Hands up if you love the summer! And wave your hands in the air like you’re at a Beyoncé concert if you also love lounging?! Girl, say no more!!!! As a certified sun worshipper, I will take ANY opportunity to slide my sunglasses up my nose and bask in those rays — and I’m super lucky to have some outside space with my rental. Sure, my landlord may bleed me dry of my (fairly) hard-earned money and he still hasn’t fixed my broken shower, but at least my rental has that going for it.
But while I love heading outside for my morning iced coffee or late-night Vanderpump debriefs with my bestie, I’ve never really had anywhere to properly sit in my yard… ya know? That’s why I’ve been researching the best outdoor furniture stores so that I know where to shop for my yard. Of course, I’m not made of money and I don’t have oodles of space to work with (shout out to my fellow small space dwellers), which is why I’ve decided that an outdoor lounge chair is what I really need.
1. Foldable outdoor lounge chairs
2. Modern outdoor lounge chairs
3. Wicker outdoor lounge chairs
Yuh-huh, these things offer the best of both worlds. Outdoor lounge chairs are super comfy, but they’re also sooooo practical. They’re great for just hanging out and soaking up the sun, but many lounge chairs are also designed to fold up when they’re not in use — or they’re designed to be smaller and a 'lil more compact than a full-on patio furniture set. So, if you’re lacking space like me, you don’t have to sacrifice your daily yoga sessions because there’s a lounge chair in the way.
These lounge chairs are the perfect way to spruce up your outdoor space and add a bit of personality to your yard, and I’ve found nine different options to suit all styles (and budgets!). From foldable lounge chairs to chic wicker options, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is deciding which one you love best.
The best outdoor lounge chairs to buy in 2023
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"Outdoor lounge chairs have come a long way. Remember the rickety old plastic of your youth? They were made for outside — and you wouldn’t think of bringing them inside," says Katie Fritz, content manager at Article.
"These days, modern outdoor furniture can be indistinguishable from indoor furniture. It’s given the same attention to detail and thoughtful design but with added weather-proofing. Outdoor spaces are often last on a home’s to-do list, but modern outdoor lounge chairs are an easy first pick that’ll bring extra life to your garden or your living room."
Foldable outdoor lounge chairs
Is there anything better than having a li’l afternoon nap in the sun on a hot summer’s day? No, I think not. Foldable outdoor lounge chairs are the perfect addition to any outdoor space. Not only are these things the comfiest chilling chairs, but they’re also great for those who don’t want their outdoor furniture to take up all of their space all of the time. Simply fold them up and move them out of the way.
Includes a table
Size (in.): H21.26 x W24.02 x L79.92
Made from: PE Rattan
Yep, you read that right! Not only does this foldable outdoor lounge chair set come with two chairs… but it also comes with a table! And all for under $200, which is a major steal if you ask me. With super stylish white cushions and an all-weather-resistant PE rattan and a rust-resistant steel frame, this set comes with literally everything you could possibly want. Could you imagine date night while lounging on these things? Simply hook up your outdoor projector, grab the popcorn, and watch a movie (and the stars). Cute!
Size (in.): H32.5 x W51.5 x L24
Made from: Rattan, Wood
At first glance, this wooden patio furniture just looks like a chic and sturdy outdoor lounge chair, right? Well, let me tell you, this is so much more! Although the acacia wood frame is incredibly durable and weather-resistant, there are so many different ways to use this lounge chair. The whole thing is foldable, AND it comes with a separate footrest. That means you can choose whether you want to sit up and eat your dinner outside without getting indigestion, or you could lay out and stretch your legs after a hard day’s work. The opportunities are endless, people.
Size (in.): H33 x W25 x L63
Made from: Metal, Oxford Cloth
I was totally influenced by TikTok with this one. After all, the girl who turned this outdoor lounge chair into the perfect WFH set-up is a GENIUS! But it turns out that this chair is so much more than a place to lay when you’re tapping away on your laptop and topping up your tan. It’s a super cheap option if you’re trying to update your patio on a budget, and it's made from a breathable fabric that will keep you cool during the hotter periods of the day. And that head cushion? I’ve never seen anything quite like it. I’m obsessed.
Modern outdoor lounge chairs
At the moment, I’m crushing hard over wild modern luxury. Sure, I’m working hard on making my outdoor space more wildlife friendly (shout out to the bees), but I’m also trying to find the perfect balance between natural living and my modern style. And these modern outdoor lounge chairs suit that vibe PERFECTLY! They blend perfectly with the natural world outside, but they’re also sleek, chic, and totally sophisticated, and they’ll add a little somethin’ somethin’ extra to what could be a boring outdoor space.
For your balcony
Size: H27 x W26 x L30
Made from: Acacia Wood
I mean… I’m obsessed. This UO single-seat outdoor sofa has taken the outdoor furniture game to a whole new level. It’s one of the best ways to take the comfort of a couch outside, without having to deal with the size of a three or four-seater couch. Plus, it’s super cute, right? The acacia wood base is super sturdy and weather-proof, and you don’t have to worry about spilling your Aperol Spritz on the sofa as the cushions are both removable and flippable. And this outdoor sofa with an outdoor rug? That would be *chefs kiss.*
Size (in.): H34 x W29 x D61.37
Made from: Aluminium
Always wanted Jack to paint you like one of his French girls? Well, by adding this outdoor chaise lounge to your patio you’re halfway there. This thing is basically an outside bed, and that’s basically what all yards need, isn’t it? The oversized shape means that it’s perfect for one or two people (snuggle time!), and while it may look as though this chic piece of furniture wouldn’t last outside, it’s actually been designed to be super weather-resistant. So, you don’t have to worry about it getting ruined. And you could totally use this outdoor furniture inside your house, too. Just add a cute outdoor cushion to the mix and you're all set.
Size (in.): H18 x W26 x L68
Made from: Sunbrella, Pellets/Beads
Let’s be honest; everyone loves a beanbag! And this EPIC invention means that you can take a giant bean bag outside. The acrylic canvas fabric has been treated to be resistant to stains, mold, dirt, mildew, and even harsh UV rays, making it the perfect outdoor lounge chair. It’s even been designed to be stackable, which means that you could buy a couple extra for when your friends come around — and they won’t take up any extra space. And don’t worry if you’re not a fan of the gray. This bad boy comes in ten different colors, so take your pick!
Wicker outdoor lounge chairs
Wicker patio furniture is EVERYWHERE, and I don’t think it’ll be going anywhere anytime soon. It’s totally timeless, not only in its appearance but also in terms of its practicality. After all, its natural vibe works perfectly in the great outdoors, but it’s also super durable — which is perfect for those who don’t want to shell out their dollar dollar bills on new outdoor furniture every year. Just make sure you know how to clean your wicker outdoor lounge chairs, people.
Size (in.): L20.25 x W34.25 x H20.5
Made from: Rattan
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a lounge chair like this before, which is why I want to buy ten of them immediately. And what I love about this chair is that it’s super versatile thanks to its legless and foldable design. You could hang out on this thing when you’re at home, but you could also take it with you to the beach or to the local pool! Plus, it’s just super cute, right? The woven wicker fabric is both timeless and modern at the same time, and it would be the best way to add a li’l boho vibe to your outdoor space.
Size (in.): H56.7 x W36.2 x D25.6
Made from: Wicker
Here’s a nifty hack for ya. Opting for an outdoor lounge chair that is taller rather than wider could be the best way to make your small outside space look bigger, and it doesn’t hurt that this egg lounge chair is also super stylish! You could spend hours sipping cocktails on this thing, thanks to the ergonomic design, the armrests, and the comfortable cushion. The removable cushion is also handy if you want to switch things up and swap one big cushion for smaller ones that better suit your vibe. The egg chair world is your oyster.
Size (in.): H40 x W29 x D79
Made from: Steel, Wicker
Rattan furniture is timeless, and there’s no doubt about the fact that this chaise lounge chair is classically rattan. From the shape to the length and even the armrests, this chair will never go out of style. Wanna know something cool? This chair also comes with an adjustable backrest that can be set in six different reclining positions, which means that you can chop and change it depending on whether you’re catching some rays, reading a book, or eating your dinner al fresco. Plus, the whole thing is weather resistant… including the cushion!
What makes an outdoor chair comfortable?
I may be an expert in lounging outdoors, but I decided to ask an actual expert to answer this question! Luxury homeware brand Daniel Stores told me, “Chairs that aren’t made from plastic often make the most comfortable loungers. Opt for a material that provides adequate support and cushioning — such as rattan with season-proof cushions. Features such as adjustable headrests, padded armrests, and multi-height seat backs are important to ensure maximum comfort.” Well, there ya have it. What more could you need to know?
How do I choose an outdoor chaise lounge?
Size: It’s important to measure your outdoor space, but also decide how much space you want your chaise lounge to take up. Before placing your order, make sure you know whether you want your chaise lounge to take up your whole patio or balcony, or just a small section.
Material: The material of your outdoor furniture will determine how long it lasts — especially if you’re leaving it outside all year round. Materials such as aluminum, wicker, or hardwoods are naturally hard-wearing. However, many other materials are also treated to be weather-resistant. Just make sure to read the write-up of each product before you buy.
Practicality: Are you able to leave your chaise lounge outside all the time without it getting in the way? If the answer is no, you might want to opt for a chaise lounge or outdoor lounge chair that folds up. This way, you can store it out of the way when you’re not using it.
Where to buy an outdoor lounge chair
Still looking for the perfect outdoor lounge chair? Check them out at our favorite retailers, as listed below.
- Amazon outdoor lounge chairs
- Home Depot outdoor lounge chairs
- IKEA outdoor lounge chairs
- Lowe's outdoor lounge chairs
- Overstock outdoor lounge chairs
- Target outdoor lounge chairs
- Walmart outdoor lounge chairs
- Wayfair outdoor lounge chairs
How we chose these outdoor lounge chairs
All of the outdoor lounge chairs in this guide have been featured because shoppers rate them highly, and the Real Homes team is confident that you’ll love them. We also considered them to be the cutest and most affordable options on the market today.