The Best Backyard Rocking Chairs

Your patio is the go-to place for people to relax in luxury and comfort. It’s also the first thing anyone sees when they step into your backyard, so you it’s important to pay extra attention to how it is set up. When someone comes to visit, you want them to have every option available to relax, including the timeless feel of a rocking chair.

Rocking chairs have evolved in design, functionality, and style. While the classic versions still look just as good as ever, you’ll be surprised by how many unique options are available. Not only that, but the level of comfort and relaxation these chairs offer is something you need to experience for yourself.

You’re probably thinking an outdoor rocking chair is the perfect addition to your patio – and you would be right! Picture yourself sitting outside, enjoying the sunset, rocking back and forth while you relax and catch up with a friend or your significant other. It doesn’t get any better than that! These chairs are as relaxing as they are stylish, so you can imagine how much they’ll improve the visual appeal of your outdoor space.

Of course, you can’t buy the first rocking chair you see. You need to figure out which one is the best one for you. To do that, you’ll have to consider these four features before you decide. If you feel a little lost, don’t worry! We’ll give you our top picks too, so you have an easier time choosing the best rocking chair for you.


The very first thing you’ll want to think about is whether you want your rocking chair to have a cushion or not. It’s not a hard thing to think about, though! You want to be as comfortable as possible, and you’ll need a cushion to make that happen.

Cushions make every rocking chair feel cozier and more comfortable – but not all cushions are made equal! You want something made with supportive materials like compressed polyester and foam. These two materials are the most common for outdoor cushions.

Portside Classic Wicker Rocking Chair 3pc Set (Coastal White)

White Wicker Rocking Chairs

If that sounds like something you want then take a look at our check our Portside Classic Wicker Rocking Chair 3pc Set (Coastal White). You’ll see how comfort meets style in this wonderful rocking chair set that’s available in multiple colors.


Another important consideration when choosing your patio furniture is the fabric. Depending on the one you pick could mean the difference between a long-lasting piece, or one that needs to be replaced. Fortunately, we can help you with that!

Sea Pines Wicker Three Piece Rocking Chair Set (Mojave)

Wicker Rocking Chair Set

The best fabrics for outdoor furniture are polyester, polypropylene, and vinyl. These materials offer everything you need to have a rocking chair that’ll last for a long time. Also, all outdoor fabric should be weather resistant and hold up against water, UV, mildew and more to ensure it retains its original style.

Do you want a rocking chair that’s as beautiful as it is durable? Check our Sea Pines Wicker Three Piece Rocking Chair Set (Mojave). It’s the go-to option for your front porch and the perfect rocking chair you can use to sit down and relax.

Dimensions and Weight

Weight and dimensions often go hand in hand when choosing a rocking chair because you will want something that is the perfect fit for you.

When it comes to dimensions, you don’t want something uncomfortably narrow – and you don’t want something so wide you can’t rest your arms anywhere either.

Also, people often forget to measure the height, so make sure you don’t make that mistake! You want your feet to comfortably reach the floor.

Portside Plantation Wicker Rocking Chair 3pc Set (Dark Roast)

All Weather Outdoor Rockers

Portside Plantation Wicker Rocking Chair 3pc Set (Coastal White)

Outdoor Rocking Chairs

Weight works similarly: you want something heavy enough that won’t blow away – but you don’t want something so heavy you can’t easily move it around. Thankfully, all our rocking chairs are designed with these specifications in mind.

If you interested in a rocking chair with the perfect weight, height, and width combination then it’s time to pick our Portside Plantation Wicker Rocking Chair 3pc Set (Dark Roast) or the Portside Plantation Wicker Rocking Chair 3pc Set (Southwest Amber). These chairs are elegant, grounded, and comfortable making it hard for you to stop relaxing!


Another important thing you need to look out for is the firmness. Outdoor rockers should be super comfortable, but they should also be firm and supportive enough to make rocking easy.

While some rockers may become uncomfortable over time, when you choose one that’s crafted from high quality materials you won’t have an issue. Our Jakarta Teak rockers, for example, exemplify this by looking timeless, and feeling incredibly comfortable. They are made with grade “A” teak wood, which means you’ll find no defects, knots, or imperfections in these chairs.

Jakarta Teak Wood 3pc Rocking Chair Set

Teak Rocking Chairs

People thinking about buying rocking chairs for the first time will love this model. If you’re looking for something made with synthetic materials or an extra cushion, check out our other models listed in this article.


Nobody wants to throw money away purchasing a rocking chair that lasts only one season. You want something that lasts for 15 years or more – the way all our furniture does!

The Garden Rocking Chair 3-Piece Set

Outdoor Metal Rocker

When looking for a durable rocker, you need to look for either solid wood, durable aluminum, metal, or hearty resin wicker. Each of these options will ensure your chair can handle everything nature throws at it and more.

Our Garden Rocking Chair 3-Piece Set is perfectly durable for all seasons. These chairs are as elegant as they are unique and will look picture-perfect on your patio. You’re looking at an easy-to-assemble, comfortable chair you’ll love. If you’re looking for a beautiful chair that’ll last for a long time outside, you’ve found it.

Are You Ready to Rock and Relax?

It’s easy to lose yourself and not know what to buy when looking for your first rocking chair. Fortunately, once you know about the four factors that come into play when picking the perfect chair, buying one is easy!

Just remember to think about placement and color matching to ensure everything on your patio blends together. Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us for help figuring out the best rocking chair for your space!

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