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Nursery Culture: Gliders, Rockers and More

To glide, or not to glide – that is the question…  After designing close to 60 nurseries and children’s rooms, here’s our take on seating in a child’s room.  Good chair = must-have for all nurseries, so here are our 2 primary tricks for picking the right chair.

safari theme nursery for a baby boy by Little Crown Interiors
This affordable glider from Best Chair’s Storytime Series is so cozy, you won’t want to get up! Photo by Full Spectrum Photo Studio.

First trick (the sappy one): What’s the purpose of this chair?  To us, this is the probably the most important part of the entire nursery.  Is this the place where you will bond with your baby while nursing?  Is this where you hear their first words while reading a bedtime story?  Perhaps this is where you will spend a couple extra moments every night just listening to their heart beat while rocking them to sleep…

Second trick (the practical one): what’s the long term plan for the chair?  Is it going to always be in this one room, or could it go to your next baby’s room?

Oilo Studio GliderThis newcomer by Oilo Studio has hit the Glider world by storm. It’s sleek design and high quality leather means it can be used for years to come!
Luca Glider by Monte Design in light blueThe Luca Glider from Monte Design is a crowd favorite. It is super comfortable, easily cleaned and the perfect size for most people.
Little Castle Glider in pinkTry the Cottage Glider by Little Castle for a more traditional look. These gliders are a mainstay in the industry and come in a huge array of fabrics and designs.

When combined, all of these factors will help you decide on the size, style, color and fabric of your chair.  From there, it’s all about sitting down and trying it out.  A little online research should help you narrow down your field of choices, and then it’s time to kick up your feet in someone’s store!

Have you learned a thing or two about gliders in your day – or have a question as a first time purchaser?  Please, post your comments now!  Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a soon-to-be, let’s hear what the Project Nursery community has to say…  And, remember to get your regular dose of Nursery Culture by Little Crown Interiors on Project Nursery!


Tuesday 13th of May 2014

Great article, however if you're looking for great quality glider chair at affordable price please see

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