Ways to Hang Hammocks

7 Awesome Ways to Hang a Hammock

If you’re like me, mental images of a quiet porch or a beautiful beach are what come to mind when one thinks of a hammock. But these iconic spots aren’t the only places you can pitch one of these relaxing seats. Here are some creative ways to use a hammock to increase the functionality and calming nature of the spaces in your life.  

Across a Bunk Bed Frame

This is the perfect idea for the new college student, or for parents looking to treat their little ones. You simply tie the hammocks ends to the diagonal posts underneath the top bunk of a bunk bed, creating the perfect place to read a book or have a nap. When not in use, the hammock can be draped over the bed’s railing so as to be out of the way.

In the Den

A hammock chair can make a fun addition to any den or TV watching room in your home. Anchor the top of the hammock chair to the ceiling in a corner or unobtrusive spot, and you’ll add a playful and functional design element to the room.

Over a River

If you live near a stream, creek, or river, a hammock swing can be an excellent way to get more enjoyment out of the outdoors. You may need to erect posts to mount the hammock swing, if you don’t have any ideal trees nearby, or acquire some kind of hammock stand.

Up in the Canopy

Have a little (or not so little) one who enjoys playing in the trees? If you have a sturdy platform already constructed, hanging a hammock over this support is no sweat, and makes for the perfect lounging spot.

On Your Boat

For many, a day on a sailboat is an excellent way to get away from it all and take in the refreshing sea air. Hanging a hammock swing on your deck or inside your boat can offer a soft place to hang your head and provide a means for maximizing this small space.

Over the Waves

If you're going to a beach with a wealth of sand, Best Travel Blogs suggest taking a hammock and frame out over the shallows? You’ll be able to cool your toes off quickly without leaving your book. There are many hammock chair stands that are portable and lightweight that can make any trip a joyous adventure.

On Your Balcony

Some apartment-dwellers without a yard think they have no place to put a hammock. A balcony can be a great place to hang one, however, space permitting.