9 Types of Outdoor Hanging Chairs

9 Types of Outdoor Hanging Chairs

Outdoor Additions
By Mateos Glen Hayes June 26, 2022

Outdoor hanging chairs are so enticing in so many ways. They are comfy, stylish, modern, and can be installed in a wide variety of different settings and spaces. Plus, they also come in a range of styles, meaning that there are all sorts of styles available for every kind of person out there.

The most beautiful place of course for a hanging chair is in your very own garden. There is indeed nothing quite like sitting out under the shining sun, taking in the fresh air, and enjoying a cool drink or perhaps even an enjoyable book. Of course, there are a bunch of different styles and setups to consider and the best one for you is the one that fits your application, tastes, and requirements. Let’s take a look at some of the most common hanging chairs out there. 

Metallic Chair Frame

Place your hanging chair wherever you want.

Place your hanging chair wherever you want.

Hanging chair frames are best suited for attaching a hanging chair in a place where it cannot be attached to a ceiling. If you want a hanging outdoor chair that is more flexible in terms of where it can be placed, this chair type is the best option. It can be put wherever you want it to be, even on an open lawn, allowing you to fully take in the beauty of yaoden frame versions of this chair are also available although they may be more susceptible to moisture damage. 

Colorful Pride 

Color guarantees personality, so get creative!

Color guarantees personality, so get creative!

We could all use a bit more color in our lives, especially with the rainy days of spring rolling by. You can achieve this with some colorful garden layouts, but you should also add some color to furniture as well. This will help to give your living space a more visually interesting appearance that is better for your mental health and happiness. Self-care is a must after all!

So, consider getting a colorful outdoor hanging chair. You can even get one in the color scheme of the pride flag if you want a creative way of showing your pride. There are other shades you can use as well, such as colors that emulate the beautiful pink colors of dusk and dawn.  

Ottoman + Chair 

Combine luxury, style, and comfort.

Combine luxury, style, and comfort.

For a unique vintage look, an outdoor hanging egg chair is one of the best choices out there. Pair that with an Ottoman and you’ll have the ultimate old-style combo of comfort and luxury. An egg frame chair combines all the best trappings of this unique design style; curvy natural simplicity, a sleek design, and quality upholstery seating upholstery mean that this design has got it all. Own something that looks vintage without maintenance or restoration and set it up on your patio or in your living room for the enjoyment of you and your guests.    

Woven Chair 

There’s nothing quite like rustic ratan.

There’s nothing quite like rustic ratan.

Woven chairs can be made with rattan, jute, wicker, or other organic materials that are long-lasting and comfortable to sit on. This kind of hanging porch chair has a major benefit in that they are more flexible than a metal-framed hanging chair, allowing the material to expand and accommodate the user. As such, woven chairs are both rustic and quite comfortable, requiring only minimal padding. By contrast, some hanging chairs may need a lot of cushions, creating the feeling that you are sinking into the chair every time you sit down.   

Navy Blue Swing Chair 

Bring the seaside to your outside.

Bring the seaside to your outside.

Navy blue is a beautiful color with a lot of depth. It is already a pretty textured hue but it becomes even more so when you add it in the form of blue jeans upholstery for a swinging chair. Hanging chairs for outside spaces do really well with a country aesthetic so it only makes sense to get this type of chair if that sounds like it’s right up your alley. Having said this, we recommend not choosing this type of chair for a place with a lot of humidity and rain as moisture will cause the cotton to break down quickly.

Blue jeans are a long-lasting material, but it requires care and maintenance if you want to take full advantage of their longevity. What this also means is that you’ll likely have to move the swinging chair around often if you do live in a rainy place since you’ll need to move it into the patio shade when summer showers come to pay you a visit.

Standalone Chair 

Enjoy the minimalist design of standalone chairs.

Enjoy the minimalist design of standalone chairs.

The cool thing with this design is its minimalism. What this means is that the standalone chair looks simple and its uncluttered design saves space and keeps your design clean and elegant. This is the best choice if your design style is an important detail and you don’t want something that clashes with the general look you are trying to achieve.

Because this outdoor hanging chair with a stand is rather large it will still offer plenty of comfort and capability even as it is designed to have a space-saving profile. Although this chair is constructed with a plastic frame, it is structurally quite sturdy and built to stand up to the heat and moisture that is found in the outdoor environment. 

Transparent Swinging Chair 

See-through bubble chairs are distinct and comfy.

See-through bubble chairs are distinct and comfy.

Acrylic allows you to create a distinctive look with translucent furniture that stands out in a cool way. Acrylic swinging chairs can give your patio a futuristic look that emphasizes style and an ultra-modern design like something out of a sci-fi film. This type of outdoor hanging chair may seem like it’s not very well made, but it’s important to remember that acrylic can be made quite thick and strong.

Plus, the frame of the chair and its legs are often made of stainless steel for maximum durability. You might also assume that an acrylic chair isn’t going to be particularly comfortable, but even this is not true. Acrylic chairs often include memory foam padding that is soft and upholstered with quality imported fabric, giving you a chair with an understated design that is still quite usable.   

Hammock Chair

Simple yet relaxing is the hammock chair in a nutshell.

Simple yet relaxing is the hammock chair in a nutshell.

No need to go for something novel if that’s not quite your speed. Indeed it is sometimes better to go with a design that is tried and true, and that means getting something like a hammock chair. Specifically, rope hammock chairs are quite a serviceable choice thanks to their affordability and simplicity.

This sort of netted hanging chair for porches makes for a very relaxing and stress-free lounging experience that reminds you of lounging on the beach and enjoying the heat of the tropics. This can be achieved with cotton rope hammock chairs but there are also polyester rope hammock chairs. These are superior in some respects thanks to their superior durability and resistance to moisture.

Granted, different rope materials outside of cotton tend to be quite a bit pricier, but this is a worthwhile tradeoff if it means better durability, especially if you live in a place where it rains a lot. Pacific northwesterners take note! 

Porch Swinging Chair

A chair for the whole family to enjoy.

A chair for the whole family to enjoy.

Sometimes you need something that can seat more than just one person and if that is the case you’ll want to get yourself one of these chairs as a feature for your front porch. A chair of this kind is perfect for hanging out outside with friends and family and enjoying the warm weather that is finally returning after a long winter. These larger chairs allow for more closeness since you aren’t sitting alone in your own pod. 


Because these outdoor hanging chairs are larger they may not be as easy to move around. But the good news is they are usually built with roofing and weatherproofing meaning they don’t have to be picked up regularly to move out from under bad weather. Often these chairs have a steel frame, meaning you just have to remove the cushions in the winter and the rest of the structure will tough it out in the cold. You may, however, want to anchor it down should you be expecting a hurricane.

MG

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Mateos Glen Hayes

Written by Mateos Glen Hayes

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