The Dream Nursery Chair Has Landed!

With less than six weeks to go until due date, operation nursery has stepped up a gear. Not that it will be used for the first few months, and not that I’ve consciously started making more effort, it’s been a priority of mine from day dot as it’s just something I love doing and in all honesty, having the nursery to focus on has probably helped me cope with the overwhelming-ness of having my first baby. 

One thing that I researched a good while ago (because I research EVERYTHING when it comes to house stuff) was a chair for the nursery. I wanted a rocker but to fit a small space in the bay window of our little box room. After getting inspired by some of the most stylish rocking chairs on the market, I fully had my heart set on the super sleek and Eames Style RAR Rocker – a replica of course, I’m on a budget here.

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My original RAR Rocker inspo

There are tons of well-styled RAR Rocking Chairs on the Internet (cue Instagram and Pinterest) so it wasn’t hard to visualise how it would work for me – I love the modern and clean Scandi style but I also love texture and colour, so my whole nursery has been a project of merging all three and the chair really has brought it to life.

After much trawling of the Internet I found a white Replica RAR Rocking Chair at Lakeland Furniture – in stock and on offer from £64.99 down to £49.99 so I snapped it up. I was concerned about the delivery of the chair when buying online because you could guarantee I wouldn’t be home when it arrived and it would either end up with an unhelpful neighbour or trapped in the cycle of failed deliveries and returns to sender.

So when I noticed that Lakeland Furniture’s registered office was in Oldham, just over the motorway from my brother, it only took a quick phone call to order, pay and arrange collection for later that week, which my Mum and Dad were happy to do on their babysitting day in the area. Lakeland Furniture obviously don’t get many collection requests and it’s certainly not a showroom situation but they were more than helpful and happy to oblige, making it a pretty stress-free purchase.

It took the hubbie 15 minutes to assemble and that was it, I had my dream nursery chair.

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The chair is much lower than I expected so in my current state it’s not the easiest to get out of once I’m in it! But it fits neatly just below the window and is so comfortable with a gentle rock, much more comfortable than it looks for a plastic chair which is probably why it’s such an iconic design.

I wanted to cosy it up a bit and add that texture I was talking about, so scoured the Internet (again) and every shop I could think of for a light grey sheepskin throw or rug to precisely casually throw over and make it extra comfy. A good sheepskin doesn’t come cheap or if it does, it’s likely to not be great quality. We found one we loved in Taskers – perfect colour and shape and super soft – but it was £60 and I just couldn’t bring myself to do it, knowing that in reality this thing was going to get covered in dribbles, milk and vomit.

Just as I was starting to give up hope/scrolling through Google pages of sheepskin rugs in my dreams, a random visit to B&M for a stock up of nappy bags of all things, brought me face to face with a light grey Mongolian faux fur rug. It wasn’t the right shape or size and the texture wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, but I knew there was something in it and for £12.99 I couldn’t leave it behind. A bit of fluffing up and artful shaping later, I had the cosy texture I’d been looking for, and despite the non-perfectness of it, I really like it. And it does make the chair extra comfy and cosy.

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I’d also wanted a little footstool for added comfort and easier rocking, and had always thought HomeSense would be my place so how surprised was I when I got my second chair-related buy from B&M for just £7.99. Small enough to fit neatly under the chair, with pine feet to match the rockers and in a monochrome triangle print, it’s like it was made for my room (and my budget).

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Now all I need is a little side table to put my midnight snack on and the window area is all ready for Baby Lynch!

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0 thoughts on “The Dream Nursery Chair Has Landed!

  1. This is so cute! And fits the space perfectly. We had the same problem and the small layout just wouldn’t allow for a rocker sadly. They’re bigger than they look in the nursery aren’t they? Good luck with your last few weeks 🙂
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    1. Thank you! Yes some of them are huge, I’d have to think twice about having one in my living room let alone the little nursery! Thanks for reading! x

  2. Thanks so much for sharing Sarah- you are my new favourite person as I’ve been looking for a reasonably priced chair like this for our new living room (we’re moving house in a month)! Love how you’ve styled it here with that rug (another great find!). Congrats on the impending arrival and I’m really glad I’ve found your blog x

    1. Ah thank you Becky this has made my day! Definitely get on that website while they’re still in stock and on offer! Good luck with the house move and thanks for reading! x

  3. This looks so cosy and all goes really well together!! Excellent bargain hunting, I’d have this set up for my home even without a nursery X #HomeEtc

  4. I love it, whilst moving we got my old nursery chair out from the loft to get rid of, being nearly 8 years ago that we bought it, it was just a traditional nursery chair, I absolutely love this modern take on it though. #HomeEtc x

  5. It’s gorgeous! And the rug and footstool make all the difference. My rocking chair was one of my favourite things when my boys were born. You’ll feel like you’re sitting in it ALL the time but it will be one of your fondest memories x

    1. Ah that’s so nice to hear, I read so much before I bought it from people saying they didn’t use their chair so it’s nice to hear stories of how they can be a big part of the whole experience! Thanks for reading 🙂 x

  6. This chair is just beautiful and love the footstool too. I am also a firest time mum (baby now 7 months). We bought a chair and footstool for our nursery in Ikea, much prefer yours! Anyway, I’ve sat in it 3 times since he was born… he likes us to be walking when holding him!! Typical! Enjoy every minute. #ForTheLoveOfBLOG

    1. Ha yes I’m mentally preparing myself to never actually sit in the chair as so many people have said that! Another reason I didn’t want to spend a fortune on any of it. Hope all is going well for you with your little one! Thanks for reading 🙂 x

  7. I LOVE this chair!!! I remember spending a fortune on a chair for my eldest nursery and I only sat in it twice, haha!! It looks gorgeous though, make sure you find the time to sit in it! #fortheloveofBLOG

    1. So many people have said that! Part of the reason I didn’t want to spend too much on it but I’ll make sure I get my use out of it, whether it’s with baby or not! Thanks for reading! x

    1. Thanks Jess! It is so cosy, I end up sitting down every time I’m in there now instead of getting organised! x

  8. So cute! I love this chair, never seen anything like it before. It fits perfectly in your nursery and looks really cosy with that grey rug..what a great find! Not too long for you to go now 🙂 xx #bigpinklink

  9. I love the chair! It’s so different from the usual wooden rocking chairs. I always wanted one for nursing my babies but alas, I never had the space. I can imagine that it would be useful even when baby is all grown up, to just read and relax. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

    1. Thanks! Yes there are few places in our house that I can imagine it could go so it’s definitely a bit of an investment (even though it was pretty cheap!) x

    1. Ah the real one would have been a proper investment! I don’t blame you for bottling it, I would have as well if I was going for a real one. That’s the dream but in the meantime I’m happy with my fake! x

  10. This is beautiful and what a bargain too! The foot stool and throw both compliment it so well, it makes a gorgeous chair in the nursery. I hope you enjoy many days/nights snuggled there with baby. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    1. Ah thank you! This one could well end up being more attractive than practical so we’ll see how it goes! Thanks for reading 🙂 x

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