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Playa Kids Hanging Chair - Rainbow

A Personal Guide To Hanging Chairs

Right now our son is laying on the floor on his back with just his feet in his hanging chair. He’s seven, and he has spent the last hour in various positions in and around the Playa Rainbow hanging chair in our apartment. He’s probably planning who he is going to attack next in Minecraft.

I have a few of observations:

My first is that a hanging chair is a bit more convenient than a hammock. Especially if you are the type of person who can’t really sit still, or if your home life means that staying still for more than a few minutes at a time is not really feasible. It is easy to sit in and to get up out of. When you compare it to a hammock, I would say it takes half the effort and half the time to get in and out of.

My second observation is how little space the hanging chair takes up in the room. Granted, it is one of the kids hanging chairs and the spreader bar is only 70cm long. It is located quite near to the kettle in our open plan lounge and kitchen area, and we pass by that area of the room all the time. It never seems to be in the way when it is not in use, and it doesn’t get in the way when any of the children are using it.

My final observation is that in a room that is mainly wood and white and beige, the hanging chair really brightens up part of the room. It looks colourful and cheerful. We have had this chair hanging there for about 18 months. It has been washed in the washing machine about 10 times, and it still looks new and fresh. You can call it a long term hammock test if you like and it has passed with flying colours!

We have hung this hanging chair so that it is only about 5cm from the from the ground. We would usually hang it a bit higher, but our 18 month old boy loves it and being 18 months old, he is totally reckless and keeping it low to the ground means he can’t fall far. He can’t get in the hanging chair by himself yet, but he can get out.

Playa Kids Hanging Chair - Rainbow
Playa Rainbow – Kids Hanging Chair

I would strongly recommend hanging chairs for children. Obviously think of the safety and don’t hang it above a concrete floor if you have a two year old who likes to throw herself about!

Our Other Hanging Chair

The other hanging chair that we use regularly is one of our denim hanging chairs. We really like this hanging chair for a few reasons:

Firstly, I love the extra long foot and leg rest. Many hanging chairs come with a seperate mini hammock for the feet. We used to sell chairs like this. It never seemed as comfortable or convenient as it looked on the pictures. You had to get your heel in just the right place. Not terrible, just not instantly relaxing.  The roll out foot and leg rest on the denim hanging chair is just an extension of the base of the chair. It is super comfortable.

My wife likes to nurse our youngest in this hanging chair in comfort. It works very well.

I like the fabric. Denim looks great. Maybe it just goes especially well with the rest of our apartment, but I expect it will look very nice in most locations. The fabric feels strong and comfortable.

I like that it was made as part of an organization in El Salvador which is trying to make a difference to the lives women there.

Like the childrens hanging chair, it is also easy to get in and out of and it doesn’t take up much space when not in use. I like to sit in it and read for a few minutes until something more important to do comes up.

Denim Hanging Chair
Denim Hanging Chair With Leg Support

Top 5 Benefits Of Hanging Chairs

So, in summary, the main benefits of a hanging chair are as follows.

  1. Space saving
  2. Easy to get in and out of
  3. Looks good
  4. Easy to wash
  5. Can be put away or hung up in 2 seconds

Hanging Chairs Outside

We used to live in Sweden, where there are almost a hundred thousand lakes each surrounded by trees. As soon as the weather turned warm enough we would take a hammock and swimming equipment down to a lake for a swim and some relaxation.

We would usually take a hammock. Probably because it comes in a handy shoulder bag and it doesn’t feel as bulky to carry. But a hanging chair is not much trouble to carry at all.

We did take hanging chairs to lakes. Mainly for photography. It works really well. If you have any branch that sticks out from the tree, then you can hang a hanging chair from it. Your feet are clear of the ants on the ground and you can relax in the breeze.

It’s very cosy to have a hanging chair hanging next to a hammock by the lake. So that’s one reason to get both.

If you want to use your new hanging chair outside, but you don’t want to take it around with you, then you can easily hang it from any tree in your garden. You might want a tree band to hang it from, but any strong piece of rope will do the job.

Hanging Chair - Hamaca Cayo Cupcake
Cayo Cupcake – Hanging Chair (Customer Photo)

You can also use your hanging chair on a veranda. It is easy, plus it will not take up much space on your veranda. I think every veranda wishes it was bigger once you start filling it with stuff, but a hanging chair really helps with that problem.

Final Words

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Hanging Chairs Vs Regular Furniture – Pros and Cons

Cayo Hanging Chair - Latte - Medium

Indoor hanging chairs are an exciting addition to any room in your home. If you want to install a hanging chair outdoors on a deck or patio, you’ll feel the same excitement as it is a perfect complement to your regular outdoor furniture.

Pros of Hanging Chairs

These chairs have multiple advantages – and some downsides – when compared to regular furniture, whether indoors or outdoors. Fabric hanging chair-hammocks are the most popular and have the advantages of a hammock as well as a chair.

  • They are aesthically pleasing and interesting;Hanging chairs are stylish additions to any room. When installed outdoors, they are an aesthetic addition to your yard.
  • Relatively easy to install;Installing hanging chairs are an ideal do-it-yourself (DIY) project for the marginally-talented homeowner.
  • Incredibly comfortable for adults and kids;Hanging chairs are supremely comfortable for both adults and children. Just be careful when watching TV or curled up with a book, as you might take a nap, whether voluntary or involuntary, because you’re so comfortable.
  • Offers a striking addition to your décor; andAfter installing a hanging chair, your guests will be challenged not to express their admiration for the exciting addition to your home. You will find most of these guests will want to “try out” your new hanging chair. We can only hope they don’t snore if they can’t help but take a nap.
  • In the right colors, they will complement any furniture type.Whether you match a hanging chair color to your regular furniture or your room walls, you will revel in the statement they make.

Cons of Hanging Chairs

  • You must pick an ideal location, since hanging chairs are not as “mobile” as regular furniture.Your choice of location is vital for the long-term placement of a hanging chair for (a) secure installation, and (b) to maintain your interest over time. You must install it securely to avoid any “accidents” that cause injury to family members or guests.
  • Be careful not to hang it too high off the floor or ground, making it difficult for small children or the elderly (grandparents) to get in and out of it.Whether you install your hanging chair indoors or outside, if you hang it too high, your kids and the grandparents may have a hard time getting in and out of your floating chair-hammock. While your kids will grow, the grandparents may become less, rather than more, flexible over time.

Conclusion

Hanging chairs are great additions to your décor (indoors) or yard (outdoors). You can make them even more comfortable by putting one or more pillows in them.

Handcrafted fabric hanging chairs, like those made by Hammock Heaven, are special, durable, and make a striking addition to any home, garden, or yard.

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A wonderful hanging chair for just £45.95. Delivery is free. This is £14 discount from the RRP. See www.hammockheaven.co.uk .

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Of course, colours are just down to personal choice, but what else can you look at when deciding on a hammock ? the La Siesta hammocks have a tighter weave and somehow feel more sturdy, but less soft and maybe less comfortable. Its a marginal difference.