One thing I’ve learned as an interior designer is that people have a variety of preferences when it comes to how they like to relax, and specifically, what they want to lounge on. Some people want to sprawl out on a large sectional; others want to be cocooned in their own little space; some want to swing; some want to glide; others are most comfortable close to the floor. As an experienced lounger myself, these are my best suggestions for getting comfortable.
Adult bean bag chair
This is one of the most basic chairs, but there’s no denying it’s also one of the most comfortable! $398.00 CAD available here.
Child's bean bag chair
This makes for a perfect reading spot in any child’s bedroom. Get the adult beanbag to read together. $198.00 CAD available here.
Child's rocking chair
Children need to relax too (if you can get them to settle down first). These rocking chairs are so good looking you won’t be embarrassed to keep the kids’ furniture in your living room. $214.43 CAD available here.
Corduroy floor pillow
Scatter a few of these around a plush carpet, and you have an instant retreat. $39.00 CAD available here.
Double swing chair
If swinging solo isn’t your thing, go for the double-swing chair and lounge in pairs. $499.95 USD available here.
Egg-shaped swing chair
Don’t have the ceiling support required for a hammock? Get the fully equipped swing chair. $578.00 CAD available here.
Emmerson day bed
Lounge in style with this daybed that’s right on trend. $1,458.82 CAD available here.
These are perfect for people like me who are comfortable on the floor. $168.00 USD available here.
As you may have been able to tell, I prefer lounging with some type of movement involved. But I’ve never liked the look of a rocking chair in my living room—until now! $1,250.00 CAD available here.
Jumbo knit pouf
These are not only great for kicking up your feet, but they can also provide extra seating. $199.00 CAD available here.
Throw this down with a pillow or two, and you’ll feel like you’re lounging in luxury. $483.80 CAD available here.
This one is for the fancy loungers—just don’t expect to look graceful getting out of it. $149.97 CAD available here.
Who says you need a hefty piece of furniture for proper lounging? Spread out a blanket on some soft grass and you have the most relaxing spot around. $59.95 CAD available here.
The standard porch swing will never go out of style. $465.00 CAD available here.
Who would have thought laying back on some rocks could be comfortable? $195.76 CAD available here.
Stratton day bed
This daybed is perfect for someone who loves to read while curled up in a blanket. And with its convenient storage, anything you need is sure to be close at hand. $2,014.72 CAD available here.
For lounging traditionalists, there’s the hammock. $129.97 CAD available here.
The headdemock—making the traditional hammock more hip. $669.00 CAD available here.
My absolute favourite place to lounge is the 50-year-old glider on my cottage’s front porch. $1,649.44 CAD available here.
White swing chair
This selection is a throwback to my high school years—I asked for one for my fifteenth birthday, and to this day it’s still the best place to sit. $279.95 USD available here.
This is for people who like to lounge and glide, but don’t want it to look like they lounge and glide—it’s a glider in disguise! $599.00 CAD available here.
This is large enough for you to put up your feet and still have a tray of coffee or tea nearby. $391.94 CAD available here.
Roman bean bag
For me, this one might be tough to sprawl on—I would always want to be sitting across from it so I could admire it. $399.00 CAD available here.
25 perfect places to relax this summer
One thing I’ve learned as an interior designer is that people have a variety of preferences when it comes to how they like to relax, and specifically, what they want to lounge on. Some people want to sprawl out on a large sectional; others want to be cocooned in their own little space; some want … Continued