Hanging Rattan Chair: Should I?

Now that the girls’ craft room is finished (ok, maybe not “finished” but at least “done for now”), I’m moving on to working on my youngest daughter’s bedroom. Her new bedroom is larger than her old one and there’s a bare corner that would be perfect for a big, comfy chair. My daughter knows exactly what she wants – a hanging rattan chair like this one from Serena & Lily:

Serena & Lily

I’ve gotta hand it to the girl – she’s got awesome taste!  A hanging rattan chair would be a great way to add a splash of style to her room. It would also be pretty darn fun for both swinging and curling up to read a good book.

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There’s two things holding me back from getting one for her room – #1 is safety. Can a hanging chair be 100% securely fastened to the ceiling so that there’s no chance of it falling? The last thing we need in this house is a broken arm. #2 is price – these chairs are expensive! Serena & Lily’s Hanging Rattan Chair is $450. Even if I wait until their next Friends & Family Sale, we’re still talking $360.  

Another option is Two’s Company’s Hanging Rattan Chair, which is also $360:

A much, much cheaper option is IKEA’s PS SVIGA Hanging Seat, which is $69.99. The look of it just doesn’t compare to the other two though…

So, what do you think, should I?

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