Hanging Pretty: 7 Amazing Examples of Hanging Chairs At Play
If there's one piece of furniture which embodies relaxation, a cool and casual attitude, and carefree fun, it would be the hanging chair.
Comfortable yet artful, functional yet aesthetic, these seats are a perfect addition to any modern interior. The following seven examples reveal hanging chairs at their best.
1. Sitting By The Stars
There's nothing quite as relaxing as sitting outside under the night sky, reading, chatting or just enjoying the view.
This hanging chair couldn't be in a more prime location, affording its occupants a glimpse of the city beyond while being able to effortlessly converse with those inside.
The round shape, silver colouring, and chain suspension also highlight the hanging chair's aesthetic beauty.
2. Centerpiece Furniture
A view of the stars is always welcome, but the more practical choice would be a view of the TV.
This interior places the hanging chair right in the middle, making it the centerpiece among various items.
And why not? The slender framing, meshed seating area, and bright red cushions are all unique and demand our full attention.
3. A Seat With A View
Like a seat under the stars, this hanging chair gives us a view of the urban landscape. It's a place to escape, perhaps read or listen to music—but above all it's a place to relax.
The key difference between this example and the first is that this hanging chair isn't suspended from the ceiling. It's rooted to the ground and can't shift its view between interior and exterior, so it's purpose is more related to solitary peace and introspection rather than socializing.
Not just for solitude and self-reflection, hanging chairs are the ideal furniture for inspiring breezy, lighthearted discussions.
Their casual and relaxed nature lend a social atmosphere to any part of the home, as this photo clearly demonstrates.
You probably won't find too many hanging chairs in a Victorian interior. But they fit right into modern ones such as this.
Here, the steel framework and mesh body conform with more contemporary and industrial materials, while the gray colouring harmonizes with the established colour palette.
6. Eclectic Appeal
In a home of strangely shaped chairs and accessories, ragged and stained walls, and a general air of austerity, the distinctive contours and brightly coloured pillows of the hanging chair bring some welcome warmth and cheer.
This apartment is a living testament to the fun and tranquil essence of hanging chairs: while everything else is infused with a solemn, subdued and almost grim quality, the hanging chair is, by comparison, easily the most lively and entertaining furniture in view.
7. Exquisite Artistry
An elegant interior deserves elegant seating. This hanging chair matches the classy white palette of the room but adds some optical charisma which holds our gaze captive.
The crisscrossing mesh cage is visually ornate up close, yet clean and simple when look at from afar. While luxurious and understated in colour, the blue cushions are decidedly more comfortable than decorative. In the end, what we have is a hanging chair that's both sophisticated and worldly, aesthetically appealing yet functional—as the best furniture should be.
Perhaps the most casual and comfortable of all furniture, hanging chairs certainly convey an impression of lighthearted fun. Their ideal placement seems to be the balcony, but they can fit just as well inside the home as out.
Always modern, always cool, always enjoyable—hanging chairs are a perfect addition to any interior...or exterior.