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7 places to sunbathe

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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In summer, some to a greater or lesser extent, we enter an obsession with the sun. Whether you're on vacation or at work, live by the sea or in a mountain village: if you're not getting a little bit of sun, then it hardly feels like summer at all. However, do not go crazy, and when exposed we must always be careful and take the necessary precautions. 

Sunbathing is more than just tanning. You have a moment to yourself, which do absolutely nothing and just relax. A time to feel the caress of the sun on your skin, and forget about your routine. But where to do this? Here are some ideas on the best seats and loungers to enjoy summer.


Some people prefer to absorb the sun from a sitting position. It is more convenient if you want to read a book, or have more control whilst watching your children playing on the shore. But we all know how uncomfortable and tacky plastic folding chairs can be. A much more sophisticated and elegant version is this amazing folding chair is pictured. With a design that looks like something out of Colonial Africa twenties, this chair is ideal for sunbathing without laying. Moreover, the structure of the upper fabric protects us from the sun if we don't want it always on our face or chest.

The classic beach towel

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Toallas de playa Lexington

A classic summer essential; the beach towel. It is the perfect accessory for sunbathing poolside, either spread on the lawn or on the typical lawn chair instead. Creativity has no limits when it comes to towels: bright colours, prints, and marine motifs.. anything goes! But beware: Don't fall asleep in the sun! Dermatologists recommend no more than half an hour of sun a day, and do it in increments during the first go, at doses of 10, 15 and 20 minutes.

Sail away




This original recliner is created from a reclaimed sail, overlying a fiberglass structure in a rather peculiar way. Helped by its apex curved, you can comfortably rest your head for shade and are also conveniently protected from the wind. A comfortable and original option to get tanned!

Roly poly

This is the standard image that evokes in our minds when we think about a summer vacation. A good place to delicately and serenely contemplate life is possible with these chairs. With an aluminum frame and a coating of polyethylene, they look as though they were made from the ever popular rattan. To top it off, the chairs also have wheels, so you move your body to always be sun facing!

Good wood

Given the choice, and for ergonomic reasons, one would always choose wood over plastic. Plastic is heats up in the sun, so it can be very uncomfortable if you do not have cushions. Wooden furniture is very resistant to external conditions but being a natural product is subject to alteration with changes, thus requiring specific care.

Nap time

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Pool22_Hollywoodschaukel aus Holz


This sofa lounger lets you enjoy the sun without going overboard. With a fabric roof made from awnings , it allows us to be in the garden even during the toughest times of the day, between 12 and 4pm, when it is advisable not to sunbathe. The comfortable sofa can be extended and turned into a bed; alone or accompanied, it'll be a pleasant nap.


Made of reeds, these chairs can make us forget that we are by the pool, instead making us feel like we are in the middle of the African Savannah. Its ergonomic shape is the perfect arched shape for the contours of our bodies proving to be an optimal option for sunbathing

To see more summer ideas see ’Summer—Good ideas for hot days and Dream holiday rentals’.

Let us know below what you think are the perfect pool or beach accessories!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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