Trend Watch: The Classic Acapulco Chair

With summer right around the corner you might be looking at adding a piece of furniture to jazz up your summer décor. If you are, go with “Acapulco Chairs”! We love that they are retro, yet modern and stylish. Plus, they come in a rainbow of fun colors while being surprisingly comfortable. We’re not kidding! Most importantly, the chair is extremely versatile, looking great both outdoors or indoors regardless of the décor style.

Why is it called the Acapulco chair, you ask? As you might have guessed, the trend started in Acapulco, Mexico in the 50s and quickly became one of the most popular chairs in the country. The chair's airy design makes it perfect for tropical climates as they were specifically designed to keep people feeling cool while sitting on them.

Not only are they classy and sexy, they’re also a piece of art on their own! The triangular base, egg shaped seat, and classic feel make it unique and a perfect conversation piece. It’s beautiful to see light shine through the weave of the chair, and its compact size makes it a great choice for smaller spaces. Use it to make a statement in your bedroom, kitchen, living room, entry way, porch or deck. Anywhere and everywhere! Go to our Pinterest Acapulco chair board and you’ll see what we mean, we promise you won’t be disappointed!

While waiting for Spring to finally arrive, we made sure to fully enjoy our chairs inside before relocating them outside for the warmer weather. They look super stylish on their own or even dressed up with a floral cushion and a faux sheep skin!

Another design trend you’ll likely see quite a bit this season is layered rugs. The reason for this is that, while perhaps inconspicuous, rugs play an important design role in a room by adding warmth and texture. These two factors can instantly change a plain looking space into a warm cozy one.

P.S. Since Easter is just a few days away, we couldn’t resist adding a little hopping bunny to our decor to add a playful touch. Doesn’t this cute bunny look real?

Other reasons why Acapulco chairs are so popular:

  • They’re light-weight and stackable - which is especially handy if you live in a small space.
  • They’re weather proof and rust resistant - so you’ll have them for a long time!
  • They’re classic - they look great indoors as well as outdoors.
  • They’re easy to clean - wipe them down if they’re outside, dust inside.
  • They’re affordable – we bought ours at the local Homesense/Homegoods store.

Do you own an Acapulco chair? If yes, what colour? 

As always, we’d love to hear from you in the comment box below – we read every single one!

Cheers to a long warm summer!