by Bridget Kulla


Our Favorite Hanging Chair and Backyard Hammock Ideas

by Bridget Kulla

There’s nothing more inviting than a chair, except maybe a hanging one. Like a moth to a flame, swinging chairs and hammocks attract our sit bones big time.

Enjoy your outdoor spaces by reclining in an alluring chair, swing or hammock and taking it all in—the views of your favorite flowering cherry tree, the color of your James Hardie® home siding and trim at sunset, and the mouth-watering smells from the fired-up grill.

We’ve rounded up a collection of well-designed hanging chairs and hammocks. Some perfect for a solo sit, some ideal for tiny ones and even one that’ll fit the entire family. One thing’s for sure, all of them make us want to sit, swing and soak up our outdoor spaces. Here are five of our favorite hanging chair and backyard hammock ideas.

Photo courtesy of Wayfair

Boho meets breezy

The Parker Woven Tree Hammock Chair, made with recycled cotton, feels like the perfect swinging spot to cozy up with a book and a beverage. It can hang from a backyard tree or a sturdy porch beam, and gives your space a coastal, breezy vibe. The natural color of the ropes matches any home siding color, and you can add a brighter pillow or throw for a pop of color.

Photo courtesy of Frontgate.

Family Affair Chair

If family relaxation and naps sound appealing, the Malia Hanging Daybed may be your new outdoor hangout. It can easily be hung from the sturdy rafters of your covered patio, holding up to 1,000 pounds. The cloud-like bed has a gentle sway and the Moroccan-inspired design is sure to turn heads. The platform and cushion covers are resistant to mold, mildew and fading.

Photo courtesy of CB2.

Mod Pod

This off-white recyclable resin hanging chair is handwoven on a powder-coated aluminum frame, which makes it durable when it’s out in the elements. Its throwback look reminds you of mod style, while still feeling completely contemporary. For extra comfy times, snag the weather-resistant cushion insert, too.

Photo courtesy of La Siesta.

Pint-sized Swing

Whether it’s hanging from a beam, tree or swing set, kids b-line to this soft cotton swinging nest. Besides hours of entertainment, it helps with their balance, posture and exercise intake, too. Kids can choose their favorite of five bright colors, and the chair and cushion insert cover are all machine washable.

Photo courtesy of Eagles Nest Outfitters.

Lean Back and Lounge

Hop on and prop up your feet, the ENO Skypod hanging chair stand is the perfect place to sit after some yard work. The adjustable seat height makes it comfy for all sizes, and the stand is made of powder-coated steel, which means it’ll look great and stand strong for a long time. The best part? There’s built-in pockets for snack and magazine storage and a cup holder for your cold one. There may be no better way to take in the backyard breezes.