Last year saw us take socialising out into our gardens more than ever before, placing an emphasis on fun and easy ways to turn your outdoor space into the socialising hub of your friend group (hello garden bars).
Garden furniture, in particular, saw a boost in interest as al fresco dining and socialising became the norm, something we can expect to see plenty more of in 2021, too. But one statement piece of garden furniture in particular really caught on, with both celebrities and us mere mortals alike: the hanging egg chair.
Loved by celebrities including Reese Witherspoon, Stacey Solomon and Mrs Hinch, the hanging egg chair provides not only a comfy outdoor respite for one (doesn’t it just scream reading nook?), their chic oval shape and large size make for a modern addition to any garden, whether you’ve acres or a small postage stamp of turf.
The best part is that, while there are plenty that cost in the region of £300+, multiple retailers have cottoned on to the trend, including budget brands such as Aldi and B&M, with much lower price points.
As the mercury rises, now is the perfect time to invest in some key pieces of garden furniture to make sure your outside space is al fresco ready.
Here are all of the best value hanging egg chairs that are available to buy now…
Where to buy the hanging egg chair
Aldi’s extremely popular hanging egg chair from last summer is back. With a staggering nearly 500 5 star reviews online, it’s no wonder it keeps selling out (often in less than 24 hours). But don’t worry, Aldi has promised more stock is coming soon, and you can sign up for an email alert to let you know when it’s available.
Need more space? Aldi’s large hanging egg chair comfortably seats two people – or one person to really lounge out in. This large version will be available to order online from 4 July, so set your alarms now.
Hanging egg chair, £185, Morrisons
Morrisons’ hanging egg chair sold out in a matter of days last year so you will need to head in store quick if you have your eye on the sleek version.
After Mrs Hinch shared a pic of her B&M egg chair on her Instagram Stories last summer, there was no stopping it from selling out. Thankfully, B&M has brought it back again this year and it also comes as a larger Snuggle Hanging Egg Chair for £275.
New for 2021 is this slimmer design from B&M, perfect if your garden is on the smaller side.
Egg chair, £150, Tesco
If you like the bulbous egg-shape but you’re not so much a fan of the hanging style, Tesco has this standing style instead. With a similar rattan effect, the chair comes complete with the grey cushions – the only catch is it’s only available to pick up in store.
The circular design on this chair looks an awful lot like Stacey Solomon’s (above).
This slatted style is also available from Studio and has gained many positive reviews online from happy customers who have used it both inside and outside the home.
Many of Studio’s egg chairs were in high demand and sold out quickly, however, the brand then introduced this slightly more expensive, crescent moon-shaped chair to its range.
A little on the pricier side, but still much cheaper than most on the market, Argos’s version boasts a grey rattan effect and sturdy metal frame.
Another pricier option is this chair from Briq, which it says is ‘a Mrs Hinch favourite’. The swinging seat comes with grey or white cushions and a full height stand.