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Summer Delights: Modern Inspirations That Bring the Hammock Home!

Hammocks are the adult versions of the swing laced with plenty of luxury and ample style. For many of us they are a part of our dream vacation that conjures up images of a white sandy beach, lovely blue waters, swaying coconut or palm trees that offer shade and a lazy hammock in the heart of it all.

Beautiful summers and their laidback charm are simply incomplete without the hammock. While the summer offers both leisure and the right weather for floating away into the world of hammocks, they can be a part of your relaxed times well beyond these lovely few months.

Beautiful shipping container home with a hammock in the living area Summer Delights: Modern Inspirations That Bring the Hammock Home!
Beautiful shipping container home with a hammock in the living area

Hammocks come in a variety of styles and shapes. Varying textures and sizes mean that they work as well indoors as they do outside. Of course, if you have a room with a view to die for then it makes it the prospect even more alluring. Balconies of modern apartments and innovative family rooms make equally appealing settings. All you need to do is the daft little niche for it and the perfect hanging sensation that suits your needs.

A wonderful addition for a lazy evening Summer Delights: Modern Inspirations That Bring the Hammock Home!
A wonderful addition for a lazy evening
Gorgeous hammock with a twist of modern minimalism
Gorgeous hammock with a twist of modern minimalism

by Interiors & Architecture / Photography by Ken Hayden

Balcony with hammock seating - Floating on a leaf!
Balcony with hammock seating – Floating on a leaf!

by Britto Charette – Interior Designers Miami

Cozy and comfortable indoors
Cozy and comfortable indoors
Comfort of a daybed with the style of a hammock
Comfort of a daybed with the style of a hammock

by Fabio Galeazzo

Bean bag hammock for those who like a bit more of comfort

by Brunelleschi Construction

One for Every Home

Hammocks generally come in two broad variations. There is the spread-bar style that is easy to get into, but does not seem all that comfortable for a long afternoon nap. Then there are woven hammocks that range in specific detail depending on where they are made. Whether it is the Mayan, Brazilian or Mexican weave, these hammocks are a lot more luxurious than the spread-bar type. They do take a bit of time getting used to, but once you are comfortable in one, hammocks can transport you into a world of tranquility and peace!

Creating your own personal floating haven!
Creating your own personal floating haven!

by itamar landscape design

Everyone's idea of a picture perfect hammock spot!
Everyone’s idea of a picture perfect hammock spot!

by Ike Kligerman Barkley

Hammocks are not just relegated to the outdoors. They can be hung within the four walls with equal style. Freestanding hammocks offer a great solution in this regard. You need not worry about hooks or walls and can move it around with ease whenever you are redecorating your interiors. Current designers offer a plethora of such freestanding models that range from the regular to the exotic.

Hammock in the kids' bedroom can be a space-saving solution
Hammock in the kids’ bedroom can be a space-saving solution

by Julie Ranee Photography

Beach bungalow keeps things clean and uncluttered
Beach bungalow keeps things clean and uncluttered

by Fractal Construction

Family room that offers swinging good times!
Family room that offers swinging good times!

by Holly Marder

Wonderful way to enjoy the sunset and the stars
Wonderful way to enjoy the sunset and the stars

by True North Architects

Bedroom with hammock in the balcony that is visually connected with the indoors
Bedroom with hammock in the balcony that is visually connected with the indoors

by Crescent Builders

Getting the Hang of it!

If you are not bringing home a freestanding design and wish to incorporate a traditional hammock in one of the rooms of the balcony and porch, then hanging it right is the biggest concern. From ripped hammocks to hooks flying off, the safety concerns are many. The first and most important aspect of putting up the hammock is the selection of the support pillars. This could range from the wall itself to the trunk of the tree in the backyard. Make sure it is sturdy enough to take all the weight.

Wave hammock - Luxury draped in exquisite design!
Wave hammock – Luxury draped in exquisite design!

by WAVE

Ergonomic hammock that can be placed pretty much anywhere
Ergonomic hammock that can be placed pretty much anywhere

by Pazo Group

The recommended length for hanging the hammocks is approximately 12 feet, at the very least. This obviously depends on the model that you are using. A hammock that does not sport the spreader-bar must be hung around 6 to 8 feet off of the ground. Once again, the height may vary depending on your own necessities. But most often, you will know when the tension is just right.

A Trinity Hammock is an ideal addition to contemporary interiors
A Trinity Hammock is an ideal addition to contemporary interiors

by Trinity Hammocks

Fabulous way to take in the sights and sounds of summer
Fabulous way to take in the sights and sounds of summer

by Going Home To Roost

Right support is never an issue with this fabulous hammock
Right support is never an issue with this fabulous hammock

by OBM International

Perfect for a simple and small backyard
Perfect for a simple and small backyard
Unique triangle hammock frame for your patio!
Unique triangle hammock frame for your patio!

by Trade Mark Interiors

Using Vertical Space

One of the biggest misconceptions is that hammocks are not ideal for small space. But smart planning and a bit of creativity can turn them into an absolute blessing for apartments short on room. Hanging a hammock diagonally in a room not only adds to it visually, but makes use of the available vertical space. Creating an additional resting space, the hammock is becoming a popular addition in most contemporary homes. Seat hammocks, bean bag hammocks and designs that come with a stand today make sure that every home can enjoy this dreamy addition.

Make use of the tall ceilings
Make use of the tall ceilings
Hammocks work well in small spaces too
Hammocks work well in small spaces too

Simple, stylish and sumptuous, hammocks are a wonderful way to add sophistication to your home. Ingenious planning and the right style can turn the mundane space in your residence into a fabulous and private retreat in an instant. Just make sure that you pick a quality hammock and the ideal spot for it.

Hammock can bring in a bit of color
Bring in a bit of color with a vibrant hammock
Hanging seating option for those looking beyond the hammock
Hanging seating option for those looking beyond the hammock
Craft a relaxing room out of your deck area
Craft a relaxing room out of your deck area
Get the support for the hammock just right
Get the support for the hammock just right

by HighCraft Builders

Kids' bedroom with a hammock seating option
Kids’ bedroom with a hammock seating option

by Style On a Shoestring

If you have any trouble getting into a hammock, just put your butt in first. It works every time!

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