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This $43 Hammock Chair Transformed My Front Porch Into an Island Oasis

And it only took a few minutes to set up.
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Moving to an island last year meant that it was time to say goodbye to my beloved Restoration Hardware furniture set in New York City. Although this pained my soul, a part of me was irrationally excited to transform my new beach-side home into an island oasis. And this gorgeous hammock chair from Amazon did exactly that—and it starts at just $43.

I am not lying when I say that I receive compliments on the Y-Stop Hanging Chair almost every single day—from friends, neighbors, strangers, you name it. It's made from a cozy cotton and polyester blend that's so comfortable to melt into. There's a small back and seat cushion that offers some additional support, and when you relax in the chair, it folds around you like a cocoon in the best way.

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To buy: $46 (was $54); amazon.com.

There's a small side pocket to hold items like books, journals, pens, and eyeglasses, and the decorative tassels really helped me nail the boho chic design I was going for when curating my outdoor porch vibe. It comes in three colors: beige, gray, and green; I went with the gray color and it was exactly what I was looking for—it pairs perfectly with my plants, wooden porch table, and outdoor surfboard shower.

I'll admit that I was a bit worried when setting up the hammock chair that it wouldn't be durable, but it really is. You're able to sway back and forth with the wind and feel safe and secure. Setup was easy, too: The swing comes with a stainless steel ceiling mount, two snap hooks, a steel chain, and eight screws for concrete or wood. I drilled ours into a wooden platform on our porch overhead, and the ropes that attach to the hammock feel tight when you pull on them or sit inside the hammock. Note: You'll want to hang the chair a bit higher than you think you need to give yourself enough room to sink into it.

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To buy: $43 (was $50); amazon.com.

It seems I'm not alone in my love for this hanging hammock, because Amazon shoppers can't stop raving about it either. One shopper called it the "perfect place to relax," while another wrote that it's the "best swing ever." A third shopper added, "I'm never sitting anywhere else ever again."

Shoppers also agree that the swing is "easy to assemble" and feels secure: "​​I weigh about 150 pounds and it holds my weight just fine," one customer wrote, adding that the material "is a wonderful, thick quality."

I can't recommend the Y-Stop Hammock Chair enough. Get it on Amazon before summer to create the perfect spot to sip your morning coffee and watch the sunrise. The whole family will love lounging in it all season long.