10 Stunning Egg Chairs For Your Outdoor Space
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Accent pieces are key to taking decor to the next level. Mixing new furniture with finds from Etsy and fun items from your travels adds visual interest and depth to your home. A simple touch like a vase with fresh cut flowers sitting on an entryway console can even pack a punch. But choosing accents for your patio or deck can be more difficult. Things like outdoor rugs and even outdoor string lights go a long way, although buying accent furniture, like a stylish egg chair to pair with your outdoor sectional, will have a bigger impact. .
These days, egg chairs popping up in backyards are loosely based on the classic mid-century modern “egg chair,” designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen in 1958. Outdoor egg chairs are available in a range of sizes and shapes (some are more egg-like) and are suspended from the ceiling, hung from brackets or supported by legs. If you’re wondering which type will work best in your space and which styles are best, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our recommendations, as well as things to consider before shopping.
The Best Egg Chairs
What to consider
First, you’ll want to figure out what type of egg chair to get. As mentioned above, you could opt for a chair that attaches to the ceiling with a heavy chain (often included) – but if you don’t have a setup to make it work but still like the idea of a swivel chair, you can purchase a model that attaches to a stand instead. Keep in mind that mounts aren’t always included in the package price, so you may need to purchase one separately. There is also a range of stand designs, and those with circular bases generally take up the least amount of space. If you can do without the swing, a stationary chair is the way to go, and some come with swivel bases.
Just like with stands, not all egg chairs come with cushions (all of the ones we cover below do, though). The cushions that work with egg chairs are usually attached to the frames and usually have a polyester fabric cover. There are also Sunbrella options, though opting for a performance fabric can seriously increase the price of the chair. In terms of frame material, the vast majority is weather-resistant wicker-rattan wrapped around a steel frame.
Size and overall shape are additional factors to consider before making your purchase. An egg chair that is too big compared to other rooms and the size of your garden may seem too Alice in Wonderland. On the other hand, one that is too small defeats the purpose of an accent piece. Not all egg chairs are egg shaped, although some are. Capacity is just as important. Many egg chairs weigh a maximum of 250 or 265 pounds, which may be a problem for some. Others notch it up to 300 pounds, and oversized, double-width chairs typically support 400 to 500 pounds and more.
How we selected
Every egg chair we cover below has an average rating of at least 4 stars, and most have an average rating of 4.5 stars or more. Our selection includes a wide range of types and styles, all safe for outdoor use, and we’ve selected options in several price ranges to suit different budgets. Egg chairs were judged on overall design; the quality, size and volume of the cushions; and value-added extras. We also researched frames and cushions available in multiple color choices.
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