The best hanging chairs will add an instant touch of bohemian charm to any garden, and the ones that are truly the best ones will be so comfortable that you'll want to sit in them for hours on end. Choose from cotton, rattan, or synthetic wicker designs, depending on how weatherproof you need your hanging chair to be.
Do bear in mind that, before you've bought your hanging chair, you'll need to figure out where you'll be hanging it from: check that the structural elements of your porch will support the weight, or find a large, strong tree with a sturdy, low-hanging branch. We do have a couple of freestanding versions on our list, in case you can't or don't want to hang the chair yourself.
When you've chosen the best hanging chair, head to our round up of the best garden furniture to complete your set up.
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With its irresistibly romantic look, this hanging chair will instantly add a lovely boho touch to any garden or indoor area. It's woven from 80 per cent cotton and 20 per cent polyester for added durability, and will take an impressive 100 kilograms in weight despite its delicate appearance. We like the fact that it already comes with a cushion, though you may choose to style it with additional cushions and throws. Note also that you'll need to purchase hooks and fixtures to hang it up separately.
After a stylish hanging pod chair? With a sleek rattan finish, this contemporary hanging chair from Yaheetech will make the perfect addition to any garden, manicured or no. The synthetic rattan chair comeswith black iron stand, big egg swing, white cushion seat, headrest and cushion cover, and the waterproof cover makes storing it in winter easy. The super squidgy cushions are just waiting to be fallen asleep on.
- Buy the Yaheetech Rattan Swing Egg Chair
This hanging chair is made from all-natural rattan, giving it a wonderfully natural look and feel. The open weave gives the chair a relaxed vibe, and it'll go well with other natural rattan furniture. We also like the fact the the hook and chain for attaching are included, making fitting this chair so much easier. The drawback of natural rattan, of course, is that you can't leave it outside in wet weather, or will need to use a furniture cover to protect it.
If you want to share your summer lounging with a loved one, this double hanging chair is just the thing: everything about it is just so inviting and cosy, from the dense weave to the sumptuous cushions. We also really like the fact that it's freestanding, as you wouldn't want to be attaching anything of this size and weight to ceilings or porches. It is seriously large, and pricey, but it's really gorgeous.
- Buy the Brampton Double Chair
So long as you have somewhere suitable for this hanging chair, the Belize is a great option. In addition to being the most cost-effective number on our list, its cool styling and comfort factor make it the perfect place to relax with a book and a beverage. It’s UV and fade resistant, so you don’t need to worry about keeping it out in the sun and it’s weatherproof so you don’t need to rush to bring it in when it rains.
- Buy the Belize hanging chair