We’ve rounded-up the most stylish hammocks for summer days when the humble deck chair just won’t do.
Call it the Instagram effect, but hammocks are having a moment, and you don’t need two palm trees in your garden to hang one from. There are plenty of ways to create a bohemian utopia in your garden, whether you have a sprawling lawn space or a modest balcony. You could even hang one inside the home for the ultimate in zen-inducing interiors – there are no rules when it comes to hammocks.
For laid back LA-style bohemianism look for handwoven and macrame style – Etsy have some great affordable options – and style them with plenty of scatter cushion, throws and potted plants. Put your feet up with Von Haus’ Boho Fringe Hammocks – they look nonchalantly hippy chic with their boho fringing but are finished with padding for extra comfort. For a more modern take on the trend, made.com have created a super chic art-inspired hammock to lounge away your summer days with. Their Varena hammock, by artist Kit Agar, plays host to one of her signature abstract, playful sketches, doubling up as somewhere to chill and to showcase some art in your indoor or outdoor space.
For something that will completely transform an al fresco setup, invest in a tipi bed – basically a hammock that will house more than just you. Put one up in the garden for Ibiza beach club vibes or hang one for a tree to create your own mini boutique festival feel. And if the weather doesn’t play ball, take it inside, they look great paired against a white washed, calming interior or are an absolute treat for a children’s bedroom or nursery.
And if boho interiors aren’t your thing, there are a few options that err more of the sleek, modernist design side of the scale. Look to brands like Fatboy for outdoor, durable and weatherproof designs and Von Haus for a seriously chic, wooden framed Scandi styles.
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No outdoor space? Bring the Ibiza beach vibes inside by styling a fringe or macrame laced hammock with plenty of tasselled cushions, natural fabrics, cosy throws and a rug underneath. Olive trees, eucalyptus and succulents will help to bring the outdoors inside too.