Okay, obviously I’m exaggerating a little bit on the whole “best thing that ever happened to me” part, but I’ve been drooling over hanging chairs for so long that when my boyfriend finally took the plunge and bought me one for my birthday last year I was ecstatic! Granted, it ended up taking us another couple months to actually find a decent handyman who would come out and install it for us (apparently handymen aren’t too keen on hanging up hanging chairs, who knew?), it was still totally worth the wait and every penny spent.
I think it brings such a breath of fresh air to our living room and is the perfect spot to cozy up in and read a good book, not to mention it’s the first thing people comment on when they come into our house. Practically everyone is scared to sit in it at first though because they think they’ll cause the whole ceiling to crash down, so let me assure you now friends, it’s safe! Seriously, you’re not too fat for it, I swear. Kenny snagged ours from Urban Outfitters for $200. However, if you hire someone to install it for you, expect to spend another chunk of change, anywhere from $100 – $150. Again though, absolutely worth it!
Here are some of my favorite hanging chairs on the web right now, including ours in a different color
Anthropologie Knotted Melati Hanging Chair, $498
Urban Outfitters Marrakech Swing Chair, $229
Serena and Lily Hanging Rattan Chair, $450
Hanging Bubble Chair, $726
Tropicalia Cocoon Swing by Moroso, $8,130