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A guide to buying an upholstered rocking chair

An upholstered rocking chair is a great furniture piece to have in your home. With it, you can do many daily rituals, such as drinking coffee or reading the morning papers in utmost comfort. However, there are many padded rocking chairs available in the market today which can make the job of choosing one difficult and confusing. This article contains tips and suggestions to guide you in choosing the right chair model which would match your needs and preferences.

Price, structural integrity, support and comfort

Price and structural integrity When buying a padded rocking chair, it is generally not advisable to base your decision on the price alone. If the price of a chair is lower because it is on sale, then it can be a good buy, but otherwise, regular low-priced chairs are normally of lesser quality. Moreover, looks and appearance would not really amount to a whole lot if a chair is not that structurally sound. You should buy a rocking chair only after you have tested it and found that it is able to hold considerable weight. Support and comfort The ideal upholstered rocking chair for you should provide ample support to your spine in addition to being comfortable to sit in. Furthermore, your upper back should be able to comfortably fit the padded chair's backrest, and there shouldn't be any large space or gap between your lower spine and the chair. You also have to make sure that your feet are able to comfortably rest on the floor while you are sitting on the chair. Try to rock in the upholstered chair and concentrate on how your feet feel as they are pressed on the floor to make the chair sway.

Ergonomic and kids rocking chairs

Ergonomic chairs If you're suffering from back problems or unable to test out an upholstered rocking chair before purchasing it, then it might be good for you to get one which has an ergonomic design. An ergonomic padded rocking chair is designed to provide ample support to your back and feet, by padding your body proportionately for equal weight distribution. Kids rocking chairs If you're getting a rocking chair for your child, it is recommended that you get one made by established brands, such as Papagayo and KidKraft. These types of toddler rockers may be a bit more expensive, but you would usually be able to get your money's worth.

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