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With all the time you plan to spend outdoors, your space should feel like your own personal paradise, which is precisely where a swing chair comes in. Swing chairs are typically hung on your tree or porch, but can also come with a base to allow them to stand on their own. It’s exactly what you need if you want to sit back and relax with a book or drink in hand to make the most of the beautiful weather.
While many of these chairs are luxurious, they’ll last a while and provide the ultimate place to unwind after a long day. When deciding which option is best for you, consider the material, cushion fabric, and design to ensure it fits your backyard area best. If you have a family of kids, you should also make sure the material is durable for some inevitable rough-play. On the other hand, if it’s just adults, you can rest easy knowing that this is an investment that’s bound to get tons of usage from you.
To help make the selection process easier, we rounded up the best swing chairs so finding your favorite is as simple as can be.
Knotted Hanging Chair
With a neutral-hued macrame frame, this handcrafted knotted hanging chair will make the quintessential addition to any indoor space. It’s a statement piece bound to draw attention wherever you decide to house it—and it makes the perfect place for you to curl up.
Shop Now: Anthropologie Knotted Melati Hanging Chair, $698, anthropologie.com.
Cotton Hanging Hammock Chair
Crafted from a durable cotton-poly blend, this hanging hammock provides the perfect spot for lounging around. All in all, it’ll bring the term “lazy Sunday” to a whole new level.
Shop Now: Terrain Hanging Hammock Chair, $99.95, shopterrain.com.
Wicker Basket Chair
Thanks to this chair’s cozy teardrop basket and thick brown meshed wicker material, you can easily hang around in it all day to read your favorite book. The chair also comes with side handles to help you get in and out of the chair and water-resistant cushions so it can survive in any weather.
Shop Now: Noble House “Vienna” Outdoor Wicker Basket Chair, $299.99, walmart.com.
Sitting outside on your porch is a lot more enjoyable when you have this uber comfortable swing chair. With its elegant yet comfortable basket shape, this swing gives your patio an immediate upgrade—and leaves room for plenty of time to enjoy nature, drink coffee, and watch all the people who walk by. It’s constructed with a wicker weave, metal frame, and water-resistant cushions to ensure you get the maximum usage out of it. Plus, it’ll also look fabulous indoors, too.
Shop Now: Bayou Breeze Berkshire Porch Swing, $444.99, wayfair.com.
Looking for a chair that’s both durable and easy to move around? This egg-shaped chair is your best bet. It combines zippers to easily remove the cushions for cleaning, water-resistant protected fabric, and it can be folded whenever you need to transport it. The chair is the perfect addition to your indoor or outdoor space including the backyard patio, deck, and sunroom.
Shop Now: Patio Wicker Hanging Chair Swing Hammock Egg Chair, $219, amazon.com.
Hammock Swing Chair
Seamlessly move from room to room with this hammock swing chair, thanks to its one suspension point, which can be easily attached and unattached. Trust us, once you sit in this chair once, you’ll look forward to using it day after day.
Shop Now: Chihee Hammock Chair Swing, $25.99, amazon.com.
Rope Swing Chair
Made using a natural woven rope, this swing hammock chair makes a fabulous addition to your deck, backyard, porch, or balcony. Its spreader bar offers hanging stability, while its all-weather fabric makes it suitable to endure everything from a vicious storm to a heatwave. Plus, you can use its swing and hanging hardware to hang it anywhere you desire.
Shop Now: Rope Chair Swing with Spreader Bar, $60, target.com.
Pod Hanging Chair
Hide or hang out on the patio in this super luxurious handwoven seat, which takes two artisans and seven days to complete. Beware: It’ll create a cozy enclave that might just preoccupy you for the entire day.
Hanging Rattan Bench
In addition to looking incredibly beautiful, this bench is inspired by a Scandinavian design from the ’60s. Decked out with handcrafted rattan, its super sturdy bench is the perfect place for two. And, you can customize it to your space by adding different pillows, draping over a throw, or leaving it be.
Shop Now: Serena and Lily Hanging Rattan Bench, $998, serenaandlily.com.
Patterned Hammock Hanging Swing Chair
With its black and white striped pattern, this hammock swing chair will be a showstopper wherever you place it. It can be hung on your porch, deck, or patio or be mounted in your ceiling indoors, which will create an incredible reading nook. Made with a cotton and polyester combination, it’s also super soft to perch yourself in all day.
Shop Now: The Home Depot Hammock Hanging Swing Chair in Black and White Stripes, $48.99, homedepot.com.