When it comes to outfitting a nursery, a rocking chair tops most new parents’ must lists. The problem is that there are myriad ugly rocking chairs out there, and very few good looking ones. Here’s my list of top options, at every price point.
I think this one is pretty glam with those chrome legs, and a good price too. Plus, the leather upholstery would be a breeze to clean.
I'm a big fan of this cushy rocker from LA-based interior designer Jennifer Delonge. It comes in a dizzying array of appealing patterns and fabrics, and I really like its solid, modern shape. Plus, the optional nailheads are such a nice detail.
No armrests on this one, but you could use a pillow instead, if needed. And it's plenty wide, so when your kids are a little bigger, it would be a great chair for snuggling.
And of course there’s the ubiquitous Poang from Ikea. Like most Ikea items it's a great price, and you can make it darnright cute with a custom cover from Bemz.com.
Not padded, but oh so gorgeous from Blu Dot. It's also very playful, which seems appropriate for a nursery.
Yes, this one from Patrick Messier will absolutely break the bank. But how sleek is it? Those curves are delicious, and because it's fiberglass, you know it'd be easy to wipe clean.
And of course the Eames molded plastic rocker is a design classic. It may not be padded, but it's very comfortable, and its small footprint will suit many a small nursery. Plus, if this officially licensed version seems too pricey, there are many knockoffs that are available for much less, albeit without the same durability or designer cache.
And let's wrap up with my personal favorite: this Milo Baughman original. Definitely snatch it up if you find one on the cheap. And if you don't want it, send it my way!