Hanging hammocks usually decorate terraces, gardens and porches during the summer. However, it is not essential to have an outdoor space to enjoy them. It is increasingly common to find this accessory decorating the interior of our homes.
Wherever we place a hanging hammock will help us create a relaxed atmosphere. They are ideal for creating a small corner in which to relax and forget for a moment about what we are concerned. Perfect both to complete a chill out area on the terrace and to create a reading space in the room.
What is a hammock?
Probably many of you remain imagining a net in a dreamy landscape whose ends hang on the branches of trees to provide you with a space of rest. Are we wrong? And if that is essentially a hammock, although we have turned to the RAE (Royal Spanish Academy of Language) to offer you a better definition. Or rather, definitions:
1. f.”Anelongated, thick and little thick net , usually made of pita, canvas or other resistant fabric, which, secured by the limbs on two trees or other supports, is sloping in the air and serves as a bed and swing, or is used as a means of transport conducted by two persons. ‘
2.f. Seat consisting of a adjustable armor, usually scissors, in which a fabric forming the seat and backrest is fastened.
The vast majority are made with ropes and sturdy fabrics, to hold a person’s weight. Of course, when it comes to hanging them we should think very well where we do it, because the supports must also withstand our weight.
The hammocks are designed to support the weight of one or two people, but the supports of the hammocks should also be. Before we hang up a hammock, we must think very well where we’ll do it. It does not always have to be between two trees; we can also take advantage of architectural elements from our home such as columns, walls or beams to hang the hammock if they are in the desired place.
The usual, however, is that it is not so and that we have to resort to a hammock stand. These usually have a metal or wooden frame and you will need to make sure they are properly treated if you are going to place them in outdoor spaces, especially if they are going to be exposed to sun, rain or cold.
How to create a relaxing space with a hanging hammock
A hanging hammock allows us to create a space in which to relax in a simple and economical way. In both the garden and on the terrace the idea is to place it in the shade, on the porch or under the shade of a tree. Inside our home, the idea would be to do it next to a window through which we enter the sun filtered through the curtain or the fresh wind.
Placing a stool or side table next to the hanging hammock is always a great choice. So you can have your last reading on your phone, a bottle of water or a glass of wine at hand. Prepare everything before you lie in the hammock so that the time you spend to rest is more pleasant.
Another good idea is to add some cushions to the hammock to make it much more comfortable. If you are going to take a nap you probably find it unnecessary, but if you are going to read, a head cushion will be essential. A mantita may also be useful during the winter. If you’re one of the ones who always take hold of the blanket on the couch, you’ll also want to have one in your hanging hammock, believe it!
Don’t you want to relax in a hanging hammock like the pictures? These are relatively inexpensive so if you have an ideal space for her, don’t think about it! Many of us thought we wouldn’t use it much and we ended up in love with them.