Understanding Rockers and Gliders

When decorating any nursery room, you’ll likely have to decide between a rocker and a glider.

Rockers and gliders are both essential items throughout your child’s development and will likely be in the family for years.

But many times, customers are unaware of the differences between the two chairs and end up buying a rocker when a glider would’ve been better or vice versa.

Rocker at Carriage House FurnishingsWhat to Know Before Buying a Rocker

Rockers are usually what you first think of when you see a chair in a nursery room—they’re the typical rocking chairs, that rock back and forth.

For infants, the rocking motion is particularly helpful in putting the baby to bed, which will come in handy on those late nights. Many rockers today come equipped with cushions for the parent, and an ottoman to rest their tired legs on as well. However, the classic rocker was typically just a wooden chair with an arched back and arm rests.

At Carriage House Furnishings, we offer a diverse selection of rockers, most of which capture that rustic feel, with aged wood and unique designs. Many of these also look great on a wooden porch or back deck where you can create a quiet, tranquil place to rock your newborn to sleep.

Hickory Swivel Glider at Carriage House FurnishingsWhat to Know Before Buying a Glider

Now, gliders are a lot like rockers and they’re also exactly what they sound like. They’re on a bit more of a rotation than traditional rockers; Instead of rocking, gliders move, or glide, gently along their axis. They take less work to glide than rockers tale to rock, which could

be convenient in the middle of the night when you’re tired and just need a simple, fluent motion. They often come in a variety of styles, either modern or more antique. At Carriage House Furnishings, we offer both: gliders that are both new and cushioned, and others made of aged wood. Take your pick! If you’re going to place it in a nursery for naps and snuggles, we’d suggest a cushioned one.

With this information in hand, you’ll be able to choose the right type of chair for your home.

If you have any questions, just ask us here at Carriage House Furnishings, where rockers or gliders are one of our many specialties. Contact us today!