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Eight Reasons You Should Get an Indoor Hammock For Your Home

October 16, 2020 3 min read

beige nicaragua hammock hanging indoors on a wooden stand next to interior decor

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From napping to meditation and upping your décor game, bringing a hammock indoors is a game-changer 

As they say on Game of Thrones: Winter is coming. So it’s essential for Canadians to find ways to get more enjoyment out of the great indoors. One incredibly easy and versatile way to do that is to bring a little bit of the great outdoors in by installing an indoor hammock. It’s an easy shortcut to recreating that cottage or backyard feeling inside during the colder months, and it looks really cool to boot.

Eight reasons to get an indoor hammock

We won’t just give you one reason to add an indoor hammock to your home — we’ve got eight of them, from the practical (they provide comfy extra seating and loads of fun for the kids) to the visually stimulating (the hammock can act as an art piece or unique talking point for whatever room it’s in).

More seating

If your winter plans include plenty of time spent watching movies or playing games with the whole family, you’ll need to make sure you have enough seating for everyone to sit comfortably in the same room. A hammock chair doesn’t take up a ton of floor space, whether it’s hanging from the ceiling or on its own stand, and it adds a cozy spot to relax while staying part of the action. Just be warned: You’ll need to draw up a roster to make sure everyone in the family gets a turn in it without arguing.

The perfect napping spot

Picture it: Sunday afternoon, it’s raining outside, and you’re ready for a quiet snooze. Or it’s Wednesday at 3 p.m. and you just need a quick power nap to get you through the rest of the busy workday. A luxe hammock wide enough for two means you can invite a nap buddy (human or animal, your choice) or keep it all to yourself and just stretch out in utter comfort. Plus, the gentle swinging movement of a hammock has been proven to help you fall asleep faster and sleep better.

A décor boost

More than just a functional sitting or sleeping spot, a gorgeous fringed or lace-edged hammock can become a piece of art or form a focal point for your living space. It brings a hint of fun and luxury to any room in your home. Pick a bright colour or a neutral, depending on your existing colour scheme. Even a hammock stand can add to the artistic look.

Adds a unique touch to your home

How many of your friends or family members have a hammock in their house? That’s what we thought. An indoor hammock is a whimsical and unique item that’s both decorative and functional—you might even become a trendsetter in your social circle. Pretty soon, everyone will have one!

Create a reading nook

Bookworms, tell the truth: Haven’t you always wanted a dedicated reading spot of your very own? A proper reading nook requires good lighting, privacy, somewhere to set down your cup of tea or cocoa and snacks, and of course, a comfortable place to sit. A hammock chair is the ideal spot to settle in for hours and get lost in a good book. Pro tip: Add drapey curtains or a canopy to your nook for extra privacy and coziness.

A Place to meditate

Goodness knows, meditation is more important than ever to help us stay calm and focused. Whether you’re an experienced meditator or hoping to start a regular practice, you need a dedicated and, most important, comfortable spot to spend that time. A strong yet delicate hammock holds you gently but firmly above the ground without hitting any pressure points on your body, and its swaying movement helps to deepen your meditative state.

A stress reducer

After a stressful day at work or school, you need some quiet time to rest, think, or catch up on Instagram (or your social media of choice). Whatever the size of your living space, we bet you can carve out a spot to hang up your hammock and retreat to it for a chillout session. Hammocks have proven stress-reduction benefits—and they’re also just plain fun.

Family fun

When it’s snowy or raining outside, and your family wants to be in a cuddle puddle, a swingy hammock with room for everyone and sturdy hanging cords is way more fun than the couch, thank you very much. Who needs feet on the floor? Not you guys!

The takeaway

A hammock isn’t just a place to sleep—it’s a place to daydream, unwind, read, listen to music, meditate, think deep thoughts, escape from the world, cuddle with loved ones, be silly, or be still. No matter what need it will fulfill in your home, Hammock Universe offers a hammock that’s just right for you.