The Swedish brand IKEA is known worldwide as a manufacturer of all types of furniture. You can also find rocking chairs for evening gatherings with the family or reading a book by the fireplace on winter evenings. An affordable pricing policy and a wide range of products will allow everyone to find a model to taste. In the article we will provide a description of this type of furniture, make an overview of popular products, give useful selection tips and tell you how to assemble a product with your own hands.
Rocking chairs are the embodiment of warmth and comfort. If earlier such furniture was intended mainly for the older generation, now many young couples purchase it to create an atmosphere of comfort in their living room or bedroom. Designers of the IKEA brand created several models of this line, which in many ways surpassed similar products of other brands. IKEA rocking chairs have an interesting appearance, combining modern style with classic elements. Thanks to this, products can be placed in any interior, it will look appropriate everywhere.
The furniture of the Swedish company is characterized by increased strength and is ready to withstand any load. The case is made of high-quality steel or a thick wooden beam. High quality products can increase the operational life. IKEA products are versatile and versatile. Rocking chairs can be used not only for rest and relaxation after a hard working day, but also for lulling newborns, which undoubtedly will be appreciated by young mothers.
As you know, IKEA supplies all types of furniture disassembled. At the same time, the assembly instructions for the products are so simple that a novice can cope with it. A big plus of the brand’s products is the combination of good quality and affordable value. In the manufacture of IKEA rocking chairs, only environmentally friendly raw materials and natural materials are used. All products have certificates confirming their safety. Each model combines stylish design and practicality.
The Swedish brand provides a 10 year warranty on all of its products. Rocking chairs will not only relax after a working day, but also improve your health. It is proved that this type of furniture allows you to train the vestibular apparatus, relieve tension and calm the nervous system. The Swedish company offers a narrow range of rocking chairs, but this is enough to select the product in any room. When developing each model, the tastes of the widest public were taken into account. In the IKEA lineup there are wooden, steel, and wicker rocking chairs. There are models designed specifically for children.
Seats can be either hard or soft - depending on the model. For their production, different raw materials are used.
- Rattan and palm fibers. These materials are used to create wicker rocking chairs. Original goods from natural raw materials will last for many years, and they will not lose quality at all. The material is easy to care for - just wipe it with a damp cloth. The main thing is not to put the chair next to the fireplace or the battery, since heat can adversely affect it.
- Polypropylene and polyurethane. Durable, reliable, and most importantly, environmentally friendly material, which is installed under the pillows.
- Array of wood. Another natural material with increased strength, which is optimal for any type of furniture.
Each model comes with soft cushions for the seat and back. They can be removed, and the covers can be washed in any convenient way, including in a washing machine. Upholstery is made from natural materials: cotton, leather or linen. Leather pads are easy to clean with a damp cloth and dishwashing detergent.
Among the features of the rocking chairs of the Swedish brand, it is worth highlighting the inflated price for products in this category . Another drawback for some buyers was the overall size of the models. Not every chair will look organically in a small living room or bedroom, they are more suitable for large or medium rooms.
Each product of the Swedish brand has a stylish, individual design. Furniture is optimal for relaxing after a hard day.
The most purchased product in the brand line. The representative view of the chair allows you to install it even in the office to relax in between business meetings. The comfortable wooden structure made of birch veneer is resilient and reliable. The maximum allowable weight is 170 kg. The furniture is quite light, it can be easily transferred from one room to another without difficulty.
Ergonomically shaped design supports the back and neck well, the armrests increase the comfort of the product. Additionally, there is a removable leather or fabric cover. The company offers a wide range of pillows at an additional cost. The price of the rocking chair "Poing" is 11,990 rubles.
Children's rocking chair designed for babies from three years. The height of the product is 57 cm, the seat is located at the level of 29 cm. The furniture is made of solid pine or beech. For added safety, the frame is coated with environmentally friendly, odorless acrylic paint and toxic emissions. Regular use of the product will allow the child to develop the vestibular apparatus and learn to maintain balance. Price "Sundvig" - 2 990 rubles.
The country-style rocking-chair with a flight seat and backrest has compact dimensions and will fit into any interior. Weaving is done manually, which gives the product an original look. The frame of the model is made of natural ash, which does not deteriorate over time, but rather looks even more advantageous. It is enough to put a couple of pillows on the chair, and it will immediately become the highlight of the room. Transparent acrylic varnish gives the coating a shine and prevents scratches. Price - 11 990 rubles.
A high-quality rocking chair will be a great addition to any room in the house, especially if there is a fireplace. Compact items with colorful upholstery are a great choice for a pop art living room. Wooden models with beautiful carvings or wicker inserts are optimal for the modern and classic directions, depending on the dimensions and design of the frame. Plastic furniture is designed for a minimalist interior or hi-tech, and a rocking chair with a leather cushion is suitable for a loft.
The metal frame fits perfectly into the avant-garde interior.
When buying a rocking chair, you should pay attention not only to the appearance. Carefully study the size of the runners: the longer they are, the more the chair sways. Such a product is not suitable for a family with a child, since there is a high probability of a baby getting injured. Pay attention to the material of the case. The leather seat is easier to care for, however, it quickly scratches and loses gloss. Textile covers are not so practical, they have to be removed for washing. But when buying additional ones, you can change the design of the room by changing the white pillows to purple.
When buying, be sure to "try on" a rocking chair. Sit, relax and sit as comfortable as possible.
“Listen” to your feelings. The presence of comfortable armrests will allow you to get even more pleasure from swinging. Pay attention to the stability of the furniture: the amplitude of the swing should not be too high. It must not deflect or tip over. If you are comfortable in this chair, you can safely take it. Ask the seller if you can additionally purchase a special footrest or a small table, made in a similar style.
Most IKEA rocking chairs, with the exception of children's and wicker models, come unassembled in a box. However, assembling products is quite simple, as the kit includes detailed instructions. To get started, remove all the details from the box and check the list on the sheet. First of all, you need to assemble the back of the product. Take four orthopedic lamellas, which are a rectangular board, curved in the middle. Then you need to carefully insert them into parts with slots of a moon-shaped shape and tightly fix them with screws. Remember that the lamellas must be inserted with the concave part inwards.
Now you should do the seat of the rocking chair. Take two curved parts with slots and insert the rag base with two lined compartments designed for this. Next, attach the seat to the L-shaped slats - these are the arms of the rocking chair.
Fasten the screws firmly and check their strength before proceeding. Then connect the backrest and seat together.
Next is the collection of the frame structure. Take two L- and L-shaped boards, they form the basis of the swinging elements. Twist the parts together so that a figure with two angles of 90 degrees and a semicircle is obtained. Screw the resulting legs on both sides of the seat using long screws. Install the cross member between the side elements so that it abuts against the front of the seat. When assembly is complete, check each bolt additionally and tighten it again just in case to secure it.
In order for the rocking chair to serve for a long time, it is necessary to properly care for it. The frame should be wiped with a damp cloth, you can add a little mild detergent. Next, wipe the structure with a dry cloth. The leather seat is cleaned with wet wipes or with a cloth and leather cleaner. The removable textile cover can be machine washed at a temperature of 40 degrees. Do not mix the colored case with other products, especially white ones, as there is a high risk of staining light fabric. Rocking chair covers must not be whitened or dried inside the washing machine. After washing, you can iron the fabric, setting the medium mode.
If after some time the wooden model begins to creak, grease it with oil, and it will become as good as new.
The assembly process of the chair is presented in the video below.