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In the Hot Seat: Hung Up On Hanging Chairs

By: Sarah Beaumont

June 4, 2016

Not all chairs are created equal. Some are made strictly to increase office productivity while others are meant for lazy movie days. And then there are those that are crafted for pure, unadulterated fun. Enter the hanging chair. Like the hammock, this playful and versatile seating option is made for lounging, swaying, and obviously, just hanging around. They were all the rage in the 1970s, and now they’re swinging back into action. From boho rattan chairs in the living room to groovy mod acrylic ones, these are the hot seats of the summer.

via Anthropologie / Home Bunch

via Anthropologie / Home Bunch

It seems only natural for a hanging chair to hang around in nature, especially when it’s a pod woven from vibrant strings of brightly colored macramé. For the opposite effect, go rustic modern with this chair, which is reminiscent of a tire swing.

via Home Edit / Brit + Co

via Home Edit / Brit + Co

These are not your average porch swings. From a globe-shaped, rattan pod to a graphic print fabric chair, your porch game will be on point with a hanging chair in the mix.

via Apartment Therapy / Home My Design

via Apartment Therapy / Home My Design

Next stop: the living room. Using a hanging chair indoors can feel a little over the top, but if you’re willing to take a chance, it can turn a basic room into one that’s worthy of a magazine spread. To make the space feel put together, consider using two hanging chairs to create a conversation area. Or add some funk to your regular furnishings with a shapely, black chair like the one on the right.

via Furniture Supply

via Furniture Supply

An acrylic pod like this has a hyper-modern vibe, but when placed in a large, historic space beside antique furniture, it creates a fresh and beautiful juxtaposition between old and new.

via Design Ideas / Nation Trendz

via Design Ideas / Nation Trendz

Sometimes your basic office chair just doesn’t cut it. Maybe you have to finish up that last bit of work while hanging with your kid at night or you have a hefty stack of books to study from – when you feel the need to relax while working, a hanging chair gets the job done.

via Apartment 34 / Home Design Etc

via Apartment 34 / Home Design Etc

Neutral macramé and rattan hanging chairs in the bedroom add another element of comfort to your coziest space and provide a place to hang other than your bed on a lazy day. Plus, we hear they’re perfect for cuddling.

READ MORE: Rattan – Our Favorite Summer Decor Trend, 7 Iconic Seating Options

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