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Summer is just around the corner, which means, leisure season is too, and very soon, we’ll be spending a lot more time in our backyards. Let’s be honest—there is nothing quite like reading a good book or simply enjoying a chilled drink while the breeze is gently swaying the treetops above our head and the sun is shining bright.
While investing in stylish and comfortable outdoor furniture is a must, adding a beautiful hanging chair in a quiet, shady corner of your garden or installing a hammock under a tree is an added bonus. It will not only exponentially increase the level of comfort in your backyard (hello, outdoor afternoon naps!) but also add a fun, vacation-like vibe to your garden.
And with a variety of designs and ways to install them—attached to a tree, hanging from the ceiling, or on a stand—you will surely find one that matches your décor aesthetic and home specifications.
Here are our favorite outdoor swinging hammocks and hanging chairs that will make you want to spend every second of the day outdoors.
Aqua Creations Satala Hanging Chair
This beautiful hanging chaise lounger deserves a spot in your backyard not just because it looks so comfortable but also due to its striking, architectural design. It attaches to a load-bearing wall on one end while the other leg sits on a rubber-coated metal ball. The chair comes with a removable and washable cushion and since it’s made to order you can customize its color to match the palette of your outdoor furniture.
To buy: $9,359, perigold.com
Sumner Double Swing Chair
Sharing is carrying, right?! This sturdy double swinging chair is the perfect (and very romantic) lounge spot for start gazing that you can enjoy with your partner. It is made from rain-proof wood and comes with a comfortable cushion with a slipcover. You can either opt to hang it from the ceiling or install it on its own stand.
To buy: $1,130, allmodern.com
Serena & Lily Hanging Rattan Chair
Inspired by one of the most iconic designs—namely the Egg Chair that Arne Jacobsen created back in 1958—this hanging chair has the familiar scooped structure and is crafted from weatherproof rattan.
Add a couple of extra soft cushions in a bold hue for a pop of color and this chair will become the standout feature of your patio.
To buy: $498, serenaandlily.com
Fleener Weatherproof Kingsize Spreader Bar Rope Olefin Tree Hammock
Whether you decide to hang this hammock in your backyard or take it with you camping, you can rest assured that it’s the perfect option for both. It is made from quick-drying fabric that makes it the ideal place to relax after a swim so you can also place it by the pool. The pillow and padded construction will turn it into the most comfortable piece of furniture in your home.
To buy: $214, birchlane.com
Herculaneum Encase Swing Chair with Stand
Relax with a book and a chilled drink in hand in this stylish rattan chair that sports a cool, modern design. The ultra-soft cushion will make you feel like you’re lounging on a cloud. And it also comes with a stand so you can easily move it indoors in the fall.
To buy: $550, wayfair.com
Bungalow Rose Skelmersdale Swing Chair
Create a cozy spot on your veranda with this beautiful rattan hanging chair. It has an egg-like silhouette and attaches to the ceiling with a super study steel chain. The cushion is machine washable so maintaining it white will not be an issue.
To buy: $470, wayfair.com
Canyon Fringe Hammock
Install this classic hammock under a shady tree to turn your backyard into a vacation retreat. It is made from cotton in a beautiful green shade and decorated with netted fringe along the edges.
To buy: $118, anthropologie.com
Peacock Indoor/Outdoor Hanging Chair
This hanging rattan chair is an absolute work of art (and so Instagrammable!). Thanks to the beautiful knit pattern, it will instantly become the focal point of your patio. It has an oval-inspired shape but sports a flat base padded with a cushion for maximum comfort.
To buy: $598, anthropologie.com
Egg Designs Stainless Steel and Wicker Contemporary Adult Swing Chair
Add this swing chair to your patio for a modern vibe and a comfy spot to hang out in. It is made from two stainless steel circles held together by a wicker seating shell. Add a cushion or two and you are ready to spend summer outdoors.
To buy: $3,850, 1stdibs.com
Artissanos Colonial Navy Blue hammock with Tassels
Add a boho-chic vibe to your patio with this gorgeous striped hammock that sports macramé trims with tassels. It is hand-knitted from organic cotton while its spreader bars are made from sustainable cedarwood.
To buy: $269, artissanos.com
Hatteras Hammocks Large Sunbrella Quilted Hammock
Wondering if you should buy a chaise or a hammock? Why not opt for this hammock that combines elements of both?
It features a quilted hammock base made from striped fabric that won’t fade with time and spreader bars that will keep it flat and taut (bid adieu to that annoying cocooning effect) so you can sunbathe all you want in it.
To buy: $280, houzz.com
GDF Studio Afzelius Outdoor Hanging Chair with Green Cushion
Just looking at this swing chair makes us more relaxed. It is the epitome of functional design and stylish looks. The integrated umbrella will keep you shaded from the sun while the elongated silhouette provides plenty of space for your legs, too. And the gentle swinging will probably put you to sleep every time you’re in it.
To buy: $386, houzz.com