I'll say it up front: Hanging chairs are not for everyone. However, if you're willing to take a chance on a piece that's a little over-the-top, the effect is eye-catching and undeniably fun. To start your search, we've rounded up 10 stylish options that will take your home decor to new heights—and that you'll want to hang out in all day long.
If you're going to hang a chair from the ceiling, you'll definitely want to make sure you secure it properly. Follow eHow's simple instructions for anchoring from a ceiling joist. If you're still not confident that you won't end up on your bum, hire a handyman.
Crocheted by hand from white organic cotton, this creative swing seat is a must-have for an artful bohemian home.
The classic rattan swing seat looks fresh and feminine when swirled into lace-like designs.
With a '60s-inspired design and a heavy-duty rope for secure suspension, this seat soars above the rest.
This simple backless swing seat was designed with grown-ups in mind, and comes in a variety of playful styles, including one covered in fuzzy lamb's fleece and another printed with a unicorn motif.
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Whether posted up beachside or in an NYC apartment, let this gently swinging cradle lull you to sleep.
If you'd describe your decor style as bright and bold, take a chance on this blue and lime green perch from Anthropologie.
This funky fiberglass egg lined with lipstick-red upholstery was designed more than 40 years ago, yet still feels futuristic.
The parallel lines on this handwoven pod, made from off-white resin for maximum durability, give this statement piece a beachy island vibe.
We love that this suspended cocoon comes with its own stand, so you won't have to worry about forfeiting your security deposit for inexplicable ceiling damage.
Other Good Resources:
- 10 Hanging Chairs You'll Never Want to Get Out of — Architectural Digest
- 10 Awesome Hanging Chairs for Kids — Hello Wonderful
- 8 DIY Hanging Chairs You Need in Your Home —Brit & Co
More Than $1000
Splurging on this leather and maple wood masterpiece isn't just an investment in your home's style, but it also supports the American makers who handcraft the seats in small batches.
Your new favorite meditation pod will help take you to a higher place, while a structure hand woven from basalt (that's right, the rock formed from volcanic eruptions) elevates the form.
We'd buy this chair for its Jetsons-inspired style alone, but a curved design with noise-blocking abilities is a much-appreciated perk.
*Re-edited from a post that originally ran on 01.11.13. - KH