Hanging egg chairs for the garden: where to buy in 2022

Sit pretty on these hanging egg chairs for the garden with our round-up of where to shop for the most stylish and affordable options

A hanging egg chair is the pièce de résistance of the garden, creating a stylish focal point that will have your friends and family fighting over who gets to sit pretty in the best seat on the patio.

Once you've sorted the best garden furniture for your outdoor space, whether that's a timeless rattan corner sofa set, a contemporary outdoor dining set, or one of the best garden benches of the season, a garden egg chair is the one thing that can really transform your outdoor living area into a luxe retreat, offering the perfect place to curl up with a book, enjoy a long cool drink on a warm summer's day, or just swinging gently and escape into a daydream.

However, as well as not coming cheap, a garden egg chair can also be a tricky product to track down, especially if you're looking for one at an affordable price point.

To help make your hanging egg chair dream into a reality, we've tracked down the best hanging egg chair options available right now, whether that's getting on the waitlist for the Aldi egg chair, keeping you up to date on the in-stock status of the B&M egg chair, or offering some great alternatives that are in-stock and ready to deliver.

Where to buy a hanging egg chair?

Our picks of this year's most affordable hanging egg chairs

Gardenline Small Hanging Egg Chair | £189.99 at Aldi (opens in new tab)

One of the most affordable, and therefore most popular, hanging egg chairs each season is Aldi's offering. This egg chair sells out fast, so keep an eye out in February or March for its first release, and if you miss out then sign up for an email notification when it comes back into stock on the Aldi website.

Singapore Hanging Egg Chair | £229 at Dunelm (opens in new tab)

We love the contemporary style of this hanging egg chair, and it's as comfortable as it is stylish thanks to its generously padded cushions that are upholstered in a neutral off-white. Pair with the coordinating Singapore 4 Seater Conversation Set (opens in new tab) to create a swoon-worthy patio set-up.

Habitat Kora Egg Chair | £260 at Argos (opens in new tab)

Not so bothered about the hanging function? This static garden egg chair on legs is a super stylish buy and comes in either Scandinavian-inspired pale grey or a smart all-black option. There is also a double version available if you want to create a cosy retreat for two.

Argos Home Jaye Hanging Egg Chair | £360 at Argos (opens in new tab)

This smart black rattan-effect hanging egg chair from Argos Home also comes in a mid-grey colourway. Both come with cushions included, although the padded area is a little more skimpy than some others on our list, and make a great addition to a stylish patio space.

GoodHome Apolima Hanging Egg Chair | £400 at B&Q (opens in new tab)

It's definitely not the cheapest hanging egg chair available, but we do like the symmetrical shape and natural-look rattan-effect weave of this B&Q egg chair, which will blend well into a more organic outdoor scheme. Plus, there's an extensive selection of matching outdoor furniture in the brand's Apolima (opens in new tab) range.

Charles Bentley Rattan Egg Shaped Swing Chair | £400 at Robert Dyas (opens in new tab)

For a more modern look this grey hanging egg chair with black powder-coated steel base will make a great addition to the garden. It rotates and swings, and the removable cushions are included in the price.

GoodHome Apolima Rattan-Effect Egg Chair | £455 at B&Q (opens in new tab)

It's one of the most expensive options on our list, and yes, it doesn't actually hang, but this rattan-effect garden egg chair is also one of the most generously proportioned cocoon seats we've come across for the price. B&Q's Apolima garden furniture (opens in new tab) collection also offers a great range of coordinating outdoor seating.

A grey hanging egg chair outside a white-painted house

(Image credit: Laura James)

What to consider when shopping for a hanging egg chair

It's very easy to fall in love with the stylish good looks of a hanging egg chair, but there are also some practical considerations to take into account to make sure your investment is worth your hard-earned cash.

Firstly, storage. Most affordable hanging egg chairs or garden egg chair frames are made from powder-coated steel or iron. This metal gives the chair some weight to prevent it from toppling, and also makes for a (relatively) cheaper product as compared to lighter weight aluminium. However, these metals generally aren't as rust and weather-resistant as aluminium-framed garden furniture, so most manufacturers will advise you to cover a powder-coated steel or iron hanging egg chair when it's not in use, or store it indoors or under shelter during the worst of the weather. Aluminium egg chairs, like this Moda Swing Chair (opens in new tab) do exist, but they're generally a much more hefty investment.

So factoring in some storage for the winter months will need to be a consideration if you want to prolong your egg chair's life. Of course, as long as you have the space, then making it a winter addition to your indoor living set-up or conservatory is no bad shout. After all, sitting indoors and swinging gently whilst you enjoy a cup of tea in the warm during autumn sounds pretty blissful to us.

Secondly, cushions. You're going to want some padding to make sure a hanging or standing garden egg chair is as cocooning as you envisage. Most of the options on our list come with cushions included, although they can differ in how generous the snuggle-factor is, with some just offering seat padding, and others combining armrest and headrest padding in one. Just make sure that whichever egg chair you opt for you read the small print to check exactly what you're getting included.

And, thirdly, this goes for the stand too. Again most of the hanging options on our list come with the stand included, but if you come across a buy that seems almost too good to be true, this might be because it only includes the pod chair. So make sure you read the specifications carefully to ensure you're getting what you're hoping for.

Lastly, there's just placement to consider. You'll want a flat surface for a sturdy seat, so decking or a patio area is ideal. And of course, you'll probably want to place it somewhere that gets the sun and where it can become the focal point of your outdoor living area. Take a look at our garden ideas page for lots of inspiration on how to style your outdoor space, as well as our small garden ideas page if you're working with a particularly compact space.

A rattan-effect hanging egg chair on a leafy decked area

(Image credit: Dunelm)
Amy Lockwood
Amy Lockwood

After studying Print Design at Winchester School of Art, Amy spent multiple years working in the interior industry, including styling and visual merchandising for many well-known brands. She’s now Decor Editor at Ideal Home, offering advice on creating your dream interior, whether that's choosing the perfect shade of paint, investing in a new sofa, or sourcing on-trend and sustainable products for the home. She also writes about all things interior for Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, and Real Homes, and brings her design knowledge outdoors at Gardeningetc, where she advises on what to look for when shopping for the best garden furniture and how to create a practical and stylish outdoor living area.