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Best hanging egg chairs for indoors and out

Not many things can beat the feeling of utter relaxation in the summer sun, so why not chill out in style this year with a comfy cocoon chair or hanging egg chair?

Three cocoon chairs on a white background
Published: April 25, 2022 at 11:00 am
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Stylish and comfy, egg chairs, also known as pod or cocoon chairs, are a great addition for both indoor and outdoor schemes. Available in a range of styles and colours, they're ideal for lazy days and for creating your own mini haven away from the hustle and bustle. Whether it’s swaying in the sun or snuggling up inside with a book, there will be a cocoon chair for you and your home!

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When you’re choosing an egg chair, it’s worth considering the materials included in the design. Hard-wearing rattan-effect seating is particularly popular, as you can keep it outside without worrying about it getting damaged. If you’re after an indoor egg chair, though, you could opt for a more delicate material such as rope or wicker.

Hanging egg chairs are perfect for lazy days in the sun, but if you’d prefer to stay firmly on the ground, there’s a whole host of four-legged cocoon chair options too. Here are our favourite egg chairs for sale at the moment…

The best hanging egg chairs to buy in 2022

Rattan Hanging Egg Swing Chair

Best grey-toned cocoon chair

Rattan Hanging Egg Swing Chair

Fancy sharing a cosy spot with someone, or want more space for yourself? Try out a double hanging egg chair, which boasts all of the qualities of a comfy cocoon chair in a larger size. This model from Amazon has a width of 95cm; ideal for two people or for stretching out on your own with a book.

Use it indoors or out; its cool grey tone should fit in with most home and garden schemes. If you plan on keeping it outside during the colder months, it’s worth investing in a patio cover to keep it in tip-top condition.

Natural rattan effect swivel egg chair

Best swivel egg chair

Cherry Tree Furniture Nerida Natural Rattan Effect Cocoon Swivel Garden Egg Chair

Cane furniture has had a huge resurgence in recent years, with many of us rushing to fill our homes with vintage-style cabinets, lampshades and chairs made from woven plant fibres.

Styling this pretty egg chair is one way to incorporate the trend into your own space. And as it’s weather-proof, it would work well as either an outdoor or indoor egg chair.

Despite cane’s popularity right now, the seat’s neutral colouring and simple silhouette should earn it a place in your home or garden for years to come.

Paxton hanging egg chair

Best simple design

Paxton hanging egg chair with cream cushion on a patio area

For simple, unfussy design, you can’t get much better than this hanging egg chair. With its curved black frame, solid woven seat and removable cream-coloured cushion, its classic styling makes it ideal for modern and more rustic gardens alike.

Alternatively, you could use it as an indoor egg chair for extra seating in living areas and reading nooks.

As a handy added extra, you can alter the height of the seat with the adjustable chain above.

Lyndhurst rattan cocoon chair

Best minimalist cocoon chair

Lyndhurst rattan cocoon chair with cushions on a decking area

When you hear the phrase ‘cocoon chair’ or ‘indoor egg chair’, you probably think of something like this, with four simple legs and a woven pattern across the entire chair.

Thanks to this model’s neutral colouring and wood-effect legs, it’s a great choice for indoor seating, and would look particularly fantastic in homes with a modern design scheme.

Chevron garden single chairs

Most unusual design

Chevron garden chair and sofa

For something a little different, try this metal design from John Lewis. The chair and sofa is part of the retailer’s ‘chevron’ furniture range, which includes a coffee table, bistro seating and a hanging egg chair, all with the same geometric pattern.

Invest in a selection of furniture items to create a cohesive theme or just opt for one as a statement piece.

Ohuhu Swing Chair Macrame Hammock Chair

Best swinging cocoon chair

Ohuhu Swing Chair Macrame Hammock Chair in a living area

Halfway between an egg chair and a hammock, this macramé hanging chair would make a sweet addition to a garden. With its pretty tassels and white colouring, it’s perfect for fans of boho style and should add a whimsical touch to any outdoor space. The detailing is made from 100% cotton for a high-quality finish.

The chair would also look great indoors, and you can hang it up just about anywhere, thanks to the included fixing accessories. Simply suspend it using the iron hook, and you’ll be ready to chill!

Lyra garden hanging chair

Best colourful design

Lyra hanging garden chair

You can always rely on Made.com to create quirky and stylish pieces for the home. This is its hanging egg chair, featuring two different woven patterns on the seat and a comfy grey cushion.

The blue frame is perfect for adding a pop of colour to your garden. But if you prefer a more neutral scheme, why not go for the version with a black frame instead?

Indoor outdoor cocoon chair

Best bench-style cocoon seating

Indoor Outdoor Cocoon Chair in a garden

It’s hard to ignore this stunning cocoon chair from Cox & Cox. It makes enough of a statement to impress any guests and visitors, but thanks to its neutral tones it’ll still blend nicely into your garden.

There’s room for two people (and a small child) on this cocoon chair, or you could stretch out to really get comfy with a drink and a good book.

Dante garden hanging pod chair

Best cut-out cocoon chair

Dante Garden Hanging Pod Chair, Natural

Style meets practicality in this rustic hanging egg chair from John Lewis. We love its simple design details like the solid woven back and neutral cushions.

The best bit? The chair comes with cut-outs so you can easily grab your book from the table next to you, reach for that refreshing drink and chat to friends and family around you.

Rattan Effect Hanging Egg Chair in Grey

Best grey single-seat egg chair

Argos Home Jaye Hanging Egg Chair

For something a little different, how about this chic grey hanging egg chair from Argos? The neutral colour will fit into a range of interior aesthetics and garden styles, from Japandi-style homes to cottagecore gardens. Comfort is key too with an egg chair and this model has mouldable cushions so you sit back with ease. The frame can be left outdoors, but you'll need to bring the chair inside when it's not in use.

WeCooper Teardrop Wicker Lounge Chair

Best teardrop chair

WeCooper Teardrop Wicker Lounge Chair

Prefer solid ground? This rattan egg chair might be the one for you. With PE rattan and waterproof cushions, this is an ideal choice if you're looking for a reliable outdoor egg chair. Super comfy and sturdy, you'll have a hard time sitting in anything but this!

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Find more chic garden furniture items in our roundups of the best tables and chairs and rattan pieces.

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Katie is a Staff Writer for HomeStyle magazine and YourHomeStyle.uk. She previously worked on Gardens Illustrated magazine and has written for various other lifestyle magazines and brands. She particularly enjoys writing about indie and eco homeware brands, interior styles through the ages, urban gardening, and decor hacks for small spaces. She is also responsible for HomeStyle's buyer's guides, so you'll often find her testing out the latest homeware gadgets and kitchen appliances.

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