer image of side view of product in velvet white with black legs connecting the wooden rocker legs

    Promising review: "I really love this rocking chair! I purchased it because my newborn was having trouble falling asleep, and I originally didn’t think we would need a rocker, but alas, we caved and started searching. I did tons of research and I found this one was very attractive and probably the best priced rocking chair that can transfer out of the nursery eventually. When it arrived, we assembled it right away and completed it in less than 30 minutes. After giving it a try with an overtired newborn, he quickly fell sleep in my arms and I was extremely comfortable! You can rest your head along the side of the chair and I was able to also sit with my legs crossed and him asleep in my lap, so there was lots of room. I’m extremely happy with this piece and I would purchase it again!" —Kait

    Get it from Amazon for $179.99+ (available in 11 colors).

    2. A vintage-inspired rocking chair giving you that handcrafted, classic antique look that'll have you convinced you need to start knitting just to match the vibes, of course.

    Brown solid wood rocking chair with curved slatted backing and armrests, and a floral pattern engraved on top, sitting on a blue, yellow, and white vintage carpet

    Promising review: "This is a very solid, sturdy chair! It went together very well and the finish is warm and homey. It works really well for my 6'2" tall husband. He likes to sit there to read in the evening. Great price here!" —Cheryl

    Get it from Wayfair for $235.99 (originally $257.50).

    3. A velvety round rocking chair you'll be hypnotized over for its softness AND style that will, no doubt, be the conversation starter of any room it sits in.

    Reviewer image of round tufted velvet rocking chair with metal and wooden legs on top of carpet
    Reviewer image of product in teal in between two side tables

    Promising review: "I live in a small studio apartment, so I needed a chair that would fit and be a reasonable size. I also have a cat and it is very easy to wipe off if I see any pet hairs on it. I bought it in the beautiful emerald green and it is absolutely gorgeous! It adds a beautiful flair to my studio apartment and now I can rock in my rocking chair and watch TV, instead of laying in my bed all day with unhealthy sleep hygiene habits. Worth the price!" —Natalie Benesh

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in four colors).

    4. modern rocking chair complete with clean lines and a solid foundation to withstand the *many* hours you sit thinking about your big new book idea.

    Dark brown wooden rocking chair with slated side and padded backing and seat in brown

    Was designed with a faux leather backing and a walnut stain.

    Promising review: "This chair is just what I was looking for! The nice rich wood adds warmth my living room so desperately needs. My partner had no trouble putting it together and it seems sturdy enough to handle my kids." —michelle

    Get it from Wayfair for $439.99.

    5. A recliner and rocking chair so you can go from rocking your precious baby, to kicking your feet up to catch some Z's *without* having to make slow cautious movements from the chair to their crib with the hope you DON'T wake them up in the process.

    Reviewer image of pink plush rocking chair with recliner and throw pillows and throw blanket over the top
    Reviewer image of side view of product in orange with side pocket and black pull handle

    Promising review: "We love this chair. My boyfriend jokes I now have the best seating in the house and he is right. I love how it swivels, rocks and reclines. I just worry about the kids spilling something on it and staining the light fabric, but it’s absolutely perfect for nursing our baby on the way." —Evelyn Lopez

    Get it from Amazon for $334.98+ (available in nine colors).

    6. A funky patchwork rocking chair with a tufted backing, which will bring a more homey feeling to your living room while helping you drift into a blissful afternoon nap.

    reviewer photo of blue and white patchwork rocking chair in living room
    reviewer photo of patchwork rocking chair

    Promising review: "I am honored to be the first one leave a review for this vibrant rocking chair. The colorful patches on this chair caught my eye, even with no reviews, I still decided to buy it to give it a try. Item arrived many days prior to the estimated arriving date. It was very simple to put together, but does need two people especially when connecting the back and bottom. It's a very sturdy chair, the width and back is super comfortable. Rocking range is great. Def recommend." —LDavis

    Get it from Amazon for $199 (available in two designs).

    7. A foam-filled rocking chair your tush will be thanking you for since it swaddles you in *so* much comfort. Your family is going to have to pry you from this if they ever want a chance to try it for themselves.

    Cream plush arm chair rocking chair with a tufted backing and dark brown wooden gliders on hardwood floor

    Promising review: "We have had these rocking chairs for three years now and they still look and feel the way they did the day we took them out of the box. They see frequent use as a little seating area in our (what should be) eat-in dining area. Usually, while I am cooking people are hanging out in these chairs chatting, reading, or relaxing. Highly recommend!" —Rachel

    Get it from Wayfair for $455.99 (originally $970.98).

    8. A Scandinavian-inspired rocking chair anyone short on space will appreciate as its compact yet simple enough to help ~rock~ your stress after a long day of work.

    Close up of natural wicker on a light wooden backing, natural wooden short rocking chair with straight-lined arms, curved legs, and a wicker woven seat and backing
    All Modern

    Promising review: "This is a nice slouchy chair that is pretty deep. We have a  pillow on the back and we drape a blanket over it. It's great for smaller rooms because it's kind of hollow almost, so it doesn't feel like it takes up too much room." —Liz

    Get it from All Modern for $380 (available in two colors).

    9. A velvet rocking chair you'll buy double of because it's THAT irresistible, and you'd like to avoid fighting over who gets to sit in it next.

    Promising review: "We needed a small rocking chair for our nursery and I REALLY wanted one in this color. It looks great! The chair is pretty deep, but I added a pillow for more support and it works well for me. This was exactly what we needed and I would purchase again." —amber

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99 (available in five colors).

    10. A pocketed upholstered rocking chair perfect for storing books and, the most important TV room accessory, the remote, which means you can say goodbye to those cushion-turning manhunts.

    Reviewer image of upholstered tufted white rocking chair with a floral white and gray throw pillow
    Reviewer image of product in black with wooden rocker legs and a side pocket

    Promising review: "I assembled this myself and it was super simple and only took me about 30 minutes (with two active toddlers distracting me throughout). I love that it looks more modern than the normal rocking chairs, but still is comfortable. I purchased this to be a temporary nursing chair, and then a permanent reading chair once the baby moves to their own room. It’s beautiful and is more of a true beige/cream." —rachael steel

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99+ (available in 23 colors).

    11. A plush rocking chair combining the coziness of a fluffy armchair with the soothing motion of a rocker creating your new go-to lounging spot. The only problem? Always making sure to snag that seat first.

    Gray plush rocking chair with rounded armrests and a tufted backing with metal curved legs on hardwood floor
    Raymour & Flanigan

    Promising review: "I bought this chair for guest room and nursery for my grandson. The chair is perfect for reading and relaxing." —James G.

    Get it from Raymour & Flanigan for $408.89 (originally 454.32; available in two colors).

    And now for our best outdoor rocking chairs:

    12. An outdoor portable rocking chair 30,000+ reviewers (!!!) are obsessed with for its compact design and smooth glide. Plus, it comes with a cup holder — what more could you want?

    Reviewer image of red outdoor rocking chair with cup older sitting on grass
    Video of reviewer rocking in foldable outdoor rocking chair in gray shirt, dark gray shorts, and white sneakers

    Comes with a mesh backrest and aluminum powder coated legs that can support up to 250 pounds.

    Promising review: "An easy to carry chair that is very comfortable and great for those of us who like to move even when we're sitting down 😃." —John Doornenbal

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in three colors).

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    13. A wooden patio rocking chair you'll be using for years to come, so you can finally achieve that longterm dream of growing old and sitting on the porch rocking your days away.

    Brown wooden rocking chair with gray wicker backing and seat on top of stone, side view of product with dark brown wicker in front of a white wall
    Birch Lane

    Promising review: "Love my rocking chair! So roomy and comfy, I'll be rocking around the clock. Arrived quickly and was easy to assemble with help. This chair is very sturdy, with a good linseed application. I am sure it will stand the test of time!" —Nay

    Get it from Birch Lane for $213+ (originally $324; available in three colors).

    14. A slatted outdoor rocking chair giving off rustic chic vibes, so you can live out your dream of living on a farm in the countryside (even if it's just from the porch of you cul-de-sac).

    Reviewer image of two natural wooden rocking chairs with slatted backs between a side table with white candles
    Reviewer image of two products in white with a snowflake and red and black gingham throw pillows

    This was also pre-painted with polyurethane to withstand weathering, making it a solid indoor or outdoor seating option.

    Promising review: "I bought these two rockers for the front porch. The kids love sitting with us and rocking. It has a strong, large seat that's sturdy and comfortable. We love rocking!" —Nanci L.

    Get it from Amazon for $138.98+ (available in four colors).

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    15. A vibrant outdoor rocking chair that will totally steal the show in your backyard, and make that camping hammock you set up stare longingly as you, yet again, choose this spot to kick your feet up and read in.

    The rocking chair in bright yellow steel
    The rocking chair in aqua haze steel

    Was made with durable, weather-resistant steel and powder.

    Get it from Novogratz for $179.10 (originally $199; available in three colors).

    16. A cushioned rocking chair to avoid the hard wood from bruising your bum, and instead supporting that booty for hours of gliding and watching the sun set.

    Reviewer image of wooden narrow slatted rocking chair with white cushion and puppy sitting on top of it
    Reviewer image of bottom side view of product with wooden arms and legs on a hardwood floor next to a cat

    The water-resistant cushion is included, and it's also build with acacia wood that is resistant to weather elements as well.

    Promising review: "We love our new chairs! They were very easy to assemble and seem very well made. They have definitely made sitting on our porch more inviting. We'd definitely buy again." —TNeal

    Get it from Amazon for $113.18.

    17. A curved outdoor rocking chair handcrafted with soft natural wood that, after one sit, will have you saying "Wow, this totally ~rocks~."

    Dark brown wooden wide slatted rocking chair with curved back and straight arm rests, decorated with a dark green throw pillow outside on top of a striped rug
    Vermont Woods Studios

    Vermont Woods Studios is a small woman-owned shop that creates handcrafted wooden furniture using all-natural wood grown sustainably throughout North America. 

    Get it from Vermont Woods Studios for $269+ (available in six colors and with a cushion).

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