12 Cute Summer Deck Chairs For Your Garden, Balcony, Or Picnic

The international chair of summer

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By Sarah Lakos
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The UK summer is officially here, and you probably need a new deck chair for your outdoor space, to picnic on or carry to the beach. With the heatwave, finding the best deck chair has become something of a British past time. These twelve chairs cover all the bases: from breathable fabric slings, to lightweight frames, and more sturdy garden furniture.

The one thing they have in common? They're all cute and will add style-points to your next picnic, garden gathering or day by the seaside.

Ranging from £12 and up, you're sure to find something in this list to enjoy while you finish that summer read or sip a cocktail in total comfort.

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The Value Pack

These stripey classics are nice and light, which makes them perfect for carrying to and from the beach, park or around a back yard with ease. Did we mention they're £12 each? With each frame made from steel, they'll also last more than one season. Arm rests for added comfort - just add Aperol.

Stylish and Sturdy

This PE rattan chair is both waterproof and super sturdy. Settle in with a book in the sunshine, these chairs are great for reclining and relaxing.

The Glamping Option

We're taking this ultralight chair with us everywhere - picnics, parks, to the beach - everywhere! The contrasting orange and army green are really chic - a huge improvement on '90s camping furniture that still haunts outdoors shops. The fabric is also waterproof and durable, perfect for picnic spills or taking a seat post-swim.

The Designer Splash

This mustard and blue dream of a chair is a touch higher in price point - but for multiple summers of joy looking at, and sitting on this woven beauty, it's 100% worth it. Made are know for their quality and personality-packed design and this chair is no exception.

The Grown Up One

This deck chair is slightly more expensive than the others - but we were sold on the woven rattan style seat, the wood detail arm rests and did we mention it reclines?! It just looks comfortable, and super stylish for anyone's balcony, rooftop or garden.

The 'LBD' of Deck Chairs

Summer Goths and monochrome fans, this one is for you. If your outdoor space is a 'statement' in itself, this seriously stylish chair will fit right in. The covers are removable for easy care and it folds flat for storage. Très chic, no?

Classic Beach Vibe

Can't get to the beach? Inject some seaside glam into your outdoor space with these two slung deck chairs. Find your perfect angle with three adjustable reclining positions. Made from hardy blonde beachwood, the frames fold flat - perfect for storage when not in use.

Nautical Nice

Director chairs are super versatile: they're great for outdoor dining at a table or for reclining in the sun. We love the bright stripe on this particular model. As an upright style, they don't take up much floor space, making them a great option for those with balconies or a small courtyards.

Zero Gravity, But Make It Cute

We couldn't click past this cute pastel mint and flamingo print folding chair. It's the perfect deck chair/sun lounger hybrid. The elastic 'springs' give you the feeling of sitting lightly in the chair. Just add a fizzy drink, and this whole set up is Instagram-feed worthy.

The Retro One

Not into the traditional deck chair? Go for this retro winged armchair instead. It folds down for storage and the cover comes off so it's easily washed. The statement print really adds something to your outdoor space.

Perfect for Picnics

This is simplicity at its finest: a lightweight metal frame with arm rests. Reviewers gave this folding chair an average of four stars commenting on its slim size and suitability for occasional picnics. We love this summery lime colour, but you can take your pick from three options.

Straight Off The Stranger Things Set

It's all about the retro aesthetic when it comes to this deck chair. The wood arm rests are a nice accent and the woven 'check' wouldn't be amiss in your grandparents' house. It's full of character and will be a real statement at your next BBQ.

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