In a perfect world, we all have huge backyards with trees that are the perfect distance apart from each other so hanging a hammock between them is a cinch. Unfortunately, this isn't a perfect world and most of us do not have large expanses of land for our outdoor activities. If you live in the city or suburbs, it is almost impossible to find a tree that is just the right distance apart from hanging a hammock. But not to worry! Hammocks can be hung almost anywhere and anytime, as long as you have a few essentials. With a little imagination and the right gear, you can rock your hammock practically anywhere. Here are some ideas on what you can do if you are limited on space.
1. Hammock Stands
One of the easiest ways to make your comfy space more hammock-friendly is by using a stand. This way you can hang your hammock indoors or outdoors regardless of spacing issues. You can choose from a variety of stands that range from heavy-duty to ultra-lite. They're even available in wooden, or metal designs so you can choose the style that suits your space. Also, they can be taken apart easily and stored during the off-season. A stand is a great way to have your hammock up all year round.
2. Hammock Hooks
If you want to bring your hammocks indoors, you'll need fixings. There are versions that attach to the wall. Then all you have to do is slip your hammock onto the hook and you're ready for a good night's sleep or a comfy afternoon nap. These are a great way to add a hammock to your child's bedroom or playroom without taking up too much space.
3. Hammock Chairs
Relax with a small hammock for the balcony using a hammock chair. It only requires a single rope to be attached to a sturdy ceiling. Hammock chairs are installed upright, as opposed to wall to wall like a traditional hammock. An outstanding space saver and the perfect reading companion.
You could also choose to use a hammock chair with a stand, in which case it can be easily moved. Its easily detachable design makes it ideal for small spaces as you can easily take it apart, perfect for those in a rented flat who want their security deposit back!
4. Secret Play Area
Got small kids? Hang a hammock from a sturdy table for a cute hiding hole and play area that they will love. We have hammocks specially designed for kids. Just make sure that your table is sturdy enough! And when the kids are at school, use it for hidden storage! This also works with pets, they love to sway in hammocks, and could easily snuggle up in one under the table.