girl in black dress with hanging hammock chair outdoors You’ve seen them in all the design magazines, those beautiful Instagram worthy posts and home renovation shows. A hanging hammock chair is simply a must have item to complete your perfect alfresco area, children’s room or living space.

Imagine swaying in your hanging hammock chair as you take in the views from your balcony or watching your children peacefully read books as they literally “hang” out in their room. You might add it as the perfect place to hang out by your pool or just want a cool alternative to lounge seating in your living room. Not only do hanging hammock chairs look beautiful in your home but they are super comfy and functional for many spaces.


Functionality of a Hanging Hammock Chair

Hanging hammock chairs can be used both indoors and outdoors as many are made of weather resistant and UV coated materials. For outdoors, use them as a seating option on your balcony or terrace, in the garden or by the pool. You can even get indoor hanging chairs that come with a stand so you don’t need a suitable attachment point in you home to hang them.

Some hanging hammock chairs are more suited as a decorative furnishing and make for a great piece of furniture indoors. You can keep them in the corner of your bedroom, out in the lounge for reading and watching tv or in your children’s bedroom for the perfect reading nook. There are even hanging chairs for kids available so they don’t take your seat.

The great thing about a hanging hammock chair is their smaller size and the way they are hung means they don’t take up a lot of space so you can create a relaxing space to sit almost anywhere.


Types of Hammock Chairs

While traditional hammocks usually suspend horizontally from a stand or mounting points with two opposite ends, a hanging hammock chair suspends vertically from the top of the stand. Sometimes this is from a single point, allowing the user to spin 360 degrees and other times they use a spreader bar to provide two hanging points allowing you to swing back and forth. The latter also provides a flatter base on which to sit, while the single point option will hug the hammock around you.


hanging hammock chair

Unlike conventional hammocks, hanging hammock chairs are usually single seating hammocks and mainly designed for sitting rather than lying down as they are small and shaped like a hanging nest, although some are big enough that the user can recline back in them. They are suspended from one point and can be hung from a stand or other mounting points such as a beam, roof or tree branch.

Some hammock chairs are just designed with plain ropes and are not suitable for small children or pets. These can have cushions added or be left as they are for a feature piece. Other hammock chairs are made super comfortable and relaxing with an included set of hammock seats or cushions attached and sometimes even come with drink holders and foot or arm rests for ultimate luxury. These are a better option for your little ones or furry friends as they don’t have holes they can fall through.

Our Top Picks for Hanging Hammock Chairs

If you’re looking for the perfect Hanging Hammock Chair for your home or deck, we’ve done all the hard work for you. Check out our favorite picks for the best hanging hammock chairs below.

Y- STOP Hammock Chair Hanging Rope Swing

If you’re looking for a beautiful hanging hammock chair to feature inside your home or on your back deck, you can’t go past the Y- STOP Hammock Chair Hanging Rope Swing. This stunning hanging hammock chair is big enough that you can sit or lie back and relax and comes with two pillows for extra comfort.

With a set up time of less than 10 minutes and a bonus carry bag, this super light hammock can be taken anywhere and set up in multiple spaces to enjoy the morning sun or evenings by the fireplace.

Product advantages and likes thumbs up PROS:

  • heavy duty hardwood spreader rod ensuring it easily holds up to 320 pounds
  • large hanging space, allowing user to sit or even lie back in the hammock
  • two cushions, carry bag and all installation materials for quick and easy set up
  • Soft, strong cotton suitable for use by pets and children

Outree Kids Pod Swing Seat

With a huge range of colour options to suit any child’s room decor, the Outree Kids Pod Swing Seat is a magical seating option for your child. These pods can provide a soothing space for children to sit or sway, as well as hours of use for reading, listening to music or inspiring imaginative play.

A hanging hammock chair can encourage development of your child’s motor skills and balance and also provides the perfect safe, calming space for those with sensory or hyperactivity needs.

Product advantages and likes thumbs up PROS:

  • Comes complete with hammock, a covered inflatable cushion and all hardware needed for easy installation
  • Can be installed both indoors using the ceiling nuts or outdoors such as a tree or pergola
  • Can be easily set up and taken down as needed to relocate
  • Suitable for 2 years of age and older
  • Supports up to 170 pounds

Oncloud Upgraded Unique Hammock Hanging Sky Chair

If it’s ultimate comfort and luxury you’re after, than the Oncloud Upgraded Unique Hammock Hanging Sky Chair is an amazing choice. This super hanging hammock chair comes with a drink holder, foot rest and padded arm rests, allowing you to relax all day.

The height adjustable chain is useful for those wanting to easily move it to different areas of your house or yard and it is made of weather resistant nylon and UV protected polypropylene rope so is the perfect choice for outdoor use.

Product advantages and likes thumbs up PROS:

  • Drink holder, arm rests and foot rest for ultimate relaxation
  • Height adjustable chain for different hanging height options
  • Holds up to 250 pounds
  • Ready to hang with all assembly done
  • Perfect for outdoors with weather resistant and UV materials.

    E Everking Hammock Chair Macrame Swing

    Looking for a beautiful feature for your home? Check out the E Everking Hammock Chair Macrame Swing. This dainty looking hanging hammock chair can still hold up to 260 pounds and comes in a range of neutral colours to suit any home.

    It can be set up in minutes and has the option to be hung from either one of two hooks so can be set up in versatile ways. Hang it from two ropes to swing back and forth or use a single pivot point for 360 degree views.

    Product advantages and likes thumbs up PROS:

    • Options for hanging from one point or to prevent spinning
    • 260 pound weight capacity
    • Range of colors to suit any home
    • Can be used with any cushions to suit your decor
    • Flat sitting base, which some may find more comfortable then tradition hanging hammock chairs that wrap around you.