9 stylish garden egg chairs – bestsellers to shop now before they sell out

Move fast and you could be sitting pretty on one of the best hanging egg chairs or garden egg chairs – our round-up of the most stylish and affordable options to shop today

A rattan-effect hanging egg chair in the garden on a paved patio
(Image credit: Garden Trading)

A hanging egg chair or standing garden 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. As such, it pays to start shopping early in the season to get your hands on one before they sell out.

In order to speed up your search, we've done the legwork and tracked down the best options available right now, including a foldable hanging egg chair from Homebase, stylish options from Marks & Spencer and John Lewis & Partners, and affordable buys from B&Q, plus many more. 

Best hanging egg chairs and garden egg chairs

Where to buy a hanging egg chair?

A rattan-effect hanging egg chair in the garden on a paved patio

(Image credit: B&Q)

What to consider when shopping for a hanging egg chair or garden 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. These heavyweight metals give the chair some much-needed weight to prevent it from toppling, however, steel and iron aren't as rust and weather-resistant as aluminium-framed garden furniture, so most manufacturers will advise that you 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.

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.

A garden egg chair placed indoors next to Crittal windows in a livign area

(Image credit: Habitat)

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 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.

Homebase foldable hanging egg chair on a garden patio

(Image credit: Homebase)
Amy Lockwood
Ecommerce Editor

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 Ecommerce Editor at Ideal Home, offering expert advice on the best products for decorating your home and ensuring it functions smoothly. That includes sourcing stylish yet affordable furniture – from the best sofa beds for combining style, comfort, and function, to the best artificial Christmas trees for a stress-free festive season – helping our readers to find the best mattress for their sleep style, and testing top-rated dehumidifiers and air purifiers to narrow down the best-in-class.