20 Ideas for Decorating with Indoor Hammocks

White hammock in bedroom interior
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Lounging in an indoor hammock is an irresistible treat because the act recreates that vacation feeling. Whether is in an actual place to lounge and read or nap, or just a decorative touch, a hammock will instantly create a mood of relaxation. 

To help you carve out a nook at home for your staycation paradise, here are some of our favorite hammock decorating ideas to create just the right mood.

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    Hammock Chairs

    living room turned patio indoor hammock
    Live Free Creative Company

    A couple of chair hammocks can transform an extra room in your home into a relaxing retreat. This indoor patio by Live Free Creative Company turned an awkward spot near the front door into a casual sitting area. We love how the black accent wall anchors the space while framing the window. The bohemian rug brings a relaxing vibe. Besides the hammocks, our favorite piece of furniture in the room is the vintage sofa that adds a pop of invigorating color.

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    A Hammock as Ornament

    scandi apartment with indoor hammock living room
    Studio Ilse

    You likely would not want to climb into a hammock suspended from the edge of a wall shelf, but as a decorative touch, it does set a mood. 

    In this small Copenhagen apartment designed by Studio Ilse, a fringed hammock turns a little spot by the window into a cozy sunroom with a tropical feel.

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    Scandinavian Decor

    Monochromatic indoor hammock living room

    TenFink / Instagram

    Scandinavian interiors are having a huge moment, and we can't get enough of their monochromatic aesthetic. From the Ikea POÄNG chair to crocheted rope hammock, this charming apartment by​ TenFink is brimming with Nordic style.

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    Living Room Hammock

    Navy indoor hammock
    Studio Ilse

    How do you make every square inch in a single room apartment count? In this open-plan space by Studio Ilse, a removable hammock becomes a flexible furniture solution that adapts to the homeowner's needs. It can serve as pure decoration, a practical lounging feature, or as a catch-basket for throw pillows and blankets. 

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    Sofa Alternative

    Indoor hammock takes the place of a sofa

    Carina Louzao / Instagram

    When there's no room for a sofa in a tiny apartment, a hammock hung from the ceiling creates a space to kick back and relax—a fact that Carina Louzao proves with her smart design.

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    Catbird Seat

    Built in indoor Hammock
    Skinny Scar

    Pictured here is a built-in hammock in a home designed by award-winning architects Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman. The catbird seat provides spectacular views of the sky and garden through an expansive picture window. 

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    Swing DIY

    Park and Cube

    Do you say that you don't have room for a traditional hammock? You can still get your swing on with this DIY project by Park and Cube. The project uses extra-strength yarn to knit a sweet hanging chair. When suspending a hammock or swing from the ceiling, it's critical to anchor it in ceiling joists to ensure strength. 

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    Room Divider

    Svoya Studio

    The coziest detail in this modern apartment designed by Svoya Studio is the plush, braided hammock placed by the foyer. Not only does it make the home's atmosphere more relaxing, but it also functions as a room divider between the entrance and main living area.

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    Best Seat in the House


    Tobie Garcia / Instagram

    The best seat in this house is a striped hammock, says​ Tobie Garcia. She says it's the perfect spot to listen to vinyl while sipping wine.

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    Formal Living Room

    indoor hammock formal setting
    Prairie Boheme/Instagram

    Trust us—there is a hammock out there that matches your aesthetic. Case in point, this Moroccan tile print lounger spotted in Prairie Boheme's formal living room. It is the perfect complement to carefully selected artwork. 

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    Hammock Accessorized With Plants

    indoor hammock with green space
    Grown in the North

    Plants and a hammock transformed this nook by the window in Tamara Dawn's apartment into a tiny sanctuary. Living plants are natural companions for an indoor hammock. 

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    Table Hammocks for Kids

    under the table child hammock hack
    Cathe Lijne

    A couple of sheets will turn a sturdy dinner table into a pair of children's hammocks, as in this example by Cathe Lijne. To do this, she wrapped two long sheets (one for each child) under the table and tied the ends on top.

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    Book Nook

    indoor hammock reading nook

    ldierckx / Instagram

    Here, a hammock chair doubles as a book nook for her boyfriend says Lotte Dierckx. In case you're wondering, he's reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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    Indoor Playground

    kid nook indoor hammock

    Leanne Pedersen / Instagram

    When indoor space is tight for apartment dwellers, keeping city kids entertained is no easy feat. This cool hammock in ​Leanne Pedersen's living room creates a fun spot for her daughter to play. It's part tent, part swing, and complete fun. 

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    Hammock as Focal Point

    house designed around a hammock
    Samsel Architects

    A humble hammock inspired the entire design of this spectacular home by Samsel Architects. Pictured here is a spacious indoor porch that features a simple piece of swinging furniture. ​The porch feature was designed precisely to accommodate a hammock positioned for a wonderful view. 

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    Living Room Addition

    Leva Husfabrik

    Need to make room for guests? Here a hammock takes center stage as a guest bed in this cozy prefab home by Swedish design firm, LEVA Husfabrik.

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    Bedroom Hammock

    indoor hammock in bedroom by vanity
    Claire DeVaux/Instagram

    With the addition of a hammock, a neglected bay window becomes an enjoyable retreat in Claire Devaux's primary bedroom.

    About This Term: Primary Bedroom

    Many real estate associations as well as the Real Estate Standards Organization have classified the term "Master Bedroom" as potentially discriminatory. "Primary Bedroom" is the name now widely used among the real estate community and better reflects the purpose of the room.

    Read more about our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge to make The Spruce a site where all feel welcome.

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    Peaceful Retreat

    My Cakies

    This indoor hammock is the best spot in the house, says the blogger behind My Cakies. Not only is it a dreamy spot she and husband use to read and relax in at night, it also keeps the children entertained for hours during the day. The hammock combined with the leggy chairs and house plants is the key ingredient that gives this small living room an airy vibe.

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    Loft Apartment Hammock


    In a loft by David Hotson Architect, a hammock is used instead of a partition wall to separate the kitchen from the living room. It's a smart idea that allows sunlight to filter through this New York City apartment.

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    Bedroom Nook

    18 Bedroom nook hammock

    McEwan Custom Homes

    Make the most of any window in your abode with this idea by McEwan Custom Homes. Any room with an alcove bay lined with windows is a perfect fit for an indoor hammock. 

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