The hammock is an ancient invention (it goes back to Mayan times) designed to offer access to high-quality sleep and relaxation without occupying too much space. Furthermore, they offer improved ventilation, which fits amazingly well in a world with constantly increasing temperatures.
However, most of us think about the hammock in an outdoor setting. Either hung between two trees in a forest, by a campfire or mounted by the beach, the hammock equals relaxation in the outdoors.
But times have changed, and people enjoy having these amazing tools in their homes as well. As such, you now can find hammocks in the bedroom, living room, and other areas of the house. Not to mention that a colorful hammock will liven up any room!
Even more, due to the fact that it is lightweight and easy to mount, you can move an indoor hammock as you want. You can even install it in the summer and take it off during the cold season.
But how do you deal with the holes left behind in the walls and beams?
Well, the solution is rather simple: find a method of hanging the hammock without drilling any holes. If you’re a skeptic about this, below are some methods you can use as is or as inspiration for your unique situation.
1. Make Use of Posts and Columns
If you’re among the lucky people who have a house or apartment with posts or columns, the problem is solved!
All you need is to identify two posts that offer the best view and conditions for relaxation in the house. Once you found them, use straps to mount the hammock just like you would in the forest, in between two trees.
Still, due to the fact that poles or columns have a smooth surface and are straight, the hammock will have a tendency to sag and lose tension a lot faster than it would in the forest. This means that you’ll have to keep adjusting the ropes and tighten the straps, but there will be no extra holes in your walls!
2. Use a Beam
This method works only if you have exposed beams on the ceiling and if you can tie the rope or strap around the beam (so it’s fully exposed).
If this is the case, make sure to identify a sturdy beam that is capable of supporting your weight and the swinging motion of the hammock. The upside of this method is that you won’t have to keep readjusting the tension and height since the hammock will be hanging from the ceiling.
The downside is the mounting itself, which may require more effort than usual. Since we’re talking about a ceiling beam, you must use a ladder to tie the rope/strap and hang the suspension system.
3. Use a Stand
Finally, if none of the two methods discussed above work for you, it’s time to consider a hammock stand.
Most people try to avoid the stand because it takes too much space in the house – which is true in most cases. So, if you have a small home or the room where you want to install the hammock is small, this can be a hindrance.
Still, there are modern stand designs that look good in an indoor setting and don’t occupy the entire room. And, even if they are bulky in size, they are designed to look elegant and light from a viewer’s point of view.
Of course, a stand is a bit more difficult to install than just hanging the hammock to a pole or beam, but it may be worth the extra effort. You just need to find the stand that works for your needs.