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Best hanging egg chairs to spruce up your space, from Dunelm to Argos

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Add function and style to your space with a hanging egg chair. (Dunelm / Habitat / Yahoo Life UK)

The epitome of tasteful garden furniture, say hello to this year's line-up of the best hanging egg chairs.

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A trend we can't get enough of, egg chairs first hit the mainstream back in the 1960s when they were designed to replace people's sofas and provide a more stylistic way of seating. Since then, they have evolved into the now in-demand hanging egg chairs, designed for outdoor use, and a indefinite fixture in most gardens.

Just as good at providing comfortable seating as they are at transforming your garden into a calming, tranquil retreat, there's no wonder a number of popular styles often sell out well before summer even begins. Sell-out designs include Dunelm's best-selling Singapore Hanging Egg Chair. Priced at £199, it's one of the more affordable designs on the market, but it has already sold out. However, we're confident it will be restocked in time for the holidays

What should I look out for in a hanging egg chair?

To land on the chair that's right for you, there's a few things you should consider before taking the plunge and investing:

  • Number of seats — Typically, hanging egg chairs seat one person, but there are models designed to hold two.

  • Weight — Think about the weight of the actual chair, and how easy it is to manoeuvre should you want to move it around your garden, depending on the season.

  • Dimensions — Consider the actual size of your space. For instance, if you have a balcony, opt for something smaller that will slot into the corner easily, if you have a bigger backyard, get something more sizeable.

  • Longevity — Most egg chairs come with the recommendation of purchasing a separate chair cover to protect it from the elements in the colder seasons. We highly recommend purchasing one (you can buy one on Amazon for between £10 and £20) especially if you don't have a garage or inside storage solution for the chair during the winter months.

Best hanging egg chairs for 2024

The retailers stocking the best hanging egg chairs right now include Dunelm, Argos, Homebase and Very, with prices starting from £199.

Number of seats: 1 | Weight: 28.5kg | Dimensions: H 97cm x W 67cm x D 89cm

Sit back and relax in this contemporary hanging egg chair from Argos. Available for under £300 and great for any space, it comes with removable cushions and can easily be dismantled to store when not in use. 

Average star rating: 4.8 / 5 - "I love this chair so much. Comfortable and well made. I get tons of compliments on this chair, and love spending time in it."

Pros
  • Easy to assemble
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • No cover included
£280 at Argos

Number of seats: 2 | Weight: 54kg | Dimensions: H 187cm x W 165cm x D 121cm 

Get your garden ready for summer by snapping up this highly-rated and easy to assemble egg chair, which fits two people. One of the biggest designs available to shop now, it features a modern rattan design, sturdy steel frame and is made with weather-resistant materials. Ideal for larger gardens, it's perfect for a spot of afternoon reading or sipping cocktails with friends at your next BBQ.

Average star rating: 4.8 / 5 - "So comfortable, robust, everyone fighting over it."

Pros
  • Seats two people
  • Chic rattan design
Cons
  • Heavy
  • No cover included
£399 at Dunelm

Number of seats: 1 | Dimensions: H 120.6cm x W 91cm x D 74.9cm

Featuring an intricate woven design, this luxe chair has a clear lacquer finish for protection against the elements or spillages, and is suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

Pros
  • Chic design
  • Standout piece of furniture
  • Can be used indoors
  • No assembly required
Cons
  • Hanging hardware required
£598 at Anthropologie

Number of seats: 2 | Weight: 68kg | Dimensions: H 58.4cm x W 145cm x D 128cm

The outdoor loveseat you've been searching for, complete with a hand-woven back, hooded body and strong steel frame. With enough room for two, it's perfect for those big families who like to throw BBQs and garden parties in the summer months. 

Average star rating: 4.9 / 5 - "So happy I bought it. There is always a race to sit on."

Pros
  • Seats two people
  • Modern style
  • Matching garden furniture available
Cons
  • Heavy
  • Expensive
  • No cover included
£500 at Argos
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£500 at Habitat

Number of seats: 1 | Dimensions: H 198cm x W 116cm x D 118cm

A chic design with everything we've grown to love about hanging egg chairs, from the rattan aesthetic to comfy quilted cushion. Ideal for a range of outdoor spaces: balconies, courtyards and gardens included, it's one of the more classic styles you can purchase right now, and even has a variety of matching outdoor furniture should you want a complete set. 

Average star rating: 4.7 / 5 - "So comfortable and a great addition to our garden."

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Matching garden furniture available
Cons
  • Assembly can be tricky
  • No cover included
£350 at Homebase

Number of seats: 1 | Weight: 22.3kg | Dimensions: H 210cm x W 105cm x D 105cm

Complete with a robust aluminium frame and natural-looking synthetic wicker, this lightweight yet sturdy egg chair comes with season-proof, wipe-clean cushioning. 

It's brand new, so there are currently no reviews, but we'd keep an eye on this chair because we think it's a real winner. 

£299 at John Lewis

Number of seats: 1 | Dimensions: H 188 cm x W 123cm x D 120cm

Vibrant in design and great for adding a pop of colour to your garden, this impressively rated hanging egg chair from Dunelm is weather resistant with a powder coated steel frame, perfect for year-round use. It comes in a gorgeous turquoise blue, and features that same popular rattan-style frame. 

Average star rating: 4.9 / 5 - "So very relaxing! Beautiful colour as well. Even the dog loves it."

Pros
  • Standout colour
  • Rated high by shoppers
Cons
  • Assembly quite fiddly
  • No cover included
£199 at Dunelm

Number of seats: 1 | Weight: 31.5kg | Dimensions: H 197cm x W 96cm x D 110cm 

Curl up into this chair's oversized cushions and watch the world go by in style. This chair caught our eye due to its unique white hue, a great option for those who like to keep their decor neutral. 

Average star rating: 4.7 / 5 - "Lovely feature in my garden to chill out in, added some fairy lights to make it even more relaxing."

Pros
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to assemble
Cons
  • Could get dirty easily due to being white
  • No cover included
£329 at Very