Hammocks are most popular for their use outside because they’re typically hung between two trees.
But did you know that you can also hang hammocks inside your home? It’s pretty simple to do because it can be done from virtually any ceiling. Hammocks can also be hung from your porch, bedroom, or sunroom.
In fact, you might even be surprised at how comfortable hammocks are for sleeping!
So whether you’d like to hang a hammock indoors for naps, a relaxing nook to read, or even for sleeping, in this guide we’ll walk you through the materials needed and steps you need to do in order to safely hang a hammock from your ceiling.
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With the help of a few high-quality materials, you’ll easily be able to hang a hammock from the ceiling or walls in your home.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Heavy-duty hardware suspension: J-hooks, s-hooks, screw eyes, and eye bolts are necessary for securing anchor points in ceiling joists as well as wall beams. Additionally, these types of hardware can also help secure hammocks properly between two posts.
Using hardware suspension means you’ll need to look for a secure support spot within your home but this is easy enough with the help of a stud finder. Keep in mind that you should avoid using metal studs because anchoring heavy things on metal studs risks compromising the stud when it bends.
As a result, the studs can leave structural damage and as we know, these types of repairs can be very expensive. This is why we always recommend using wooden studs to hang your hammock from the ceiling.
Cords and ropes: Cords and ropes may be widely used to hang hammocks in the outdoors between trees, but they’re also efficient for hanging your hammock from the ceiling
As long as you know how to tie a secure knot, using cords and ropes are simple and effective enough. But if you aren’t confident in your knot-tying skills, it may be best to work with chains for suspension of your indoor hammock.
Chains: Chains are a reliable and secure way of suspending your hammocks; as a plus, they can easily be adjusted when you use s-hooks.
These s-hooks can be moved up and down from the chain whenever you need to adjust it. Another major advantage of using metal chains is that they are strong and durable. You can relax on your hammock without having to worry about them breaking from wear and tear over time.
Other materials to help you get started:
Hanging your hammock from the ceiling is an inexpensive way to relax indoors.
No matter which room you end up placing your indoor hammock in when done properly can easily turn into your most enjoyable spot at home. However, when this isn’t done correctly, it can be dangerous.
You should never hang a hammock from a drywall only; this is why it’s of critical importance to locate the stud behind drywalls then drill here only. It also helps to make sure that you use materials of the highest quality, ensuring that they can support at the very least 300 pounds.
Embarking on a DIY project to hang a hammock from your ceiling is one of the many times you shouldn’t be cutting corners on your expenses. Don’t use rusty screws that you found lying around in your garage, and stay away from flimsy chains.
Here are other safety tips to take into consideration:
It’s now time to get your hands dirty and install the hammock!
Once you know exactly where in your home you’d like to hang your indoor hammock from, follow these 10 simple steps:
Yes you can, and it’s easy to do so, too!
All you need to do is to drill holes into the wall, insert pins, screw the hangers in, and from there you can already hang your hammock. If you have a very solid brick or cement wall, a 4-bolt wall hook is recommended for added stability and strength.
We understand that not everyone has a solid brick or cement wall, though.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t hang your hammock from it either. Just make sure to use screws that are made to penetrate much deeper into the wall. Hanging the hammock will also require the use of carabiners, ropes, eye-bolts, and pins.
If you prefer to keep it simple, then you can also attach it using a handle and keep it low.
There are ways to go about it depending on the kind of false ceiling you have.
For plaster ceilings, working with the lath and plaster aren’t enough to support the weight of a human adult. For a drywall ceiling, take note that it will almost immediately crack and break even if it’s bearing just the weight of a child on a hammock.
Hanging a hammock from a plaster ceiling will require locating a ceiling joist although the quickest and most efficient way to do this is by ensuring you have access to the attic (if the room is located beneath it). From the attic above, you can then mount your hammock.
But if you are working with a drywall ceiling, finding a ceiling joist should be simple enough. Any stud finder should be able to do the job quickly.
It depends. While hammocks can transform pretty much any living space, it can’t be installed in just any room.
The answer really depends on how you envision using your hammock. Is it meant to be used as a reading nook, for napping, for kids to play? Hammock functionality has an important role to play in helping you determine the best place to hang your hammock indoors.
Indoor hammocks are an inexpensive luxury that everyone can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
They are relaxing alternatives to a chair or couch, perfect for winding down after a day of work or for getting naps in. Indoor hammocks are easy to install, just make sure that you follow these steps especially when it comes to safety considerations.