How Best to Hang a Hammock Inside

July 11, 2009 3 min read

Outdoors are the not the only place for a hammock. They can be equally well enjoyed inside. Whether it's a hammock chair in the lounge for watching TV or a king size cotton hammock in the bedroom for you to sleep in at nights there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a hammock indoors.

Setting up a hammock indoors can be a quick and easy job. Basically, all you need is a couple of strong wall attachments for the hammock to attach.  These can vary on the type of wall you have, brick/wood etc. For wood, you can use something like a screw eye hook which can usually be screwed directly into a beam or solid wall joist by hand or with the help of drilled pilot hole. Space these out approx 4m apart and at a height so when the hammock is hung it will at its lowest point come to rest between your hips and thighs the ends will be around 6 foot or 2 metres off the ground. Extra span distance is covered by a rope between the loop ends of the hammock and the wall screw. Using rope rather than an exact distance is a good option as it allows you to vary the hang of the hammock and adjust it as it stretches over time.

For a concrete wall, you will likely need to pre-drill holes and use a different fixture. Specialised hammock attachments are great for this or check at your local hardware store, they are likely to have a range of suitable fixtures and fittings for hanging your hammock such as Dyna bolt hooks. Just ensure what you get is capable of holding your weight along with the wall it is attached too! 

With the wall fittings in place, you can then easily set up your hammock when in use, and simply pack it down when you want it out of the way. A very convenient way to set up and take down a hammock is with the use of an 'S' hooks or hammock carabiners. This enables you to easily slip the end of the hammocks onto the fixture. Using a wall hook is also a good alternative as you can take down one side and hook both loops on the one hook. This will keep the hammock against the wall and out of the way when not in use. This is a great option for bedrooms, you gain all the space a bed would usually take up!

If you are hanging a chair hammock indoors, you simply need one strong ceiling beam to attach a fitting to so you can hang the hammock loop from it.

Grab a book, your laptop and blanket, curl up and gently sway away in comfort.

If you don't want to put holes in your walls or ceiling, or perhaps are renting but still wish to enjoy a hammock indoors then consider our range of hammock stands. Our metal hammock stand and hammock packages are well suited for indoor use as it has a smaller footprint allowing you to fit it in most size rooms. Similarly, our chair hammock stand is a great option for the lounge, taking up less room than the lounge suite and providing much more comfort. Mind you, you are more likely to fall asleep!

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Guy Halpin
Guy Halpin

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