Gliders Buying Guide

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Forget rocking chairs, gliders and ottomans are the new trend. Popular and practical, they can brighten and give new life to your home’s decor. Here is a brief description that will introduce you to gliders and ottomans, see for yourself if they fit your taste, need, and lifestyle:

What are gliders?

DaVinci Maya Upholstered Swivel Glider and Ottoman

Gliders are similar to rocking chairs but they slide back and forth quickly and sleekly instead of tipping. The glider’s particular motion is perfect to “slide” little kids to sleep, not to mention it’s a great way to sit back and relax. You can also have an ottoman that moves in sync with the glider as its companion.   

How to place gliders

The nice design of gliders allows them to be placed in about everywhere in the room. The only thing you should watch out, as with any other piece of furniture, is to be wary of the excess heat and water a particular spot might cause, which would damage the glider and ottoman.

Graco Sterling Semi-Upholstered Glider and Nursing Ottoman

Gliders are usually put alongside nursery furniture to help putting babies to sleep as already mentioned. Gliders and ottomans are available in many pleasant colors, so matching it with nursery room colors and the rest of the furnitures is not really an issue. On the other hand, gliders and ottomans are also ideal for living rooms, in front of the fireplace or the TV for example. Imagine lounging in your glider after a hard day’s work and just sitting back comfortably while being rocked. That would make a pretty sight, no?

The Different styles

SONGMICS Relax Rocking Chair, Lounge Chair, Recliners Gliders

Typically, aside from the cushions for the seat, back and armrests, gliders are made of wood. The cushions can be removable so as to switch styles and colors if desired. Also the majority of gliders have ottomans as complements which slide along with the glider. The ottomans are not actually attached to the gliders, enabling thus the convenient possibility to adjust the ideal distance between the two furnitures.

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