Few pieces of lawn furniture are more recognized by shape than the classic American Adirondack chair. Known for gracing outdoor spaces–from balconies to lakeside properties–these chairs offer a great look and absolute comfort. If you have been looking to invest in Adirondack chairs, but you aren’t quite sure where to start, don’t worry. We are here to help!

In this guide, we will explore how to buy Adirondack chairs and care for them too!


    Adirondack Chair Buying Guide

    You can find the perfect Adirondack chairs for your home or property with these considerations.


    Finding the Right Size

    Before you can find the best furniture for your outdoor seating area, you will need to determine the right size. Take time to measure the seating area where you plan to put your chairs. This will allow you to find Adirondack chairs with measurements that align with what you are looking for.


    Choosing the Right Materials

    While Adirondack chairs are traditionally made with wood, the market has really expanded in recent years. Today, you can find Adirondack chairs in a wide range of natural and synthetic materials–from all-natural wood to plastic. Ask yourself what material will look great and feel great for your property!

    One very popular option for Adirondack chairs is poly lumber. This material offers that classic wood style while also giving you the benefits of a synthetic alternative. Poly lumber Adirondack chairs can be left outside all year long, allowing you to save on storage space. Even better, they are a low-maintenance option that can be wiped down with ease.



    Picking a Style

    Adirondack chairs come in several different styles. Let’s look at a few of the top options!

    Classic Adirondack

    The “Classic Adirondack” is a curved design that has been popular in outdoor furniture for decades now. Offering plenty of lounging space and that classic summer style, these chairs are an ideal pairing for most outdoor spaces. If you want the tried and true Adirondack chair, this is the style you are looking for. At Bahia Verde, you can find classic Adirondack style in our Cape Classic Adirondack chair



    Coastal Chic

    The Coastal Chic variety of Adirondack chairs takes the same design you know and love and gives it a slightly more beachy feel. With a little more space between planks and wider planks along the back, this popular style is best paired with pools and beaches.


    Modern (Straight-Backed Chairs)

    If you are looking for a little more support from your Adirondack chairs, you might enjoy this modern twist on the classic outdoor furniture design. This version has a straighter design that will keep you propped up and alert while you relax. Some of them can also give you a little more clearance as well! Bahia Verde's Corolla Comfort Height Adirondack chair is a great example of modern style with extra clearance. (For another Adirondack chair with extra height, look to our traditionally-styled Waterfall Comfort Height Adirondack chair).



    Caring for Adirondack Chairs

    After you choose your Adirondack chairs and get them set up, all you have to do is maintain them so your outdoor furniture stays looking nice. Keeping your Adirondack chairs looking and feeling great is as simple as keeping them clean and managing the occasional minor repair throughout the years.

    Depending on the material your chairs are made with, you may want to cover them in winter. However, if you choose the low-maintenance poly lumber chairs, you can just wipe them down after winter when you are ready to use them again!

    To learn more about how to care for your Adirondack chairs, check out our guide.


    Which Adirondack chairs will you be buying this season? Let us know in the comments!


    July 14, 2023 — Gabi Slucki