Ask someone to imagine a holiday or a relaxing weekend outdoors, and chances are a hammock is in the picture.
The epitome of leisure and relaxation, hammocks are comfortable, cozy and a must-have in any backyard.
They’re perfect for reading, snoozing or even some cloud-watching.
We’ve put together some beautiful, affordable and super comfy hammock ideas for you – these will work in any backyard or home! Read on to find out more.
How To Pick The Right Hammock For Yourself
To make sure that you pick the perfect hammock, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. The ideal hammock should have the following qualities:
- Should be able to easily accommodate a full-sized adult (for a single capacity hammock) or two adults (double hammock)
- Lightweight and portable
- Easy to install
- Sturdy with a high weight holding capacity
- Durable, fade-resistant fabric
- A color/pattern that goes with your backyard’s vibe
Cool Hammock Ideas For Your Backyard
Looking for beautiful, comfortable and durable hammock ideas for your garden or patio? We’ve got just the thing!
Here’s our pick of swings and chairs that are sure to make your backyard hangout sessions super relaxing.
1. Super Colorful Hammock With Stand
This colorful double hammock by Vivere is a must-have for your backyard.
It comes with a sturdy steel stand – so even if you don’t have big trees in your garden, not to worry!
You can pick from three fabrics – cotton, polyester and sunbrella, and a host of vibrant color combinations.
Sounds like quite a steal to us, for its price range and features.
2. A Double Bamboo Hammock
This roomy hammock is made from real bamboo and is perfect for snuggling with your loved ones.
We simply love its smooth, curved wooden edges, organic pattern and breathable fabric.
What’s more, it is sturdy too – it can accommodate 2 adults or 3 children, and hold a weight of up to 450 pounds.
Worried about carrying it around? No problem – this particular hammock can be folded up in a portable carry bag, and taken with you wherever you go.
3. This Boho-Inspired Hammock Chair
Confession time: we have a soft spot for bohemian-inspired furniture, and this lovely hammock chair from CCTRO just stole our hearts.
For those of you who prefer the quirky and unconventional, check out our article on 10 Boho Decor Ideas For The Free Spirit.
It is made of 100% handmade cotton, and can hold up to 265 pounds of weight.
Available in white, ivory, mocha and more shades, this hammock is perfect to curl up in for some alone time – something we all need, no?
4. Plush Cushioned Hammock Chair
It’s plush, it’s cushioned, and it’s all cotton – we dare you to not doze off in this hammock chair by Y-Stop.
This particular hammock can be used at home, too! For more indoor hammocks, check out 7 Hammock Chairs To Relax Comfortably At Home.
It comes with two soft pillows, and a sturdy 40-inches hardwood spreader pole, to make sure the chair is always spread across at an appropriate width.
We like the way its fabric envelops you from all sides – makes you feel safely cocooned within it.
5. Foldable, Easy-To-Carry Double Hammock
The design of this lightweight and full-sized hammock is claimed to have been inspired by the crafting style of native Brazilian artisans.
While we may not be able to verify that claim, we can definitely testify to how sturdy and comfortable this hammock is!
Made of soft woven cotton, it can easily accommodate two full-grown adults and hold up to a hefty 475 pounds.
It also comes with a lifetime warranty: need any more reason to buy it now?
6. A Lightweight Camping Hammock
If you’re looking for something that looks sporty and is tough enough to weather a storm, then this camping hammock by Kootek is a good choice.
It’s made of nylon parachute fabric that is extremely tough, durable and tear and fray-resistant.
With the capacity to hold up to two adults and a whopping 500 pounds, this one promises not to cave under pressure.
It is available in a host of shades (e.g. green, orange and blue) and is pretty portable.
7. Camping Hammock With A Mosquito Net Cover
While lounging about under the open skies is usually a great idea, sometimes things come in the way to bug you – like bugs!
Designed to protect you from the annoying mosquitoes and bug bites, this hammock by WintMing fully encases you with its mosquito and rainfly cover.
It’s lightweight (3.3 pounds), easy to set up and has a 440-pound holding capacity. We especially love the fact that it has hooks inside to fit a light lamp or anything else you need.
From the looks of it, it seems roomy enough to almost feel like you’re camping on air!
8. This Instagram-Worthy Hammock Chair With Lights
Sometimes, you need a touch of the magical to light up your space – and this beautiful, square hammock chair by Kinden does exactly that.
Made of pure handmade cotton, it has a lovely net pattern with adorable tassels on the fringes.
Decorate it with the LED lights (they come in the package), and you’ll have a very Instagram-worthy corner in your room, patio or backyard!
Be it a Sunday afternoon nap or a leisurely read, a hammock swing or chair is the perfect way to spend your free time outdoors.
With this list we’ve drawn up for you, we hope you find the perfect hammock that you’d want to lounge around in, for a long time to come!
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