Do you want an indoor hammock bed for your bedroom or for sleeping? Below, I show you 3 things you want to think about before choosing a hammock, including how to hang a hammock indoors.
Step 1: Find an Indoor Hammock Bed that’s Good for Sleeping:
If you want to get a hammock bed for sleeping, select one designed for optimal sleeping and comfort. Brazilian, Mayan, Ecuadorian and Nicaraguan hammocks make great beds – and so do camping hammocks.
However, Brazilian hammocks typically are made with fabric as opposed to netting (they won’t leave marks on your face and legs). Plus, you can find them easily online, so you have lots more options to choose from.
Also, keep in mind that lighter-weight nylon material (usually found in camping hammocks) is more breathable. Consequently, you won’t get too hot if you are sleeping in a warmer environment.
On the other hand, cotton fabrics can help retain warmth. Plus, they provide a “fuller”, cozier-looking bed, which can feel more inviting in a bedroom.
Step 2: Choose Your Hammock Bed Style & Size:
Second, make everyday-use bedroom hammocks more stylish and functional. In other words, think about your sleeping hammock as you would a traditional bed. Not only can they provide you with a great night’s sleep, but they can make your bedroom feel cozy and comfortable too.
For instance, do you prefer bedding that’s colorful or neutral? Do you like having lots of pillows? And do you want a larger double hammock or a smaller single size bed?
Pillows can help give your indoor hammock bed a more plush, luxurious look because they spread out the fabric. In addition, pillows and cushions can elevate your head and back while reading or watching TV.
Note: I like using square throw pillows in my hammock bed because they add more shape and volume than traditional bed pillows.
Plus, you can get a variety of pillow covers to customize the look of your bed – from faux fur to chenille to corduroy to boho designs. Not to mention, you can remove, wash and change out the covers whenever you want.
Many hammocks come in both single and double sizes. The larger sizes give you more room to spread out and can accommodate more weight. However, smaller sizes cost less money and are more compact.
Step 3: Do You Want a Stand for Your Bedroom Hammock?
Third, think about whether or not you want or need a hammock stand. The space you have available or the dimensions of your room may decide this for you. Typically, if you want to use a stand, you will need to allocate a 10′ x 4′ footprint in which to use the frame.
Advantages of Hammock Stands:
Hammock stands are affordable, portable and don’t require you to drill holes into your walls. Therefore, you can move your hammock around depending on where you want to sleep. You can even set it up outside.
You can purchase stands separately or as a set with the hammock bed. They make a good choice if you want a non-permanent, moveable bed. Many stands also come with a carrying bag, so you can easily transport your “bed” from one place to another.
Benefits of Hammock Hooks:
On the other hand, hammock hooks can be cheap and easy to install. They offer a cleaner, more minimal look to your space.
Plus, you can remove your hammock from the brackets in 30 seconds and instantly have a wide open space. This option can work well if you don’t have a lot of space or you use your room for multiple activities.
Are Hammocks Better than Beds for Sleeping?
Some people argue that there are benefits to sleeping with your head elevated as well as sleeping with your legs elevated.
Hanging hammock beds are not the best solution for everyone, plus they can take some getting used to. That said, they can provide a comfortable night’s sleep for both kids and adults.
Another bonus to sleeping in a hammock is that you don’t have to make your bed. Not to mention, you don’t have to worry about dust mites in mattresses. In fact, many hammocks are washable and can even go right in the washing machine!