Hammocks are traditionally an accessory used in outdoor spaces, such as your porch, terrace, balcony, patio, summer house, or garden.
However, they are making an entry into interior design too. And a great one that is.
They are a fantastic alternatives to extra sofas, or even a day bed. They add a very youthful, informal and relaxed ambience.
Whether you are planning to hang one in your living room, or in your bedroom, be sure to choose strong fabrics, and to purchase them from a reliable source (you don’t want to risk it snapping, and falling straight on the floor).
Other elements to keep in mind if you want to decorate with a hammock, is the texture, design, and colour. Although a fresh and bold combination of colours and design is a statement piece in a home, be careful not to overpower the room with this single accessory.
You can in fact decide to opt for muted tones, or rich earth tonalities if unsure on a bold piece. Hammocks can be in the traditional garden-style design, or even in a clever ‘day bed’ design. Beautiful when decorated with scatter pillows and warm laces, this will surely the the heart of any house party.
If the supports are strong enough, you can even line the hammock with a soft memory foam materass, to make lying there a real treat. Be sure if using light fabrics to keep them candid and clean, as a dirty hammock will immediately deteriorate the look of the entire room.
Laces are a fantastic way to introduce a refined and classic look to your hammock and living room.
Lace is not necessarily girly. It can be used with sophisticated style without having to resemble a tattered of mothy vibe. As above, when coupled with muted tones, and nice foliage, it gives a very refined and elegant look, which is both posh and informal.
Hammocks are a great decorating idea for apartments and flats too, as they are so versatile. Whether it’s a single or a double hammock, positioning is crucial.
In fact, if the room is on the smaller side, it is best to place the hammock at the side or bottom of the room to make sure it does not take over visually of the entire room. If you have a spacious area at your disposal instead, a centrally placed hammock might be a fascinating ‘centre piece’ of your decor. In this case make sure that it hangs relatively low so that you can still see the rest of the room behind it, and also that the hammock is of a very elaborate and attention worthy design, fabric, accessories and hanging technique. Extremely appropriate when coupled with very high ceilings and exposed wooden beams.
Obviously there are different ways to incorporate hammocks in your interior design ideas. There are also swing, bed, or chair hammocks to consider. Also, they can be free-floating on self-sustaining.
There is the right hammock out there for whatever space, budget, idea or taste. Be sure to keep an eye on safety, especially if children will be playing in those spaces. This would also make a very crafty project for an expect home redecoration DIYer.