You don’t have to go on holiday to relax on a stylish sun lounger with a G&T in your hand.

There’s a host of excellent options you can put on your own patio or garden and enjoy the British summer the best way possible – horizontally.

If you’re short on space, you may want to opt for a lounger that folds away so it doesn’t take up precious room when the sun’s feeling shy.

Look for fabrics and frames that are durable and weather-proof, like rattan, canvas, and powder coated steel, so your sun lounger lasts longer (but don’t forget to put it away after summer for best maintenance).

Classic styles and colours, like cream, grey and black, will never date, but don’t be afraid to experiment with bright frames or prints for your very own taste of the tropics (without the price tag).

We’ve rounded up the best sun loungers below so all you have to do is choose one. Warning: That actually might be more difficult than it sounds as we want them all… Happy lounging.

Best Garden Sun Loungers 2019

Allibert by Keter Daytona sun lounger

You can’t go wrong with a rattan-style sun lounger. It’s sleek, stylish and completely low maintenance thanks to its durable, weather-resistant material. This brown-framed beauty comes with the taupe cushion included and has four levels of reclining positions, all the way from upright and reading-worthy to flat and snooze-friendly.

£109.99 | Amazon | Buy it now

Applaro sun lounger

Kick back, relax and put your feet up on this wooden lounging machine from Ikea. The stylish sun lounger is stained in a lovely dark brown finish, it’s got wheels for easy movement (surely we’re not the only ones who move our lounger every time the sun shifts), and you can add the comfy padded cushion for a mere £35 extra. What’s not to love?

£80 | Ikea | Buy it now

Jambi sun lounger

Drift off and let all your boho dreams come true on this amazing woven sun lounger. How much do we love it? Let us count the ways: 1. It’s ultra-stylish and gives us retro Palm Springs vibes; 2. The green frame provides a lovely pop of colour; 3. The natural woven look is completely on-trend, and; 4. The material flexes, which makes it really comfy to lie on. Bonus.

£176 | Habitat | Buy it now

Rockwood sun lounger

Need a sun lounger that’s versatile, affordable, and practical? We’ve got you. This grey fabric product is perfect for any garden but, as it’s light and folds away, it’s also a great option to take camping or if you’re short on space.

It boasts a handy face shield (no oops-I-fell-asleep sunburn), and it reclines to four positions for maximum comfort. A brilliant all-rounder at an amazing price.

£25.99 | Wayfair | Buy it now

Venice steamer sun lounger

If you love a classic, simple style (and a bit of padding), this sun lounger is for you. The traditional wooden frame and cream cushion would look good in any garden, from country house to urban spaces. It’s got five reclining positions, it’s foldable for easy storage and carrying, and it comes with the seat cushion included. Aaaand relax.

£103 | John Lewis | Buy it now

Grey reclining sun lounger

If you’re keen to save your hard earned cash to put towards a summer holiday but also like relaxing at home, this purse-friendly sun lounger is just the ticket. Not only does it look modern in a contemporary charcoal shade, it’s also lightweight, waterproof, UV-resistant, durable and comfortable. What more could you need?

£29.99 | Aldi | Buy it now

Beanbag lounger

If there’s a comfier – or cooler – sun lounger out there, we’re yet to find it. Fun, stylish (love the soft grey), and showerproof, this trendy beanbag offering will be your go-to spot for everything from summer siestas to outdoor reading sessions and cocktail o’clock. 

£350 | Cox & Cox | Buy it now

Tice garden sun lounger

Hello, sunshine! This not-so-mellow yellow sun lounger will add a trendy tropical splash of colour to your outdoor space. It comes with a weather-proof grey seat pad, and the steel frame is available in teal as well as this stunning popping chartreuse. This is a great option for city sunseekers and cool urban pads.

£179 | Made | Buy it now

White aluminium sun lounger with grey canvas

Soak up the rays and ooze Ibizan holiday vibes in your own garden with this white-framed sun lounger that’s got all the Mediterranean feels. Not only does it look chic, the fabric is a grey weather-proof canvas, which means it’s also practical, wipe clean, and durable. Who needs an island paradise, anyway?

£108.50 | Maisons du Monde | Buy it now

Jakarta charcoal sun lounger

Add a contemporary look to your garden with this charcoal and white sun lounger. Crafted with a rust-resistant steel frame and covered in a weather-proof poly rattan, it’s low maintenance lounging at its best. What’s more, the cushion covers come off for easy cleaning, and we’d be tempted to buy it for that reason alone, never mind that it’s also rather lovely looking, too. 

£149.99 | George at Asda | Buy it now


For the perfect combination of comfortable, affordable, aesthetically pleasing, and practical, Amazon’s Allibert rattan sun lounger is ideal. If you’re looking for an extremely affordable option, Wayfair’s all-rounder Rockwood lounger is a great investment, and looks more expensive than it really is.

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