Modern Leather Rocking Chair

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Whether it’s for the nursery or in your lounging spaces, a modern leather rocking chair adds both functional and aesthetic value to the room. With their slimmer forms and premium materials, they’re nice to look at and sit on. More importantly, they’re not as bulky as their traditional counterparts, making them ideal for compact interiors. Here are some of our design team’s recommendations for rocking chairs in leather that are so inviting and comfortable that you wouldn’t want to stand up anytime soon.

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Our Picks

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Tufted Rocker
Pittsfield Rocking Chair
Pittsfield Rocking Chair

Tufted Rocker

Orren Ellis

Steel and leather rocking chair exuding chicness and elegance. Its white upholstery, curved silhouette, piping, and tufted details resonate with midcentury modern design. Meanwhile, its continuous armrest and base profile lend a sculptural angle.

Designer Advice:

A plush piece for your living room or nursery room. Perfect if you have a modern transitional or ultra-modern interior. This piece can be paired with a glass end table. Place a tufted ottoman or footrest in front as well as a soft lumbar pillow for added comfort. Put it on a round shaggy area rug to complete the ensemble. 

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Eco Friendly Rocking Chair
Hession Swing Rocking Chair
Hession Swing Rocking Chair
Hession Swing Rocking Chair
Hession Swing Rocking Chair
Hession Swing Rocking Chair

Eco Friendly Rocking Chair

Orren Ellis

Crafted in MDF, these eco leather rocking chairs have a distinct aesthetic. They’re environment-friendly and made of purely recyclable and biodegradable materials. Available in earth and white color options with an ultra-modern look. 

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Plush Massage Rocker
Rocking Chair
Rocking Chair
Rocking Chair
Rocking Chair
Rocking Chair

Plush Massage Rocker

Latitude Run®

Soft and comfortable, this rocking chair in leather promises a truly relaxing experience. It can be adjusted to five positions, providing the best angle for you. It is also equipped with six modes of massaging three areas of your body. 

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Rocking Chair with Ottoman

Rocking Chair with Ottoman

AOkaeii

Rocking leather chair with ergonomic aspects to accommodate the contours of your body. It has a generously padded headrest and tall backrest so you can lean comfortably. It also comes with an ottoman for a relaxing recline.

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Wood and Leather Rocker

Wood and Leather Rocker

This wood and leather rocking chair in modern design is inspired by iconic mid-century modern forms. Crafted in solid and manufactured wood and steel, it has a rounded back with protruding arms. Linear lines combined with a curved base.

Designer Advice:

Its compact dimensions are ideal for those with a smaller frame. With its unique look, this piece can be used as an accent chair in a minimalist or modern industrial living room. For your nursery, you can pair it with a dresser or chest in a warm walnut color. This will visually coordinate with the warm tones of the chair’s wood.

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Butterfly Chair
Condon Rocking Chair

Butterfly Chair

Foundry Select

This genuine leather rocking chair highlights modern rusticity. Following a butterfly form, the back and seat are covered in distressed leather and accented by stitching details. Thin steel legs bring an abstracted element to the piece.

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Farmhouse Rocker
Acelynn Rocking Chair
Acelynn Rocking Chair
Acelynn Rocking Chair
Acelynn Rocking Chair

Farmhouse Rocker

Winston Porter

The combination of modern forms and Mission-style inspiration makes this leather rocker chair timeless in its appeal. Crafted in rubberwood, its dowelled sides and wood frame are finished in a rich stain color that complements the back panel and seat.

$399.99 $955.99

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Midcentury Recliner

Midcentury Recliner

Regency

Modern leather rocker chair with a unique cantilevered look. It is crafted using a bentwood frame and covered in bonded leather. Evoking a graceful silhouette, its arms, legs, and base form a continuous flow that is reminiscent of midcentury designs. 

Designer Advice:

A nice option for your reading nook in the bedroom or the living room. This is more of a recliner than a rocking chair, so we recommend adding a round footstool in front. Prop some floor lamp, a round stool for an end table, and a round area rug, and you’ve got yourself a nice spot to relax.

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Buying Guide

Not all modern leather rocking chairs are ergonomic. However, knowing what to look for in the modern leather versions can help you choose one that is comfortable and ergonomic.

The most important feature to look for in a chair is the ability to adjust both the height and depth to support the inward curve of your lower back adequately.

A seat height adjustment feature allows you to adjust the seat to a position where your knees are slightly lower than your hips. A separate backrest height adjustment is also beneficial as no two people are the same, and different heights can provide better upper back and neck support. The backrest of an ergonomic chair also needs to be anywhere between 12”-19” wide.

For adjusting the depth, the chair needs to come with a seat slider. This feature’s ultimate ergonomic position is 1”-4” from the seat’s front edge to the back of your knees. This allows for better blood flow and support.

Additional ergonomic features to look for are chair arm and headrest adjustments.

Like other types of rocking chairs, a modern leather rocking chair needs at least 18” of space to rock safely without hitting the wall behind it. Many people prefer to leave at least 24” of space in case an energetic child climbs into the chair.

If someone will need to walk between your chair and the wall, leave at least 36” of space. This size will allow most adults to squeeze past even while the person in the chair is rocking.

Keep in mind that rocking chairs may move around slightly when used, especially if the chair is on a wooden floor and can slip while rocking. Check on the space behind the chair periodically to make sure it hasn’t moved too close to the wall.

To keep a modern leather rocking chair from sliding along hardwood floors, you need to place something underneath to create friction. A small round area rug is ideal for preventing sliding and making a stylish addition to your room.

You could also add non-slip polyester mesh or felt strips to the bottom of the rockers if you don’t want to cover your hardwood floors.

In some cases, the movement is caused by a defective rocker. You need to remove the rocker and replace it with a new one or check the joins between the rocker and the chair legs to see if they need a new adhesive.

Best Ideas

Inexpensive rocking chairs

Wingback leather upholstered rocking chair, perfect for sitting by the fireside on a winter’s evening. Add a storage footstool for your comfy afghan and throw pillows, and you’re all set. The traditional wooden rockers have a promise of lasting for years.

Leather rocking chairs

Modern rocking chair with a high-back design and strong wooden construction. The chair also comes in dark brown leather upholstery, designed to fully complement the dark stained walnut finishing along the wood. It’s a great stylish piece of furniture.

Modern leather rocking chair 1

High end and extremely comfortable rocking chair with a sturdy chrome-plated metal frame and heavy foam padding all-round. The chair is finished in stunning matte black leather upholstery with unique tuft button accents for that stunning look.

Modern leather rocking chair 7

Modern variation about old-fashioned rocking chair. It has metal frame and seat made of slim-line foam cushion and covered of leather. It is intended for two people. It will be perfect decor's element in living-room or bedroom.

Modern leather rocking chair

A rocking chair that is the ultimate choice of relaxation - this piece not only sports a beautiful design with its white upholstery that blends well with the metal frame but also with the button tufted back.

Modern wood rocking chair

Extremely modern rocking chair with neatly curved and highly strong metal frame. The chair also comes with a high back design, excellent heavy-duty foam padding, and stunning vintage style leather upholstery for impeccable stylish elegance. It should be great for your front porch.

Modern leather rocking chair

Cierre Chandelier Leather Rocking Chair

Leather rocking chair

Wow, what a design! Made from orange leather & chrome elements, cool oval armchair. It trully rocks! Imagine reading your favourite book on this thing. I really love its soft, oval curves! You can chill out whole day.

Ib kofod larsen penguin rocking chair c

Ib kofod larsen penguin rocking chair c

Exclusive mid-century rocking chair with curved plywood back and brass finished elements. A piece that is sure to raise eyebrows and elevate the style in a retro-inspired decor! Original danish design.

2PC Modern Swivel Rocking, Gliding Recliner Chair With Ottoman In Plush Leatherette. (Coaster Furniture 600228)

This sofa set, which consists of an armchair and ottoman is a combination of elegance, class, style and a huge convenience. The seat has a sober gray color. High backrest allows you to rest your back and ottoman to relax the legs.

Cool imaginative modern black stainless steel rocking chair

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Rocking chair modern design

Modern rocking chair for watching TV, reading books and more. Frame is made of metal. It is upholstered with high quality leather and finished with decorative quilting. Ideal as additional seating or place for relaxation.

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Cupola Tufted White Leather Rocking Chair -

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The big rocking chair leather for the modern home by Koinor

Modern leather rocking chair 1

Rocking wood and leather chaise longue by Igor Rodrigues Brazil 1960's This Brazilian designer has designed a swooping rocking chaise lounge composed of exotic hardwood with a black leather seat. The design is sleek and incredibly comfortable

Leather rocker chair

Giuseppe Pagano Bentwood Leather Rocker ca.1930's Italy | From a unique collection of antique and modern rocking chairs at

Contemporary rocking chair

A stunning arrangement of a nursery. It features an elegant and comfortable rocking chair, where you will quickly lull your baby to sleep. It's accompanied by a chest of drawers in a modern design equipped in a changing station.

Stockholm Rocking Chair

Stockholm Rocking Chair

Belham Living Holden Modern Rocking Chair - Upholstered - Ivory Ivory White - TC-005

This rocking chair features a modern design that comprises an interesting alternative for traditional rocking chairs. It is constructed of solid birch wood, padded with supportive foam and covered with white polyester blend.

Modern leather rocking chair

A simple modern rocking chair having a frame of thin black coated square section metal rods. It consists of 2 bowed rockers, splayed supports and a straight stretcher. A 3-segment padded seat cushion is covered in plain dark yellow fabric.

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White Leather Joya Rocker in Rockers & Gliders

White leather rocking chair

Lagomorph Design : Safety Orange power-coated aluminum chair frame with solid walnut rocker and leather cushion

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