Modern Leather Rocking Chair

Buy the best modern leather rocking chair selected and recommended by interior designers. By Chloe Hughes.

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.

Adjustable Flex Backrest Chair

Adjustable Flex Backrest Chair

$879.99

Adjustable Flex Backrest Chair

Hokku Designs

$879.99

Description

Perfect For: Relaxing in style and comfort

What We Like: The flexible backrest that adapts to your posture

The adjustable flex backrest chair is designed to provide utmost comfort, whether you're sitting down or reclining. Its flexible backrest can be modified to suit your preference, making it the ideal companion for reading, watching TV, or simply relaxing after a long day. The chair's sleek and modern design ensures that it can blend seamlessly with a variety of interior styles, making it a versatile addition to any room in your home.

Designer Advice

Pair it with a cozy throw and a stylish accent pillow to create a comfortable and inviting relaxation nook in your living room or bedroom.

Mid Century Modern Upholstered Rocking Chair

Mid Century Modern Upholstered Rocking Chair

$369.99

Mid Century Modern Upholstered Rocking Chair

Corrigan Studio®

$369.99

Description

Perfect For: Adding a chic and cozy touch to living spaces

What We Like: Comfortable cushioning and stylish design

This mid-century modern upholstered rocking chair boasts a high back, padded cushion, and pillows, providing ultimate comfort for everyday relaxation. Ideal for use in a living room, bedroom, or kids' room, it offers a chic spot to sip coffee, read a book, or simply unwind. The versatile design blends well with various interior styles and enhances the overall vibe of your space.

Designer Advice

Pair this rocking chair with a small side table and a plush area rug for an inviting reading nook or relaxation corner in your home.

Farmhouse Rocker

Farmhouse Rocker

$339.99 $926.99

Farmhouse Rocker

Winston Porter

$339.99 $926.99

Description

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.

Mid-Century Upholstered Rocking Chair

Mid-Century Upholstered Rocking Chair

$259.99

Mid-Century Upholstered Rocking Chair

Red Barrel Studio®

$259.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing a nursery, living room, or shared space

What We Like: Elegant fabric and clean lines

Our Mid-Century Upholstered Rocking Chair combines elegant upholstered fabric with a stunning rubber wood structure, offering a stylish and comfortable solution for any lounge space. The clean lines and understated design of this rocking chair beautifully reimagine the traditional concept, and its versatility makes it a perfect fit for various settings in your home - be it in a nursery, living room, or any shared space.

Designer Advice

Pair it with a soft, cozy blanket and a side table with a reading lamp to create a serene reading nook where you can unwind and relax.

Ergonomic Relaxation Chair

Ergonomic Relaxation Chair

$1749.99

Ergonomic Relaxation Chair

Corrigan Studio®

$1749.99

Description

Perfect For: Anyone in need of comfort and stress relief

What We Like: All-round relaxation to reduce body pressure

This Ergonomic Relaxation Chair is designed with scientific principles in mind, ensuring that all parts of the body receive all-round relaxation to reduce pressure buildup. The unique construction ensures optimal comfort while also promoting proper posture, making it ideal for use in a home office, living room, or reading nook. Experience the difference that a chair focused on reducing pressure can make in your daily life.

Designer Advice

Pair it with a cozy throw blanket and a small side table to create a dedicated relaxation corner, perfect for unwinding after a long day.

Upholstered Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair

Upholstered Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair

$237.99

Upholstered Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair

17 Stories

$237.99

Description

Perfect For: Creating cozy reading nooks

What We Like: Versatility in placement and usage

This chair marries the nostalgic mid-century design with a hint of contemporary flair, featuring an inviting upholstered seat and a sturdy solid wood frame. Its rocking feature creates a soothing ambience, perfect for various spaces like the living room, bedroom, or balcony. Enjoy quality leisure time curled up with a book, meditating, or engaging in delightful conversations with your family while seated in this stylish rocking chair.

Designer Advice

Pair this elegant rocking chair with a soft throw blanket and a vibrant accent pillow for added comfort and a pop of color in your living space.

All-Around Comfort Rocking Chair

All-Around Comfort Rocking Chair

$1299.99

All-Around Comfort Rocking Chair

Corrigan Studio®

$1299.99

Description

Perfect For: Relaxing and unwinding in style

What We Like: Comprehensive body support

This all-around comfort rocking chair is designed to fully support every part of your body, from your shoulders and neck to your waist, legs, and calves. Its ergonomic structure helps release tension and stress while providing maximum leisure during your downtime. Ideal for any home setting, its classic yet stylish design contributes a sense of calm and relaxation, making it a perfect addition to your living room, bedroom, or patio.

Designer Advice

Pair this rocking chair with a plush throw blanket and a soft, comfortable pillow to elevate your relaxation experience and create a cozy nook for reading or simply unplug from your daily routine.

High-Density Resilient Sponge Sofa

High-Density Resilient Sponge Sofa

$2269.99

High-Density Resilient Sponge Sofa

Everly Quinn

$2269.99

Description

Perfect For: Indulgent and cozy living spaces

What We Like: Comfortable cushioning and strong resilience

This plush sofa is filled with high-density resilient sponge, providing incredible comfort and support that is perfect for relaxation. The generously thickened and full cushion ensures ultimate comfort and long-lasting quality. Its strong resilience means it retains its shape and structure over time, making it a worthy addition to your living space. With its timeless design and superior comfort, it strikes the perfect balance between style and functionality.

Designer Advice

Pair it with a soft throw blanket and decorative cushions in contrasting textures for an inviting and cozy atmosphere. Don't forget to add a stylish coffee table to complete the look.

Ergonomic Sofa Support System

Ergonomic Sofa Support System

$1799.99

Ergonomic Sofa Support System

SHINYOK

$1799.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing comfort and reducing body strain while lounging

What We Like: Comprehensive support for head, waist, and body

Experience ultimate relaxation with this ergonomic sofa support system, designed to offer head, waist, and body support for reduced stress on your spine. By providing targeted cushioning for the most vulnerable areas, this accessory ensures long-lasting comfort throughout your lounging sessions. Elevate your sofa experience and say goodbye to aching backs and sore necks, as you embrace a new era of leisurely indulgence.

Designer Advice

Place these supports on your favorite sofa and pair them with plush throw cushions and a cozy, soft throw blanket for a warm, inviting relaxation spot in your living room.

Tufted Rocker

Tufted Rocker

Tufted Rocker

Orren Ellis

Description

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. 

Rocking Chair with Ottoman

Rocking Chair with Ottoman

Rocking Chair with Ottoman

AOkaeii

Description

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.

Plush Massage Rocker

Plush Massage Rocker

Plush Massage Rocker

Latitude Run®

Description

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. 

Space-Saving Elegant Rocking Chair

Space-Saving Elegant Rocking Chair

Space-Saving Elegant Rocking Chair

Latitude Run®

Description

Perfect For: Cozy reading nooks and small living spaces

What We Like: Sleek design and sturdy construction

This rocking chair boasts a simple yet elegant design, perfect for adding comfort and style to small spaces. Its frame, made from a combination of rubber wood and plywood, is both robust and durable, providing excellent support while you unwind. As it gracefully rocks back and forth, the chair effortlessly enhances the atmosphere of your room, making it ideal for reading nooks, small apartments, or even nurseries.

Designer Advice

To maximize the chair's appeal, pair it with a soft, plush cushion, a cozy throw, and a small side table to hold your favorite books or relaxing warm beverages.

Eco Friendly Rocking Chair

Eco Friendly Rocking Chair

Eco Friendly Rocking Chair

Orren Ellis

Description

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. 

Midcentury Recliner

Midcentury Recliner

Midcentury Recliner

Regency

Description

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.

Mid-Century Modern Accent Rocking Chair

Mid-Century Modern Accent Rocking Chair

Mid-Century Modern Accent Rocking Chair

George Oliver

Description

Perfect For: Adding charm to your sitting area or living room

What We Like: Iconic design with comfortable plush seating

Embrace the mid-century modern flair with this accent rocking chair that features rocker rails and a classic wood frame. Available in dark brown or gray, it perfectly complements the faux leather upholstery. The contoured arms add curvature to the chair's profile, while button tufting and a smooth seat provide plush comfort. Ideal for relaxing with a book or engaging in a cup of coffee and conversation, this piece is a stylish and functional addition to any space.

Designer Advice

Pair it with a mid-century modern floor lamp and a cozy throw blanket, creating a relaxing corner that invites you to unwind after a long day.

Wood and Leather Rocker

Wood and Leather Rocker

Wood and Leather Rocker

Description

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.

Vintage-Inspired Rattan-Arm Rocking Chair

Vintage-Inspired Rattan-Arm Rocking Chair

Vintage-Inspired Rattan-Arm Rocking Chair

Bay Isle Home™

Description

Perfect For: Adding elegance to your indoor or outdoor living space

What We Like: High-quality foam-filled back and seat

This vintage-inspired rocking chair boasts beautiful rattan arms, perfect for bringing a touch of elegance to your indoor or outdoor space. It features a modern design with high-quality foam-filled back and seat, offering gentle support where it's needed most. The bottom of the rubberwood legs is equipped with non-slip foot pads, ensuring protection for your floors and improved safety. The rocking chair guarantees a smooth rocking experience, ideal for relaxation or lulling your baby to sleep.

Designer Advice

Pair this rocking chair with a cozy blanket and a side table for a comfortable corner, perfect for reading, sipping coffee, or enjoying some quiet time.

Butterfly Chair

Butterfly Chair

Butterfly Chair

Foundry Select

Description

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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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.

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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

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.

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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.

Leather rocker chair

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

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.

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.

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.

Stockholm Rocking Chair

Stockholm Rocking Chair

Modern leather rocking chair

Cierre Chandelier Leather Rocking Chair

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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

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.

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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