The Best Outdoor Chairs in 2022 (Chosen by Yardzen Clients)

Posted on May 16, 2022

It comes as no surprise that outdoor chairs are the outdoor furniture item most often included in our clients’ final landscape designs. If you’re renovating an outdoor space, chances are you plan on lingering to enjoy it—and beautiful, functional seating is required.


Neighbor The Chair outdoor chair

What is surprising to us this year is the number and variety of outdoor seating applications in our client designs. Historically, outdoor social and living spaces have been reserved for the backyard, but no longer. 

Functional front yards and side yards are hugely in demand in 2022. Our clients not only want spaces to recline and enjoy the view from their front porch, but also patio furniture and dining sets for front yard hardscapes, elevated lawn chairs for side yard fire pit lounges—and more.

As the leading landscape design firm, we’ve been able to crowdsource (via our clients) a list of the most popular outdoor chairs in 2022. Out of over 171 chairs available from our partner retailers, the following 10 are the most-popular in our clients’ shoppable landscape designs so far this year (we threw in a few staff favorites as well). These chairs are all popular because they are beautiful, functional, and durable.

10 Outdoor Chairs Most-Loved by Our Clients

  1. CB2 Lecco Teak Outdoor Chair: Best Lounge Chair

  2. CB2 Acapulco Black Outdoor Chair: Best Patio Chair

  3. Highland Dunes Woking Solid Wood Folding Adirondack Chair: Best Folding Chair

  4. West Elm Portside Outdoor Adirondack Chair in Weathered Grey: Most Versatile Chair

  5. Crate and Barrel Vista II Black Outdoor Adirondack Chair: Best Sustainable Chair

  6. RH Outdoor Balmain Teak Lounge Chair: Best Minimal Modern Chair

  7. West Elm Solid Pine Folding Chair in Light Brown: Best Modern Boho Chair

  8. Neighbor The Chair: Best Overall

  9. Hati Home Bali afternoon lounge chair: Best Rattan Chair

  10. RH Outdoor Balmain teak dining chair – Best Dining Chair

     

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01 Lecco Teak Outdoor Chair by CB2

Used in over 80 Yardzen designs so far in 2022

Price: $899 (on sale now for $764.15)


Lecco teak outdoor chair with sand colored cushions is low to the ground and laid back

Lounge chairs, like this one, are included in over 70% of our clients’ designs. They are super versatile and work for a porch or patio, poolside, or around a fire pit. This chair in particular is used more often than any other outdoor chair in Yardzen designs and has a more modern boho style, but also works for tropical, desert, or coastal designs.

We love the casual vibe and that the frame is built with FSC ®-certified teak. Although this chair is suitable outdoor use, CB2 sells a cover separately that should be used during inclement weather to keep the chair looking great for years to come.


Four Lecco outdoor chairs around a fire pit in a side yard landscape designdesign

The Lecco Teak Lounge Chair is perfect for large and small spaces, like this side yard fire pit lounge design for a Yardzen client in Los Angeles, CA

02 Acapulco Black Outdoor Chair by CB2 

Used in over 69 Yardzen designs so far in 2022

Price: $299 (on sale now for $254.15)


Acapulco black lounge chair from CB2 has a round and modern profile achieved by its black powdercoated steel and PVC cord frame.

This unique outdoor chair is perfect for patios because it’s space-conscious, affordable, and versatile. It’s easy to group a few of these chairs in contemporary, traditional, or modern outdoor living spaces and looks especially great in retro, modern bohemian, moditerrananean, tropical, or craftsman style landscapes.

The Acapulco chair is constructed with a black powder-coated steel tube frame and handwoven PVC cord—so it will hold up over time, especially if you use a chair cover (sold separately by CB2).


Acapulco chairs make the most of a slender side yard in a Los Angeles, CA landscape design.

03 Natural Woking Solid Wood Folding Adirondack Chair by Highland Dunes 

Used in over 65 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Price: $399


Traditional wooden adirondack chair with folding mechanism on back leg.

This popular adirondack not only has perfect traditional classic style, but is foldable for easy storage. With armrests that double as cupholders, these chairs are perfect for relaxing spaces that overlook a yard or waterfront view. This outdoor chair is heavy-duty and made of solid wood.


Woking folding adirondacks in a social front yard design for a Yardzen client in Burbank, CA

Woking folding adirondacks in a social front yard design for a Yardzen client in Burbank, CA

04 Portside Outdoor Adirondack Chair in Weathered Grey by West Elm 

Used in over 63 Yardzen designs so far in 2022

Price: $399


Weathered gray wooden adirondack chair made modern with straight angles.

This adirondack chair from West Elm is a designer (and client) favorite because of its versatility in design. It’s not only good for a variety of outdoor living spaces, but design styles as well—it works just as well on a traditional front porch as it does in a modern farmhouse patio or moditerranean poolside lounge.

This high-quality reclining chair is made with moisture-resistant solid mahogany and solid eucalyptus wood that is FSC®-certified and from responsibly managed forests.


Portside adirondack chairs surround a Solo Stove Bonfire smokeless fire pit in a backyard design for a Yardzen client in Denver, CO

Portside Adirondack chairs surround a Solo Stove Bonfire smokeless fire pit in a backyard design for a Yardzen client in Denver, CO.

05 Vista II Black Outdoor Adirondack Chair by Crate and Barrel 

Used in over 58 Yardzen designs so far in 2022

Price: $499


Black adirondack chair with straight back and curved armrests

The black finish on this traditional classic adirondack gives it a modern edge. While we do love how the Vista II looks—what we really love is that it’s made of Polywood—a weather-resistant high-density polyethylene recycled from plastic bottles. Crate and Barrel also sells a matching ottoman if serious relaxation is your goal.


A social front yard design with gravel seating area for a Yardzen client in Roswell, GA.

A social front yard design with gravel seating area for a Yardzen client in Roswell, GA.

06 Balmain Teak Lounge Chair  by RH Outdoor 

Used in over 54 Yardzen designs so far in 2022

Price: $1,795


Teak lounge chair with curved frame and white cushions.

This contemporary teak outdoor lounge chair isn’t the cheapest on this list, but holy cow is it gorgeous. Our clients with moditerranean or modern farmhouse yards especially love the Balmain, which is part of a line that includes a sofa, ottoman, chaise lounge, sectionals, coffee tables, side tables, outdoor dining sets, and bar seating.

The Balmain sofa is actually one of the most popular outdoor sofas with Yardzen clients, and the whole set is also available with an aluminum frame. 


A Yardzen design for a client in Poulsbo, WA with a backyard seating area created with four Balmain lounge chairs and coffee table.

A Yardzen design for a client in Poulsbo, WA with a backyard seating area created with four Balmain lounge chairs and coffee table.

07 Solid Pine Folding Chair in Light Brown by West Elm

Used in over 54 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Price: $249


Solid pine folding outdoor chair with modern vertical slat frame and in natural finish

This solid pine folding chair from West Elm is perfect for informal spaces and looks great in modern bohemian style landscape designs. It comes in a variety fo colors, but our clients are fans of the natural pine wood finish. Another plus—it’s made and assembled in the USA.


Four pine folding chairs around a modern fire pit in a Yardzen design for a client in Burbank, CA.

Four pine folding chairs around a modern fire pit in a Yardzen design for a client in Burbank, CA.

08 The Chair by Neighbor 

Used in over 51 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Price: $1,100

The Chair by Neighbor is a super-unique lounger with an FSC ®-certified teak frame and cushion covers made of durable Sunbrella® solution-dyed acrylic outdoor fabric (which also comes in a dark Coal color, but our clients love the light Canvas version). 

The round legs and woodgrain texture are eye-catching and work well in modern farmhouse landscapes and the hand-stretched weather-resistant polyester rope back gives the piece interest from all angles. And as of last year, Neighbor offers the cushion covers in beautiful additional colors that are made using post-industrial recycled fiber. The Sofa by neighbor is just as cool and is one of the most popular outdoor sofas with our clients.


Neighbor outdoor furniture on a paver patio in a landscape design for a Yardzen client in Long Beach, CA.

Neighbor outdoor furniture on a paver patio in a landscape design for a Yardzen client in Long Beach, CA.

09 Bali Afternoon Lounge Chair by Hati Home 

Used in over 49 Yardzen designs so far in 2022

Price: $895


Rattan lounge chair with teak peg-style frame and legs.

Bali Afternoon is our favorite outdoor rattan chair and is perfect for laid back modern boho landscape designs (maybe alongside a hammock). The frame is high-grade teak, and the rattan is 100% recyclable synthetic with UV treatment for endurance. This chair is sure to lend some natural vibes to your outdoor space.


Four Bali Afterrnoon lounge chairs on a back deck design for a Yardzen client in Watsonville, CA.

Four Bali Afternoon lounge chairs on a back deck design for a Yardzen client in Watsonville, CA. 

10 Balmain teak dining chair by RH Outdoor 

Used in over 48 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Price: $693


Teak long-legged outdoor dining chair with rounded back and armrest frame and white cushions

The 10th most popular outdoor chair in our clients’ designs this year is a dining chair! So far in 2022, 28% of our clients requested an outdoor area that includes dining chairs for their landscape design. Outdoor dining rooms, bistro sets, or bar seating that allow for al fresco meals or outdoor entertaining are more popular as ever.

The Balmain teak dining chair from RH is part of the same collection as our beloved lounge chair earlier in this list, and the Balmain outdoor couch in included in our roundup of most-loved sofas


long outdoor dining table with four balmain dining chairs and booth-style seating along one side


four balmain dining chairs around small round table in backyard design

A Yardzen client in San Lorenzo, CA loves to host and used 8 Balmain dining chairs to create multiple spaces for dining outdoors.

Yardzen Staff’s Favorite Outdoor Chairs


Two Neighbor chairs and sofa on a patio in San Leandro backyard.

The Chair by Neighbor 

Used in over 51 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Price: $1,100

Neighbor’s The Chair is not only a client favorite, but a staff favorite as well! Our Growth Director adores the two she uses alongside the outdoor sofa from the same set on her backyard patio—pictured above.

Swing Chair with Stand by Infiniti Furnishings

Used in over 34 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Price: $1,599.99


round rattan hanging chair with stand and grey cushions

7% of Yardzen clients this year are asking for a hanging chair in their landscape design, and this wicker rattan beauty, available at Wayfair, is their favorite (and ours, to be honest). Hanging chairs were once a novelty or reserved for eccentrically designed or overtly bohemian spaces, but we’re seeing them being incorporated in more designs across the contemporary style spectrum.

Although this chair looks laid back, it’s well-constructed and has a 300-pound weight capacity—so it can take some abuse (kids find it irresistible and will pile in). The cushions that come with this chair include a headrest and backrest, making it extremely cozy.


A hanging chair is the perfect standalone seat to use in tucked-away spots for relaxation and taking in views, like in this backyard design for a Yardaen client in Scottsdale, AZ.

A hanging chair is the perfect standalone seat to use in tucked-away spots for relaxation and taking in views, like in this backyard design for a Yardaen client in Scottsdale, AZ.

Santorini Outdoor Teak Swivel Chair by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 

A gorgeous and unexpected silhouette.

Price: $2,533

This outdoor lounge chair by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams takes its inspiration from the exquisite architecture of the warm Greek island of Santorini. 

We love this swivel chair because of its visually stunning silhouette and unexpected details. Crafted with natural teak, which is ideal for withstanding exposure to the elements, the rounded shape is accentuated with contrasting braided rope details and plush cushions for sink-in comfort.

Eden Outdoor Swivel Rocking Chair in Silver by yardbird 

The most-loved rocker in Yardzen designs this year

Price: $880


Outdoor swivel rocking chair with metal frame painted to look like weathered teak and thick grey cushions

This is our most popular rocking chair—far from the traditional wooden rocker loved by grandparents the world over—this rocker has elevated classic style.

The metal frame is sturdy commercial grade aluminum that will never rust and is hand-painted to appear like weather teak, with an additional protective layer to make it scratch resistant, and the cushion covers are Sunbrella fabric—so this outdoor rocking chair will stand the test of time!

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