7 deckchairs to lounge about the garden in

As this unbelievably sunny summer looks like it's going to stretch on for a few more weeks, we've decided that dragging a dining chair outside and a second for a footrest will no longer suffice.

Deckchairs are the epitome of summer. They instantly conjure long, languid days spent on the beach and drowsy afternoons reading in the garden. We round up some of our favourites, many of which can be folded and stacked for easy storage in the wet winter months.

Inspired by the American Adirondack chairs, this teak deck chair and leg rest have a timeless appeal, silvers beautifully and will be brought out year-after-year.

Skagerak Between Lines Deck Chair Teak around €570, Houseology

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A classic fabric deckchair in heritage colours of blue, red and cream, all you'll need is the matching beach hut.

Deckchair, €100, Howbert & May

A Scandinavian spin on the slatted deckchair, these thoughtfully designed seats come in birch, grey or white and are ideal for laid-back lounging.

Helsinki Chair, €195, only available in store at Meadows & Byrne

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For some garden party fun, Habitat has a range of colour prints and patterns, And best of all they sell the slings individually too so you can swap them in and out as you like, or mix and match.

MAUI Solid Oak Lounger , from €64, Habitat

This two-piece seat is perfect for a small balcony and it can be easily folded and put away when you need the space.

Darkwood garden chair, €169, The Blue Door

What is not to like about the traditional beechwood deckchairs with washable covers in an array of French stripes?

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French Stripe Deckchairs, around €86, RE Found Objects

Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, this modern take on the traditional deckchair combines a cast aluminium frame with a comfortable sling.

TribÙ Branch Beach Chair, €765, Formality

Featured image: Rocking Deck Chairs, around €86, Garden Trading

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