13 best hanging egg chairs that your patio needs this summer (including the John Lewis one that's finally back in stock)

Hanging egg chairs are everywhere right now (with particular thanks to the likes of Mrs. Hinch and Stacey Solomon). Now that the sun is finally coming out and lockdown restrictions have eased, we can start filling up our social calendars with plans (to say we’re keen for company is an understatement). Most of those plans will take place in each other’s gardens, as we can natter on for hours while soaking up the rays – safely.

It’s no wonder, then, that revamping our garden is top of our list. And what better way to make your outdoor space feel brand new than with some modern garden furniture picks. Step forward: the hanging egg chair – a garden furniture trend that was first popularised in the 1960s.

While typically designed for use in the garden, the hanging egg hair can also be used as an indoor seating addition to your bedroom or living room – so if it starts raining like it does every summer, simply bring it inside. With plush cushions and headrests, they’re the cosiest, most comfortable way to enjoy a glass of boxed wine under the sun or curl up for an afternoon nap.

How do you hang a hanging chair?

The latest hanging chair designs come with a stand, which allows it to be swung without needing to be drilled into a ceiling or wall. Instead, once assembled, simply sit back and relax. It’s the fastest way to a fuss-free garden makeover.

If it does need to be attached to a structure, you will need to brush up on your DIY skills (or ask someone else to do it for you). Pick a space where you can comfortably swing three to four feet without crashing into anything, then you’ll need to install a solid ceiling joist to ensure it won’t damage your home and stay hanging.

How much weight can a hanging chair hold?

Don’t worry about having nightmares of sitting on your new hanging egg chair and falling to the ground in a heap, they’re specifically designed for adults to sit on. Each chair, depending on how it’s made, will hold different weights, so if you’re in doubt, just pay close attention to the information on its website before you head to the checkout.

What is the best egg chair?

There have been plenty of big names this year bringing out their own versions already for 2021. Aldi’s Garndeline Hanging Egg Chair has received rave reviews and contemporary homewares brand has also got in on the action with its grey and blue Lyra Garden Chair. Elsewhere? John Lewis’ hanging egg chair has been a sell-out success but is finally back in stock. Instagrammable, comfortable and incredibly durable, it’s no surprise shoppers are going *wild* for it. It’s set to sell out quickly once again, so buy it now to avoid disappointment.

Whether you’re looking for an on-trend rattan number or something more monochromatic in a black and white woven style, we’ve found the very best hanging egg chairs money can buy, no matter how big or small your budget is.

Want more outdoor inspo? Head over to our roundup of the best garden furniture (including sun loungers, garden parasols and inflatable pools) and here for the best patio heaters. Don’t forget al fresco dining is soon to be big, so invest in the best pizza ovens and impress guests with your culinary skills.


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