Many of us have taken up a new hobby since last year. If yours is gardening, then your backyard is likely looking pretty good right about now. The only thing that could improve that formula is a bit of seating so that friends and family can take a moment and really appreciate the literal and figurative fruits of your labor: all the beautiful things blooming around them. A good garden chair can be used in many different settings, too—some can double as outdoor dining chairs, and others can be brought inside without looking too out of place when you need an extra chair for guests. Here, a few of our favorites to choose from.
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Serena & Lily Capistrano Chair
Serena & Lily’s chair has an open, airy vibe to it, so it looks great in more tropical outdoor settings. The frame is aluminum, which is hand-wrapped in resin to give it a rattan feel. The cushion itself is made with a thick weave fabric that will resist the elements and endure; it’s available in a few different patterns for those who want something with a bit more visual interest.
Sergio Villa Opus Garden Chair
There’s a sort of natural flow to this colorful seat, which is made by artisans in the Branzia region of Italy. Those who might prefer a different colorway can choose from among a few other bright and more neutral options, including yellow and beige.
Palacek Montecito Outdoor Chair
It goes without saying that, if you’re going to invest in outdoor furniture, it’s best to snap up something that can properly withstand the elements. Palacek’s chair ranks highly in that regard, as it’s made of durable teak wood and weather-resistant synthetic rope. You’ll be able to lounge in it for many years to come.
One Kings Lane Frances Accent Chair
This chair has some art deco inspiration, namely in the curved frame. There are plenty of color options for the cushions, too, which are covered in durable Sunbrella fabric. Grab a glass of lemonade (or something boozier), flip open a book, and you could easily spend your entire afternoon sitting here.
Four Hands Jevon Outdoor Chair
It’s not the most out-of-the-box chair on the market, but for those who want their carefully manicured garden to do all the aesthetic talking, it’s pretty perfect. The frame is made of eucalyptus wood, which is harvested from Forest Stewardship Council-certified areas, so it has less of an impact on the environment.
Doorman Coliseum Club Chair
It’s not your average patio chair by any means, but that’s a good thing. Coliseum bucks outdoor furniture tradition with its wavier shape, which casts interesting shadows when the sun hits it. If you like it enough, there’s an indoor version available too.
Woodard Sculptura Chair
Sculptura is an old favorite—it was originally designed in 1956, and combines the breeziness of wicker with the durability of iron. Its shape is designed to perfectly cradle the human form, so it’s plenty comfortable and is treated with rust inhibitors to keep it from wearing down or breaking.