Modern Rocking Chairs

Rocking Chair Modern

Rocking chairs usually drum up images of wasting hours away on Southern porches while enjoying gentle breezes and glasses of iced tea. While that is still an enjoyable activity, modern rockers have certainly come a long way and are suitable for more than just relaxing on the porch.

Modern Design

Traditional rocking chairs seen on front porches feature wood construction and have large backs and have sharply curved legs for deeper rocking. They mostly featured natural wood colors or flat white paint.

While rocking chairs like these will always have their classic appeal, they don’t exactly play well with today’s design aesthetics. Thankfully, modern furniture designers made sure we don’t have to go the DIY route to get the best of both worlds (unless you want to).

Modern rocking chairs feature design elements like alternate materials, uncommon finishes and colors as well as seating for multiple individuals.


Modern rockers are being constructed of a variety of wood types as well as metal construction for those who prefer to relax in a way that still fits within their modern or industrial design tastes.

Modern rocking chair construction have also developed a way to be able to rock in a chair that has a sturdy four leg base. These chairs have the rocking element in the actual seat of the chair. This makes them applicable to outdoor patio furniture.


Aside from the traditional natural wood or white finishes, more and more manufacturers are creating modern rocking chairs in a variety of finishes and colors to match even the most whimsical of tastes.

Neon colors? Not a problem. Patterns ranging from spots to animal prints? They’ve got it.

Altered Seating

There’s no longer a need to be selfish if you want to rock the day away. This is because modern rocking chairs feature enough room for two or bench-style seating that can accommodate multiple people.

Not only does this eliminate the need to purchase two rocking chairs if you want to rock with your significant other, but it also allows for more closeness as you get to rock together.

Don’t let those living in Southern states or other rural areas have all the fun. Incorporate modern rockers into your lifestyle and take full advantage of ideal weather conditions.

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