Few things are more relaxing than spending a lazy summer day swaying in a hammock, sipping iced tea (or rosé!) with a good book in hand. But if you've only tried the standard variety of hammocks and have never curled up in a hammock chair, you're missing out—for one thing, they give you that nostalgic, playground swing feeling but in a much more comfortable way. And depending on the style you buy, they can even feel like cozying up in your own personal little cocoon, if you're into that.
If the first thing on your hammock chair checklist is making sure it's designed to hold up to the elements, get yourself a hammock chair like this one, made with Sunbrella performance fabric.
Add a little extra color—without going overboard—to your outdoor (or indoor!) space with this woven hammock chair, which comes in 12 different hues. The pillow seen here isn't included, but you can always add your own.
This white macrame hammock chair is chic enough that it makes a statement, but not so much so that it detracts from all the rest of your decor, thanks to its natural white color. The fact that it looks like sitting on it feels like floating on a cloud is just a nice bonus.
Okay, so you want a hammock chair that feels a little more utilitarian. This one features a hanging cup holder and an a foot rest, and the wood finish gives it a little style, too.
For those of you whose style leans totally boho, go with a slightly structured macrame chair, like this, with fun tassels for added interest. Can't you just picture yourself right here, swaying in the shade with a good book?
This hammock chair is both comfortable (squishy padding, for the win) and colorful. If you can't get enough rainbow decor, this is definitely the hanging chair for you.
For something a little more structured than a typical hammock chair, go with a hanging chair like this. It's totally weather-friendly and can be styled in so many ways—, they look as good indoors as they do outside.
If you really want to get cozy, go for a hanging chair like this one—it comes with the two large cushions and smaller throw pillow seen here, and the bottom rolls out to act as a footrest, too.
Give your kids their own hanging retreat with one of these cozy pods. They can be used indoors and out, and come in red, yellow, and purple. Plus, the way it fully envelopes them will make you both feel safe.
And of course, if you don't have a supportive beam or tree to hang your hammock chair from, you'll need a stand to attach it to. This one has more than 600 reviews and can be used indoors and outdoors on most types of hanging chairs.