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Five tips for the perfect sun lounger for the garden and balcony

Click lounger from Houe

Whether for sunbathing, as a quiet place to read or for a quick nap, sun loungers provide not only the ideal setting for relaxation, but bring a satisfying holiday feeling to any garden, terrace or balcony. But how do you choose the right sun lounger for your space and needs? With the help of our five tips for the perfect sun lounger.


Steamer lounger from Skagerak


1. How high should a sun lounger be?

Depending on your personal preferences, you can choose between sun loungers close to the floor or bed height. Classic sun loungers usually have a height of 24 to 35 cm.

2. Isn't a sun lounger too big for my small balcony?

Space-saving sun loungers with adjustable backrests or tilting functions are ideal for smaller balconies. Foldable sun loungers can also be easily assembled, disassembled and stored. To be on the safe side, the space should be carefully measured beforehand, markings on the floor can also help to better visualise the area. For very small balconies beautiful garden chairs and folding chairs area available that may not allow the lounging function, but are just as much fun.

3. How do I combine my sun lounger with other garden furniture?

You can use your sun lounger individually, add a parasol or simply combine it with other garden furniture. As most sun loungers are tailored to the manufacturer's portfolio those looking for a unified impression and style in terms of design should look at garden furniture from the same brand. Collections by Gloster, Skagerak, Fermob or Houe offer a wide range.

4. What functions should my sun lounger have?

Depending on whether you prefer to read or bathe long in the sun, the backrest of your sun lounger should be adjustable in several stages or continuously. Sun loungers with armrests provide extra comfort and more flexibility between sitting and lying position. If you are lucky enough to have your own terrace or garden, you should look at models with castors that can be moved depending on the position of the sun.

5. What are important considerations in terms of the material of a sun lounger?

Sun loungers should be made of materials suitable for outdoor use and have a robust finish. Here, experienced brands such as Gloster, Houe or Skagerak guarantee first-class quality. Most sun loungers are made of wood, metal, plastic or polyrattan. Classic wooden loungers such as the Skagerak loungers made of weather-resistant teak impress with their natural charm, stability and longevity, but they should be treated regularly with a suitable care oil. Many sun loungers are available with matching covers in different colours. Garden loungers made of metal are particularly contemporary and easy to care for.


Skagerak Steamer lounger

Skagerak Riviera sun lounger


Tiltable lounger from Houe