How do I Choose the Best Indoor Hammock?

Tara Barnett
Tara Barnett
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Man with hands on his hips

The best indoor hammock depends on the space where the hammock will be placed. Some areas do not have the right dimensions or walls to hang the hammock directly from the ceiling or in a corner, so a type of stand must be used. People often have individual preferences for the style of hammock they enjoy using, and different hammock nets or cradles may be better in different cases. In terms of design, an indoor hammock need not stand up to the elements, and can therefore be made in such a way that it will match other furniture elements.

In most cases, the first consideration when choosing the best indoor hammock is where the hammock will be placed. A hammock must be held off the floor in some way, which is usually accomplished by placing the hammock in a corner, an area with two close parallel walls, or hanging from the ceiling. When none of these are viable options, a stand may be used to hold the hammock off the floor. It should be noted that, even when a suitable space exists, it is not always a good idea to install hammock hardware in a home a person is renting, as the holes left in the wall can be large.

Just like an outdoor hammock, an indoor hammock may come in any number of styles or designs. Some hammocks are made for a user who sits up, like a chair. Others are made for a lying down position. There are also differences in the number of people who can be accommodated in the hammock and the tension in the hammock. Of course, hammocks come in all colors and fabrics, just like other furniture.

When choosing a hammock, you may wish to consider the safety of the design. In a home with children, a hammock should likely be low to the ground and incapable of unrestricted movement. Many chair-style hammocks that hang from a single chain can be used as swings. These can be very unsafe around children.

One thing many people forget is that an indoor hammock does not need to stand up to the same elements that an outdoor hammock does. As such, an indoor hammock can have features like padding, fragile materials, and unusual designs. Occasionally, you may see an indoor hammock with a highly unusual design that integrates with a wall or other shape, creating a net that connects directly to all the walls on which a person can sit or lie down. Making a hammock at home in this way can be very exciting, although it may not be the best idea if you are unsure of your ability to create a safe design.

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