Life is stressful. Add some chill vibes by installing a hammock in your apartment. Plus, you don't have to worry about mosquitos or sunburn when swinging inside.
Bring the relaxing goodness of a hammock indoors by following a few simple installation steps. It's easier than you think to add this whimsical and functional piece to your space! In no time at all you'll be happily suspended and able to read, binge Netflix or take a nap all from the comfort of your climate-controlled home.
The comfort level of your hammock depends on how you're going to use it and when. If it's just for the occasional nap you don't need anything fancy. If you're planning to sleep in it night after night, which some people do, it's probably a good idea to spring for an extra-comfy model.
Hammocks come in a wide range of materials, including polyester, cotton, rope, quilted fabric and even parachute material. The great thing about indoor hammocks is that the elements aren't an issue, so you don't need to worry about durability as much.
If possible, try out a range of different hammocks to see what feels best to you. Some people like the security of a rope hammock, but others think they're too bulky and knotty. If firsthand use isn't an option, the safe bet is to choose a cotton hammock. These are especially popular because they are soft, strong, easy to clean and breathable. Plus, they come in attractive designs to complement all decor styles. Whichever style you're leaning toward, check online reviews for hits and misses.
Next, decide what type of indoor hammock you want. If the mounting process seems too daunting, a hammock stand is a great alternative. Be aware, however, that stands take up more space than wall-mounted versions. Stands are also not as easy to remove from the hooks and chuck in a closet if needed.
It's easy enough to hang an indoor hammock as long as you have a rudimentary understanding of home projects and how to work a power drill. Even if you don't, simply grab a handy friend and get to work! Before proceeding, review any instructions that came with your specific hammock.
Before buying anything extra, check the hammock you purchased for any included hardware. The vast majority of hammock installations require the following materials and tools:
Whatever you do, only use high-grade hanging hardware. You're risking a fall of only a few feet, but man, that can hurt.
Unless you're Smurf-sized, your hammock of choice is probably pretty big. So, it's necessary to find just the right place to hang it. This may require rearranging some existing furniture, but in the end, you'll have a hammock, so it'll be worth it!
Some things to consider:
It sounds complicated, but it's really not that difficult to install an indoor hammock. Follow these basic steps to properly and safely install indoor hammock hardware:
Now, pull a few times on the hammock ends near the hardware to ensure they stay in place. If they do, load up a few books or other semi-heavy items to make sure the hammock doesn't collapse under their weight. If everything seems nice and sound, hop on in and enjoy your new piece of furniture!
An hour or two of installation effort is all it takes to make an indoor hammock a reality. Now you'll be able to literally “hang out" anytime you want in this comfortable and unique accent piece.