The 10 Best Hanging Chairs of 2022

Our favorite is the Bulexyard Indoor/Outdoor Egg Swing

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When it comes to easy-breezy lounging, it doesn't get much better than a hanging chair. We caught up with a home furnishings expert for buying tips, then researched the comfiest, most aesthetically pleasing options for every taste.

"When buying a hanging chair, someone should first consider where it is going," says Decorist designer Linzie Merchant. "You also want to consider the structure above where it will be hung."

Our number-one pick is the Bulexyard Egg Chair, a reasonably priced swing-like contraption with a resin frame and fade-resistant cushions.

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Bulexyard Indoor/Outdoor Swing Egg Chair Without Stand

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Indoor/Outdoor Swing Egg Chair Without Stand
Courtesy of Amazon.
What We Like
  • Reasonably priced

  • Lots of colors

  • Indoor/outdoor design

What We Don't Like
  • Assembly required

It's nearly impossible to pick just one, but our favorite is undoubtedly the Bulexyard Swing Egg. Available in 14 colors, this hanging chair comes with a plush seat cushion and headrest. Boasting a 350-pound weight capacity, it comfortably seats one person.

The weather-ready aluminum frame is wrapped in PE (polyethylene) resin, a waterproof and fade-resistant material. There's nylon rope around the back cage and steel hanging hardware. You'll need to assemble the chair yourself at home, but it should be a pretty simple process and comes with all the necessary tools.

We love that the indoor/outdoor design can be attached to your ceiling or porch cover with the included bracket or hung from a thick tree branch. Plus, it folds up for easy storage. This particular model doesn't come with a stand, but it'll work with pretty much any hammock chair stand. All things considered, the Bulexyard Swing Egg is an excellent choice with a very reasonable price tag.

Dimensions: 42.5 x 29 x 25.5 inches | Weight Capacity: 350 pounds | Material: Aluminum, steel, PE resin | Mount Type: Screw-in with carabiner

Best Budget: Segmart Hammock Chair

Segmart Hammock Chair
Courtesy of Walmart.
What We Like
  • Affordable

  • Indoor/outdoor design

  • Lots of colors

What We Don't Like
  • Cushions are somewhat flat

For something even more affordable, we recommend the Segmart Hammock Chair. Available in 11 colors, the lightweight design is crafted from a soft, tear-resistant cotton-poly blend and comes with two cushions. While the cushions aren't the plushest we've seen, they're designed to allow plenty of space for sitting while still enhancing the overall comfort.

This budget-friendly hanging chair has a 330-pound weight capacity. It attaches to a hardened wood bar that connects to two anti-slip rings and a sturdy rope. You can install it using the included ceiling bracket, hang it from a tree, or hook it to a stand.

Dimensions: 49 x 39 x 34 inches | Weight Capacity: 330 pounds | Material: Cotton-poly blend, wood, metal | Mount Type: Ring with support bar

Best Splurge: Arhaus Crew Outdoor Hanging Chair with Rope

Crew Outdoor Hanging Chair with Rope
Courtesy of Arhaus.
What We Like
  • Weather-ready design

  • Plush foam cushions

  • Sunbrella fabric

What We Don't Like
  • Hardware not included

  • Low weight capacity

If the steep price doesn't scare you away, you should definitely consider the Crew Hanging Chair from Arhaus. Designed to resist the outdoor elements year-round, it features all-weather resin wicker wrapped around a rustproof aluminum frame.

What's more, it comes with two plush cushions with dense foam padding and water-repellent Sunbrella covers that resist mold, mildew, and fading in direct sunlight. Just a heads up: This swing chair comes with a sturdy Textilene rope, but you'll need to get your own hardware. Also, the brand says it can hold a maximum of 200 pounds. For more support, consider attaching it to a stand.

Dimensions: 50.5 x 33.5 x 32.5 inches | Weight Capacity: 200 pounds | Material: Resin wicker, foam, Sunbrella fabric, Textilene rope | Mount Type: Hook and bracket

Best Outdoor: CB2 Pod Hanging Outdoor Chair

CB2 Pod Hanging Outdoor Chair
Courtesy of CB2.
What We Like
  • Weather-ready design

  • Handwoven by artisans

  • Modern-boho aesthetic

What We Don't Like
  • Pricey

  • Cushion sold separately

CB2 makes the best outdoor option. To ensure it can resist the elements in any climate, the brand's Pod Hanging Chair has a powder-coated aluminum frame wrapped in faux resin wicker. The chair itself is handwoven by artisans, a time-intensive process that takes a full week to complete.

This modern-boho egg swing is on the pricier side. Also, it might be uncomfortable without the weather-resistant tufted cushion, which you'll have to buy separately. It comes with a galvanized metal chain and hook but not a mounting bracket, as it's designed to give you the option to attach it to a ceiling or a stand.

Dimensions: 47.5 x 37.5 x 34.5 inches | Weight Capacity: Not listed | Material: Powder-coated aluminum, resin, galvanized metal | Mount Type: Hook

Best for Kids: Y-Stop Kids Pod Swing Seat

Y-Stop Kids Pod Swing Seat
Courtesy of Amazon.
What We Like
  • Tear-resistant and breathable

  • Several colorways

  • Indoor/outdoor design

What We Don't Like
  • May fade in direct sunlight

Shopping for a kid? The Y-Stop Pod Swing is your best bet. Designed for children ages three through nine weighing up to 176 pounds, it's made of tear-resistant and naturally breathable cotton canvas. And you can choose from several bright, cheery colorways.

This comfy, durable chair swing has an inflatable seat cushion and a handy inner pocket for stashing a book, tablet, or small toys. It can be hung indoors or outside and includes a rope, bracket, and screws. Just keep in mind the fabric isn't suitable for wet weather and may fade in direct sunlight.

Dimensions: 63 x 27.5 inches | Weight Capacity: 176 pounds | Material: Cotton canvas | Mount Type: Screw-in bracket with hook

Best for Teens: Dakota Fields Chair Hammock

Dakota Fields Chair Hammock
Courtesy of Wayfair.
What We Like
  • String lights included

  • 550-pound weight capacity

  • Indoor/outdoor design

What We Don't Like
  • Only one color

  • Partial assembly required

Merchant likes hammock-style macrame chairs, and we can see the appeal. This one is an excellent choice for teens, though the impressive 550-pound weight capacity makes it a decent option for adults too. The sturdy bamboo frame is naturally water-resistant, and the cotton netting is soft and flexible.

While it only comes in one color, the off-white hue is undoubtedly versatile. This indoor/outdoor swing chair calls for partial assembly. However, it comes with a steel chain, ceiling bracket, bolts, and two carabiner clasps. You'll also get two strings of battery-powered LED lights for creating a vibe any teen will love.

Dimensions: 45 x 31.5 x 23.5 inches | Weight Capacity: 550 pounds | Material: Steel, bamboo, cotton | Mount Type: Bolted bracket with carabiner

Best Modern: AllModern Bombay Porch Swing with Stand

Courtesy of All Modern
What We Like
  • Indoor/outdoor design

  • Lots of colors

  • Machine-washable cushions

What We Don't Like
  • Pricey

  • Low-ish weight capacity

  • Assembly required

For something that leans a bit more modern than bohemian, look no further than AllModern. The Bombay Porch Swing has a metal frame and unique faux rattan openwork resembling pen scribbles—in a cool, classy way.

Tucked inside is a plush poly-filled cushion with a Sunbrella performance upholstery. Best of all, you can remove and machine-wash the cover as needed. It's a little pricey for this type of chair, but it comes with a sturdy stand. You could also attach it to your ceiling, but you'd need to get a longer chain and bracket. Also, bear in mind the weight capacity is 250 pounds.

Dimensions: 71 x 43.5 x 40 inches | Weight Capacity: 250 pounds | Material: Synthetic rattan, metal, polyester, Sunbrella fabric

Best Hammock: Highwild Hanging Hammock Chair Swing

Hanging Hammock Chair Swing
Courtesy of Amazon.
What We Like
  • Affordable

  • Cushions included

  • 500-pound weight capacity

What We Don't Like
  • Bracket not included

Hammock-style chairs can be great, too, like this sturdy option from Highwild. Made of soft yet durable poly-cotton canvas with a steel spreader bar and anti-slip rings, it boasts a 500-pound weight capacity. While setup is easy enough, you'll have to get your own ceiling bracket or stand.

Available in beige, green, charcoal, or a striped pattern, the design is versatile with a down-to-earth flair. You can use it indoors or outside, but the hammock isn't specifically weather-resistant or machine-washable.

Dimensions: 49 x 39 x 20 inches | Weight Capacity: 500 pounds | Material: Steel, poly-cotton canvas | Mount Type: Bracket with carabiner

Best Swing: Homary Modern Outdoor Hanging Rattan Porch Swing Chair with Khaki Cushion Pillow

Modern Outdoor Hanging Rattan Porch Swing Chair with Khaki Cushion Pillow
Courtesy of Homary.
What We Like
  • Designer-recommended

  • Arrives fully assembled

  • Versatile aesthetic

What We Don't Like
  • Only one color

  • Hardware not included

Recommended by Merchant, the best swing-style option is Homary's Modern Outdoor Hanging Porch Chair. The frame is sturdy steel, and the roped sides and basket-woven base are weather-resistant rattan. As for the cushions, you're looking at comfy foam covered in moisture-proof, fade-resistant polyester.

This hanging chair comes with a throw pillow too. Although there's only one color available, the beige, tawny, and off-white colorway is endlessly versatile. It doesn't come with any hardware, but we appreciate that it arrives fully assembled.

Dimensions: 28.5 x 26 x 17.5 inches | Weight Capacity: Not listed | Material: Steel, resin wicker, foam, polyester | Mount Type: Bracket and hook

Best with Stand: Hampton Bay Wicker Diamond Shaped Outdoor Patio Egg Lounge Chair Swing

Wicker Diamond Shaped Outdoor Patio Egg Lounge Chair Swing
Courtesy of The Home Depot.
What We Like
  • Weather-ready design

  • Geometric egg shape

  • Versatile aesthetic

What We Don't Like
  • Partial assembly required

  • Only one color

Merchant is also a fan of egg-style hanging chairs, like this geometric beauty from Hampton Bay. It has a powder-coated steel frame that resists rust and scratching under heavy everyday use. With handwoven wicker backing and water-repellent, fade-resistant cushions, you won't have to worry about placing it outside.

The Diamond Egg Chair calls for partial at-home assembly. However, it comes with its own stand, making it easy to set up and move around as needed. We wish it came in a few more colors, but the black stand, natural wicker hue, and off-white cushions make it exceptionally versatile.

Dimensions: 77 x 41.5 x 31.5 inches | Weight Capacity: 300 pounds | Material: Powder-coated steel, resin wicker, foam, water-resistant fabric

Final Verdict

Our top choice is the Bulexyard Swing Egg Chair, a reasonably priced, versatile hanging seat with plush cushions, an indoor/outdoor design, and a 350-pound weight capacity. However, if you're shopping for a kid, we recommend the Y-Stop Kids Pod Swing Seat, which is made of tear-resistant cotton canvas and comes in several bright colorways.

What to Consider When Buying a Hanging Chair

Style

"Most hanging chairs fall into a boho (bohemian) style category," says Merchant. This interior design aesthetic combines laid-back and unconventional touches, incorporating natural materials and organic elements in various colors, textures, and patterns. Think macrame, rope, rattan, wicker, tassels, basket-weaves, braided pieces, and the like.

"However," Merchant says, "there are some great modern hanging chairs as well." If you're not sure boho style aligns with your taste, look for something with a simple frame and neutral hues that doesn't have a distinct wicker look.

Material

"Most hanging chairs tend to be rattan or bamboo, which give a nice texture to a space," says Merchant. "If it's being hung outside, you want to make sure the material will last in an outdoor environment."

Most models you'll find today feature rattan made out of PE (polyethylene) resin. The synthetic material is exceedingly durable, waterproof, and fade-resistant, making it a great choice for year-round outdoor use.

Weight Capacity

When browsing hanging chairs, be sure to check the weight capacity. Some extra-sturdy models can support up to 550-pounds, while others may cap out around 250 pounds. Kids' swing seats usually have a capacity of roughly 180 pounds, as well as a recommended age range. Keep this in mind if any adults want to give it a try.

FAQ
  • How do you install a hanging chair?

    There are a few ways to install a hanging chair. The most popular method is to attach the chain to your ceiling or porch cover using a bolted bracket and a carabiner clip. Outdoor-friendly designs can sometimes be hung from a thick tree branch using the same bolted bracket technique.

    Another option is to use a stand. Some hanging chairs come with their own stands, but if not, most will attach to a bowed hammock swing stand with a long enough chain.

  • Are hanging chairs comfortable?

    Hanging chairs can be very comfortable. Whether they're egg-shaped pods or hammock-style netting, they're great for hanging out, curling up, and relaxing. However, more rigid materials like PE rattan can feel a little weird without padding, especially in the egg shape. Cushions also help hammock swings take a wider shape, which is comfier for sitting. If yours doesn't come with cushions, we recommend buying them separately.

  • How much weight can a hanging chair hold?

    Most hanging chairs can hold anywhere from 250 to 550 pounds. That is quite a range, so make sure to check the weight capacity before buying one. As mentioned, kids' chairs can typically support up to 180 pounds.

Why Trust The Spruce?

Theresa Holland is a freelance commerce writer and product tester. For this article, she interviewed an interior designer for recommendations and tips for buying hanging chairs. After considering dozens of options from various retailers, she ultimately selected comfortable, durable, and visually pleasing models that are easy to set up. Theresa has been contributing to The Spruce since 2019. She covers furniture, home decor, and organizational solutions.

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