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How to Choose a Rocking Chair?

Some people think that rocking chairs are just the traditional wooden chair used to either nurse a baby or for sitting on the porch watching the sunset, but rocking chairs can be a great addition to a kid's room or part of lounge furniture.
Nowadays rocking chairs don't just come in plain wood designs. There are different colors and styles, chairs made from plastic or wicker and even especially ergonomically designed ones. Here are some tips to help you pick the type of chair that is right for you:
1. Decide what kind of motion you are going for. Chairs can either move back and forth or side to side (known as gliders). The back and forth chairs take up more space but give a smoother motion.
2. Choose the kind of material that you want your chair to be made from. Traditional rocking chairs are made from wood but you can also get in metal and plastic. If you want an outdoor chair, bear it in mind when deciding on your material choice.
3. Some rocking chairs come with cushions, others you have to buy separately. When they are attached they don't move around or fall off, but can't be cleaned as easily. Also removable cushions give you the option of choosing colors and patterns and changing your mind as time goes on.
4. Finally decide what your budget is. Rocking chairs can be bought for as little as under $100 for a very basic wooden design and cost up to several thousand dollars for hand crafted and exotic woods. Pick a budget range and stick to it.

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