Adirondack chairs have remained a popular outdoor decor staple since they were first introduced and popularized in 1904 by furniture designer Thomas Lee. One look at the now-iconic design and it's easy to see why: Adirondack chairs are graceful and elegant yet casual and inviting. They invoke cool breezes as you relax by the seaside, chilly mountain nights around a campfire, or simply hours of neighborly conversations at backyard barbecues.
Adirondack chairs are also endlessly versatile, made out of a variety of materials in a wide array of colors and ranging from ornate and whimsical to rustic and sturdy. No matter what your outdoor decor scheme, there is sure to be an Adirondack chair that will help bring the space together.
We offer many styles and colors of Adirondack chairs, which can make the decision feel overwhelming at first. Before you buy a couple Adirondack chairs to liven up your outdoor space, here are a few practical considerations to take into account:
Besides your budget and space constraints, there are a few other features of Adirondack chairs that you may want to consider before purchasing. The first and most obvious is the functionality of the chair you choose. Are you looking for a wide, comfortable Adirondack lounge chair so you can spend hours reading or sitting poolside and soaking up the sun? Or do you want an Adirondack rocking chair for the wrap-around porch at your mountain cabin?
Luxe Decor carries Adirondack chairs that glide, rock, fold out into lounge chairs, fold up for easy transportation to the beach, and much more.
Another key feature to keep in mind is the material and durability of the Adirondack chair that you choose. Traditionally, Adirondack chairs are made of wood, and this classic look is still incredibly popular. However, while wood is durable it's also heavy, so these chairs are best for a permanent residence where the chairs are left out year-round. Other materials such as recycled plastic, resin, aluminum, and even lightweight teak may be better for vacation homes that don't get as much use.
There are as many types of Adirondack chairs as there are types of chairs. In other words, any type of chair can be made in the Adirondack style. We've even seen adirondack-style high chairs! Some of the more popular styles include:
Choosing the right Adirondack chair is simply a matter of considering all of the features and designs listed above and determining which style, which features, and which materials work best for your needs.
What Look are You Going For? The first and most important step in choosing the right chair is nailing down your design aesthetic. What are your colors? Are you looking for a chair that will blend in with your color scheme or contrast? Do you want a rustic finished neutral chair or a bright and shiny pop of color?
What Functionality and Durability do You Need? Are you creating a more permanent outdoor room that you hope will last for years if not decades or are you outfitting a vacation home? Or are you the kind of decorator who likes to redesign a space every two to three years?
What Material Works Best for Your Needs? Your needs here are your design and functionality needs but also your budgetary needs. A recycled plastic Adirondack chair can give you a similar look and durability to wood, for instance, but at about half the cost.
We carry Adirondack chairs in a variety of colors and styles to suit every need. Spend some time browsing our collection for design inspiration: You might just find the perfect chair.