When we think of hammocks, most of us would typically visualise them lining white sandy beaches while overlooking a crystal clear, blue Caribbean sea.
Fortunately, you don’t need to go long haul to enjoy the intense relaxation that a hammock provides, and rather than lay out in the cold – which is what will happen during our beautiful summer – why not bring it inside.
With a cocktail in one hand, Caribbean music playing softly in the background and the radiator on, you won’t even notice the difference...
Here are three gorgeous ways to get it inside:
1. From wall to wall
This works well in a narrow room and gives off a truly relaxed and simple feel. Simply hang your hammock from one wall to another making sure it is properly secured. You can use bolts or hooks to fix it to the wall - pull on the ropes before you sit on it to check its sturdiness.
2. Hang directly from your ceiling
Open beams along your ceiling are perfect for hanging your hammock. Only secure to joints that are thick and strong and tie the hammock's ropes around them or secure using bolts. Always test the hammock before sitting on it in case it loosens over time.
3. Stand alone hammock
If you don't fancy permanently securing your hammock into your room, you can invest in a stand alone one and hide the metal beams behind some potted plants. Depending on what plants you choose, you can create a bit of a hideaway in your home - great for apartments with little or no outside space.
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