Would you also like to disappear for a while and curl up in a private harbor for at least a while? Indoor hanging chairs can make this possible, not only because they are practical, but also because they look glamorous enough to impress any visitor who sees them.
Indeed, hanging chairs are one of those pieces of furniture you would all be the envy of, especially when finished in a stylish and colorful way that goes with the rest of your decor.
Hanging cocoon chairs are a smart idea for both stylish villas and camping vacations as these pieces come in all styles, sizes and shapes.
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Over the past few years, designers have often referred to these smart and comfortable items as “hanging chairs”, although the term “cocoon chairs” is still their official name.
Be it a cocoon chair or a hammock, you will love its coziness and the amazing stylish contribution it will make to the elegance of your home.
A Bubble Ikea hanging chair, for example, is an elegant detail for any modern interior that doesn’t break the bank and a nice accessory for the bedroom, office or even the garden.
Hanging chairs indoors – the things you need to know
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First and foremost, choose a machine washable fabric.
To make your cocoon camping chair both practical and comfortable, find one made from polyester and cotton.
These fabrics blend into a waterproof canvas that is mold-resistant and responsive, and ensures that your luxury camping accessory will last longer.
Unhook any metal parts from the chair and make sure you can put them in the washing machine.
Even if most chairs are machine washable, yours may not be tumble dryer compatible. So check if this is the case before washing it.
Another thing to remember is that the cocoon chair is exposed to the sunshine a lot of the time. So choose a chair that is 100% UV resistant.
Ideas for cocoon chairs
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The Cocoon Beach is a popular and very comfortable outdoor model that is large enough to be used as a day bed.
Thanks to the aluminum frame, synthetic wires and waterproof straw, you can use it next to a pool, ideally with soft foam mattresses and transparent curtains.
Single cocoon hanging chair
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Instead of hanging a chair for your kids to play in, consider cocoon hanging chairs that are suitable for any adult.
Use your creativity and imagination and turn your garden into a play area where you can entertain friends for hours.
Do yourself a favor and opt for a relaxing rocking cradle instead of hanging a fabric chair.
These cradles were originally designed as a safe and functional solution for autism patients and children with rhythmic movement disorders (RMD).
Over time, they have developed into aesthetic and sustainable pieces of furniture that offer peace and comfort in every home.
Double cocoon chairs
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Double cocoon chairs look identical to their single chair versions, the only difference being their larger diameter of 1.8 m.
In terms of weight, they are usually 1kg more due to the double nylon rope that supports the hanging system.
If you’re having one of those days and there doesn’t seem to be anything you can do to improve your mood, put the worries on a nice beanbag chair.
Butterfly sofas have a unique metallic silver mesh, which makes them look much more interesting than any other type of hanging chair.
Bonsai cocoon chairs
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Those of you who like cocoon chairs have definitely heard of the Papasan chair, a classic solution that fits into any interior and can be traced back to the early 50s.
Nowadays, you can either buy the original or opt for some of the many different versions that are available in the market.
Child-friendly bonsai cocoon chairs
Bonsai is the smallest cocoon chair you can buy as it is 1.2m in diameter. Nevertheless, the bonsai hanging chair is both waterproof and bacteria-resistant and can be placed in your garden.
Hanging nest chairs
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This chair can either be hung upside down or laid on the floor and is usually oversized to accommodate more people in even the most unusual meeting places.
The shape is reminiscent of a real, secluded bird sanctuary and a perfect floating area for relaxing and meditating.
Shy lotus chairs
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Like hanging nest chairs, shy lotus chairs have a surprisingly calming effect and distance from the urban chaos and can be easily accommodated both indoors and outdoors.
You can feel even more comfortable by modernizing the hanging chair concept
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One would argue that hanging chairs, as catchy as they may look, are not practical enough to replace a traditional setting.
However, many designers claim the opposite, promoting cocoon chairs that can be used in the ordinary way but are more relaxing by pulling on the “ears”.
In fact, the concept of the “cocoon chair” was first adopted by airports and similar public places where people need to spend a lot of time and be comfortable.
Egyptian throne chair
As the name suggests, these chairs are large and attractive and can accommodate two adults. What could be nicer than relaxing next to your loved one?
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Some cocoon chairs are designed with a granulated structure for stability and have an open front like armchairs for added privacy.
The selection is very diverse: you can opt for fine leather upholstery or a vintage velvet solution – cocoon armchairs can meet all preferences!
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The Desert Dome chair doubles as a bed and will soon become your favorite nap area.
Even if building doesn’t require more than wrapping a chair in a sleeping bag, the designers have made sure it’s the cutest and most interesting seating solution to accommodate you while relaxing.
The only problem that can arise is an unwillingness to get up and go to the bedroom when bedtime comes.
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To be completely honest, luxury and modern cocoon sets can be a little over your budget, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest in them.
They are both relaxing and fun, and they ensure that you are doing both of the activities that are critical to a quality life.
Cocoon and hanging chairs are among the most comfortable and modern seating solutions that have both an aesthetic and a practical side.
They come in all styles, shapes, colors and sizes so you can find exactly the piece that suits your tastes and preferences.
Most cocoon chairs are water and mold resistant. So you can use them in the garden, on the terrace or even by the pool.