Find the perfect cottage chair
Retailers have finally realized what we’ve all known for years: A rickety folding chair does not cut it for outdoor seating. Now, there are more choices for a cottage chair than you can shake a stick at. We’ve collected some of the best ideas, from traditional to surprising, so you don’t have to waste precious cottage moments browsing a store. Here are our top picks for cottage chairs:
1 Muskoka chair
Also known as the Adirondack chair, the Muskoka chair is a Canadian cottage institution. This low-slung cedar chair features a sloping seat and high, reclining back for the ultimate in lounging comfort. Unlike the traditional Muskoka chair, this one folds flat for easy storage. $70, Canadian Tire.
2 Lodge chair
For those who like their traditions with a twist, this Canadian-made chair borrows many style elements from the beloved Muskoka chair. The round silhouette adds visual interest, turning your lounging chair into an arty conversation piece. $299, Jardinique.
3 Resin chair
The trouble with wooden chairs? The elements wreck and ravage them, meaning every season you’ll have to treat them to clean and protect the wood. This resin chair is stylish (we love the hot pink) and better yet, cleans off with a hose. $20, Canadian Tire.
4 Nantucket chaise
For the ultimate in relaxation invest in a chaise made especially for the outdoors. A heavy duty polyurethane finish ensures that no matter the weather the paint on this recliner won't crack or yellow. All you have to do is pick one of the five positions and then relax in this nautical themed seat. Just don’t fall asleep in the sun! $1145, Restoration Hardware.
5 A plush couch
Forget the traditional lounger: This gorgeous outdoor sofa screams luxury. The rattan-look frame is topped with creamy white cushions, perfect for afternoon naps in the shade or just daydreaming the day away. $1179, Pottery Barn.