Hanging Chair Heaven – Summer Furniture Trend
Do you ever have those days where you just want to curl up and be in your own little world, at least for a short while? Where better to do this, than in an indoor / outdoor hanging chair. Not only do they serve a useful purpose, they are glamorous, unexpected and create a definite ‘WOW’ factor in any home. Who can resist the allure of sitting in a hanging chair? Not me, that’s for sure. With more colors, patterns and materials than ever before, there is a finish and style to suit any design scheme. The biggest challenge is choosing one – Macrame, Wicker, Perspex, Bamboo, even Basalt.
So whether you want to add some glamour to room, make the most of a killer view, dress up an outdoor space, add a playful element to a child’s bedroom, or simply have somewhere to curl up and read a book, you are sure to find one you like. Here are some of my favorites:
A Summer must have! These gorgeous macrame hanging chairs add color and vibrancy to your outdoor space, whether your flowers are in bloom or not. Hang from your porch rafters or tree branches and take in the gentle summer breezes. Air conditioning not necessary. Images: Melati Hanging chairs from Anthropologie. Available in citrus, blue or neutral-hued.
Turn a pretty room into WOW with this classic hanging Eero Aarnio Bubble Chair. Love the way the circular shape is mirrored in the rug below and arc lamp above. So hip, so glamorous. Photography by Patrick Cline, for Lonny Magazine .
Bold in color and shape. I am crazy about geometrics and would love to see this chair in a funky kids room or even in a modern family room as shown. This Moroso ‘Tropicalia Cocoon’ hanging chair is definitely a statement piece. Image Source: Alexandra Angle Interior Design.
As Ikea says “Swinging develops the sense of balance and body perception. It also brings a feeling of well-being and relaxation.” This affordable and streamline hanging chair would fit into the smallest of rooms. Image: Ikea Svinga hanging chair. Source: Creamy Life
As pretty as lace and perfect for a bedroom. Keep it simple or dress it up. I love the pink Suzani pillow with this Zara Pod Chair in Natural Rattan. Image Source: John Tagima for Cush and Nooks .
Looking for a chair that blends with your relaxed vintage vibe? This one is perfect. Search eBay for something similar.
This converted school building and residence of internationally renowned Interior Designer, Kelly Hoppen (the queen of Zen inspired, modern interiors) features a drop dead gorgeous Bubble Chair suspended from the rafters. The transparency of the chair strikes a perfect balance in this neutral toned room. It doesn’t stand out too much or too little, it’s simply perfect. Image source: Kelly Hoppen
Left: Aptly named ‘The Sea Urchin’, this chair is the creation of Dutch company OOOMS. More art piece than chair. The inside of the chair is padded with soft cushions while the outside is covered with a structure of 8000 cable-ties. Every cable-tie is painstakingly stripped to another to give it the spiky appearance of the sea creature it’s named after. Image Source: OOOMS
Right: The artfully designed, hand woven white metal and PVC Hemisphera chair, could also double up as a hanging sculpture. Simple, yet beautiful. Image source: Hemisphera chair by Seletti.
Jonathan Adler named the hanging chair as the one thing that every house should have. This cane chair is so 70’s, yet so hip. Search eBay for something similar. Image: Jonathan Adler Interior Design. Right image. Source Paul and Paula
These incredible birds like nest hanging chairs are named ‘Manu Nest’. Made of volcanic rock, basalt to be precise. Basalt is one of the most renewable resources has an extremely quick renewing capacity. Thus being an almost limitless resource, basalt will likely be used more in furniture production in the future. Image Source: Maffam Freeform.
Do you like being in company and have lots of money to spend – like $15,000? If so, this is your answer. The Nest Rest by Dedon is more bird nest than hanging chair but I couldn’t resist including it in my favorites list. It’s big enough to share with your friends – who wouldn’t want one of these at a Summer party? The perfect place to dream or socialize. Image Source: Dedon
With so many to choose from, I would love to know which are your favorites. I’m off to dream up where I can hang one in my home.