With the vibrant Florida sun, it’s always nice to spend time outdoors and relax on a windy day. If you’ve just moved into your new home, you probably haven’t decorated your patio area. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be overwhelmed and get all the furniture for it.
Why not start with a chair? Even without tables and other furniture, you can already enjoy your patio if you have a nice, cozy spot to sit at. It will also be one of the furniture that will determine whether your patio area is inviting or not.
So if you’re unsure on what chair to get, here are the different types and designs of patio chairs you can choose from.
1. Lounge Chairs
Lounge chairs are the most common type of patio chairs. Its long structure makes it more of a place to lie down in than sit on. For those who love to go sunbathing, this chair is perfect for you. You won’t need to lie down on a towel over the grass to get a tan.
The lounge chair comes in different designs and can be made out of different materials such as wood, steel, or wicker.
Most people prefer wooden lounge chairs, probably because of its beautiful design. It usually comes with cushions to make sitting on it more comfortable, but it works without it as well. The wooden-chair in the photo comes with a thick and polyester-covered cushion that is removable and washable. Since it is outdoor furniture, the entire product is made to be water-resistant.
If you prefer a more rugged option, you can get a steel lounge chair. This one has an iron frame that can support up to 250 lbs. The three plush cushions are removable and water-resistant. Like most lounge chairs, this one can be reclined so you have the option to turn it into a bed or a chair you can stretch in.
The wicker lounge chair is starting to become a popular option as well. It’s comfortable enough to use without the cushions. This design is also easier to maintain and it’s weatherproof. The material has become so popular it became its own type of chair.
2. Wicker Chairs
What’s great about wicker chairs is they are easier to maintain and can withstand different weather conditions. Combining this with their unique straw-like design, no wonder people are starting to prefer this type of patio chair.
You might be worried that these chairs will easily break because their material is flimsier than wood or steel. It is more delicate than the other types of patio chairs, but the steel frame makes it durable.
For example, this sofa-looking wicker chair has a steel frame. You also won’t have to worry about the wicker fading or cracking since it’s weather-proof. If you have a pool, you can consider getting this, but the cushions for this one are not water-resistant (you can always look for a cushion cover or a different cushion).
These chairs are light and easy to assemble. So if you want to redecorate your patio, you won’t be having trouble moving these around.
Here’s another design for wicker chairs. If it’s already easy to carry the sofa-styled one, then you probably can carry this design with just one hand. Even if it’s light, it can still hold your weight because of the tubular steel frames.
3. Rocking Chairs
Another common type of patio chair you’ll find is the rocking chair. What’s a better way to relax in your garden than in these comfortable rockers?
There are also different designs for this type. You can get a traditional wooden one or go for a modern-looking one.
This wooden rocking chair is made of sturdy acacia. The polyester cushion is water-resistant, so you can place this chair near your pool.
Here is a rocking chair with a modern look. It has steel frames and water-resistant Textilene fabric. Compared to the wooden chairs, this chair’s headrest and armrests have paddings for extra comfort.
This type also comes in wicker, and you’re probably familiar with this material by now. This wicker rocking chair is easy to put together and weatherproof. It also comes with a thick, comfortable, and washable cushion.
4. Chair Swings
If you want a unique-looking type, you should opt for a chair swing. You may think they only go with porches, but you can also use place them in your patio area. Even if your patio doesn’t have a roof, you can get a chair swing with its own suspension base.
This is a one-seater chair wing. Look at its egg-shaped design, do you think it would look nice on your patio? It has a sturdy iron frame, so you don’t have to worry about falling or the chair breaking. It has weatherproof polyester cushions which makes it easy to maintain.
You can also get a chair swing that can fit two people. This two-seater has a washable and weatherproof fabric as well. It can hold up to a maximum weight of 400 pounds.
It’s important to check the recommended weight limit for your chair swings so it won’t break or cause an accident.
5. Hammock Chairs
Another type of hanging patio chair is the hammock chair. Similar to chair swings, it has its own support system. Most people prefer that their hammock suspended from their roof. Either way, both are great chairs to relax in on a windy day.
If your patio does have a roof, you can get a hammock swing like this. You can easily hang it from a beam or branch thanks to its loop-end top. This chair can carry up to a maximum weight of 260 pounds.
If you don’t have a roof, you can opt for a hammock with its own suspension base. This one’s steel has a rust-resistant coating to make it weatherproof. It can hold up to a maximum weight of 300 pounds. It may look like there are a lot of parts, but it will be quick and easy to assemble.
Whether you get the one that suspends or has its own base, you should know the weight limit for both designs. Make sure to choose one that can carry any member of your family or friends.