We could all use some downtime after a hectic week and what better way to get a little R&R than in a hammock? Whether it’s a perfectly shaded set-up in your backyard or a chic addition to your living room, there’s nothing quite like putting up your feet for a gentle sway. In honour of National Hammock Day on July 22nd, we’re celebrating some of the many ways this furniture must-have will up your decor game.
At One With Nature
The lush surrounding greenery does all the work here, elevating this simple white hammock to a whole other level of relaxation. Enjoy the peace and tranquility in your own backyard oasis. Find even more decor inspiration with 60 beautiful backyard ideas.
Whether outdoors or indoors, hammock swings act as the perfect cushion on those quiet weekend afternoons when all you want to do is curl up with a good book and a cold glass of lemonade. We especially love this gorgeous white tasseled version – with matching pillows! – featured on Backyard Builds.
This sleek hammock chair is perfectly situated next to a window letting in plenty of natural light. Add this show-stopper to your living room and pair it with a bold throw pillow or chic hanging plant. We’ve got more plant-filled living rooms for serious decor inspiration.
We love a good intricately designed pergola, especially one that leaves plenty of room for a spacious hammock. Here comes maximum backyard lounging on warm summer afternoons.
If you’ve got the space in your backyard, why not fully utilize it by creating your own little shaded reading nook where you can relax (and nap!) the day away. Add a pop of colour with bold throw pillows. It’s one of many beautiful backyard ideas for every budget.
One is the Loneliest Number
What’s the only thing better than one hammock? Two hammocks, of course. Make use of your front porch by adding twin hammocks so you and your partner can enjoy the warm weather together. Also, two means you won’t be fighting over whose turn it is for a swing.
If you find yourself lakeside this summer, string up a hammock between two trees and enjoy a gentle swing as you listen to the rustling of the trees and the soothing sounds of the nearby water.
Who said hammocks could only be enjoyed during those oh-so-brief summer months? For year-round relaxation, install a hammock swing in your favourite room of the house and add a splash of colour with bold or patterned pillows.
Take Me to Church
And now for something entirely different: A church hammock. Granted, this space has been transformed into a modern home, but it goes to show that a hammock looks fantastic just about anywhere you put it. Want to see more of this stunning church reno? Take a tour of the 140-year-old church that was converted into a cozy sanctuary for less than $200,000.