Summer Essentials: Adirondack Chairs

Whether your summer retreat is at sandy ocean beaches, a summer lake house, by the backyard pool or under a shady oak tree, nothing helps you relax more than the perfect outdoor lounge chair. Adirondack chairs are an American icon that can work with just about any budget or style. They are such a part of summer scenery that just the sight of Adirondack chairs will make you want to lay back and reach for a Pina Colada!

Adirondack Lounge Chairs

First seen in the early 1900's at summer homes around Westport, New York (in the Adirondack mountains) the Adirondack chair is traditionally made of a series of wood planks and features a seat that leans back almost to the ground plus wide armrests perfect for resting a drink or a book.

brightly colored chairs

Adirondack chairs are available in natural wood finishes as well as many bright summer colors. Many retailers offer low-maintenance recycled polywood Adirondack chairs in addition to the traditional stained or painted wood plank chair.

red adirondack chairs

These deep red adirondack chairs provide a lovely pop of color to a natural wood deck while also maintaining a classic American look.

white adirondack set

Chaise lounge Adirondack chairs and matching side tables are just a few of the other outdoor furniture options available in Adirondack style. Adirondack chairs are available at most outdoor furniture retailers, including the Amish retailer and Wayfair, an online retailer carrying over 200 styles of Adirondack chairs.

wood adirondack lounger and chair

Roomations can help you incorporate Adirondack chairs or other outdoor seating into a design for an outdoor space at your home. Roomations has a national network of interior designers who create concept boards, 3D renderings and shopping lists based on photos you upload to and your answers to a short online style assessment. Sunrooms, screened-in porches and decks or patios are all outdoor "rooms" that can be designed just like an indoor room. Post a comment below if you have an outdoor space that you would like help designing!

This post was created by Katie.

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  1. I absolutely love Adirondack chairs and how nice they are to sit in, but also that they look really great. We just built a patio, so this summer we are hoping to get some really great furniture. Adirondack chairs are a perfect summer chair I think, so I will be sure to get some. Then I can have great chairs for people to sit in when they come to visit!

  2. I absolutely love the look of these Adirondack chairs, I think they look so relaxing and comfortable. We just put in a pool out in my backyard, and I would love to be able to have nice chairs like this next to the pool. It would be especially great if we could get them in fun colors to brighten up the area. Thanks for sharing these pictures, now I definitely want to look into getting some of these chairs!