Hammocks are made from a variety of fabrics, rope and materials. However, if you want to use yours exclusively outdoors and want it to last and look good for a long time, get a Sunbrella hammock.
They cost a little more, due to the quality and durability of the fabric, but there are lots of benefits…
Subrella fabric is designed to be used specifically outside, so you can count on it holding up in the sun, rain and other weather conditions. Its structure allows it to resist fading and stay strong over time, unlike other materials like cotton, which deteriorate faster when left in the sunlight or moist conditions for long periods of time.
Specifically, the material is resistant to stains, soil, UV rays, mold and mildew. As you can see, several of these features are beneficial whether used indoors and out.
The fabric also easy care. Because of their durability, you can expect Sunbrella products to typically require less maintenance. They stay looking good without a lot of work.
As I mentioned above, Sunbrella canvas doesn’t fade quickly and remains bright and colorful for a long time. However, something you may not know is that the fabric stays colorfast even when exposed to harsh cleaning products. I like this benefit.
More about what to expect from and how to care for Sunbrella Fabrics (from Sailrite, professionals in outdoor fabrics, canvases and of course, sailmaking):
What if You Use Your Hammock Indoors as a Bed?
You may still want to consider upgrading to Sunbrella simply for the durability, good looks and easy-care factors. Plus, it comes in the Brazilian style, ideal for sleeping!
Although this tough canvas can stand up to the elements, it feels surprisingly just as comfortable and soft as cotton. In fact, you might not even notice the difference in feel.
For people who use their hammocks frequently (ie. to sleep in every night) and want them to look like new a year after they bought them, this well-made fabric is well worth the investment. Over time, these “upgraded” versions actually end up to cost less because they don’t have to be replaced as frequently (if ever).
And seriously, a hammock compared to a bed is cheap. You’re saving money no matter how you look at it.
Plus, they are available in neutral tones and solid colors, like “Sand” and “Celeste”, a faded denim blue shade. Your indoor hammock doesn’t have to look like it belongs on the backyard patio. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can’t choose a bright colorful stripe pattern for inside – it may be the perfect way to make a room more fun!