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29 hanging egg chairs to add comfort and style to your patio this summer

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 eeking back out, we can start filling up our social calendars with plans (to say we’re keen for light evenings again is an understatement). After two years of at-home renovations in lockdown, we’re doing to make the most of our gardens this summer, nattering on for hours while soaking up the rays – though remember to apply your SPF and wear your sun hats.

It’s no wonder, then, that we want some equally luxe garden furniture to go with our swish new interiors. And what better way to make your outdoor space feel more desirable than with some modern sun loungers, cushions or general exterior picks? Step forward: the hanging egg chair – a garden furniture trend that was first popularised in the 1960s and, after Aldi released their sell-out Gardenline model, it’s most certainly back and better than ever for 2022.

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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 wine from your alcohol delivery 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.

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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 2022. John Lewis’ Dante Hanging Pod Chair has received rave reviews (hence its ‘popular’ and ‘trending’ pop ups on the website) and contemporary homewares brand Amara has also got in on the action with its indoor leather chair. Elsewhere? Robert Dyas’ two-seater swinging chair is perfect for romantic evenings. Instagrammable, comfortable and incredibly durable, it’s no surprise shoppers are going wild for hanging chairs.

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.

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Want more outdoor inspo? Head over to our roundup of the best garden furniture (including sun loungers, garden parasols and inflatable pools), here for the best patio heaters and in this direction for fire pits for a Love Island-style garden makeover. 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.

Scroll to see our top 29 picks of the best hanging egg chairs.