How To Choose the Perfect Spot For Your Wooden Rocker

by Jeffrey Tottenham July 08, 2021

How To Choose the Perfect Spot For Your Wooden Rocker

Organizing your home in a way that’s functional and stylish can be a lot of work. When you invest in statement pieces, such as a wooden rocker, you want them to draw the eye’s attention. They provide a unique statement piece that is both stylish and functional. In fact, rockers offer several health benefits. 

Everyone should introduce a rocking chair into their home. They look incredible, are on-trend, and provide a series of health benefits. However, planning where to put your rocker might be a difficult task. Learn where to put your rocker and some of the best places for it. 

Things to Think About With Placing Your Rocker

As you decide where to put your new wooden rocker, it’s important to keep some things in mind. We’ve outlined some essential things to think about as you decide where to place your rocking chair. 

As you’re working on decorating your house, consider the following: 

  • What is the priority of your rocking chair? Is it strictly for show? Do you intend on reading, drinking coffee, or rocking a baby in your rocker? Understanding the use of your furniture will help you decide where to place it. 
  • Is the wood of your chair treated? Knowing what the material chair is made out of and how it’s finished will help you decide whether it’s better for indoors or outdoors.
  • What style does your rocking chair complement? Is there a certain room that it matches better with?

Places to Put Your Rocker 

Once you’ve determined the goal and stylistic requirements of your rocking chair, you’re ready to place it strategically. We’ve outlined five of the best places to put your rocker. 

Living Room

If there’s an empty corner in the living room that is missing something, a rocking chair is an excellent way to fill it up. Not only will it look amazing, but it’ll provide a much-needed extra seat in your living room. 

Living rooms are notorious for being a place to entertain. There’s no such thing as too much seating for families that often host dinner parties and get-togethers. Placing your rocker in a living room will prove to be both stylish and functional. 

Place it diagonally in a corner to attract the attention of guests' eyes. This will also work seamlessly when trying to hold fluent conversations in a busy room. 

Master Bedroom 

For many, a master bedroom is a place of serenity and relaxation. It’s the perfect place to build a little reading nook for early mornings and late nights. If there’s a bare corner in your master bedroom, consider placing your wooden rocker there. 

This will prove to be especially good for nursing moms or moms with newborns. It’ll be easy to access in the middle of a sleepless night when the baby needs a little snack to go back to bed. Not to mention, a rocker in the master bedroom will provide a more elevated look to the most important room in your house. 


A rocking chair is a must-have for any nursery. It provides a comfortable place for tired parents to attend to a newborn while also providing a place to sit and read books to toddlers.

Consider adding a stuffed animal on your rocker or a pile of books next to it to add a little visual interest. A rocking chair in the nursery tops the list for both style and function. You’ll be thankful in the middle of the night when you have a comfortable place to rock the baby to sleep. 

Kids Room 

Similar to the nursery, a kid’s room is an excellent place for a rocker. It provides a palace of solitude for reading books to your little ones. Rock toddlers and small children to sleep after a bad nightmare. 

A rocking chair will also add a little grown-up spice to a room that’s decorated for children. Style your chair with similar patterns and colors as the rest of the room for a statement furniture piece. 

Front Porch 

If your wood is treated or can withstand outside temperatures, consider putting it on the front porch. There’s nothing more tranquil than rocking back and forth with a cup of coffee in the morning. You’ll want to place your rocker in a place that has shade, so you don’t risk it cracking or splintering. The sun can be harsh on wood finishes.

For big storms or significant rainfalls, bring your rocker to a cool, dry place for storage. This will prolong its lifespan. 

How to Style Your Rocker

There are many ways to style your rocking chair regardless of where you placed it. We’ve outlined six of our favorite tips.

Add Cushions

Add cushions with a pop of color or pattern to make a statement piece. Cushions can be easily washed and provide added comfort for your rocking chair.

Throw Pillows 

Like cushions, throw pillows also add visual interest to your rocking chair. Switch them up based on season or holiday. 


Add a basket next to your rocking chair for decor and storage. When you’re not using throw pillows and blankets, place them neatly in the basket. Our favorites are neutral-toned wicker and woven baskets. 


Incorporate a faux or real plant around your rocking chair. The foliage will add a nice feeling of serenity to your new reading nook or coffee drinking area. 

Ottoman or Pouf 

Don’t forget to style your rocker with an ottoman or pouf. This offers additional seating space while giving you a place to rest your legs after a long day. 


With so many options to place your wooden rocker, you’ll have the best set up in town. Make sure to carefully consider your goals and priorities for your rocker before placing it in a place that you’ll use it the most. Reap the mental and physical health benefits from your new furniture piece. Mostly, make sure you decorate your rocker in a way that reflects your unique style. Get different styles and colors of rockers to find the perfect option for your family. 

Jeffrey Tottenham
Jeffrey Tottenham

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