Rope chair: How to choose the best one for your home in 2021
The rope chair is a trend among the best
architects, designers and decorators, whether for its modern and stripped-down look, resistance and durability or the versatility of using the furniture.
This model is available in a range of colors and in different formats, with the Acapulco chair being the most popular model. The rope chair can be used indoors or outdoors. Keep reading this article and learn more about the darling mobile of the moment.
First, the most important
- The rope chair can have an aluminum or steel base and weave in natural fiber or synthetic fiber. Both materials receive UV treatment to resist the action of the sun’s rays.
- Do you want to buy an upholstered rope chair? Make sure that the pillows are made of waterproof fabric, 100% polyester, with anti-mold treatment and reinforced seams. The upholstery can be fixed or removable.
- Although it was developed as an outdoor furniture, the rope chair can be used indoors, whether in the living room, dining room, kitchen or bedroom.
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The best rope chairs: Our recommendations
Buying new furniture helps to renew the energy of the environment. The space can be transformed with a new set of chairs. And whether to rest, catch up on reading or chat, you need a comfortable chair. With that in mind, we have selected the best rope chair models below:
- The most charming rope chair
- A sophisticated chair
- A design icon
- For those who need a pair of chairs
A favorite among decorators, the rope chair combines with different environments, from the garden to the living room. The models differ in format, cooking material and design. With so much variety, you’re sure to find a rope chair that matches your home.
But before you go shopping, know the characteristics of the rope chair, find out in which environments you can place it, what are the different models for sale and other information available in this Shopping Guide.
Why should I buy a rope chair?
The chair is present in practically every room in the house: kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, office and outside area. There are numerous models of chairs with their respective characteristics and functionality. One of the most versatile models is the rope chair.
The main differentials of the rope chair are resistance and durability, even when the furniture is exposed to climatic action. This chair is light and airy, perfect for the tropical climate.
Other positive points are the different shapes and colors. You can choose models of different shades to add even more personality to the environment. See more advantages – and some disadvantages – of the rope chair in the table below:
In which environments can I place the rope chair?
The rope chair was specially developed to decorate outdoor environments such as a balcony, terrace, balcony, garden, gourmet space and pool area. However, the furniture is able to move indoors, making itself present in the living room, dining room, kitchen and even in the bedroom.
Is it worth buying upholstered rope chair?
In addition to the traditional rope chair, you will find the upholstered rope chair. Basically, they are one or two pillows, one to support your back and one for your hips. The upholstery can be fixed or mobile.
The upholstered rope chair is much more comfortable and pleasant, but it is much more expensive than an ordinary rope chair.
When buying an upholstered rope chair, make sure that the upholstery is made of 100% polyester synthetic material, has waterproofing, anti-mold treatment and UV treatment.
José Tonin JúniorGreen House owner
“This type of fabric does not fade easily, does not lose uniformity and will guarantee brightly colored cushions for longer”
However, we recommend that you remove or cover the cushions when the chair is not in use, in this way, you guarantee the conservation of the piece. Another interesting tip is to buy the pillows and place them on the chair.
Why is the rope chair called the Acapulco chair?
One of the rope chair models is the Acapulco chair. Created in the mid-1950s, the Acapulco chair was inspired by the fabric hammocks popular in the beach regions of the Mexican coast – at the time, Acapulco’s beaches were synonymous with luxury and prestige.
With unknown authorship (supposedly the designer of the Acapulco chair was a French tourist on vacation in Mexico) the Acapulco chair became an icon of design because it is present in Resorts frequented by Hollywood stars and members of high society.
Decades later, the Acapulco chair remains at its peak. The reason for such popularity is the ergonomic shape that guarantees comfort, the timeless design that combines lightness and beauty and the versatility of use in any environment.
How to clean the rope chair?
To clean the rope chair, use mild soap with a soft sponge and low pressure water. The frequency of cleaning varies depending on the environment in which you place the chair, but we recommend that cleaning is done weekly.
In closed environments, cleaning should be carried out monthly.
When the rope chair is placed in a closed, humid environment with little air circulation, such as a sauna or heated pool, cleaning should be carried out monthly to prevent the proliferation of fungi and mold.
To maintain the shine of the aluminum or steel structure, apply automotive wax and wax using a white, dry and soft flannel. If the paint is matte, you should apply liquid silicone and remove the excess with a flannel. But be careful not to apply wax or silicone over the strings or pads.
If your rope chair is upholstered, keep in mind that the fabric of the cushions is waterproof, so you can clean it daily with a cloth moistened with water and room temperature and wait for it to dry.
But be aware, although the fabrics are waterproof, there are seams and zippers on the cushions that can facilitate the entry of water during cleaning, so take the utmost care.
How much does it cost and where to buy a rope chair?
You can buy a rope chair at furniture and decoration stores Tok & Stock, Etna, Madeira Madeira and Mobly. The mobile can also be purchased over the internet on popular websites Westwing and Amazon
Prices vary, you can find a rope chair for between R $ 250 and R $ 450. You can also buy a pair of chairs for around R $ 500 and a set of four chairs for around R $ 1,000.
Purchasing criteria: How to compare the different rope chair models
Choosing the right rope chair is essential to ensure functionality, comfort and beauty. Taking into account only the decoration of the environment, it is possible to create beautiful compositions. To learn how to choose the best chair or set of chairs, check out the tips below:
- Synthetic or natural fiber strings
- Unit or set
We will explain each of these criteria throughout the section. For questions or suggestions, leave a comment below.
You find the rope chair with steel or aluminum structure. Both materials are very resistant, but make sure that the structure of the furniture has received anti-corrosion treatment – the variation in temperatures, sunlight, winds and rains can damage the chair.
Naturally, the aluminum-based rope chair can be exposed to the external environment without risk of damaging the furniture, as this material is resistant to climatic action.
Synthetic or natural fiber strings
The rope chair can have its wefts made of natural fiber such as linen, cotton, jute and sisal or synthetic fiber such as polyester, nylon, carbon fiber and PVC. The weft can be opened or closed.
The natural fiber rope chair is a light, delicate and charming piece. The only care you should take is with the strength of the material. Avoid placing the furniture in a completely uncovered outdoor environment.
The synthetic fiber rope chair is much more resistant to climatic effects, the furniture can be exposed in an open place that does not damage or fade. Because of the greater durability, the synthetic fiber rope chair has a higher cost.
In addition, when the rope chair is made with synthetic fiber and has a defect, it is possible to change only the fiber that broke, while the rope chair with natural fiber must be covered again.
You find the rope chair with or without armrests – the model with armrests is similar to an armchair. The shape can be square or rounded.
You also find models in which the headrest is higher, making your body erect. This model is ideal for those who have back problems, as it makes the torso more aligned and relaxed.
You find the rope chair in different shades. From traditional colors like navy blue, brown, black, white, sand, green, gray, lead and wine to popular pastel colors like Tiffany blue, tea pink, lilac, mint green, yellow, among others.
The choice between a neutral, vibrant, candy color chair or a mixture of these colors depends on the decorating style of the room. But remember, when buying a colorful chair, the furniture will be the highlight of the environment.
Unit or set
At the time of purchase, you must decide whether you want to purchase only a rope chair, a pair of chairs or a set of four chairs.
As mentioned earlier, the rope chair can be placed indoors or outdoors. For those who want to add a touch of color to the living room or bedroom, we suggest buying only a rope chair.
For those who want to set up a comfortable corner on the balcony, gourmet area, pool or garden space, we recommend buying a pair or set with four chairs. You can also invest in two sets and merge the colors.