Rocking Chairs for the Front Porch

Does anything give a call to summer more than a pair of outdoor rocking chairs? Spending a bit of idle time rocking on the porch with a glass of lemonade or iced tea stirs up a nostalgic and simpler time. (This post contains affiliate links.)

Red Wicker Rocking Chair on Front PorchPhoto by BraytonHughes Design Studios


A pair of white mismatched rockers on a cabin porch beckon you to slow down and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

White Rocking Chairs on Cabin PorchPhoto by Timberland Design


A secluded spot on the porch entices a romantic rendezvous for you and a loved one.

Classic Front Porch with Rocking ChairsPhoto by SMOOK Architecture & Urban Design, Inc.


A pair of simple wooden rocking chairs enjoy a street-side view and makes you feel like you live in Mayberry RFD. And on a side note – what a gorgeous and healthy peace lily just behind the rockers!

Classic Front Porch with Wooden Rocking ChairsPhoto by Haver & Skolnick LLC Architects


A second story porch feels like a tree house for adults. Ample wicker rockers are the perfect accoutrement to the room.

Sun Room with Wicker Rocking ChairsPhoto by Paradise Homes, LLC


Hickory rocking chairs pair up on a balcony to take advantage of summer conversations.

Wood Rocking Chairs on Beach Style PorchPhoto by Polhemus Savery DaSilva


A long front porch provides space for several people to enjoy lazy summer days together.

Gray Rockers on Farmhouse PorchPhoto by Pine Custom Homes


Paint a rocker a fun, bold color – to match or contrast existing porch furniture.

Blue Rocking Chair on Screened PorchPhoto by Take2 Custom Remodeling


I love this style of wicker rocking chair. It would look equally pretty inside the house as it does outside.

Brown Wicker Furniture on Traditional PorchPhoto by Eddie Rider Designs


Before I even looked to see where this photo was taken, I knew it had to be somewhere in the low country. Sure enough, it’s a scene from Beaufort, South Carolina that I’ve had the pleasure of visiting more than once. The slat board rocking chairs are an iconic Southern classic.

Rocking on the Porch in Beaufort, SCPhoto by Frederick + Frederick Architects


I rocked my oldest daughter to sleep on many nights in a white wicker rocking chair just like this one. Her chair was in a corner of her yellow nursery as opposed to the front sun porch in our little bungalow home.

White Wicker Rocking Chair on BalconyPhoto by Sterling Custom Construction


Rocking chairs on the porch don’t have to match. An eclectic mix can be charming and appealing.

Screened In Cabin Summer PorchPhoto by


A pair of red rockers beckon you to shirk your chores and enjoy the summer breezes.

Red Rocking Chairs on the PorchPhoto by Creative Touch Interiors

What type of rocking chair is your favorite?


Shop for Rocking Chairs:

Rocking Chairs for the Summer Porch

Wood Slat Rocker / Wicker Rocker / Wood Rocker / White Adirondack Rocker


Outdoor Rocking Chair Options

White Wicker Rocker / Hickory Rocker / Adirondack Rocker / Blue Slat Rocker


Wicker Rocking Chairs for the Summer Porch

Dark Wicker Rocker / Natural Rocker / White Wicker Rocker / Vintage Style Rocker

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  1. It’s hard to beat the hickory rocker for style AND comfort!

  2. I love a wicker rocker with a cushion. Having a favorite rocker is easy – having a big enough porch to enjoy it on – not so easy. I’ve wanted a big shady porch my entire adult life and am still waiting. Not giving up quite yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Laura Harrie says:

    Porches are a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by! We recently moved to a new home and state, now in Flagstaff, AZ. One thing on my list of must haves was a front porch. Just finished repainting a wooden bench that was left with the house. Now I need to make a couple of pillows to add to the relaxing atmosphere!

  4. Linda Hutchinson says:

    I would love a covered porch, but living in an A-Frame house you get nothing but decks… but we do have a covered pool deck so that helps some but it’s still not the same…One day maybe.

  5. Ahhh, I’d love to be rocking one of my grand babies in a sturdy, cushioned,wicker rocker looking out over a lake, or the beach. Right now.

  6. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I have a screened porch on front and i need a rocker bad, that is on my list along with a ceiling fan, it’s my favorite place to sit. I like my back porch it’s a good size but right now i have babies and their mom goes crazy when i sit back there, birds they are so funny.

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