Adding a cocoon chair to your garden is the perfect way to create a sense of stylish tranquillity. Also known as hanging egg chairs, cocoon chairs are instantly recognised thanks to their unique egglike shape and suspended nature. Typically made of rattan, and with a soft cushion base, they're a comfortable and functional garden accessory as well as an exciting focal point for your outdoor space. A soothing way to lose a few hours on a sunny day - curl up with a good book and glass of wine, and enjoy the gentle swaying motion.
In our roundup, you'll find a mix of styles from double hanging cocoon chairs, to standout, decorative designs. So whether you're looking for a romantic spot for two, or a fun garden feature for a summer of BBQs, browse our list of the best cocoon chairs, and create your own relaxing haven.
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Best cocoon chairs for 2022
Double Cocoon Swing Chair
For a large cocoon chair with room for two - or room for one with legs stretched out - try this double rattan design. The anti-fade and waterproof rattan material makes it a durable choice, ready for rain and shine, and it's easy to clean too.
A particularly nice touch is the adjustable head cushion. Just move as suits and find your most comfortable position. The grey cushions are sure to match an array of garden furniture, and as a piece of furniture you're likely to have for a while, it's a safe choice to go for a neutral colour. You can easily brighten up the grey with a scattering of funky outdoor cushions, or an outdoor rug perhaps.
Peacock Indoor/Outdoor Hanging Chair
The intricate pattern and swirling peacock effect make this cocoon chair a desirable and glamorous option. Layer this rattan design with your favourite blankets and throws, and snuggle up under the stars on a clear evening, or kick back with a chilled gin and tonic on a sunny afternoon.
It's best to keep this design inside when it's wet and blustery, so you could hang it indoors during the winter months.
Globo Garden Hanging Chair
While a lot of hanging egg chairs have a similar rattan design, this model stands out with its unique wooden frame. We think it would make a lovely permanent garden feature, so if you're looking to fill a space, or create a homey vibe to your outdoor space, this could do the trick.
With a comfy cream cushion too, you can sink in and catch the evening sun after a busy day. The cover is washable, so inevitable drink and BBQ spillages shouldn't be too much of an issue. You can also hang the chair from a tree if you'd rather as it's detachable.
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Hampstead Hanging Nest Chair
There's something very charming about this round cocoon chair with its circular, rather than the more typical oval, shape. The design from Garden Trading features a black stand and base which contrast nicely against the light PE bamboo chair and the off-white seat pad and cushion.
Match with distressed furniture, or a natural wooden table for the ultimate relaxed, boho-chic vibe.
Paxton Hanging Egg Chair
For a more solid design that still boasts the classic rattan look, try this Paxton hanging egg chair. The design features an adjustable chain so you can alter the height of the chair so it's just right.
We love the addition of the arm holes - easy access to your cup of tea or glass of wine! The cream cushions are removable so you can store them indoors when the weather turns.
Tetbury Nutmeg Rattan Single Hanging Cocoon
If you're not a fan of the circular, or oval shaped cocoon chairs, you can opt for a teardrop chair that narrows at the top. The creamy and mellow nutmeg colour of this design from Bramblecrest has a soothing effect, and the crisscross pattern gives it a contemporary, more abstract feel. It would look lovely on natural stone paving.
With wipe-clean cushions, you can keep this chair in tip top condition throughout the warm months when garden parties are in full flow. While the steel poles are powder coated, you may find this chair can rust a little over time. Best to cover the cocoon chair when it's not in use, and be careful not to drag the design across the ground.
John Lewis and Partners Salsa Garden Hanging Chair
Fancy a fun splash of colour for your garden setup? This teal hanging cocoon chair is a sure crowd pleaser. Place on wooden decking for a vibrant lift, or surround with garden lights and lanterns for a chilled out al fresco dinner with friends.
This design is more open in comparison to the more traditional closed cocoon shapes, and thanks to its weatherproof design, you can leave it out all year. Add your favourite patterned cushion for added comfort and even more colour.
Double Hanging Rattan Egg Chair
Our second option with space for two. This fabulous cocoon chair is suitable for indoor use, so you can pop it in your conservatory during the chillier months. The large and striking design is perfect for filling out a spacious garden, so if you've just moved and you're looking to create a welcoming feel to your new space, this cocoon chair is sure to help.
The addition of the plump cushions make it a comfortable choice. You can enjoy a well-earned soft seat after a hard day's work in the garden.
Hanging Bell Tent
We couldn't resist this beautiful hanging bell tent from Cox and Cox. More practical than you may think, it's UV, mould and water-resistant. The canopy is removable, so when you've had enough shade, you can go for the swinging basket option and spend an afternoon soaking up the sun.
As shown, you can have fun decorating this quirky design with cosy blankets and soft cushions, and create your very own garden snug. It would make the perfect front row seat for an outdoor cinema.
Large enough for two adults, it's the ultimate lazy Sunday afternoon nap spot. Grab a book, and hide away for the afternoon. This design is sure to go down well with kids too.
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Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across a range of Immediate’s special interest brands. Whatever your passion, whether it’s hillwalking, cooking, gardening, running, socialising or even sleeping, she'll likely have written about it.