Expectant women all over the world are suffering from lack of proper fetal-maternal health and/or skilled attendants to help them with their delivery which puts them at the risk of fistulas and a host of other deplorable conditions. But before you go feeling all guilty for not sharing in this, you should know that the quest for a comfortable chair to rest on before and after delivery of your new born is of equal importance. That said, if you are reading this and you are pregnant, for the first time, you probably have everyone around you ready and willing to do stuff for you at every turn. While it was fun at first, it is starting to get a little bit on your nerves right? Well, sure it does, you just can’t bring yourself to admit it. But that aside and back to the real matter – comfort.
As it is the norm and probably the way of life with most mother-in-laws, yours has probably offered to buy you a glider. How generous of them right? Of course it is, but you would appreciate the gesture more if you did not think that gliders were so ugly. If you did not think they looked like overstuffed vintage furniture. But wait, just before you go all bizerk, there is an option that you could explore and recommend to your loving mother in law to get you(an option that you will without a doubt, love) – an Ikea Poang chair.
Over the years, the Ikea Poang rocking chairs have carved out a strong reputation for themselves. They do not have an extra ordinary design like many expect, heck they do not even look like much, but do not be fooled by their simplicity, they are super, crazy comfortable. A quick glance on any of the rocking chairs Ikea and you might be tempted to think that they would not be able to support your weight normally let alone now that you are expectant or when you are trying to rock your baby to sleep. This is a commonly shared sentiment by individuals who are out window shopping and have not yet made a purchase. But speaking to individuals who have them in their homes, they will tell you with profound confidence that this is a fact you need not worry about. The chair never brakes, gets distorted in shape, gets racks or anything of the sort.
That said, you should know that there are several kinds of Ikea chairs in the market. And while they are all great and feature great comfort, there are other factors you need to consider to be able to choose the best one for you. Below are some of the considerations that you should make.
Why Ikea Poang is so great
Embarking on your search for the best rocking chair, you will notice that they differ greatly in their frames. The frames feature different designs and carving. In addition to this, the wood used also varies from one chair or the other as does the finishing. So depending on the style you prefer – one that will match and blend perfectly with your interior décor, make your choice wisely.
The cushions that this rocking chair comes with might not be as deep as those that your sofa has, but they are without a doubt insanely comfortable. Do not be shocked to find your spouse rocking the chair when you are away.
But the deal with the cushions is the fact that they come in covers that feature different materials, designs and colors. You can choose a combination that is pleasing to your eye and that you know will compliment your interior décor. If you do not find the one that grabs your attention in one store, do not feel the pressure to purchase it, walk right out and into another store until you find what your heart desires.
Ask around, no one has bought an Ikea rocking chair without a footstool to go with it. Choosing a footstool is however easy as all you have to do is match the material, color and design to the one you chose for your cushion.
Ikea Poang Chair Review
Now that you know what the hell this is, and what to consider when making your decision, below is an Ikea Poang review of one of the best rocking chairs in the market.
That said, let us get into the nitty-gritties of the chair.
The Ikea Poang chair has a simple and modern design. A fact that has so many people falling heads over heels for it. Why is this? Well, many individuals are looking for a piece of furniture that will not only meet their comfort needs but also fit into the interior décor that they already have or still have in mind. For many, pulling off an antique interior décor is difficult given the fact that many of the pieces required are very rare and scarce to mention extravagantly expensive. If you have a home with a lot of wooden trims with high baseboards, then this look will more than compliment your décor.
Its white colored cushions and beige wooden finishing will brighten up your room making it a safe and joyful haven to relax in.
We could go on and on about the comfort level this chair provides all day, but we would rather not. Instead, we will just highlight the outstanding features of this chair that makes such comfort levels possible.
First and foremost, the chair is designed to imitate the body’s shape. As such, it provides support to the neck and the lower back. In addition to this, the seat and back are filled with polyurethane foam while the head rest features polyester wadding. Could it any better than that?
Unlike many of the rocking chairs available, the Ikea Poang does not only feature a gliding motion only. It also can move up and down slightly adding versatility to the rocking motion.
Ease of Assembly
Of the many Ikea Rocking chair reviews that you have read, have you heard any complaint about assembly? As a matter of fact, many of the users of this chair can barely remember the process they underwent. This goes to show just how simple the assembly process is.
Even for those who are not handy with their hands, the process will take less than half an hour. There is nothing complex or tricky about the whole process. Soon after you have the box opened, you will be able to enjoy your comfort and relax your body.
You probably first learnt about an Ikea Poang chair from your friend who has it in his/her home. Aside from its simple and modern design, the other next thing that hit your mind was how clean it was. Now your friend might probably have attributed its cleanliness to the fact that no one rarely sits on it. Funny right? With all the comfort awaiting you, who can resist its inviting look and posture? Contrary to what your friend might have told you, the Ikea chair is as a matter of fact one of the most used and sat on furniture in the house.
So now the question is, how does the chair manage to remain so clean? Well, the wooden surfaces feature a finish that is very easy to wipe down with a damp cotton wool. Yes that is all it takes. As for the cushions, the chair features removable cushions that can be yanked into a washing machine for a proper cleaning. Given the fact that cotton is used to make the covers, no bleach should be used and neither should it be ironed under high temperatures.
If you are worried that the product may not support your weight, think again. The carved wood and the dimensions used are measured to support a lot of weight. It excels in this so much that no complains have been made by its users. The finishing on the wood makes it resistant to minor scratches. As such, if properly taken care of, it can remain as good as new for a really long time.
With all the benefits the chair provides you with, you would think that it will cost you a fortune right? Well, shock on you. The chair retails for just $189.99. This is far lower than you would expect to spend on any chair with comparable levels of comfort and durability. Talk of getting value for your money!
While it is arguably the best there is in the world, we would be lying if we said that it does not have any downside to it.
The Ikea Poang rocker has been designed for use by a single adult at a time. As such, and given its comfort levels, your better half just might prefer to snuggle up on the chair on their own than on the sofa. Find them on the chair and it would be close to impossible to get them off it.
Pet hair sticks
With its brightly colored cushion covers, this can be a major setback for many. But can you blame your cat or dog for wanting to share in the comfort? The pet hairs will eventually come off but after some struggle.
Tricky cushion cover
After the wine or coffee incidents, returning the cushion back into its cover can prove to be tricky. You might even end up asking for help due to the frustration. But after a while you will get a hang of it and can almost do it blindfolded.
This review would not be complete if we did not look at the source of the chairs comfort, the cushion. Given the fact that the chair comprises mostly of a bentwood frame, the cushion is what matters most. So to finish off this review, let us have a look at the Ikea Poang chair cushion.
The Ikea Poang Cushion is basically the heart of comfort for the Ikea Poang Chair. Without it, there is no Ikea chair. So much pressure on the cushion right? Even so, it does perform. No as a matter of fact, it out performs itself.
Measuring 53 7/8’’ and 2 ¾’’ in length and height respectively, the cushion is filled with polyurethane foam on the seat and the back. You get to sink in it knowing that it will receive you warmly.
Unlike many cushions, this one comes with covers that will help protect it from damage as well as help with the interior décor. This particular cushion comes with plain, clean white covers. If you however do not like the plain look on your chair, you could always get colorful covers to match your interior décor however you like it.
It is very easy to clean – especially with the removable cover that it comes with. All you have to do is throw them into a washing machine and you are good to go. There is no need to use any bleaching agents while cleaning. You can use high temperatures while you are straightening them out since after all they are made of cotton.
In the event you feel as though it has lost its comfort after prolonged and constant use, you can always buy a replacement. It is not highly priced– very small price to pay for high comfort levels.
Hopefully this review hasn’t been too confusing and you have got a good idea of what to expect upon purchase of the one of a kind Ikea armchair. Also, by now you should be able to get just the right one for your home – one that matches in color, design and size.
As we conclude, it is great to know that Ikea tests the covers used for durability and resistance to abrasion. Also note that the price will vary depending on the place you shop.